Journalism Lab

Co-ordinator: Assistant Professor Pantelis Vatikiotis


The Journalism Laboratory is part of the Mass Media & Communication Division and caters for students whose scientific or professional interests are related to mass media. Attending the Journalism Laboratory also indicates the chosen Mass Media and Communication – Journalism Track, one of the three-degree pathways provided to students by the Department. Only the students who choose the specific Track may practice in the Journalism Laboratory.


The lectures and workshop-based seminars of the Journalism Laboratory begin from the 5th and continue to the 8th semester, that is, during the last two years of studies. The teachings on special journalism subjects and practice do not take place in the first year of studies since the Department does not aim to work as a vocational school teaching only (or primarily) journalism techniques. The aim is for graduates to have acquired sufficient education in Communication, Culture, History, Economics, Language, Political Science, Sociology, in order to have the necessary cultural and cognitive tools that allow them to understand, analyse and critically reflect on social reality, and not just gather information and reproduce it accurately in the media. We want our graduates to be able to reflect on, and deal with the challenges of our time; for this purpose, it is necessary for them to acquire a broad education instead of just specialised knowledge. The first two years of studies therefore include courses in the humanities and social sciences, but also an introductory course in Journalism, in order for the students to be sufficiently trained at the beginning of their studies. These courses also run during the 3rd-4th years, along with specialised media related courses.


In the Journalism Laboratory, students are taught communication techniques in print and electronic media. The class session is 6 hours long, in all semesters. Along with lecturing the teaching also includes journalistic techniques practice. Class attendance and workshop participation are both obligatory. The courses are completed with an individual or collective production of a finished project (e.g. complete journalistic research, video, radio or television reporting, online reporting) under the supervision of the instructor. 

Since the academic year 2009-2010, the radio and television studio of the Department operates at Hill Street in Plaka. This is where the web radio station Spam is also housed, directly connected to the Journalism Laboratory. The web programme is produced entirely by students and as part of the learning process.




Τel.: - 210-920 1431 Mrs Konidi Niki, 
  Undergraduate students affairs
 - 210-920 1428 Mrs Thedorou Vasiliki,
  Postgraduate student affairs
 - 210-920 1064 Karalis Dimitris, 
  Executive secretary


Student services hours at the Secretariat [2nd floor of the old building]: every Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00

For certifications, letters of confirmation etc., students are assisted by the Student Services Centre in the quadrangle of the New Building, which operates daily from 9:30 – 13:30