JOÃO MIGUEL TAVARES

Journalist/ Público

Portugal

João Miguel Tavares was born in 1973 and has a Bachelor’s degree in sciences of communication by the Faculty of Social Sciences of NOVA Lisbon University. But this was not his first try at University, he actually studied chemical engineering for 2 years, until realizing he’s a born communicator. Thanks to this change we now have the Time Out Maganize, from which he’s a co-founder.


In 1998 João started an internship in Diário de Notícias where he stayed for 9 years, first as an intern, then journalist of the Culture Section, and ending this journey as the Executive-Director and Editor of the Society Section. This was also the time when he started writing opinion articles in 2003. He was never afraid of speaking his mind, and that’s why he collects (won) lawsuits. In 2007 he founded the Time Out Lisboa Magazine, of which he was a proudly co-director until 2013.

He’s now a columnist in Público, the newspaper. And also part of a well-known radio show called “Governo Sombra”, which now also has a TV edition. In 2019 he was invited by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to be the president of the Organizing Committee for the 10th of June Celebrations, where he gave a speech. João Miguel Tavares is also a published author. But when asked, the most important achievement of his life would be his family, his wife and 4 children, a strong and solid pillar.