As part of our “Getting to know” series, where we interview well known journalists, here we have an interview with Susana Marvão. Susana is a well known Portuguese journalist specialized in IT.
Getting to know Susana Marvão
1.What was your best moment/ achievement in the world of communication?
When I had the “right” at an international event to interview the CEO of one of the biggest software companies in the world, in an exclusive 1:1 interview.
2.What advice would you give yourself at the age of 25?
Living without rushing to do everything well! And also believe that it is possible to make a career in specialized journalism and to continue to focus on IT because the future is this.
3.What social network do you think that will be most popular in 2020?
In 2020, I believe Facebook will still be leading.
4.What’s your “frustrated” career?
Scientist, researcher, hacker, astronaut and high competition athlete!
5.What was the biggest challenge you have had to face in the world of communication?
To moderate a debate in the Cultural Center of Bethlehem on a theme where I didn’t understand anything but the organization told me that I was the ideal person for that role. In fact, it went very well.
6.What challenges do you think communication will face in the coming years?
Overcoming the stigma of “fake news” will be the biggest challenge on the media side. To make people believe in what we write without any doubting it is more than a challenge, it’s a clear obligation.
7.What advantages do you believe the Internet and social networks offers to the world of communication?
They have globalized us as individuals and have boosted brands to an unprecedented level, not to mention the low costs involved. Personally, and when used in a healthy balance, social networks allow me to show my work and keep in touch with sources and friends.
8.What’s your life motto?
What has no remedy, remedied is!