Course Information
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAntonis Skamnakis
Course ID600000941

Programme of Study: Master of Arts in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism-R

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
European JournalismElective Courses2110
Digital Media, Culture and CommunicationElective Courses2110
Risk Communication and Crisis JournalismElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)2110

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Learning Outcomes
During the last 30 years mainly due to pressing environmental problems leading to climate change, an increased interest on behalf of the media in environment has been monitored. The wide publicity given to ecological accidents contributed to mobilizing the public and strengthening the environmental movement, making the global environmental protection a key issue. Covering the “environment beat” requires that journalists have the ability to report on complex and interwoven subjects, from land use policy to laboratory discoveries; energy technologies to natural history; waste management to wilderness travel. The emphasis of the class is on developing an informed and nuanced approach to reporting and writing environmental stories. During the semester, you’ll learn about current and emerging environmental topics, but more important you’ll gain hands-on experience in the basics of journalism: deciding what to write about, gathering news, conducting research, investigating, and interviewing. Throughout this course, working in teams or alone, we will focus on developing the skills unique to the environmental journalist. At the end of the semester we will publish our own newspaper, based on our semester work.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • 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)
To learn about journalism as a writing activity, as a profession, and as a social force. To develop an awareness of the history and changing currents of environmental journalism and conservation politics as revealed in the mainstream media. To encourage students to take a sharper and more alert scrutiny of the world around them.
Environment, journalism, sustainability
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Giannakopoulou, H. and Skanavis, C. (2014). Creating Buzz by Using Media to Make School Gardens Communication Happen, Studies in Media and Communication 2(2):36-48 Giannoulis, Ch., Botetzagias I., and Skanavis, C., (2010). Newspaper Reporters’ Priorities and Beliefs about Environmental Journalism: an Application of Q Methodology, Science Communication, 32(4):425-466. Kostarella, I., Theodosiadou, S. & Tsantopoulos, G. (2013). The coverage of environmental issues by the Greek media from the editors’ perspective. GV - Proceedings in GV - the 1st Global Virtual Conference 1, 399-407. Skamnakis A., (2016) “Introduction to Environmental Journalism and Communication” in Skamnakis, A., Kenterelidou, C. and Galatsopoulou, F. Environmental Journalism and Communication Zygos, Athens. Touri, M. (2018) 'Development and Communication in trade relations: new synergies in theory and practice', Development in Practice 28 (3) Touri, M. (2016) 'Development Communication in Alternative Food Networks: empowering Indian farmers through market relations’ Journal of International Communication, 22(2):209-228 DOI:10.1080/13216597.2016.1175366
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