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About Bernardo Heisler Motta

Bernardo H. Motta is an assistant professor of Theory and Community Journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in charge of USFSP’s Neighborhood News Bureau. A former lawyer, journalist, and consultant in environmental law and communication from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he researches topics related to environmental and community journalism, national and international environmental law and policy, media law and ethics, and journalism education. His research focuses on the interactions between environmental journalism/communication and the law, especially community right-to-know and environmental justice issues. He earned a Ph.D. in Communication and Information from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Master’s degree in Social Communication and a Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication/Journalism from Estácio de Sá University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Community Journalism, Media Law, Media Theory, and Environmental Journalism among others.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Curriculum Vitae




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Courses

  • Neighborhood News Bureau
  • Mass Communication Theory
  • Seminar: Law and Mass Media
  • History and Principles of Communication Law
  • Engaging Communities
  • Sustainability Communication in Guatemala

Education

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Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville ‐ Communication and Information
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LL.B., Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ‐ Law
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M.A., Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ‐ Social Communication
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B.A., Estácio de Sá University ‐ Social Communication & Journalism
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Contact Information

Contact:
Office: PRW 230
Phone: 727-873-4856.
Email: bhmotta@mail.usf.edu

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Books & Book Chapters (3)

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings (3)

Refereed Research Presentation (12)

Non-refereed Research Presentation (4)

Non-refereed Presentation (5)