Director: Assistant Professor Pantelis Vatikiotis
The ‘Journalism’ Track is designed for students whose scientific or professional interests relate to the fields of Media and Journalism. Students who chose this track are trained in the Journalism Lab (J-Lab), where ten laboratory courses are offered - five in the third year and five in the fourth year of their studies.
Students are taught the different types of journalism, production of journalistic content in mass media and multimedia environments. They learn the techniques of documenting, verifying and using the correct sources in order to produce reliable information and challenge misinformation. By the end of the program, they will develop the skills to apply critical analysis of content and infomediation, as well as the means to use new technologies and methods of journalistic research in the digital environment.
In addition to lecturing, the teachings include practicing journalistic techniques in the field. The students experiment with the production of various types of storytelling in the media aiming to renew and enrich the practice of journalism and the production of media content. The courses are completed with the production of a complete project, either individually or collectively, e.g., integrated journalistic research, radio, television or online reporting, TV shows, and mini documentaries. This way the students will be allowed to practice in professional conditions and challenges.
The Radio and Television Studio of the Department on Hill Street in Plaka inspired the design of the teaching program, enabling the implementation of radio and television journalistic productions by the students. The Studio is expected to reopen renovated and technologically upgraded (with a donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation) as a Digital Studio - Digital Hub.
The Journalism Lab has established an extended network of collaborations with important research institutes and professional bodies in the field of media and journalism. As part of these collaborations, distinguished journalists of print and electronic media and professionals in the wider field of communication and content production regularly collaborate in laboratory courses.
Graduates of the Journalism Track of the Department over the years have contributed significantly to the country’s mediascape, distinguishing themselves locally and internationally in the fields of mass media, journalism and digital content production.