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Stylianos Papathanassopoulos Professor of Media organization and policy at the Department of Communication and Media Studies - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA). He was the Head (2007-2011) of the Faculty, member of the Board of the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (2006-20011) and is Visiting Professor at City University, London. Previously, he was Deputy Director (1996-2005) of the University Research Institute of Applied Communication (URIAC) and Deputy-Head of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies (2003-2007). He has been Visiting Professor at the Technological University of Cyprus, and he has also taught at the University of Helsinki and the University of Sheffield. He is also a member of the Euromedia Research Group and was a member of the Network of European Political Communication Scholars (2008-2018) as well as he was a member of the research project "Changing Media-Changing Europe" funded by the European Science Foundation. He was a member of the Managing Committee of the COST Action "IS1308 -Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics" (2014-18). He also participates in the following EU projects: a) A response to online hate speech through the enhancement of high-quality professional and citizen journalism; b) Euromedia Ownership Monitor and c) European Media Platforms: Assessing Positive and Negative Externalities for European Culture.

He is currently Director of the postgraduate program in Journalism and New Media as well as Director of the Laboratory of Journalism Studies both at the Department of Communication and Media Studies - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He has written extensively on European and Greek media, with particular reference to the development and impact of news media. His publications can be found in journals: European Journal of Communication, Media Culture and Society, Media International Australia, The International Journal of Harvard in Press and Politics, Intermedia, Political Communication, The Communication Review, Journalism Studies, International Journal of Digital television, Javnost/the Public, Annals of the International Communication Association, Journalism, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Social Media and Society, Eurozine. He has also written for the trade press (Broadcast, Television Business International, European Television Analyst, Cable and Satellite Europe.)

He is the Editor of the Greek communication journal "Zitimata Epikoinonias (Communication Issues)" and member of the editorial boards of the journals Global Media and Communication, European Journal of Communication, Social Media and Society, Digital Media & Policy and Journalism Practice. With Susana Salgado are the editors of the book series Springer Studies in Media and Political Communication at Springer Publications.

Zitimata Epikoinonias (Communication Issues)
Zitimata Epikoinonias (Communication Issues) is the only academic communication journal in Greece and provides a forum for the presentation of International and Greek research and discussion concerning the media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts. It engages in critical discussions of any aspect of communication and the media: media history, globalization of communication, media institutions, media analysis, media criticism, media policy, new media, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and on both theoretical and empirical research.

SMG/Media Analysis
SMG is a group of researchers in communication and media issues. It was formed by Professor Stylianos Papathanassopoulos in 2012 and it aims to conduct research in the field of communication and media studies. The research group SMG provides design, implementation and analysis on current affairs, and ad hoc basis for specific surveys. It also aims to complement its research activity with publishing. The webpage is a part of SMG's activities.

Recent Work

Papathanassopoulos, S., Miconi, A. (eds) The Media Systems in Europe. Springer Studies in Media and Political Communication. Springer, Cham.

The book presents the evolution of media systems in Europe in the last 30 years, from 1990 to 2020. It discusses the media systems of the European Union member states and it is based on a systematic collection of data, based on some of the historical findings of a larger project entitled “European Media Platforms: Assessing Positive and Negative Externalities for European Culture” funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101004488. The book builds on the theoretical, traditional regional media system theories offered by Hallin and Mancini while also testing them. The book further defines the proportions between geocultural patterns – national, regional, European, and global – to outline evolutionary trends in media landscapes. It analyzes to which degree European media have become more European, in the historical course of administrative unification and breaks the results down into concrete indexes and indicators. 

The book discusses the media systems of the member states of the European Union through a regional perspective, identifying similarities, differences, as well as their convergence in the digital age. It sheds light on the evolution of media systems in Europe, introduces existing relevant theoretical perspectives, and offers an overview of the new developments in European media.

The book will appeal to students, researchers, and scholars of political science, communication, media, cultural, and policy studies, as well as practitioners and professionals interested in a better understanding of the European media landscape's evolution.

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