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Eddy Borges-Rey

 Doha, Qatar
Associate Professor in Residence, Digital Journalism and Emerging Media, Northwestern University in Qatar


Eddy Borges-Rey is an Associate Professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. His area of academic expertise is digital journalism and emerging media. Prior to obtaining an MA and PhD in Media and Communication from the University of Malaga in Spain, Borges-Rey worked as a broadcast journalist and media producer for almost 15 years.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Borges-Rey’s journey

Selected readings

Mutsvairo, B., Borges-Rey, E., Bebawi, S., Márquez-Ramírez, M., Mellado, C., Mabweazara, H. M., … & Thussu, D. (2021). Ontologies of Journalism in the Global South. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 98(4), 996-1016.

Borges-Rey, E. (2021). Journalism With Machines? From Computational Thinking to Distributed Cognition. In L. Bounegru & J. Gray (Eds.), The data journalism handbook: Towards a critical data practice (pp. 147-153). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Borges-Rey, E. (2020). Towards an epistemology of data journalism in the devolved nations of the United Kingdom: Changes and continuities in materiality, performativity and reflexivity. Journalism, 21(7), 915-932.

Mutsvairo, B., Bebawi, S., & Borges-Rey, E. (Eds.). (2020). Data journalism in the Global South. Cham: Springer Nature.

Anderson, B., & Borges-Rey, E. (2019). Encoding the UX: User interface as a site of encounter between data journalists and their constructed audiences. Digital Journalism, 7(9), 1253-1269.

Watch Prof. Borges-Rey present on “Data citizenship in Latin America: Community, development and contestation” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Borges-Rey’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast