Cosette Castro

Cosette Castro, PhD (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Communication at the Catholic University of Brasilia (UCB). She is also the Coordinator of the Latin American Observatory of Digital Content Industries (OLAICD). She is a Visiting Professor of the Master in Information and Communication at the University of the Republic in Uruguay. Between July 2010 and 2011, she was responsible for the content and digital services area of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, a project that oversaw the transition to digital television in that country. In 2008 she received the Luiz Beltrão-Intercom award for emerging leadership in Communication Research. She is coordinator of the WG of Digital Content of the Information Society for Latin America and the Caribbean, Deputy-coordinator of the Digital Content and Technological Convergence GP of the Brazilian Society for Interdisciplinary Research in Communication (Intercom) and is vice-coordinator of the Digital Communication WG of the Latin American Association for Communication Research (ALAIC). Her published works include “Digital Communication: education, technology and new behaviors”, in partnership with André Barbosa Fo. (Ed Paulinas, 2008), “Why Do Reality Shows Conquer Audiences?” (Ed. Paulus, 2006) and “Digital Media, Technological Convergence and Social Inclusion” (Paulinas, 2005) in partnership with André Barbosa Filho and Takashi Tome and more than 80 scientific articles and chapters of books published in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Before becoming an academic, she worked between 1984 and 1995 as a journalist in print and television. During this time, she received an ARI Journalism Award in 1987.