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Mathias Felipe de Lima Santos

Researcher/Journalist UNAV


Mathias Felipe is pursuing his PhD on ‘Branding Data Journalism’ at the University of Navarra’s Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life under JOLT project, which is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020. In early 2018, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He completed the EU-funded master’s qualification DCLead in Digital Communication Leadership offered by the University of Salzburg and Aalborg University. He also holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Communications and Journalism (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and one in Computer Science (Universidade Federal de São Paulo). His research interests lie in the ongoing changes to journalistic practice, with a particular focus on business models, digitization, ‘big data’ and data visualization. Previously, he has worked as a Communications Assistant at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), creating content that engages and broadens the use and understanding of financial data, which has further strengthened his existing expertise in both financial and data journalism. He also worked at Avaaz for the Brazilian elections 2018 as an investigative journalist, where we investigated bot accounts, botnets, trolls, and fake news operations on social media platforms amid the presidential election using data journalism.

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