JOÃO PAULO VIEIRA
João became a journalist in 1992. He began 22 years ago as an intern at Lusitano, a newspaper dedicated to Portuguese communities around the world, while attending a degree in Social Communication at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (completed in 1993) and a bachelor of Solicitor at the Center for Judicial Studies (completed in 1992). After six months at Lusitano and six other months in the Lisbon’s delegation of weekly economic newspaper Vida Económica, he joined the Economy desk os VISÂO, where he built much of his career. First as a journalist and later - from 2002 to 2013 - as editor. He had also an enriching experience of three years working in the public television. He edited, coordinated and signed several journalistic reports when in the series Portugalmente (a TV journalistic show recognized by critics, the general and specialized press and nominated for several awards of television journalism, including the portuguese Golden Globes). In this perior João was also in the lead of Juízo Final, another TV journalistic show also in public television. Both show were aired between 1998 and 2000. In the beginning of internet massification João signed a weekly column on the topic at Newsmagazine VISÃO and more recently he helped Ricardo Fonseca coordinating VISÃO’s iPad edition. In addition to economic issues, he has written dozens of articles about music, surfing, technology and gadgets. In 2011 João attended a journalism advanced course for mid-career professionals at Georgetown University, in Washington DC, USA, and that’s when he decided he wanted to delve into the new digital storytelling world. When not working he enjoys surfing with friends and specially with his twin sons - he has also a daughter born in late 2013. She doesn’t surf... yet! Besides surfing João does other activities as often as he can: skateboarding, running, tennis and golf . When the night falls and the moon is high sometimes he becomes a DJ playing in some os Lisbon’s nightclubs and in several friend’s parties.