Professor Nikos Bakounakis

Specialization: Journalism Theory and Practice

Nikos Bakounakis was born in Patras, Greece (1956). He is an Associate Professor of Journalism Theory and Practice at Panteion University in Athens, Greece, where he teaches journalism and media story telling. He has studied law at the Law School of the University of Athens. He holds a diploma in History (1983) and a DEA (master’s degree) in History (1984) from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France (French for “School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences”), from where, in 1995 he received his PhD in History and Civilizations. He was also awarded a Bachelor of Law from the Law School of the University of Athens (1991).

He was a fellow of the British Council at Downing College in Cambridge, UK, in 1999 and of the International Visitor Program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs in 2008.

Professor Bakounakis is also literary editor-in-chief of the Sunday newspaper “To Vima” in Athens, Greece. In addition, he is an op-ed columnist on culture and politics. His work includes several books on Greek history: primarily regarding the development of the bourgeoisie, its mentality, behaviour and the reception of artistic phenomena, ideas and journalism ( His recent book, A Europe's Moment in Greece in the 19th Century, on the life of the liberal public intellectual Andreas Rhigopoulos and the European ideal was awarded with the 2008 Essay Prize by the Athens Academy. He is now at work on a book about story telling in the Greek newspapers at the beginning of the 20th century. It will be published early next year (2014). Nikos Bakounakis has published widely in Greece and internationally on culture, journalism and media topics. His work has been mentioned in numerous citations internationally.


  1. Introduction to Journalism (1st Semester)
  2. Journalism Lab Ι: Introduction to Rerporting and Storytelling Techniques Ι (5th Semester)
  3. Journalism Lab ΙΙ: Ειδικά Ρεπορτάζ - Αθλητικό, Λογοτεχνικό Ρεπορτάζ (5th Semester)
  4. Journalism Lab VII: The Long Form (8th Semester)
  5. Journalistic storytelling in Old and New Media. Convergence and Multimediality (MA in New Media and Journalism)