Dr. Mauro P. Porto

•  Associate Professor  •
Communication Dept., 219 Newcomb Hall
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

 Dr. Mauro P. Porto



  • Political Communication
  • Latin American Icons (Special topics in Communication)
  • Media Analysis
  • Comparative Political Communication
  • Mass Communication Law
  • Media and Democracy in Latin America
  • Satire TV and the Public Sphere
  • Brazilian TV and Culture

Research Interests

  • Political Communication
  • Media and Politics in Latin America
  • Brazilian Television and Culture
  • Media, Civil Society, and Democratization in Transitional Societies


 “Framing controversies: television and the 2002 presidential election in
Brazil.” Political Communication, Vol. 24, n. 1, 2007, pp. 19-36.
“TV news and political change in Brazil: the impact of democratization on
TV Globo’s journalism.” Journalism, Vol. 8, n. 4, 2007, pp. 363-384.

 Media Power and Democratization in Brazil: TV Globo and the Dilemmas of Political Accountability. Routledge, 2012.

 “Frame Diversity and Citizen Competence: Towards a Critical Approach to News Quality,” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 24 (4), 2007, pp. 303-321.



  University of California, San Diego


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  Fax:  (504) 862-3040
  Office:  219 Newcomb Hall, Office H
  Office Hours:  N/A
  Website:  Mauro Porto

Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730