PhD in Communication Sciences (2002), Cristina Ponte is Associated Professor with Habillitation in Media and Journalism Studies (2011) at FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where she is currently assistant vice dean for Communication. Since 2006, she has been the coordinator of the Portuguese team in the EU Kids Online network;she is vice-chair of the Temporary Working Group on Children, Youth and Media (2012/...) at ECREA, the European Communication Research and Education Association. In the COST Action IS0906, Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies (2010-2014), she integrated the Steering Group as coordinator of the Working Group on Audience Transformation and Social Integration. Coordinator of the projects Digital Inclusion and Participation (2009-2011), from the UT Austin-Portugal Program, and Children and Youth in the News (2005-2007), both funded by FCT. Author or editor of 13 books, she has more than peer-reviewed 40 articles published in international and national journals. Supervision of 18 PhD theses on Media and Journalism Studies.