Staff Catalogue


Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management, B109
University Campus
 Theodora A. Maniou is an Assistant Professor in Journalism at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. She holds a PhD & a BA in Journalism (School of Journalism & Mass Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), and an MA in Communication’s Policy Studies (CITY, University of London, UK). Prior to her academic appointment, she  worked as a journalist in Greece and Cyprus, and is a member of the European Federation of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists.
 Journalism, Journalism practice, Press Freedom, Broadcast/Multimedia Journalism
Maniou, Theodora A. (2013). Television, Society and Political News: A Theoretical and Empirical Approach in the Cypriot public sphere. Thessaloniki: Epikentro publications (pp. 242) – in Greek.
Recent articles in international journals:

Maniou, T.A., & Moutselos, M.. (2024). Do media systems matter? A comparative study of editorials on the migration crisis in the UK, German and Greek traditional press. Journalism 25(3), 620-649. doi: 10.1177/14648849221148319.

Papadopoulou, L., & Maniou, T.A. (2024). ‘SLAPPed and censored? Legal threats and challenges to press freedom and investigative reporting. Journalism, online first. doi: 10.1177/14648849241242181.

Maniou, T.A., & Ketteni, E. (2023). “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”, Is it not? The Relationship between Press Freedom and the Status of the Economy in Western Media Systems. Journalism Studies 24(6), 715-737. doi: 1080/1461670X.2023.2184175.

Trifonova-Price, L., Clark, M., Papadopoulou, L., & Maniou, T.A. (2023). Southern European press challenges in a time of crisis: A cross-national study of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Malta. Journalism, 1-20. doi: 10.1177/14648849231213503.

Bantimaroudis, P., Maniou, T.A., & Ziogas, T. (2023). You are the agenda: The pursuit of personal significance in social media contexts. Communications, doi: 1515/commun-2021-0107.

Maniou, T.A. (2023). The dynamics of influence on press freedom in different media systems: A comparative study. Journalism Practice 17(9), 1937-1961. doi:10.1080/17512786.2022.2030246.

Maniou, T.A. (2022). Managing sponsored content in hybrid media systems: A proposed alternative journalistic practice. Journal of Media Ethics 37(1), 18-37. doi: 10.1080/23736992.2021.2014848.

Papadopoulou, L., Maniou, T.A., & Pandia, E. (2022). Economic crisis and Trauma Journalism: Assessing the emotional toll of reporting in crisis-ridden countries. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. Online first. doi: 1515/comm-2020-0050.

Maniou, T.A. & Ketteni, E. (2022).The impact of the economic crisis on media corruption: A comparative study in South and North Europe. International Communication Gazette 84(1), 66-89. doi:10.1177/1748048520942751.

Maniou, T.A. (2022). Who is the ‘Villain of The Piece’? Assessing the post-crisis relationship between nationalism and the media. Media History. Online first. doi: 10.1080/13688804.2021.1914012.

Papadopoulou, L., & Maniou, T.A. (2021). ‘Lockdown’ on Digital Journalism? Mapping Threats to Press Freedom during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis. Digital Journalism 9(9), 1347-1369. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2021.1945472.
Maniou, T.A. & Bantimaroudis, Ph. (2021). Hybrid Salience: Examining the role of traditional and digital media in the rise of the Greek radical left. Journalism 22(4), 1127-1144. doi: 10.1177/1464884918796587.
Podara, A., Matsiola, M., Kotsakis, R., Maniou, T.A., & Kalliris, G. (2021). Generation’s Z screen culture: Understanding younger users’ behaviour in the television streaming age. Critical Studies in Television 16(2), 91-109. doi: 10.1177/17496020211005395.
Maniou, T.A., Stark, A., & Tuwen, C. (2020). Journalism Training beyond journalism schools. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator 75 (1), 33-39. doi:10.1177/1077695820904979.
Podara, A., Matsiola, M., Maniou, T.A., & Kalliris, G. (2019). Transformations of Television Consumption Practices: An analysis on documentary viewing among post-millennials. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 16(2), 68-87.

Photiou. I., Papadopoulou, L., Elefteriadou, A., & Maniou, T.A. (2019). Visual Infotainment in the political news: A cultural approach in the post-truth era. Mediekultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research 66, 75-100. doi:10.7146/mediekultur.v35i66.105281.
Maniou, T.A. (2019). Political conflicts in the Cypriot football fields: A Qualitative Approach through the Press. Soccer & Society 20(1), 123-138. doi: 10.1080/14660970.2016.1267630.