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Advanced Media Institute, Applied Research in Communication and Journalism” focuses on innovative research and field practice through life long and distance learning.   The Institute, established by a highly-regarded team of academics, journalists and communication specialists, is a non-profit organization based on Cyprus and is linked to the Graduate Program “Communication and New Journalism” of the Open University of Cyprus. This advantage ensures the support of knowledgeable educators who combine academic credentials with broad experience in the Media and Communication.

Toward our commitment to link theory and practice, the Institute pursues the following goals.

  • To fully support the advance of scientific knowledge in communication and journalism through original research projects.
  • To exploit the multi-disciplinary expertise of the faculty to create and produce special projects, from communication strategy to full implementation, including publications. These activities offer the opportunity for scholars and professionals to meet on the field for fruitful collaboration.

Using the open and distance learning methodology, the Institute employs the latest digital technologies, including teleplatforms and cloud.

The Institute is financially supported through registration fees, sponsorships and paid services for special projects.

 

 

Advanced Media Institute produces:


Research

The “Research” Department produces pioneering research, new tools and effectual methodology through a scientifically solid and responsible approach to studies. By conducting innovative and applied research in Communication and New Journalism, the Institute contributes to the wider debate on the relationship between new technologies and the creation of an open information platform for general or specialized audiences in new technologies, media and communication and new journalism. Researchers at the Advanced Media Institute have a strong presence in international and national scientific conferences, publish regularly in international and national journals and are continuously updated on new research developments in the wider field of Communication and Journalism. In addition, the Advanced Media Institute organizes research methodology seminars where participants are informed on new research programs and tools update their research approaches and participate in active scientific communities.

 

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Content

From research to implementation and content production! This department incorporates academic knowledge in Communication and Journalism in a wide range of applications. Theory evolves in practical applications that add high reliability to the final product, such as high-value activities and full project implementation including all aspects of communication strategy: from strategic business plan and creativity to marketing and dissemination in traditional and new media utilizing modern digital methods and tools. We organize conferences and meetings, seminars and lectures on innovative topics. Discussion results are either digitized and made available to the online community free of charge or printed in conventional textbooks and peer viewed collective volumes, which contribute significantly to Greek literature. At the same time, we plan courses and seminars to support specialized institutions and private businesses.

 

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Media Literacy

From research to implementation and content production! This department incorporates academic knowledge in Communication and Journalism in a wide range of applications. Theory evolves in practical applications that add high reliability to the final product, such as high-value activities and full project implementation including all aspects of communication strategy: from strategic business plan and creativity to marketing and dissemination in traditional and new media utilizing modern digital methods and tools. We organize conferences and meetings, seminars and lectures on innovative topics. Discussion results are either digitized and made available to the online community free of charge or printed in conventional textbooks and peer viewed collective volumes, which contribute significantly to Greek literature. At the same time, we plan courses and seminars to support specialized institutions and private businesses.

 

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Our Services

Advanced Media Institute undertakes commissioned third party projects:

National and European Research Programs

  • strategy formulation
  • research formulation, scientific consortium
  • assistance in research proposals
    for participation in National and European Programs

Research

The Advanced Media Institute undertakes commissioned research projects in the wider fields of Communication and Journalism for the following :

  • individuals
  • legal entities
  • private entities
  • institutions
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Research: 100%
Research Projects: 100%
Strategy Formulation: 100%
Coordination: 100%
Strategy formulation: 100%
Inspiration: 100%
Content: 100%
Effectiveness: 100%

Advanced Media Institute undertakes third party projects on assignment :

Projects: (communication campaigns, advice on individual corporate and institutional issues):

  • Develop communication strategy
  • Implementation of all or some project phases
  • Metrics, analytics and accounts

Organization:

  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Lectures

Production:

The Advanced Media Institute can successfully handle production projects covering the wider field of communication :

  • video production
  • production of multimedia educational  material
  • production and publication of manuals, essays and collective volumes
  • production of digital publications

 

Vision & Mission

 

The Institute is constantly evolving into a model International Centre offering:


In-depth production and dissemination of scientific knowledge


Production of original conventional and digital audio/visual material for multimedia channels


Implementation of projects through innovative initiatives and actions in the areas of modern communication and New Journalism

 

Our Philosophy

Advanced Media Institute, Applied Research in Communication and Journalism:

  • Designs, implements and participates in national, European and international original (primary) and applied research in all fields of Communication and Journalism.
  • Produces primary research focusing on developing innovative methodological research tools.
  • Participates in the dissemination of scientific knowledge by organizing seminars and conferences, presentations at international conferences, publications in books and scientific journals, as well as publishing monographs.
  • Offers scientific potential for development in young scientists.
  • Supports the operation of an active and creative scientific community.
  • Encourages intercultural and interdisciplinary research, while promoting the function of Cyprus as a research center in the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Provides specialized and ad hoc scientific and vocational training to young scientists, students and professionals in Communication and Journalism on state-of-the-art methods in their fields, using innovative tools, scientific methods and new techniques.
  • Organizes seminars, based on ever- changing market needs, from lectures, conferences and events to printed and digital multimedia and interactive materials.
  • Provides specially designed training packages for individuals, organizations and enterprises, as well as counseling services across the spectrum of contemporary Communication and Journalism topics and issues.
  • Generates and manages educational material in printed, multimedia and interactive forms.

Advanced Media Institute aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Contribute to the production of original and applied research in the fields of Communication and New Journalism.
  • Provide specialized high-level, ad hoc training with the introduction and use of innovative tools and new techniques.
  • Contribute to the development of Communication and New Journalism by offering training packages, advisory services and by organizing events, seminars, lectures. In addition, the Institute produces printed and digital multimedia and interactive materials.
  • Contribute to the broader dialogue on the relationship between new technologies and the creation of an open information platform for general or specialized audiences on topics such as new technologies, the Media and Communication and New Journalism.
  • Contribute to the continuous development of educational material through modern applications.

Advanced Media Institute, Applied Research in Communication and Journalism is administered by:

  1. A  five-member Executive Board, composed of the President of the Institute, an Executive Director and three members from the wider field of Communication and Journalism.  Board Members, either individually or collectively, have proven professional experience and excellent technical  qualifications in different fields of Communication and Journalism.
  2.  A five-member Honorary Council, with five internationally- renowned personalities in the wider field of Communication and Journalism.
  3. A Scientific Council, with four distinguished scientists from the broader field of Communication, Journalism, as well as and the wider Social Studies and the Humanities.  The Scientific Council supervises the overall research project and submits project proposals to the Executive Board, as well as individual and managerial activities.

Organizational Structure

As part of the emphasis to ensure the incorporation of many disciplines in the Institute, as well as transparency, the organizational structure of the Institute consists of the CEO, the Administrative Board and Honorary and Scientific Council.

a) the Research Department includes research groups and management teams for each research project and activity

b) the Production Department for content production and management projects: Project Managers with the respective groups from members of the Institute; for non-production actions: Project Managers for each action with an (at least) a technical officer.

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