Vitor Manuel Nabais Tomé is a Portuguese professional journalist (CP1524A) who concluded his Post-doctorate studies in Communication Sciences (2012-2018, funded by the Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation) in partnership with the Algarve University, Clemi-Paris, France, and the Catholic University of Milan, Italy.

Currently he is lecturing at Autonoma University of Lisbon and working, as a researcher, in various international and national research projects such as: "Digital Citizenship Education" (Council of Europe – Expert Group), COST Action "The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children" (Digilitey), and "Digital Citizenship Education for Democratic Participation" (FCT/Algarve University, Portugal).

As part of his work he was awarded the Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation, the national research center, grant. He received his Doctorate in Educational Sciences from the University of Lisbon 2008.

Tomé has been an invited professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (IPCB), New University of Lisbon (UNL), and Algarve University in Portugal. He has also been an invited professor abroad at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio, Brazil (2013) and Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan (2009).

Tomé is the author of 10 articles in scientific journals, 30 conference-papers, fifteen book-chapters, five books and three software applications, and has tutored nine master dissertations since 2011 (UNL, IPCB and University of Beira Interior).

In 2010, he received the World Young Readers - World Association of Newspapers and News Editors award.




- De Abreu & Tomé, V. (2017). Mobile Learning through Digital Media Literacy. New York: Peter Lang.

- Frau-Meigs, D., O'Neill, B., Soriani, A. & Tomé, V. (2017). Digital Citizenship Education: Overview and new perspectives. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Scientific journals

- Tomé, V. & De Abreu, B. 2016. “Developing digital citizenship in children aged from 3 to 9: a pilot project in the Portuguese region of Odivelas”. Special Issue of the Journal Media Education: Studi, Ricerche, Buone Pratiche. 7, 2, 215-233. doi: 10.14605/MED721604

- Tomé. Vitor. 2016. “Cidadania na era digital: um projeto-piloto de formação de crianças dos 3 aos 9 anos em contexto formal e informal de aprendizagem”. Revista Educação e Cultura Contemporânea, 13, 31, 372-403.

- Tomé, Vitor. 2016. “Media education in Portuguese curricula”. The Journal of Media Literacy, 63, 1-2, 42-49.

Book chapters

- Tomé, V. (2017). Assessing Media Literacy in Teacher Education. In Melda N. Yildiz, Steven S. Funk & Belinha S. De Abreu (Eds.), Promoting Global Competencies Through Media Literacy (PP. 1-18). Hershey (PA): IGI Global.

- Tomé, V. (2017). O jornalismo pós-Snowden em contextos de aceleração social. In A. Moreira, E. Araújo & H. Sousa (Eds.), Comunicação e Política: tempos, contextos e desafios (pp. 291-311). Braga: Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade.

- Tomé, V. (2017). Online social networks use by youngsters, teachers and parents: perceptions of risk and opportunities. In Belinha De Abreu, Paul Mihailidis, Alice Lee, Jad Melki & Julian McDougall (Eds.), pp. 127-143, The International Handbook of Media Literacy Education. New York: Routledge.