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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 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, Poltical 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.

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

European Media Structures, Policies and Identity
Stylianos Papathanassopoulos (National University of Athens) and Ralph Negrine (University of Sheffield)
Publisher: Polity, 2011, p. 244

European Media provides a clear, concise account of the structures, dynamics and realities of the changing face of media in Europe. It offers a timely and illuminating appraisal of the issues surrounding the development of new media in Europe and explores debates about the role of the media in the formation of a European public sphere and a European identity.  The book argues that Europe offers an ideal context for examining interactions between global, regional and national media processes and its individual chapters consider: the changing structure of the European media; the development of new media; the Europeanization of the media in the region; the challenges for the content; and audiences. Special emphasis is given to the transformation of political communication in Europe and the alleged emergence of a European public sphere and identity.

European Media: Structures, Politics and Identity is an invaluable text for courses on media and international studies as well as courses dealing with European and national policy studies. It is also helpful to students, researchers and professionals in the media sector since it combines hard facts with theoretical insight.

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