Graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and master in Communication from the Fluminense Federal University, Sylvia Moretzsohn completed her doctorate in Social Work from UFRJ in 2006. For almost three decades she was a journalism teacher and recently retired.

Sylvia Moretzsohn is dedicated to the study of journalistic ethics and the relationship between ethics and the transformations and dilemmas of journalism in the context of new technologies, as well as research on the world of journalistic work and the links between journalism and everyday life.