quinta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2017

Video on Public Speaking Anxiety

Check my vídeo on Public Speaking and how to deal with Public Speaking Anxiety.

The vídeo is in Portuguese: "O que é falar em público e como lidar com a ansiedade oratória" and it is published on EDUCAST. EDUCAST is an online portal of educative videos spreading knowledge across the globe.

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It can be viewed  in: https://educast.fccn.pt/vod/clips/27n7hp0hn4/link_box_h

quarta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2017

Pathologies and Dysfunctions of Democracy in Media Context- International Conference

The Labcom.IFP, from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal, will promote in the next 26 and 27 October at the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, the International Conference Pathologies and Dysfunctions of Democracy in Media Context.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from Communication Sciences and related areas (Political Science, Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Political Sociology and others), with particular emphasis on those interested in political communication around a unifying common axis: pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy, in media contexts, in different aspects of its involvement with the media, such as: the media representation of these pathologies and dysfunctions; the contribution or, on the other hand, the damage of the media to the functioning of democratic institutions; the interference of political agents in journalistic information; the relationship between media and political institutions in the processes of building public opinion, etc.

The International conference focus on three themes that will be addressed in three plenary panels and three sets of parallel sessions:
- Communication and silences: concealment, alternative facts and "false news" - evaluation of visibility / invisibility phenomena, silencing and concealment in political decision-making processes and decisions.
- The challenges of political participation in the "post-truth" era - such as political participation and deliberation occur in the face of the proliferation of strategically manipulated information.
- Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy: scandal, corruption and negative campaign - Analyze the impact of phenomena generally designated as pathological, dysfunctional and deviant in the democratic process, as well as its representation in the media.

I will be chairing one of the parallel sessions.

I hope to find some of you in Covilhã!

quarta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2017

Rhetoric in Contemporary Thought

Madeira University will host a conference of SOPCOM's Rhetoric Workgroup entitled "Rhetoric in Contemporary Thought"

Setember, 29th 2017
Sala do Senado
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«A Retórica no Pensamento Contemporâneo»
(Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, 29 Setembro, 2017)


Manhã: 10:00 – 13:00

- Tito Cardoso e Cunha (Universidade da Beira Interior)
«Será a retórica uma disciplina filosófica?»

- José António Domingues (Universidade da Beira Interior)
  «Walter Benjamin: semelhanças da lógica retórica da alegoria com a escrita de ensaio»
- Samuel Mateus (Universidade da Madeira)
«As Emoções como Ferramentas Retóricas»

- António Bento (Universidade da Beira Interior)
«Teoria das Emoções em Aristóteles e Desordem Emocional na Política Contemporânea»

Tarde: 14:30 – 17:00

- Kurt Millner (Universidade da Madeira)
             «Retórica e Filosofia: Porquê há razões para SAUDAR O CASO do epistemólogo dinamarquês SOREN KJORUP também na Madeira?»

- Cristina Pinheiro & Joaquim Pinheiro (Universidade da Madeira)
«Analogia e metáfora na descrição da vida uterina nos textos de ciência antiga»

- Sílvio Fernandes (Universidade da Madeira)
  «Democracia e Retórica: problemática de validação ética do discurso»

quarta-feira, 12 de julho de 2017

Public Communication Journal- Call for Papers, June2018 Issue

Public Communication is a scientific journal that publishes papers, critical notes and book reviews in all areas of communication (e.g. marketing, advertising, media, public relations, multimedia, journalism, cultural industries, visual cultures). The School of Communication and Media Studies promotes this editorial project which has a multidisciplinary nature thus accepting proposals from various scientific fields such as Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Economics, Psychology, Statistics among others. This journal may accept papers previously published in other languages, but they should have never been published in Portuguese before. There is a double blind refereeing process before publication http://cp.revues.org/85?lang=pt. The call for papers is permanently open. For the Public Communication Journal, vol. 13, Issue 24 (June 2018), papers should be submitted until December 30th, to the e-mail cpublica@escs.ipl.pt

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The journal accepts articles in English, Spanish or Portuguese. They should be written in the Microsoft Word and include an abstract of 900 characters with 5 keywords. There should be an English version (if they are not in English), and the author’s identification (institution, position, contact details and area of specialization). The full paper including references, attachments, spaces, notes, pictures, images, etc. should not exceed 50.000 characters; individual notes and book reviews should not exceed 10 000 characters. https://www.escs.ipl.pt/en/investigation/public-communication/call-for-pappers

Public Communication is indexed in the following databases: Revues.org, DOAJ, Latindex, Capes (classification B2),

terça-feira, 4 de julho de 2017

New Paper: MetaCommunication as Second Order Communication

MetaCommunication as Second Order Communication in KOME Journal- an International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry

“Metacommunication as Second Order Communication”, KOME − An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry, Volume 5 Issue 1, 2017, p. 80-90. DOI: 10.17646/KOME.2017.15


 By giving full emphasis to the impossibility of not to communicate, the first axiom of communication stresses how communication is an event not subject to cessation. It is this never-ending characteristic that impels us to the need to ponder on metacommunication as “communication about communication”. By taking a  philosophically informed and pragmatic stance, this paper deals with the concept of “metacommunication” and tries to incorporate it in the theory of communication. It posits communication is a multilevel dialectical happening in which metacommunication presents itself a kind of second order communication. The paper describes communication as an ad infinitum  process in which every communication supposes always more communication. Metacommunication is the answer to the relationship level of communication and that’s why we postulate metacommunication as a re-communicating communication.

You may also be interested in : “There is no outside of communication -Metacommunication at the light of Derrida’s graphematic structure of communication” In Marcos, Ml, Babo, MA, Santos R. (org.), Jacques Derrida, CECL/Unileya, 2015, ISBN: 9789899850347

sexta-feira, 30 de junho de 2017

New Paper: The development of portuguese journalistic discourse- case study on regional madeira press in early 20th century

A new paper on the History of Portuguese Press and Regional Press History has just been released: The development of portuguese journalistic discourse- case study on regional madeira press in early 20th century in Comunicação Pública Journal.


European reluctance to adopt the Anglo-American discursive standard of journalism had for consequence that the incorporation of the new journalistic discourse had different rates of implementation reflecting distinct evolutions.
In this paper, we contribute to a historical and comparative study of the Portuguese journalistic discourse through the case study of two Madeira’s regional newspapers in the second decade of the 20th century - Diário de Notícias (Madeira) and Diário da Madeira - by the time of the bombing of Funchal in 1916 and 1917 by German submarines during World War I. Fundamentally, the study is about a genealogy of the discursive practices of regional and insular Portuguese journalism.
The paper concludes that, although Madeira’s journalism manifest, in small notes, this influence, the basic principles of the Anglo-American discursive pattern of journalism were not completely developed. Objectivity, inverted pyramid and neutral journalistic voice seem not to be yet key elements of journalistic discourse at the time of the bombings of Funchal. Instead, in the newspapers tends to predominate a kind of discourse close to that characteristic of an opinion press.

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Source: http://bmfunchal.blogs.sapo.pt/4423.html

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Source: http://bmfunchal.blogs.sapo.pt/4423.html

Samuel Mateus, « O desenvolvimento do discurso jornalístico em Portugal - Estudo de caso da imprensa regional madeirense de inícios do séc. XX », Comunicação Pública[Online], Vol.12 nº 22 | 2017, posto online no dia 30 Junho 2017.

URL : http://cp.revues.org/1398

terça-feira, 20 de junho de 2017

Could an Image be an Argument? - 400 views!!

In less than a year "Can the Image be an Argument?" has been accessed more than 400 times in the journal's site (FAMECOS) alone!

Thank you for reading it.

And do not forget to email me!

In societies like ours with a strong visual culture, it is urgent to question the legitimacy of extending the classical and rational notion of “argument”, to nonlinguistic or non-discursive fields, as is the case of visual phenomena. 
Contributing to the lusophonedebate about the argumentative potential of  images, this article argues that although not all images have an argumentative form, it does not necessarily leads us to
assume that no argument can be presented in a visual form. Admitting the verbalist perspective on visual arguments, according to which visual arguments have a discursive nature, the paper stresses the importance of visual propositions to the reason-giving process that characterizes argumentation. The analysis of a cartoon and the isolation of its visual propositions provides the opportunity to demonstrate how, in everyday life, we can observe how a visual argument works.

Keywords: Visual Rhetoric. Argumentation Theory. Communication.

The Paper on Visual Rhetorics  can be read (in portuguese)  here.

Source: MATOS, Rodrigo. Futesmola. Jornal Expresso, 25 nov. 2013. Disponível em: <http:// www.publico.pt/culturaipsilon/noticia/cartoonista-rodrigo-de-matos-venceugrande-premio-press-cartoon-europe-1623649>

Bibliographical Reference:

“Pode uma Imagem ser um Argumento?”, FAMECOS, v. 23, n. 2, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15448/1980-3729.2016.2.21445