About the Summer Academy
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University Thessaloniki (AUTh), Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration Journalism along with other partners, University of Zagreb, University of Novi-Sad, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, Deutsche Welle Akademie(DW Akademie), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Media Literacy Institute and Proof organisation will organise the 3rd Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy: New Trends in Media and Journalism: Media 4.0 – communicating, verifying and reporting the Global and Digital World in Thessaloniki, Greece between 05th-12th of July 2019. The joint initiative brings together the reputation, expertise of respected and well-known institutions from Europe, Asia and USA. In addition, it will have the support of established organisations, companies and think tanks (Aegean Airlines, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung etc).
In today’s world, accurate information is an increasingly critical resource for our understanding of
the world. Building on the success of the 2018 Summer Academy School, we are looking
forward to welcoming another cohort of student participants from all over the world to
Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy. This year the Summer Academy will focus
on new trends on Media, Communication and Journalism. This year emphasis will be in new
trends and mores specifically in communication, disinformation, verification and Mobile
The intensive multi-disciplinary training course aims to provide in-depth knowledge and robust
skills on important topics and evolutions in media and communication. Participants in this course
will emerge with a better understanding of the latest academic research, policy, market and
professional trends in the focused area, as well as develop a network of colleagues to share their
experiences, ideas and points of views.
The International Media Summer Academy will address and focus on issues that are timely and
1. New Trends in Media
2. Developing methods of news verification against disinformation
3. Mobile Journalism
4. Media Literacy
The Summer Academy intends to be a major forum where current issues and research
developments will be presented. For this purpose, eminent international scholars will be invited
to share their expertise in the form of lectures, collaborative study designs, digital content
development, and new models.
During the Summer Academy, student participants will contribute in workshops developing case
studies, extending their methodological knowledge through hands on-practices. This course is
a unique opportunity to benefit from the Organizers outstanding research into
journalism/communication combined with the expertise of pioneering media professionals. The
program is structured around keynote presentations by distinguished experts, interactive small
group work, and roundtable discussions. The course will be run with a mix-method teaching style
and includes lectures, discussion, small group work, policy lab and hands-on practicum.
Sessions will be led by experts from across communication fields, including research, policy
making, and media industries.