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Alexandre Gonçalves

Assistant Professor, Journalism


I am an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I received my Ph.D. in Communication from Columbia University and my M.Sc. in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. At both institutions, I studied the role of social media in the emergence of new cultural paradigms. This continues to be an important part of my research agenda.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Journalism
Assistant Professor, Institute of Communications Research
Assistant Professor, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

Recent Publications

Gonçalves, A., Schiffrin, A., & Fabricatorian, S. (2024). Shining a Light on Tax Avoidance: How the Panama Papers Created Salience in a World Crowded with Good Causes. In J. Weber, & R. S. Dunham (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Business Journalism (pp. 20-33). (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions). Routledge.

Wojcieszak, M., Menchen-Trevino, E., Clemm von hohenberg, B., De leeuw, S., Gonçalves, J., Davidson, S., & Gonçalves, A. (2024). Non-News Websites Expose People to More Political Content Than News Websites: Evidence from Browsing Data in Three Countries. Political Communication, 41(1), 129-151.

Wojcieszak, M., von Hohenberg, B. C., Casas, A., Menchen-Trevino, E., de Leeuw, S., Gonçalves, A., & Boon, M. (2022). Null effects of news exposure: a test of the (un)desirable effects of a ‘news vacation’ and ‘news binging’. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9(1), Article 413.

Gonçalves, A., & Arasa, D. (2020). Colloquy with Emily Bell at Columbia University on digital platforms, journalism, and society. Church, Communication and Culture, 5(1), 114-130.

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