Has the communication of politics become professionalised? Who are the 'professionals' and what part do they play in the political process? Can the process of professionalisation be observed in different political systems? These, and related questions, about the changing nature of practices in political communication are explored in this book that looks at developments across a number of different countries.
As news media change, so media news consumption changes with them. This paper, part of a larger international research project involving 11 countries in four continents (Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia), is focused on news consumption.
"Analecta" is a collection of researches, studies and analyses on various issues which occupied the researchers and the associates of the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute. The aim of this yearbooks is to provide with information and analysis on the various developments in the communications landscape.
This study, based on a content analysis of television news and survey in eleven nations, explores the split between those who see the media as politically alienating and others who see the media as encouraging greater political involvement.
This article aims to provide an overview of the current state of digital television in Greece. By examining the latest digital developments in the middle of financial crisis, it suggests that the Greek government adopted a purely market-driven approach leaving the private forces to take up digital terrestrial television.
This article discusses the concept of "privacy" as a dynamic component that has changed and it is still subject to changes due to the advance of the internet and social media in particular. Our personal information has become a commodity that can raise our visibility in the social media driven world.
Communications Policy: Theories and Issues utilizes new research to highlight key debates and developments, and addresses a broad spectrum of contemporary concerns regarding the structure and the organization of communications systems in the past, present and future. Combining theoretical analysis with empirical research findings, this comprehensive text explores the contemporary theories and issues in communications policy that affect all democratic societies as they seek to address the challenges of emerging information and communications technologies.
A paper about the international media coverage of the crisis in Greece and in Eurozone. Published: The Media and Financial Crises: Comparative and Historical Perspectives. Edited by Steve Schifferes, Richard Roberts, London: Routledge, 2015.
Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies. It combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to provide an interdisciplinary and truly global perspective that reflects the trends, theories and issues in current media and communication research.
This book attempts to analyze current issues in the complex and multifaceted world of modern communication. The contributors of the book aim to discuss some of the topics related to the changes in the communication domain of the 21st century and to reflect on the debate as well as the concerns about the role of the media nowadays and more precisely in the fields of information, politics, journalism and the new media.
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.
This is a collective book based on a one-day seminar organized by the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the National University of Athens. The contributors are focused on the media ethics and how journalists can react to the pressures of the new competitive era. It also discusses how journalists and the media react in crisis situations, using case examples from the Vietnam War, the near war situation in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey and crisis in the military.
This book examines the effects of television, and pays particular emphasis on Greek television. Drawing on the approaches of medium theory and political economy, it refers to the medium of television and its specific conditions of the production of its content and examines how this is further influenced by the commercial logic. Moreover, it examines some the effects of the dominance of commercial television in the Greek system.
This book tries to provide with a concise and coherent way the structures, functions and the developments of the broadcasting systems in various and important parts of the world. It considers that the knowledge of the evolution of broadcasting systems in other countries helps directly or indirectly the potential of comparison. This allows us to examine the similarities as well as the differences and particularities.
This book focuses on the developments of the broadcast and electronic media in Europe and the USA. It explores the effects of the deregulation, the increasing importance of multinational multimedia corporations and details the various challenges that commercialisation and privatisation are posing to the traditions of public service broadcaster, and the development of cable and satellite television in Europe and the US. It pays particular attention to the deregulation and privatisation of broadcasting in Greece.
This book is a study of the economics and politics of the growing international dimension of television broadcasting. It covers the trade in programming and the likely impact of deregulation of the national broadcasting networks and Direct Broadcasting by Satellite, effectively outside national control. It analyzes the role of the traditional TV producing companies and the emergence of the new global media organizations.