Luís António Martins dos Santos is based at the Communication and Society Research Centre of the University of Minho in Portugal. He was an amateur broadcaster in his teens, taking part in Portugal's late arrival to the "Pirate Radio" movement. He abandoned a promising future in computer science for the study of Communication. He was a newspaper journalist and broadcaster for 10 years at Jornal de Notícias, Rádio Press/TSF, Diário de Notícias, RTP (Public Service TV), TVI (Commercial TV), and BBC World Service. He has an MSc in International Politics of Asia and Africa from SOAS - University of London and a PhD in Communication Sciences from University of Minho, Portugal.
He is currently a lecturer at University of Minho's Department of Communication Sciences and vice-Director of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), with research interests spanning from journalism's adaptation to digitization to new sound formats and to web regulation (these interests find expression in the management of three separate online aggregation spaces: New Journalism - http://www.scoop.it/t/new-journalism; Radio, Sound and Media - http://www.scoop.it/t/radio-sound-media; Regulating the Web - http://www.scoop.it/t/regulating-the-web). He is a regular commentator at Portugal's main radio station, Radio Renascença.
Contact: lsantos [at] ics.uminho.pt