The pathway focuses on the ways media and public, private, or non-governmental organizations communicate about present, emerging, and evolving risks. Combining the methodical engagement with the rich theoretical and case study research literature with a hands-on coverage of current crises and emergencies, the pathway explores the best practices in dealing with peace and war, environment, science, and public health, through strategic communication and crisis management methods to confront disinformation and hate speech.
- Awareness of the significance of risk communication in contemporary global society
- Ability to match appropriate form of risk communication to type of risk
- Appreciation of the challenges and parameters of independent reporting in the diverse field of risk/crisis journalism
- Acquisition of key investigative, analytical and reporting skills regarding the covering of crises/risks/emergencies issues from an independent, scrupulous and socially responsible point of view.
Digital Media, Communication and Journalism is a full-time (90 ECTS) English language Master’s program, the first of its kind among Greek public Universities. Designed to combine practice-based learning with sustained theoretical reflection, the intensive 12 months post-graduate program includes two course semesters and a third one, dedicated to the research and writing of a Thesis.
The structure of the program has been designed with a view to combine in-depth specialization with students’ freedom to select a set of courses that best matches their research and professional interests.
For the successful completion of each pathway students must:
- Take the core course of the preferred pathway
- Select at least 3 electives offered in the preferred pathway
- Select up to 2 electives offered by the other two pathways
- Complete a dissertation on a topic related to the subject areas covered by the preferred pathway.
|1st||3 courses||1 core course (10 ECTS) and 2 electives (20 ECTS) 1 of which can be from another pathway||30|
|2nd||3 courses||3 electives 1 of which can be from another pathway||30|
|1st and 2nd Semester Credits||60|