Laboratories

The Media Informatics Laboratory

The Media Informatics Lab was founded at the beginning of 2002 by assoc. Professor Andreas Veglis but it has been operational on an informal basis since 1996. The lab serves educational and research needs in the following knowledge fields: Applications of office automation, Desktop Publishing (DTP), internet services, organizing and presenting news material on the Internet, multimedia applications, and distance-learning. The lab is responsible for the teaching of 6 courses (4 compulsory and 2 optional) in the undergraduate curriculum as well as of two courses in the master’s curriculum in which the School of Journalism & Mass Communications participates. The above courses are mainly laboratorial. Every student has access to a computer during the courses. The lab includes 21 computers which are used for the laboratorial courses as well as for other courses requiring the use of a computer. The computer lab is also available to the students of the School for practice and the completion of assigned coursework from other courses. The computer lab operates in total 50 hours per week for the needs of the students and the laboratorial courses. The Media Informatics Lab is responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of two website servers of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. These are:

The Computer Lab is located in Pavilion 1 of the Thessaloniki International Fair.

The Electronic Media Laboratory

The Electronic Media Laboratory, which is located in Pavilion 1 of the Thessaloniki International Fair, was officially established in 2002 by asst. Professor George Kalliris but it has been operational on an informal basis since 1997. Its main activities range in the fields of electronic Media, mainly Radio and TV broadcasting, including all the associated audiovisual technologies that are deployed in the areas of Journalism and Mass Communications. The main areas of interest are: audiovisual production technology, room-acoustics and lighting for studios, editing, multimedia services, DVD-authoring, e-learning, web publishing, content-management-systems etc. New digital media technologies such as Digital Radio and TV production, interactive platforms, Web-Radio/-TV, tape-less systems, audiovisual networking services and applications, Quality of Experience models, content description/ documentation techniques and media assets management are some additional contemporary topics that are of interest to the e-Media Laboratory staff. The facilities of the Laboratory comprise a Radio Recording Studio, a TV Studio, a Control Room, and four editing suites. A complete installation of television lighting, systems of linear and non-linear computer editing, graphics and character generator as well as units of sound and visual effects are all placed within the work spaces of the Laboratory which is continually upgraded with the implementation of new technologies and the use of advanced techniques in the Radio and TV industries. In addition, a fully-equipped multi-purpose room is available that can serve teaching and seminar activities, ICT-workshops, video-conferencing presentations and meetings. Digital media suites and associated mobile equipment are also available for the needs of new media productions and broadcasting, in both education and R&D multidisciplinary collaboration tasks.

Today, the Laboratory of Electronic Media satisfies the needs for radio and TV productions elaborated by the students in the corresponding courses. The above infrastructure is fully exploited in the graduate courses, as well as in three different post-graduate programmes that are related with the use of contemporary digital media ICT in the areas of journalism, communication, production, education and culture, and lead to postgraduate and PhD degrees. The academic staff has been involved in a variety of R&D projects, such as “Graduate training and specialization by distance learning”, “Electronic portal for providing training to teachers of secondary education in the Greek Language Centre”, “Production of innovative audiovisual content, designed for language learning, and available through the web Portal for Greek Language”, “Storage and Distribution of Audiovisual Sports Program for Athens 2004”, “Advanced audio and video technology in the production of audiovisual works-AKMON”, “Online transmission of cultural events in real time”, “Establishment of an interactive service for storage and viewing of films by students for students”. In this framework, the e-Media Laboratory invests in the establishment of new knowledge and the expansion of the acquired know-how that is associated with the use of audiovisual digital technologies and new media in the fields of journalism and mass communication, for the benefits of the society. It also aims at the distribution of gained knowledge by means of all the available academic forms, such as teaching, training seminars, workshops, participation in publicity events and activities, scientific publications in international journals, presentations in scientific conferences and related forums.

URL: http://e-media.jour.auth.gr/

Social Media Lab

Members of the Lab

Faculty

Phd Students

The aim of the Lab is to investigate how people think, feel, act, and communicate online. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, we study online communication in the fields of health communication (e.g. health campaigns), interpersonal and social relationships (e.g. formation and change of relationships), public opinion (e.g. perception and use of new media), political communication (e.g. deliberation, influence), sports and athletics, culture and education (e.g. formation and attitude change, digital literacy). Especially, the focus is on how the use of social media and other online technologies can change communication and which the social, psychological, economic and technological consequences of these changes are.