News Sources and International News Organizations

Course Information
TitleΕιδησεογραφικές Ψηφιακές Πηγές και Διεθνείς Ειδησεογραφικοί Οργανισμοί / News Sources and International News Organizations
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Panagiotou
Course ID140000374

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 87
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Mass CommunicationsElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
JournalismElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Will be able to critical approach to news sources • Understand the political and cultural significance of the role, organization and functioning of the international news agency • Understand the role and importance of concepts such as information overload, inequality prosvai and distribution of news content, etc. and how they influence social structures and social reality, • Be engaged in the way in which these concepts affect the journalistic function and practice
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to provide a general introduction to the historical development and contemporary features of news sources and international news organizations. In this context we examine, the global system of collecting, processing and distribution of news media ( at local, national and global level ) the concept of a changing communications environment and issues such as the management and access to information , the flow of information as well as information overload . The purpose of this course is to help students understand the nature of news in the age of new media and globalization and to highlight key issues that have to do with the promotion , management and distribution of news globally and locally. The topics examined: political and cultural importance of news sources , role, organization and functioning of international news organizations, structures of national and international communication systems, processes and characteristics of information and cultural content of the media.
News sources, news organizations, organization and functioning of international news organisations.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Information and Communication technologies are used in teaching in training and in the communication with the students. The teaching is done by using power point, students are required to use ICTs during their training, while I communicate with the students is done through e-mail and social media
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Students are examined through 3 essays and 5 exercises
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ν. Παναγιώτου (2015) : Διεθνείς Ειδησεογραφικοί Οργανισμοί: Ενημέρωση και Επικοινωνία στον 20ο Αιώνα, Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονία
Additional bibliography for study
1. Clausen, L. (2004), Localizing the Global: ‘Domestication’ Processes in International News Production, Media, Culture & Society, 26:25-44. 2. Hafez, K. (2009), Let’s Improve Global Journalism!. Journalism, 10(3):329-331. Cristina Archetti (2008), News coverage of 9/11 and the demise of media flows, globalization and localization hypotheses, The International Communication Gazette, 70(6): 463–485. 3. Beate Josephi (2005), Journalism in the Global Age, The International Journal of Communication Studies, 67(6): 575–590. 4. Χρήστος Α. Φραγκονικολόπουλος & Νίκος Παναγιώτου (2008), Η επίδραση των παγκοσμίων δικτύων ενημέρωσης στην εξωτερική πολιτική και τις διεθνείς σχέσεις, Ζητήματα Επικοινωνίας, τεύχος 7:39-55 5. Gurevitch, M., Levy, M. R. and Roeh, I. (1991), The Global Newsroom: Convergences and Diversities in the Globalization of Television News, σ. 195-216. Στο P. Dahlgren and C. Sparks (eds.), Communication and Citizenship. London: Routledge. 6. Paterson, C. (1997), Global Television News Services, σ. 145-60. Στο A. Sreberny-Mohammadi, D. Winseck, J. McKenna and O. Boyd-Barrett (eds.), Media in Global Context: A Reader. London: Hodder Arnold. 7. Giffard, A.C. (2001) Report of the UNESCO Workshop: news agencies in the era of the Internet. Paris: UNESCO. 8. Boyd-Barrett, O. (2000) ‘National and international news agencies’, Gazette, 62(1): 5-18. Ιστοσελίδες 1. International Center for Journalists. 2. International Journalists’ Network. 3. Global Journalism Centre. 4. News Agencies
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