International Study Programmes 2017-2018 / Spring Semester



Teaching staff Code Course title ECTS Notes1
M. Tzoanopoulou (Asst. Prof) IP0300 Writing for the Broadcast Media 6  
G. Kalliris (Assoc. Prof.)
M. Matsiola (Lab teaching staff)
IP0700 Electronic Mass Media Technology2 6  
D. Livanios (Asst. Prof.) IP0800 Introduction to Modern Balkan History 1804-1950 6  
G. Tsourvakas (Assoc. Prof.)
I. Goulaptsi (MA, PhD candidate)
K. Riskos (MA, PhD candidate)
IP1200 Media Management 6  
V. Banou (Instructor) IP1800 TV production II 6 Laboratory workshop
F. Galatsopoulou (Instructor)
Cl. Kenterelidou (Instructor)
IP2000 Travel Journalism and Communication
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6 Experiential

1 Experiential courses are offered as simulations rather than lectures in the classroom. Students learn through active participation, by doing and from experience, and they explore knowing as a practical and continuous activity.
Laboratory workshops include instruction in the Electronic Media Laboratory.
2IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because this is a TV and radio laboratory course with limited number of places, it is offered only for undergraduate students in journalism & mass media. Students interested in taking this course need to contact prof. G. Kalliris or Mrs M. Matsiola as soon as their Learning Agreement is validated.

Course Descriptions

Writing for the broadcast media

(Dr. Marina Tzoannopoulou, Asst. Prof.)

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This advanced English course focuses on news story script writing for television and radio news programmes. By combining theory and practice students are introduced to news values/criteria, story structure, characteristics of broadcast news, and to journalistic guidelines, conventions and techniques related to copy writing style. The course also focuses on the development of interviewing techniques for interview and discussion shows.


  • Cremer, C. F., Keirstead, P. O., & Richard, D. Y. (1996). ENG. Television News. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Dominick, J.R. (2010). The Dynamics of Mass Communications: Media in the Digital Age. New Jersey: Mac-Graw Hill Education.
  • Hicks, W. (1998). English for Journalists (2nd ed.). London, New York: Routledge.
  • Itule, B. D., & Anderson, D. A. (1994). News Writing and Reporting for Today’s Media (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  • Mencher, M. (1994). News Reporting and Writing (6th ed.). New Jersey: Brown Publishers.
  • Stovall, J. G. (2002). Writing for the Mass Media (5th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • Walters, R. L. (1994). Broadcast Writing (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, International Editions.
  • White, R. (1990). TV News. Building a Career in Broadcast Journalism. New York: Focal Press.

Electronic Mass Media Technology

(George Kalliris, Assoc. Prof., Maria Matsiola, Lab Teaching Staff)

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To give students the essential knowledge on the technology and tools of production, to improve their technical judgment criteria for radio and television production evaluation, and to show them how to utilize the above to produce, in the Laboratory of Electronic Media, high quality radio and television programmes aimed for broadcasting and streaming webcasting.

  1. Introduction to radio and television production.
  2. Audio: The basics of sound theory, sound equipment and audio work.
  3. How microphones work: Basic microphone technology, examples of common types, characteristics, etc. Using microphones: How to choose the correct microphone and use it properly.
  4. Sound Recording: Mixers, from small portable units to studio consoles. Studio recording, sound quality: Controlling sound levels and quality. Portable recording: Using digital voice recorders. Interviewing for radio, including live studio interviews and vox pops.
  5. Sound Editing: Digital audio processing and non-linear editing.
  6. Television lighting techniques: Studio lighting, types of light, lighting equipment, colour temperature, contrast ratio, 3-Point lighting, lighting for video, indoor shooting with external windows, outdoor lighting techniques.
  7. Camera operation: Lenses, iris & exposure, focus, depth of field, white balance, filters, shots & framing, tripods, viewfinders, shutter.
  8. Video post production and non-linear editing.
  9. Radio and television station technologies: Broadcasting, streaming webcasting, podcasting, web radio and web TV.


  • Multiple choice examination
  • Radio production or podcast
  • TV production

Introduction to Modern Greek and Balkan History, 1804-1950

(Dimitrios Livanios, Asst. Prof.)

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The Balkan region has been traditionally perceived as an area of “ancient hatreds” and indiscriminate violence. This class will offer a broad introduction to the history of Greece and the Balkans in the 19th and 20th centuries, and will attempt to deconstruct some misleading views and stereotypes of the area that resist to die a natural death. Within this framework, the class will examine the Ottoman rule in the Balkans, the emergence of the nation-states of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania, the role of the Great Powers in the region (mainly Russia and Britain) and the role of nationalism as an agent of violence and dislocation. The class will be based on discussion and debate and will seek to use the Balkans as a case study for the analysis of wider issues, such as the centrality of nationalism in modern history, the role of Christianity and Islam in the construction of collective identities, and the “ideological use of history” for the promotion of political and nationalistic projects.

Media Management

((Georgios Tsourvakas, Assoc. Prof., Ioanna Goulaptsi, Kyriakos Riskos, MA, PhD candidates)

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The aim of the course is to introduce students to the subject of business administration of mass media. The course includes four parts: in the first one, students are introduced to the principles of management as well to the objectives and purposes of media companies. The second part equips students with an understanding of the basic sectors within these organizations, the production area, the finance area, the area of marketing and the area of labor relations. The third part enables students to develop an understanding of the management of human resources. This unit provides the planning, the organizing, the leadership and the monitoring of employees. Finally in the fourth part the students will be introduced to the strategic management of mass media. This unit investigates the scanning of the main external and internal environment of mass media, the way of formulating a strategy, different strategies and the strategy of implementation and control.

Television Production II – Live Shows

(Ms Vasiliki Banou, Instructor)


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  • Live Informative Television Program
  • Live Entertaining Television Program
  • The production in front and behind the cameras, distribution of roles, the key factors of the production process.

Travel Journalism and Communication

(Dr. Fani Galatsopoulou, Dr. Clio Kenterelidou, Instructors)

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The course explores Travel as a constituent of the journalistic and communication process of public information, knowledge and engagement and as a civic awareness and social development issue. It focuses on the broadcast and print travel journalism and examines:

  • Travel Writing Genres and Types of Travel Articles
  • Foreign Language Travel Publications in Greece
  • Modes
    of Public Communication of Travel and Effective Communication Strategies and
  • The role of Travel Journalist and Communicator with the new communication tools (Social Media)

This course is ideal for students who would like to acquire knowledge of journalism and communication applied to travel.

Going beyond the standard travel and journalistic writing class, the course combines a robust curriculum with experiential exercises, the praxis of applied workshops, and field visits – work – experiences. During the course participants will be given the opportunity to explore and research Greece’s and Thessaloniki’s culture, history, everyday life and will be asked to communicate their pragmatic knowledge and empirical involvement and engagement by writing travelogues, taking photos, recording real experiences and file their own true stories and testimonials from Thessaloniki.

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