The Peace Journalism Laboratory is a centre of excellence in its field and within the academic community. It addresses interdisciplinary topics such as European and International Journalism, Peace Journalism, Crisis Management, Hate Speech, Misinformation, Media and War, and Education in Mass Media. The laboratory promotes research through various activities and programmes in all the above areas. It also upholds the development of new skills for students, researchers and professionals in the fields of Journalism and Communication.

Head Of The Laboratory

Professor Christos Frangonikolopoulos, email:

Initiatives – Awards

Jean Monnet Chair on European Union Public Diplomacy

Jean Monet Chair for European Integration
Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy.


The Media Informatics Laboratory serves educational and research needs in the following fields: applications of office automation, Desktop Publishing (DTP), Internet services, organising and presenting news material on the Internet, multimedia applications, and distance-learning.The lab is responsible for the teaching of computer-related courses (compulsory and optional) offered by the undergraduate and the postgraduate programmes of the School of Journalism & Mass Communications. The lab participates in a number of Laboratory computer networks in Greece and abroad and it cooperates with research bodies,such as EKETA. It also participates in the development of research projects with national and European funds/resources.

Head Of The Laboratory

Professor Andreas Veglis, email:


The Electronic Media Laboratory’s activities range in the fields of electronic Media, mainly radio and TV broadcasting, including audiovisual technologies deployed in the areas of Journalism and Mass Communications. The main areas of interest are: audiovisual production technology, room-acoustics and lighting for studios, editing, multimedia services, DVD-authoring, e-learning, web publishing, content-management-systems etc. New digital media technologies such as Digital Radio and TV production, interactive platforms, Web-Radio/-TV, tape-less systems, audiovisual networking services and applications,Quality of Experience models, content description/ documentation techniques and media assets management.

Head Of The Laboratory

Professor George Kalliris, email:


The Cultural and Visual Studies Laboratory contributes to the promotion of interdisciplinary learning, study and research in the following areas: forms and genres of contemporary popular culture, as they have been developed on, print, visual, audio, audio-visual and online digital media, contemporary processes and conditions of production and distribution of cultural products as well as the ways of consumption and absorption (cultural practices, behaviours, uses and preferences), forms and genres of contemporary visual communication (photojournalism, documentary, advertising, television, cinema, visual records, web platforms, multimedia and exhibition practices) focusing on the social, political, aesthetic and generally cultural dimensions and functions.

Head Of The Laboratory

Professor Gregory Paschalidis, email:


The Social Media Laboratory aims at investigating how people think, feel, act, and communicate online. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, we study online communication in the fields of health communication (e.g. health campaigns), interpersonal and social communication (e.g. formation and change of interpersonal and social relationships), public opinion (e.g. perception and use of new media), political communication (e.g. deliberation, influence), sports and athletics, culture and education (e.g. formation and attitude change, digital literacy). We especially focus on how the use of social media and other online technologies can change communication and onthe social, psychological, economic and technological consequences of these changes.

Head Of The Laboratory

Associate Professor, Antonis Gardikiotis, email: