The Rector of the University of Minho awarded Manuel Pinto, retired Full Professor of the Department of Communication Sciences and researcher at the CECS, the title of Emeritus Professor.
This Institute of Social Sciences Scientific Council, proposed the title to recognise the relevance of the lecturer’s services to the Institute and the University and for his outstanding career in the scientific area of Communication Sciences.
A PhD in Communication Sciences since 1996, Manuel Pinto is a Full Professor (retired) from the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho and a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre. He works in Journalism Studies, Sociology of Communication and Media, and Media Literacy and focuses on studies of traditional popular cultures.
He is co-director of the Media, Information and Literacy Observatory (MILObs). He was a member of the Directive Board and Director of the PhD Programme in Communication Sciences at UM and chaired the Institute of Social Sciences Council. He has also been the Director of the CECS. At the University, he has served on several bodies, including the faculty representative on the General Council, for the Citizen University movement. He was a journalist at Jornal de Notícias (1980-1988) and returned to journalism as a volunteer at the digital newspaper SeteMargens.com. He was a founder and lecturer at the Escola Superior de Jornalismo do Porto (1985), founder and coordinator of the project Público na Escola (1989), and an elected member of the first team of the RTP Independent General Council.