The Emerald Handbook of Digital Media in Greece: Journalism and Political Communication in Times of Crisis

Anastasia Veneti
Bournemouth University, UK

Athina Karatzogianni
University of Leicester, UK

Product Details
22 Oct 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
480 pages - 152 x 229mm
Digital Activism And Society: Politics, Economy And Culture In Network Communication
The Emerald Handbook of Digital Media in Greece: Journalism and Political Communication in Times of Crisis addresses the impact of new technologies and the socio-economic crisis on journalism and presents the empirical applications of digital media in political communication and in a number of social settings including the environment, homelessness, migration and social movements.

From 2008 Greek political communication and journalism were hit by two major forces. Firstly, the financial crisis, which progressed to an economic, then a political, and eventually a social and cultural crisis in Greece. Secondly, the disruptive transformation and acceleration of everyday networked technologies, which impacted news media in Greece throughout the same period. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the changing environment in Greece since the beginning of the global (and consequently local) financial crisis of 2008, and a contemporary discussion around the developments brought forward by digital media and communication technologies, specifically addressing political communication and journalism.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Athina Karatzogianni and Anastasia Veneti 
Part 1: The Technological: Digital Journalism Transformations
Chapter 2. Mind the ‘lag’: The political economy of the Internet in Greece; Korinna Patelis 
Chapter 3. Radio, Web-Radio and Podcasting in Greece: Past, Present and Futures; Evi Karathanasopoulou  
Chapter 4. SEO and Web analytics in journalism: Case studies from the Greek news media landscape; Dimitrios Giomelakis and Andreas Veglis
Chapter 5. Participatory journalism in Greece: An analysis based on journalist-centered and audience-based studies; Theodora Saridou and Andreas Veglis 
Chapter 6. Citizens as actors in the field of journalism: Exploring users’ agency and perceptions of participatory affordances; Paschalia (Lia) Spyridou 
Chapter 7. Online news consumption habits of university students in Greece and Turkey; Eylem Yanardağoğlu 
Chapter 8. Foreign correspondents: Fading elitism or a new professional discourse in the light of the digitization era?; Iliana Giannouli 
Part 2: The Economic Crisis; Impact on Digital Journalism 
Chapter 9. The Greek media at the intersection of the financial crisis and the digital disruption; Stylianos Papathanassopoulos 
Chapter 10. Alternative digital journalism in Greece under conditions of austerity; Dimitris Boucas and Petros Iosifidis 
Chapter 11. Journalistic professionalism in Greece: Between chronic and acute crises; Achilleas Karadimitriou 
Chapter 12. Affective labour and perceptions of trauma journalism in crisis-ridden countries. A qualitative approach; Lambrini Papadopoulou and Theodora Maniou 
Chapter 13. Journalistic freedom and self-censorship in the case of the Greek Memoranda (2010-2015): Christos Kostopoulos 
Chapter 14. Self-orientalization and the “Greek crisis” in liberal mainstream news media; Yannis Mylonas 
Part 3: The Political: Elections, Campaigns and Political Discourse 
Chapter 15. Changes and shifts in political communication and media democracy landscape in Greece from 1981-2019; Anastasia Deligiaouri 
Chapter 16. The brand has left the building: the cases of governing PASOK, ND and Syriza at a time of economic crisis (2009-2019); Panos Koliastasis   
Chapter 17. Political elites and Media in Greece: Publicity as an electoral factor for political personnel: Gerasimos Karoulas 
Chapter 18. Them and Us: the politics of exclusion in Greece in times of polarization; Theofanis Exadaktylos 
Chapter 19. The rise of SYRIZA in Greece 2009-2015: The Digital battlefield; Nikos Smyrnaios and Athina Karatzogianni     
Chapter 20. Twitter’s agenda building and agenda setting effects: Evidence from Political Leaders in Greece; Amalia Triantafillidou, Prodromos Yannas, and Anastasia Kani 
Chapter 21. Visual Self-Presentation Strategies of Greek Political Leaders through their YouTube Political Advertisements for the 2019 EU Elections; Anastasia Veneti and Petros Ioannidis 
Chapter 22. The Greek political leaders on Instagram: Comparing Instagram activity during electoral and non-electoral periods; Stamatis Poulakidakos 
Part 4: The Social: Environment, Homelessness, Migration & Social Movements 
Chapter 23. From ‘illegals’ to ‘unfortunates’: News framing of immigration the refugee crisis in crisis- stricken Greece; Naya Kalfeli 
Chapter 24. Media representations of the "voice" of the homeless in street network journals during the Greek economic crisis: A case study of the street journal "Schedia"; Savvas Makridis, Vassiliki Papageorgiou and Dimitrios M. Papadakis 
Chapter 25. Digital media and environmental protests in Greece: #Skouries; Charis Gerosideris and Ioanna Ferra  
Chapter 26. Social media-led protest movements: Dangers of mobilizing large crowds within an ideological void and Heritage to mediated mobilization; Stamatia Zestanaki
Anastasia Veneti is Principal Academic in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University and Program Leader of the MA International Political Communication. Her research focuses on the intersection of media and politics, including political communication, digital political campaigning, media framing, protests and social movements.

Athina Karatzogianni is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. She researches the ideology, political economy and organization of non-state actors in global politics, focusing on their use of digital communication.
A very welcome and much needed collection and synthesis of the current state of digital media, journalism and politics in Greece. While it is often thought that Greek digital journalism and digital politics lags behind those of other European countries, chapters here reveal a vibrant and diverse digital landscape, constituted as a terrain of political, economic, technological and social struggle. It is a pleasure to read contributions from a new generation of media and journalism researchers alongside those of well-known scholars.  This volume is a must read for anyone interested in digital media in Greece and beyond, as it establishes the state of the art in digital media research in protracted crisis and sets the agenda for the future. - Eugenia Siapera, School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin

This is an important book for understanding the impact of digital media on the transformation of Greece's political and social landscape over the past decade. Wide-ranging, thought-provoking and lucidly argued, it provides us with valuable insights into the use of new media technologies and their implications for the political process in times of crisis. - Prof. Dimitris Papadimitriou, Professor of Political Science, University of Manchester

The Handbook offers stimulating discussion and contributes prolific research, along with diverse, engaging examples to the understanding of technological, economic, political and social drives at the crossroads. - Pantelis Vatikiotis, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

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