Philemon Bantimaroudis, Associate Professor (Programme Coordinator)

Philemon Bantimaroudis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Professor in the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean (Greece). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. (1999). He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University, U.S.A. (1999-2000), the University of Cyprus (2012-2013, fall 2016), an Academic Visitor at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, U.K. (2008) and a Visiting Professor at Wheaton College, U.S.A. (2017-2018). His primary research interests are focused on media theory with secondary applications in culture and politics. 
Keywords: agenda-setting theory
Theodora Maniou, Lecturer 

Theodora Maniou is a lecturer in Journalism in the Department of Social & 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). She has worked as a journalist since 1994 in Greece and she is a member of the Journalistic Union of Macedonia-Thrace (Greece), the European Federation of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists. 
Keywords: Journalism, Models of Journalism, Television Journalism   
Venetia Papa, Lecturer

Venetia Papa is a Lecturer in Journalism and Media Studies of the University of Cyprus. She has received her Ph.D. in Communication and Internet Studies from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and her MA and BA from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the potential in both meaning and practices of ICT-mediated social movements and identified the meanings of active citizenship today within the contours of social movement activity. From 2010 to 2018 she was employed at the Cyprus University of Technology as a Research Associate in several local and European research programs. She has published several scientific articles in well-know referred journals in the field of Media and Communication studies such as the European Journal of Communication and the Information, Communication and Society. She is the co-authored of the book Mobilisations numeriques: Politiques du conflit et technologies mediatiques (Les Presses des Mines, 2017). 
Keywords: Social Media, Algorithmic Journalism, Data Activism