Article 3 of the Greek Constitution


A scientific article was published on 6 July with the valuable contribution of Assistant Professor Nikos Antonopoulos and PhD candidate of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications (AUTH), Theodora Saridou. The study examines closely Article 3 of the Greek Constitution (the Separation between State and Church) regarding the coverage of news outlets in Greece and the opinions of students of Journalism and Mass Communications. Continue reading




Attending the 5th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2019), 15-18 April 2019 (Athens, Greece) for presenting my research paper “Macedonian name dispute: The influencers of the hashtags #macedonia and #macedoniaisgreek on Twitter” was a fruitful experience. The discussion with other knowledgeable Professors, researchers, and students resulted in learning more about trending topics in the field of Journalism and Communication. Continue reading

New publications

The last few months in collaboration with Nikos Antonopoulos, Assistant Professor of the Department of Digital Media and Communication of Ionian University (Kefalonia, Greece) we wrote two entries for the SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society.

(forthcoming) Antonopoulos, N., & Karyotakis, M.-A. (2020). Data Journalism. In D. L. Merskin (ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. USA: SAGE Publications, Inc. Continue reading

Thessaloniki’s Pandora


By Minos-Athanasios Karyotakis

The last few years Greece has attracted the attention of the globe due to its financial difficulties and the unending negotiations of its bailout programmes. The loss of hope and the future that seems to be miserable are some of the reasons why this Mediterranean country is facing one of the most crucial brain drain of its recent history. However, there are still young people in the country that try to cope with the unbearable daily Greek life and realise their dreams. This specific story talks about the struggle of success and the students of the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki that in 2005 decided to take their fate into their hands by creating PANDORA (Program for the Advancement of Non Directed Operating Robotic Agents). Nowadays, their inventions have competed in the RoboCup Rescue competition four times and hold a second place in autonomy category in 2013 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Continue reading

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak


By Minos-Athanasios Karyotakis

In nearly a month, about 1,000 people have died in Yemen because of cholera and humanitarian organizations are talking about an uncontrollable epidemic due to the civil war that broke out in the country over the past two years. “The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming speed. Over 124,000 cases have been recorded – almost half of them are children”, explained Meritxell Relaño, UNICEF Representative in Yemen. Continue reading

Seminar Critique: “Data Journalism Hackathon: Red Flags in the NSRF Programs”


By Minos-Athanasios Karyotakis

“Data Journalism Hackathon: Red Flags in the NSRF Programs” was successfully held on 31 March and 10 April by the Open Knowledge Foundation of Greece, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers. Continue reading