Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – School of Journalism & Mass Communications

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is one of the three communication departments in Greece. It was founded in 1991, with the mission to provide the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for the practice of Journalism, to research issues related to the subject of Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as to contribute to the establishment of the Journalism Profession.

Each summer, Thessaloniki International Summer Academy on Media (THISAM) brings together an impressive group of people passionate about journalism and its ability to influence positive change. Attendees include early career journalists, students, media entrepreneurs, scholars, leaders of NGO’s and media industry leaders. Innovative ideas are shared and new business strategies developed. The focus is on creating a hands-on, interactive, interdisciplinary experience

  • Nikos Panagiotou, Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, and SNF Fellow, participated in a panel discussion regarding disinformation, democracy and elections, in the context of iMEdD’s forum in 2019. 
  • In addition, iMEdD was among the co-hosting partners of the 5th Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy, organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Jean Monet Chair on European Union Public Diplomacy. iMEdD presented its philosophy and work under the title: “How organisations can contribute to the sustainability and future of journalism and media”, with the aim to familiarise, further inform and ultimately interact with the organisation. At the same time, the iMEdD Lab journalism team conducted the workshop: “REPORTING ON COVID DATA. Dos & Don’ts in Data Analysis – The case study of iMEdD Lab’s COVID tracker: Data collection, processing, and structuring with the use of Python”. 
  • iMEdD was also involved in the 6th THISAM (2022) by holding workshops.