PhD in Communication Sciences (Journalism), by the University of Minho in 2007, Joaquim Fidalgo is a Lecturer in Communication Sciences Department of the University of Minho. He teaches Journalism and Research Methodologies.

His main research fields are Journalists’ Professional Identity, Journalism Ethics, New Media and Media Regulation. He has participated in international projects such as MDM (Media for Democracy Monitor) and INDIREG (Indicators for independence of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies and Independent Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the EU Member States). He is a member of IAMCR, ECREA and Sopcom.