State Portrayal in the Press: England, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey – An Intercultural Quantitative Content Analysis

State Portrayal in the Press: England, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey – An Intercultural Quantitative Content Analysis

A completed research project: “State Portrayal in the Press: England, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey – An Intercultural Quantitative Content Analysis” was funded by the Open University of Cyprus. The principal researchers of the project were Sofia Iordanidou and Athanasios N. Samaras, while the coding team included Sophia Aggelidou, Maria-Eleni Dimitriou, Myrsini Dogani and Sophia Katsorchi.

The research used quantitative content analysis to examine the representations of State systems in the communication media of four countries. The aim was to investigate the effect of journalistic practices and dynamics of events in the formation of the projected images of the countries.

Presentations at Scientific Conferences - Reporting Research Findings

  1. SamarasN., Iordanidou, S. & Dimitriou, M.E. (2016). “The Impact of Syrian Crisis News Upon Journalistically Mediated Images of Nations – A Longitudinal Content Analysis”. Presentation at the 2nd International Conference of the Cyprus Association of Political Science. (Limassol, December 16-17).
  2. Samaras, Ath.N. & Iordanidou, S., (2016). “The Impact of Foreign Policy News upon the Representation of Turkey in the Press: Conflict, Strategy and Projections of Power”. Paper presented at the conference “Turkey: Strategic Issues”, organized by the Turkish and Eurasian Studies Laboratory, University of Piraeus. (Piraeus, March 30).
  3. Dimitriou, Μ.-E., (2015). “Comparative Analysis of Images of Nations: Methodological Issues”. Methodology paper presented at the scientific conference “Strategic Communication and the News Media in Political Campaigns and International Relations” organized by Strategic Communication and News Media Laboratory, International and European Relations Department, University of Piraeus. (Piraeus, 10 November).
  4. Samaras, Ath.N. & Iordanidou, S., (2015). “Images of BRICS Countries at the News Media”. Paper presented at the conference “BRICS: Economy – Society – Foreign Policy” organized by the International and European Studies Department, University of Piraeus. (Piraeus, May 28).
  5. Samaras, Ath.N. & Iordanidou, S., (2015). “Projected Images of Israel and the Arab Countries in the News Media – An Intercultural Content Analysis”. Paper presented at the conference “The Eastern Mediterranean: Between East and West” organized by the University of Piraeus and BESA. (Athens, May 21).*
  6. Iordanidou, S. (2014). “Evaluation and Visibility of Images of Nations in the News Media: A State-mapping Approach. Ethnocentrism, Power and Deviance”. Research presented at the scientific conference “Strategic Communication and the News Media in Political Campaigns and International Relations” organized by the Strategic Communication and News Media Laboratory, International and European Relations Department, University of Piraeus. (Piraeus, 10 November).
  7. Iordanidou, S. & Samaras, Ath.N., (2014). “Comparative Analysis of the Nation Images of USA and Germany in the British, Cypriot, Greek and Turkish Media: How Domestication and Press Ethnocentrism Mediates Projections of Power”. Paper presented at the “23rd World Congress of Political Science” organized by IPSA. (Montreal, Canada July 19-24).
  8. Dogani, M., Samaras, Ath.N. & Iordanidou, S., (2014). “Fear, Threat and Risk in the Mediated Representations of Hegemonic Countries, PIGS and Countries Facing Conflict Situations”. Paper presented at the IAMCR International Conference. (Hyderabad, India, July 14-19).*
  9. Samaras, Ath.N., & Iordanidou, S., (2014). “An Intercultural Comparative Analysis of Nation Image of India, Pakistan and other South-East Asian Nations in the Media of Three Countries”. Paper presented at the IAMCR International Conference. (Hyderabad, India, July 14-19).
  10. Samaras, Ath.N. & Iordanidou, S., (2014). “The Nation Image of Japan in Mass Media; a Comparative Intercultural Content Analysis”. Paper presented at the conference: “The Impact of Japan Civilization on Contemporary Society”. Organized by the International Sociological Association and Panteion University. (Athens, June 16). *
  11. Iordanidou, S., Samaras, Ath.N. & Dimitriou, Μ. (2014). “The Impact of Syrian Conflict upon Journalistically Mediated Images of Nations”. Paper presented at the international conference “Media and Crises – The Art of Distortion, Manipulation, and Propaganda” organized by the Department of Mass Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University. (Doha, Qatar, April 29-30).*

 

  1. Dimitriou, Μ.-E., (2013). “Nation Image, Problem Frame and Attribution of Blame in the Greek and Greek-Cypriot Press”. Research presented at the scientific conference Image Restoration Strategies, Fear Rhetoric and the Images of Nations: Practical Applications of Rhetoric in the Contemporary International Environment” organized by the Research Unit “Rhetorical Communication & Persuasion” and KEDEY, International and European Relations Department, University of Piraeus, (Piraeus, 20 November).
  2. Samaras, Ath.N., Iordanidou, S. & Dogani, M., (2013). “The Dialectic on International Relations and Political Communication: The Impact of the Financial Crisis Upon the Nation Image of Germany; A Comparative Analysis in Greek and UK Media”. Paper presented at the International Conference “Political Communication in Times of Crisis” organized by the RC22–Research Committee Political Communication – International Political Science Association. (Granada, Spain September 12-13). *
  3. Iordanidou, S., Samaras, Ath.N. & Dogani, M., (2013). “India and China – Nation Image and Soft Power in the News Media; A Comparative Analysis in the English, Greek, Turkish and Cypriot Media”. Paper presented at the “Communicating Soft Power: Contrasting Perspectives from India and China” organized by University of Westminster. (London, September 9-10). *
  4. Iordanidou, S., Samaras, Ath.N. & Katsorchi, S., (2013). “Nation Images of African Countries in the Greek and Cypriot Press, News Values, Proximity and Framing”. Presented at the “11th International Conference on Media and Communication” organized by ATINER. (Athens, Greece, May 13-15).*

Publications in Edited Volumes and Peer-reviewed Journals

  1. Samaras Ath.N., Demetriou M.-E. & Loukopoulou, E. (2017). “Images of the State System in Media: Methodological Remarks”.In S. Iordanidou (ed.) “Site Management and Image Formation: from the Place Branding to the Travel Journalism.” Athens: Midnight Editions & Advanced Media Institute (in press).
  2. Samaras, Ath.N., Iordanidou, S. & Dogani, M. (2016) “The Dialectic on International Relations and Political Communication: The Impact of the Financial Crisis upon the Nation Image of Germany; A Comparative Analysis in Greek and UK Press” at O.G. Luengo (ed.) “Political Communication in times of Crisis”. Berlin: Logos Verlag (in press).
  3. Mina, A., Demetriou, M. and Samaras, Ath. N. (2015), The Image of the Cyprus Banking Sector and the Image of Cyprus in Crisis: A Long-Term Analysis of Quantitative Content at the BBC”. “Dimosiografia” journal the Greek edition of the Columbia Journalism Review, Issue 6-7, pp. 16-23 (in Greek). *
  4. Iordanidou, S. & Samaras, Ath.N., (2014).“Financial Crisis in the Cyprus Republic”. Javnost-The Public, 21(4), pp.63-76. HYPERLINK*
  5. Samaras, Ath.N., (2014). “Images of Nations – Theoretical Framework and Applications” in Ath.N. Samaras (ed.) “Images of Nations; Strategic Communication, Soft Power and News Media”. Athens: Kastaniotis Publications, pp.13-40 (in Greek).*
  6. Samaras, Ath.Ν. & Iordanidou, S., (2014). “The Financial Crisis and the International Image of Germany”. In Ath.N. Samaras (ed.) “Images of Nations; Strategic Communication, Soft Power and News Media”. Athens: Kastaniotis Publications, 225 – 246 (in Greek).*
  7. Iordanidou, S., Samaras, Ath.N. & Dimitriou, Μ. (2013). “The International Image of Cyprus at the British, Greek and Turkish Press; The First Phase of the Financial Crisis”. “Dimosiografia” journal the Greek edition of the Columbia Journalism Review, issue 2, pp. 12-15. (in Greek). *
January 31, 2017