Rita Araújo holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Minho, 2017. Her thesis focuses on the “Dynamics of construction of health news: an analysis of the Portuguese press” (research financed by the Portuguese Science and Technology Agency).
She was a visiting scholar at the New York City Food Policy Centre, CUNY School of Public Health – Hunter College. At the CSRS, she was a researcher within the Portuguese team of Lifelong Learning Program HeaRT – Health Reporting Training Project, financed by the European Commission, and she was a researcher within the project Disease in the News, financed by the Portuguese Science and Technology Agency.
Her research interests include journalism, health journalism, health communication, and news sources.