Altogether, we’re ten. And because there’s no secret between us, here are the faces and life summaries of all the team members that produce and bring you the T Jornal, in its different formats (paper, digital and newsletter) and languages (Portuguese and English). However, beyond the current Top Ten, there were more people who helped us make this journey (“les bons amis du temp passé”) but meanwhile decided to leave and go do things as diverse as managing a textile company or a rural tourism unit – but that we didn’t forget and to whom we thank.
He was born in Famalicão in the year of the European single market (1992), but grew up and lives in Trofa. To the Communication Sciences degree (UP, 2013) he added a Law degree (UP, 2018), while he was already working on T Jornal. The first euros he earned were made working on video and photograph, while in college. His first job was at Castelbel (2014-17) as a Communication Manager. He practices various sports – tennis, football, running … – but always casually – and already has two half-marathons in his curriculum.
Born in 1989, in a family with blue blood (they are all FCPorto fans), lives in Campanhã and although her job is her main occupation (even in her free time), from time to time she still manages to go to the movies. Graduated in Communication (ISLA, 2011), she began working at the age of 18 at the counter of a centenary shop (Casa Lima) in Stª Catarina. She wrote for Expresso, Umbigo, Blitz, Parq and DIF. Before working at T, she was at Fnac’s Customer Service. It’s also an organization fanatic. Her brother (Pedro) and her boyfriend (Ricardo) are architects.
A professional journalist for a long time now (37 years), about half of which lived in Expresso (where he edited the Revista and the Economics, was responsible for the Porto’s offices and met Pedro Pimentel), between Porto and Lisbon. He was the editor of Comércio do Porto (where he met Manuel Serrão, Júlio Magalhães and Raposo Antunes) and deputy director of Jornal de Notícias (where he met Joana Koch Ferreira). A graduate of History (1980), has three children: Mariana (who lives in Los Angeles), Pedro (who does City Tours in Porto) and João (who tries to complete compulsory education). He likes to stroll in the morning at Marginal, to go to the movies in the afternoon, to read books and newspapers in terraces – and to go to bed early.
He was born (1956), grew up and lives in Famalicão, from where he left to study law in Coimbra. He played football, between position 6 and the right defense, in the Famalicão’s youthful sections. While studying, he worked as a bailiff. Despite completing his 5th year of law, he did not finish his degree, because in the meantime he was invited to join the founding team of Público – where, among other things, he was editor. More recently, he has become a wine and gastronomy specialist. He continues to collaborate regularly in Fugas. He has a daughter, Marta, 25 years old, and two other sons (André and Samuel), already 35 and 34 years old.
The general director of Porto Canal is a busy man, but he still finds time to light up page 3 of T’s monthly paper, with a short but humorous interviews with keen and pointed questions, illustrated with a selfie. Born in Sá da Bandeira in 1964, he measures 1m89, was a basketball player at FC Porto and was 16 years old when he made his debut as a journalist in Comércio do Porto, from where he moved to Rádio Nova, RTP and TVI. He is a longtime friend of the T’s manager, who is one of his golfing partners.
In 1987, the year in which FC Porto first became European football champion, he changed his career from a professional journalist in Comércio do Porto to the textile fairs. He may have left journalism, but journalism has never left him. Before being celebrated in SIC’s epic ” Noite da Má Língua “, he made sporting comments for Radio Nova and Crónicas de Escárnio e Maldizer for TSF. Now, in addition to the T, it’s possible to read him weekly in the JN (a good excuse to buy the newspaper on Wednesday). Born in July 1959, he graduated in Law (Católica University, Lisbon) and did his internship in Lopes Cardoso’s office, but as a lawyer he had a single act – divorce a colleague. Golf is his latest passion.
Journalism is an old passion for the T editor, who began, in 1984, a professional career in Primeiro de Janeiro. After that, he was a producer at RTP Porto, producing programs such as Bom Dia Portugal, and practiced law before anchoring in the Textile Industry. Born on May 1962, at Bragança’s Hospital (a family tradition), Paul lived in Póvoa until he was six years old. He graduated from D. Manuel (now Rodrigues de Freitas) and in Law from Católica University. He was a director of Têxtil Nortenha and the Mindelo Group. After many years as APIM’s general secretary (where he made his directorial debut), he became ATP’s (Textile Portuguese Association) general director, following the process of associative consolidation. He likes to travel, to spend the weekends in Seixas and to visit bookstores and antique shops.
Sometime at the end of the last century, Pedro Pimentel, at the time designer in Expresso’s Porto office, joined Manuel Serrão and Jorge Fiel to give birth to Jornal Têxtil. About 20 years later, the same troika met to conceive T. Born in August 1974, at Bragança’s Hospital, he’s the youngest of the three children of a couple of emigrants in Paris (he worked in the bâitiment, she in the menage), Pedro began to grow between Santulhão (Vimioso) and Paris, and in the 9th year moved to Porto. He graduated in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts from the University of Porto, started in the Comércio do Porto (95-97) and after that went to Expresso (97-08), until laying anchor in JN, where he is Director of Art. Married, he has two children (Maria and Manuel). In the rare free time he likes to go to the cinema, to draw and to travel.
The magnificent portraits of the cover interviews (and not only) of our newspaper are from this photographer, born in S. João da Madeira in August 1961. Graduated in Philosophy at Católica, Rui plays the cello and had his first job at a footwear industry’s glue and chemicals factory, where he still works as a laboratory technician. He roamed the country (Famalicão, Resende, Proença-a-Nova, Alcobaça, Covilhã…), giving Philosophy and Psychology classes. He fell in love with photography in 1988, during a workshop directed by Aníbal Lemos, at the Arts Center of S. João da Madeira. He has a son, Henrique, 22, licensed in theatre by ESMAE, who plays the violin.