Educational Material and seminars Production & Management

Educational Material and seminars Production & Management


The Advanced Media Institute produces a variety of educational print publications as well as multimedia materials, which aim to share academic knowledge with the scientific community, as well as the wider public.

The content provided addresses a variety of issues including the economic crisis in Greece, the crisis in the Media, governance issues, international relations, the history and development of the Media, Journalism and Communication.

Committed to linking theory with practice, the Institute’s communication and journalism content comes in many forms, from reviews and e-books to a digital library to facilitate access, to educate and to generate ideas through demanding standards.


Dimosiografia’ (Journalism) Magazine:


‘Dimosiografia’ collaborates with the internationally acclaimed academic publication Columbia Journalism Review.

In its 52 years of history, CJR has established itself as a review of tough but fair criticism (and self-criticism) putting forward challenging and innovative ideas. Since its establishment, the CJR has actively participated in efforts to establish an open society and to promote freedom of speech and expression. In its pages, penetrating reports have revealed attempts to manipulate the press during the Gulf War and earned reporter Scott Armstrong the Emmy and DuPont Silver Baton awards.
The Editor-in-Chief of   ‘Dimosiografia’ is Sofia Iordanidou, Associate Professor of the Master’s Program “Communication and New Journalism” of the Open University of Cyprus.  The Editorial Board is composed of highly regarded professionals and academics with extensive experience in journalism including Kostas Venizelos, Titika Dimitroulia, Thymios Zaharopoulos, Vassilis Mourdoukoutas and Anthony D. Papagiannidis.

The Honorary Board of the Magazine includes: Dan Gillmor, Victor Navasky, Ignacio Ramonet, Androulla Vassiliou, Nick Xidakis , George Markopouliotis, Emmanuel Paraschos, Charidimos Tsoukas.
‘Dimosiografia’ is available in the main kiosks in Greece and Cyprus, Ianos Bookstores in Athens and Thessaloniki and on Cyprus in Soloneion Bookstore, Nicosia at – 4 euros.

It is also available online at  and


Educational books




  1. EDITOR: SOFIA IORDANIDOUHuman Sciences and Communication / JournalismAuthors: Spyros A.. Vretos, Anthony D.. Papagiannidis

“Human Sciences and Communication / Journalism” introduces readers to basic principles but also to the history of a series of sciences, mostly social sciences; it outlines relationships and connections between them and the fields of Communication and Journalism. It covers some subsectors of philosophy (Metaphysics, Ontology, Ethics), Political Science & International Relations (detailing the Greek and Cypriot party system, but also the European integration process), Political Economy (with references to individual schools of thought, the history of financial crises and the interaction of  micro- and macro-economics) and Sociology (with a digression in Social Anthropology). It also attempts a detour to National  Sciences (Astronomy, Physics, Biology, Climate Change) and  Scientific Journalism, as well as Literature and the Arts with some theoretical interpretations of their interaction with Communication.





Society and Communication / Journalism

Authors: Spyros A.. Vretos, Anthony D.. Papagiannidis

Participants: Alexander Christou , Nikos Michaelides, Michalis Panagiotakis, Korina Pateli, Vassilis Sotiropoulos

“Society and Communication / Journalism” offers a complex approach to singular issues (in themselves complex subjects) and their relationship with society. The introductory section is on definitions and methodology, followed by a detailed history of the Media in two subsections (international and Greek). Four chapters deal with interaction and interface of the Media with Society, of Communication with Journalism, of Journalism with Public Opinion and of Communication with the Market. Two more chapters analyze the relationship between individual social groups with the media: one on the history of Cyprus through Greece and Cyprus media; the other in minority media in general, the right to difference and Media; also national memory issues as well as identity in relation to minority groups in Turkey. One chapter refers to ethics and Press Law while a final section analyzes the impact of New Technologies and Media in Modern Journalism and Communication.


Thinking – and writing – together

In the scholarly arena, the Collective Volumes represent the culmination of joint works by researchers/members of the Institute, as well as members of the Master Program ‘Communication and New Journalism’. They highlight the new knowledge produced in #retreat, seminars and lectures, as well as in scientific conferences with the participation of both the Institute’s researchers and members of the Master Program ‘Communication and New Journalism’.

The content of twenty-seven (31) lectures, 20 scientific seminars, 4 workshops and some 30 video productions have been transcribed and are under process to be published.

  1. Site Management and Image Formation: from Place Branding to Travel Journalism.
  2. Media Literacy
  3. Digital Journalism: a solution to the Crisis of the Media?
  4. Colloquia and Lectures I
  5. Colloquia and Lectures II
  6. Journalism, Society and Politics in the New Digital Era.
  7. Dimensions of Freedom in Contemporary Media Reality Blogs and New Media
  8. Blogs and new media

Other Publications


“Talking about Greece”

Under the supervision of the Advanced Media Institute, 13 students from the Master Program “Communication and New Journalism” contributed texts to the collective book “Talking about Greece.” The idea was initiated by Lefteris Kousoulis, in cooperation with the Institute, the Graduate Program and After-Midnight Publications.


“Write a manifesto!”

The Advanced Media Institute also supervised 29 students from the Master Program “Communication and New Journalism” in contributing texts to the collective book “Write a manifesto!” Initiated by Lefteris Kousoulis, in cooperation with the Institute, Graduate Program and After- Midnight Publications.”We’re talking about Greece”





Social Media and Communication

Texts: Valia Kaimaki, Zafiris Karabasis, Michael Panagiotakis, Leda Tsene, Matthew Tsimitakis
Editor: Sofia Iordanidou
This publication serves simultaneously as an introduction, a course guide and a manual for all those wanting to learn and use the new social media on the Internet and the so-called Web 2.0. It refers to the concept of networking, networks and, in particular, Media Social Networking, as well as the history of the Internet and the new media, but, also, in specific, featured and widely used application sites. It analyzes their functionality, use and their application in the fields of Journalism and Communication. This manual is published under license Creative Commons- version

Advanced Media Institute established the e-monographs series. Its aim is to fill existing gaps in Greek literature making specific theoretical frameworks more accessible to studiers and enabling their use for research.


  1. Takas, E. (2015). “Who’s to Blame? Cognitive Biases in Attributing Responsibility: Distortions in the Unintended Use of Causal Relationships. Literature Review”. Cyprus: Advanced Media Institute

Multimedia materials



Each product was developed as an integrated module for incorporating into the existing literature.
The following is a synopsis of the multimedia material.



  1. Multimedia content/ production titled “Storytelling and Communication” by Vassilis Mourdoukoutas.

The aim of this multimedia content is to familiarize students with the modern art and techniques of narrative (storytelling), namely, the art and techniques of telling a story, narrating events (real or imaginary).The beginning of the presentation highlights the central role and influential value of storytelling as a practice throughout the history of mankind, starting from prehistory and extending to the epics of the Babylonians and Greeks. The reason we attach a story to a corresponding recording and analysis lies in trying to prove that the narrative – either as fiction or as an objective record of events – is unequivocally a practical inherent in our existence as a human race and is inextricably linked to the underlying need of mankind to understand but, also , give meaning to the world in which he lives. In continuation, since the practice is imprinted yet most often latent and stories have an undeniably strong presence in all aspects of modern life, we turn to modern media and techniques to ‘tell’ them using of the latest technological advances and techniques. Throughout the course we attempt to highlight the advandages of good storytelling in media and communications, integratings and introducing organic and gradual the basic principles and the main structural features of art and the art of storytelling, delivering them with applied and participatory educational manner to the participant.

Type of multimedia content: Video, texts, photos, presentation, literature.


  1. Multimedia content production entitled “Communication and Entrepreneurship” by Leda Tsene.

The aim of the multimedia material “Communication and Entrepreneurship” is to describe on a more interactive way both the new digital environment and the skills a media and a communications should develop in order to adapt to the needs of the economy 2.0. Through interviews with experts (academics, social entrepreneurs, journalists-entrepreneurs, startup founders, etc.), additional material varying from videos, links and reserach papers as well as activities we attempted to discuss topics such as startup economy, social entrepreneurship and social responsibility, leadership etc.

Type of multimedia content: Video, texts, photos, presentation, literature, activities.


  1. Multimedia content production entitled “Journalism, Politics and New Media” by Valia Kaimaki.

What is the relationship between communication and journalism? How can we separate these two fields and how politics is involved? During this online course with the help of one of the most known and respected journalists, Paul Tsimas, we explore this multifaceted relationship, looking for the limits and restrictions that theoretically but also practically exist between them. Even if the relationship of communication, journalism and ultimately politics has its roots deep in history, it could not fail to be affected and thus be adjusted by the development of technological tools. Today, in the so-called digital age, the profession of journalism is changing once again. Nowadays we talk about interactivity, multimedia tools, user-generated content and citizen journalism. The multimedia material examines the changes this new environment has brought to journalism and the new role to be undertaken by a professional.
Type of multimedia content: Video.


  1. Multimedia material entitled “Entrepreneurship and Copyright” by Katerina Diamantaki and Vassilis Sotiropoulos.

Through a combination of text, video, images, slideshare, and hyperlinks, this interview-based module defines and describes the importance of intellectual property in the contemporary era. Amongst the topics it covers are the following: current international and national legislation on intellectual property, what intellectual property protects and what not, what constitutes a breach of intellectual property, the ethical foundations of intellectual property, definitions of originality, Greek and Cypriot copyright law, and institutional measures that self-employed professionals can take to protect their intellectual property. Emphasis is given to how the new regime of digitalization affects intellectual property, from the phenomenon of “digital piracy” to an explanation of how new digital media affect the work of journalists and professional communicators who are producing online content. Several hypothetical scenarios are provided with the aim of training students in problem solving related to copyright and intellectual property protection. Finally, a set of instructions and useful links are provided to help journalists and communicators rightfully create, manage and protect their own and others’ intellectual work.


  1. Multimedia material entitled “Entrepreneurship and Copyright” by Leonidas Chatzithomas and Ioannis Tampakoudis

This video course is focused on Entrepreneurship, Sales and Accounting. The contemporary digital environment not only has offered new opportunities but it has also created new threats to journalists and communication professionals. Leading news organizations seem to be under severe pressure due to the high popularity of personal blogs, portals and social networking sites. The enhanced influence of blogs and social media has led to staff reductions and the closure of newspapers, media groups, TV channels and radio stations. However, it has also provided journalists and communication professionals with the opportunity to work successfully as freelancers. How journalists and communication professionals can cost their work? What are the techniques that they can adopt in order to sell their products to the market? Where can they find new market opportunities? What are the proper invoices and other paperwork they have to present? The purpose of this video is to help journalists and communication professionals, who want to work as freelancers/entrepreneurs, recognize opportunities and overcome threats.


Create database / online Libraries

Advanced Media Institute produces an online library including links, bibliography, videos and recommended movies and documentaries regarding the fields of communication and new journalism. The produced content featured on the website is at the disposal of the citizens that are interested in new knowledge in journalism and communication.

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February 19, 2017