Assistant Professor in Journalism, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus
International Conference Presentations
December 2022: Press Freedom under Attack: Dynamics of Influence, Challenges and Threats in Different Media Systems of the Western World. Paper presented at the International Conference Captured Media: Researching Media Systems in and after Transitions, Lisbon, Portugal, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 5-6 December.
October 2022: Defining the new television experience: Characteristics and future challenges. Paper presented at the ECREA pre-conference The Impact of Streaming on Media Industries and Cultural Production, organised by the ECREA Media Industries and Cultural Production Section, October 17. Paper co-presented with A. Podara.
September 2022: Press Freedom in crisis situations: Mapping challenges and threats for independent and critical voices. Paper presented at the MECCSA 2022 Silenced Voices, hosted by the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, 7-9 September. Paper co-presented with L. Papadopoulou.
June 2022: The European Migration Crisis in Different Media Systems: A Complicated Journalism Practice. Paper presented at the 28th International Conference of Europeanists – The Environment of Democracy, June 28-30, Lisbon, Portugal. Paper co-presented with M. Moutselos.
May 2022: Exploring Sourcing Patterns during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A ‘lived experience’ perspective. Paper presented at the 2022 ICA pre-conference Paris 2022, co-organized with UNESCO (Free Flow of Information Division), Comparative Communication Research in a Globalized Risk Arena: Paradigms – Methods – Critique, May 25. Paper co-presented with L. Spyridou and P. Vatikiotis.
December 2021: Editorial coverage of the European migration crisis in different media systems: A comparative study in the UK, German and Greek traditional press. Paper presented online in the 2021 Political Studies Association – Media and Politics Group Annual Conference Standing Together? Communities, Media and Politics, hosted by the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures at Canterbury Christ Church University, December 15-16. Paper co-presented with M. Moutselos.
October 2021: Generation Z and Television. It’s Complicated!. Paper presented in the MEDIA MUTATIONS 12 International Conference: Broadcasting, Reloaded. Resurgences, Resistances and Rearrangements of Mainstream Television and Media in the Digital Arena. Bologna, Dipartimento delle Arti – DAMSLab, October 14-15. Paper co-presented with A. Podara and G. Kalliris.
September 2021: Post-Crisis Journalism: Learning from the past or ‘business as usual’? A comparative study analysis among Italy, Spain and Greece. Paper presented in the ECREA 2021 International Conference (online) Communication and Trust, September 6-9.
September 2021: Assessing ‘fakeness’ in the news: An experimental study on readers’ perceptions. Paper presented at the ECREA 2021 International Conference (online) Communication and Trust, September 6-9. Paper co-presented with V. Papa and P. Bantimaroudis.
October 2019: ‘Youth Screen Culture: Understanding User Behaviour of Generation Z in Streaming Television Services – The Case Study of Greece‘. Paper presented in the Biennial Conference of the Television Studies Section of ECREΑ The Youthification of Television and Screen Culture, University of Groningen, 24-25 October. Paper co-presented with A. Podara, R. Kotsakis, M. Matsiola and G. Kalliris.
September 2019: ‘Misinformation and User-Generated Content: Applying participatory journalism practices in fact-checking‘. Paper presented in the 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Interact 2019, Paphos, Cyprus, 2-6 September. Paper co-presented with Th. Saridou and A. Veglis.
July 2019: ‘Journalism education in the era beyond digitalization: The impact of fact checking and verification techniques upon journalism students‘. Paper presented in the World Journalism Education Congress 2019, Teaching Journalism During a disruptive age, Paris, France, 8-11 July.
June 2019: ‘Survival of traditional audiovisual media in the era beyond digitalization: An empirical research approach and model analysis‘. Paper presented in the 2019 European Association of Media Management Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, 5-7 June.
November 2018: ‘Photographic Practices and Political News: Investigating New Media in the Post-Truth Era‘. Paper presented in the ICPT 2018: Photographies and Conflict – Archiving and Consuming Images of Strife, organised by the International Association of Photography and Theory, Nicosia, Cyprus, 22-24 November. Paper co-presented with Artemis Elefteriadou, Irene Photiou & Lambrini Papadopoulou.
October 2018: ‘Changing audiences, changing realities: Identifying disinformation via new teaching curricula‘. Paper presented in the international conference EJTA Teachers’ Conference 2018 Crisis Reporting, co-organised by EJTA (European Journalism Training Association) and the School of Journalism & MC, AUTH, Thessaloniki, 18-19 October. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou.
September 2017: ‘Transformations of Television Consumption Practices: A Comparative Analysis of Greek and Cypriot Digital Natives’. Paper presented in the International Conference Transformations in Television Industries, co-organised by the University of Westminster (School of Media, Arts & Design), the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Design (CREAM) and the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), in London, University of Westminster, 13-15 September. Paper co-presented with Anna Podara & George Kalliris.
September 2017: ‘Political Reporting in the Digital Media Era: Norms, Attitudes and Performance’. Paper presented in the International Conference Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era, organised by the Advanced Media Institute, the Open University (Cyprus), the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community at Bournemouth University (UK), and the Laboratory of Research in New Economy and Development at University Hassan II Casablanca (Morocco), with the support of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, 1 – 3 September, Limassol, Cyprus. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou, Elena Ketteni & Ioannis Seitanidis.
August 2017: ‘The perception of Visual Infotainment in the political news: A cultural approach through the New Media’. Paper presented in the 13th International Conference of the European Sociological Association entitled (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, 29 August – 1 September, Athens, Panteion University. Paper co-presented with Lambrini Papadopoulou & Irene Photiou.
October 2016: ‘Game applications as a form of Popular Culture: Activating human senses in Multimedia Environments’. Paper presented in the XI International Conference of Semiotics, organised by the Hellenic Semiotics Company in Thessaloniki, Greece, 14 – 16 October. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou
September 2016: ‘Images of crisis in the Greek-Cypriot television: Ethnographic approaches to European identity-making in the case of the Greek crisis of 2015’. Paper presented in the International Conference Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders, held in Athens, Greece, 23-25 September. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou & Lambrini Papadopoulou
July 2016: ‘‘History (re)loaded or new forms of mediation arise? The notion of Patriotism and Triumph in the Greek-cypriot press’. Paper presented in the International Conference IAMCR-2016, Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking back, looking forward, held in Leicester, UK, 27-31 July
July 2015: ‘Infotainment Journalism in the national press: A case-study of the Greek-cypriot popular culture’. Paper presented in the 4th International Conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), in association with the International Institute for Popular Culture and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Humbolt University, Berlin, 29-31 July. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou
June 2015: ‘The banking crisis of 2013 in Cyprus and the role of newspapers: Narrative frames, myths and accusations’. Paper presented in the International Conference Narratives of Crisis, co-organised by the International Association of French Speaking Sociologists (AISLF GT21, Political Socio-Anthropology), the International Sociological Association (ISA –RC14, Sociology of Communication), the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and Arts of the University of Macedonia, the Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Ecclesiastic Academy of Thessaloniki, with the Consulate General of France and the French Institute of Thessaloniki and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 24 -26 June. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou and Lambrini Papadopoulou
November 2014: ‘Watchdog Journalism or hush-puppies silencing? Communicating the banking crisis in Cyprus of 2013 through the Greek-cypriot Press’. Paper presented in the International Conference Politics in Crisis, organised by the Cypriot Association of Political Scientists in Nicosia, 21-22 November 2014. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou
March 2014: ‘Journalism in the era of “smart” technology: The representation of gender relations in the Cypriot lifestyle magazines’. Paper presented in the International Conference Journalism in Transition: Crisis or Opportunity?, organised by ECREA – Journalism Studies section, in Thessaloniki, 28 -29 March. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou
January 2014: ‘Journalisme et politique – dependances, conflits et interventions: une reserche experimentale comparative sur l’ information politique televisuelle a Chypre et a Rhodes’. Paper presented in the International Conference Medias et pouvoir: Socioanthropologie du Politique Contemporain, co-organised by the Panteion University, the University of Athens, the International Sociological Association, the International Association of French-speaking Sociologists, the French Institute in Greece, the Association of Members of the Academic Palm and the Greek Association of Political Science, in the memory of L.V.Thomas, in Athens, 22 – 23 January. Paper co-presented with Dimitris Gartzonis
November 2011: ‘Representation of gender relations in the Cypriot popular culture: The cases of radio Sketch and Lifestyle Magazines’. Paper presented in the international Conference Communication and Conflict, organised by the Interdisciplinary.net, Prague, 1-2 November. Paper co-presented with Irene Photiou
May 2007: ‘The Advertisement in Greece and its intercultural influences: Empirical Research Findings’. Paper presented in the X-th International Scientific Conference – Cultural Diversities and Communication amongst Cultures, organised in Sofia by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNESCO Chair in Communication and Public Relations, Bulgaria. Paper co-presented with Tessa Doulkeri and Thomas Giagoglou
May 2006: ‘TheImageofBalkansintheGreekPress’. Paper presented in the 9th international Conference The Image of the Balkans: Historical Approaches and Communication Perspectives, held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Paper co-presented with Tessa Doulkeri