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Photo: Vasco Trigo, RTPBiography, Vasco Trigo

Journalist, Radio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP)


Personal data
Date of birth: 27 November 1956, Portuguese citizen.

Career Details
Vasco Arnaldo Geada de Matos Trigo has worked with Radio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) as a journalist/reporter since August 1988.

Vasco Trigo has been the Host/Editor of “2010”, the weekly TV magazine of Science & Technology for RTP since October 1996.

Between August 2004 and January 2007, he was Host/Editor of “Jornal”, the daily TV news show. From January 2002 to August 2003, he hosted “24 Horas”, another daily TV news show. He was host/Editor of “Sinais do Tempo”, weekly TV magazine on International Affairs from January 1997 to December 2001.

He has been a Professor for TV journalism in the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa since 2000, and as of September 2008, he is also a Professor of Science Journalism at the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social (ESCS), Instituto Politécnico Lisboa.

From November 1993 to November 1995, he worked as a Press Officer for the President of the Portuguese Parliament, Assembleia da República. Between May 1989 and May 1990, he was a Political correspondent for "O Liberal", a weekly newspaper. Between September 1981 and October 1984 he worked as a journalist for Rádio Renascença.

Present research interest
Domain of specialization: Science Communication

Current research interests: Vasco Trigo studies the process of science communication, both from the journalist and the scientist point of view. He wants to develop research on the interaction between the public and scientists through the media and Information and Communication technologies.
Other professional interests/activities: As host and editor of "2010" (weekly tv magazine), he deals with scientists, researchers, research centers, laboratories all over the country. It is clear, for him, that those professionals understand and are more and more interested in science communication. It is also clear that the public is curious about science.

Area of scientific activity
Journalism, Information and Communication Sciences, Multimedia

Education
Degree: MBA (Multirevenue Streams in the Multimedia Business) 2002
Haute École Groupe ICHEC - ISC Saint-Louis – ISFSC (Brussels)

Degree: GRADUATE (Scientific area: Management) 1999
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
School/College/Campus: Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação

Degree: post-graduation program, 1992
Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University New York (Communication and Information Sciences)

Language skills
Vasco Trigo has very good knowledge in Portuguese, English and French, and good knowledge of Spanish.