Communication and Media Studies

Code: ΕΠ 694

Semester: 6, 8


Dana Pachristou

Course description

Organized in thematic units, this elective course is an introduction to the media of mass communication and their historical development. Emphasis is placed on audiovisual practices involving a wider range of media, such as television and radio narrative, interactive platforms and the digital media of contemporary journalism. A historical-comparative approach is taken to individual case studies, in order to highlight in more detail the role played by the media in the modern public sphere and in the production of discourse in regards to experienced reality. Means and codes of mass communication connecting it with society and propaganda are explored. Basic theories for the analysis of the mass media (philosophy, semiology, sociology, anthropology) are introduced. Emphasis is also placed on the intermediate and multimedia narratives of new technologies that shape mass communication both in the physical space and in the virtual internet.




Suggested bibliography


1. Bibliography in Greek

  • ΜακΚουέιλ, Ν. (2003) Η θεωρία της Μαζικής επικοινωνίας για τον 21ο αιώνα, μτφρ. Κάτια Μεταξά, Αθήνα: Καστανιώτης. (Κωδικός βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 102077095).
  • Μπρώνη, Γ. & Βελέντζας, Γ. (2021) Επικοινωνία και Προπαγάνδα. 1η έκδοση. Αθήνα: Επιστημονικό – Ερευνητικό Κέντρο Εκπαιδευτικών / ερευνητικών υπηρεσιών και μελετών ΑΜΚΕ.
  • Σελλά, Ό. (2020) Ένα πολιτιστικό μετα-ρεπορτάζ 1995-2016. 1η έκδοση. Αθήνα: Στερέωμα.
  • Curran, J. & Gurevitch, M. (2001) ΜΜΕ και Κοινωνία, Αθήνα. (Κωδικός βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 21779).
  • Denis, M. & Mark, D. (2021) ΜΜΕ και Θεωρία της Μαζικής Επικοινωνίας. 7η έκδοση. Αθήνα: Παπασωτηρίου.
  • Thompson, J. B. (1999) Νεωτερικότητα και Μέσα Επικοινωνίας, μτφρ. Γιώτα Καραμπίνη – Νένα Σώκου, Αθήνα: Παπαζήση.

2. Bibliography in English

  • Büttcher, S. et al. (2016) Information Retrieval: Implementing and Evaluating Search Engines. 1η έκδοση. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  • Cmiel, K. & Peters, J. (2020) Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Lipschultz, J. (2020) Social Media Communication. London: Routledge.
  • Perloff, R. (2017) The Dynamics of Political Communication: Media and Politics in a Digital Age. London: Routledge.
  • Pizzi, S. (2021) A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers. Massachusetts: Focal Press.

3. Journals:

  • Media, Culture & Society
  • Journal of Media and Communication studies