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C. Dagoula, PhD

Assistant Professor
C. Dagoula, PhD
E-mail:
c.dagoula rug.nl

Chrysi Dagoula is an assistant professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies. She earned her PhD, entitled ‘The Ongoing Structural Transformations of the Digital Public Sphere(s): The Role of Journalism’, in 2017 from the University of Sheffield. PhD thesis also won an honorable mention for best dissertation in 'Information, Technology and Politics" in 2018 by APSA (American Political Science Association's Section on Information Technology and Politics). Her research reflects her broader academic interests on the developments in digital political communication and in digital journalism, and more specifically, on the (conceptual) discussions on the diachronic relationships between journalism and democracy within the public sphere theory. 

Education

  • PhD in Journalism Studies, The University of Sheffield (October 2014 – October 2017, viva voce passed: July 2017). Awarded competitive University of Sheffield PhD Scholarship (fees & stipend), Thesis available: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/18499/
  • MA in Journalism and New Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (October 2009 – September 2012) Awarded upon completion of thesis, with 10/10: ‘Journalism in the social media era’ , Completed with an overall mark of 9.5/10
  • BA in Mass Communication and Media Arts (Journalism), Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh (October 2009 – May 2010) Completed with an overall mark of 78.58% [Distinction]
  • BA in History and Archaeology (History), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (October 2002 – April 2008) Specialization: History

Grants & Awards

  • April 2019: Faculty of Arts (RuG) Writing-up Grant 
  • August 2018: Honorable mention for best dissertation in "Information, Technology and Politics" in 2018 by APSA (American Political Science Association's Section on Information Technology and Politics)
  • April 2018: Research Grant (Advanced Media Institute) for the project ‘Mapping the Greek journalistic Twitter: a theoretical and practical approach’
  • September 2014:  Awarded with a three-year competitive University of Sheffield Ph.D. Scholarship (fees & stipend)
  • September 2012: Top Grade award for MA degree (dissertation and overall)

Relevant Previous Employment

  • The University of Sheffield, Department of Journalism Studies (January 2018 - August 2018): MA thesis supervision
  • The University of Sheffield, Department of Journalism Studies & The Centre for the Freedom of the Media (January 2018 - August 2018): Lead Research Assistant
  • Sheffield Hallam University (March 2018 – August 2018): Specialist Visiting Lecturer
  • The University of Sheffield, Department of Journalism Studies (January 2015 - January 2018): Teaching Assistant
  • The University of Sheffield, Out of Our Minds project (December 2017 - August 2018): Communications Assistant
  • The University of Sheffield, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), Department of Journalism Studies (September 2017 - August 2018): Social Media and Events Coordinator
  • The University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences (2015/16, 2016/17): Project Facilitator, State of Sheffield, Achieve More Project
  • The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Methods Institute (January 2016 – March 2016): Teaching Assistant, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Making Sense of Data in the Media
  • AKMI Metropolitan College (September 2010 – May 2011): Instructor and Seminar Tutor

Professional and External Standing: Research & Additional Activities

  • Peer reviewer for the journals: Convergence; Digital Journalism; Journal of Greek Media and Culture; Journalism Practice; Media and Communication; Networking Knowledge; New Media & Society
  • Peer reviewer for the ICA (International Communication Association) Political Communication Division
  • Member of Scientific Board of the Advanced Media Institute (Greece and Cyprus)
  • Associate Editor of Networking Knowledge, Journal of MeCCSA Postgraduate Network (2016-2017)
  • Co-organizer and coordinator of the Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Researching Media and Journalism in a Digital Age Conference, University of Sheffield, January 2017
  • Member of Political Studies Association (PSA) (2015 -2017), Postgraduate Membership
  • Advisor at “Ask a Ph.D.” Scheme, The University of Sheffield (voluntary)

Publications in Print

Monographs

  • Dagoula, C. (2019). Mapping the Greek Journalistic Twitter: a theoretical and empirical   approach, Athens: Metamesonykties [in Greek; open access, available at: https://bit.ly/2xWST6C]

Journal Articles [peer-reviewed]

  • Dagoula, C. (2019). Mapping Political Discussions on Twitter: Where the Elites Remain Elites. Media and Communication, 7(1), 225-234. Available at: https://www.cogitatiopress.com/mediaandcommunication/article/view/1764
  • Dagoula, C. (2019). Digital Literacy: A research interview, Columbia Journalism Review (Greek Edition: Dimosiografia), 19, Athens: Metamesonykties Editions [in Greek]
  • Dagoula, C. (2018). Constructive journalism. The Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, 7(3), 569-574. 
  • Dagoula, C. (2018). Making sense of innovative and disruptive news in the digital age. The Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, 7(3), 575-580. 
  • Dagoula, C. (2018) Internet and Democracy: A turbulent relationship, Columbia Journalism Review (Greek Edition: Dimosiografia), 16, Athens: Metamesonykties Editions, pp. 58-61. [in Greek]
  • Dagoula, C. (2016) ‘The democratic role of journalism and the influence of political endorsement: Expectations and realities’, Columbia Journalism Review (Greek Edition: Dimosiografia), 12, Athens: Metamesonykties Editions, pp. 46-50 [in Greek]
  • Dagoula, C. (2015) ‘The Journalistic use of Twitter: The Greek case’, Columbia Journalism Review (Greek Edition: Dimosiografia), 7-8, Athens: Metamesonykties Editions, pp. 20-24 [in Greek]

Book Reviews [peer-reviewed]

  • Dagoula, C. (2020). Book Review: A Networked Self and Love. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 26(1), 227-228. 
  • Dagoula, C. (2019). Book Review: Digital, Political, Radical. Networking Knowledge, 12(2), 80-82.
  • Dagoula, C. (2018), ‘Book Review: Can the Internet Strengthen Democracy? by Stephen Coleman’, Information, Communication & Society,  21:12, 1817-1819, 
  • Dagoula, C. (2017), ‘Book review: What Journalism Could Be’, Digital Journalism, 5 (10), pp. 1351-1352
  • Dagoula, C. (2017), ‘Book review: Digital Research Confidential: the secrets of studying behaviour online’, Digital Journalism, 5(1), pp. 120-122

Other Publications

  • Dagoula, C., Harrison J. and Katsirea, I. (2020), IPSO Research on Editorial Standards and Complaints Handling, Available at: https://www.ipso.co.uk/monitoring/research/
  • Dagoula, C. (2016), The Journalistic use of Twitter, Doctoral Times, 13(1), p.12.

Conference Papers

  • Dagoula, C. (2020). Cyber-optimism, cyber-pessimism and the public sphere, presented at Rethinking Digital Myths, Lugano, 30-31 January, Available: https://rethinkingdigitalmyths.com/,
  • Dagoula, C. (2019). The (essential) role of journalism within the digital political arenas, presented at the Journalism Studies section, ECREA: European Communication,  Breaking Binaries - Exploring the Diverse Meanings of Journalism in Contemporary Societies, Vienna, February 14-15
  • Dagoula, C. (2018), The Role of Journalism within the current Digital Public Sphere(s), presented at the #AMIRetreat2018, Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the digital era, Thessaloniki, 27-29 September 2018
  • Dagoula, C. (2017), The journalistic use of Twitter in political dialogue and its implications for the Public Sphere concept and the rejuvenation of Democracy, presented at the University of Sheffield, Department of Journalism Studies Conference, Digital Challenges and Opportunities: Researching Media & Journalism in a Digital Age, Sheffield, 26 - 27 January 2017
  • Dagoula, C. (2016), The journalistic use of Twitter during electoral periods and its implications for the Public Sphere concept and the rejuvenation of Democracy: The British case, presented at the ECREA ECC Pre-Conference (Doctoral Colloquium), Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures, Prague, Czech Republic, 9 – 12 November
  • Dagoula, C. (2016), The journalistic use of Twitter during electoral periods and its implications for the Public Sphere concept and the rejuvenation of Democracy: The British case, presented at the International Summer School on Political Communication, Changing Media Environments, Changing Democracies, Milan, 18-23 July
  • Dagoula, C. (2016), The journalistic use of Twitter in Political Dialogue and its implications for the Public Sphere concept and Democracy, presented at MeCCSA PGN Conference 2016, New Directions in Media Research, Leicester, July 7 - 8.
  • Dagoula, C. (2015), The Public Sphere concept in the Social media era, presented at MeCCSA PGN Conference 2015, Transformative Practice and Theory: Where We Stand Today [Panel participation on Political Engagement & Social Media], Coventry, 2-3 July
  • Dagoula, C. (2014), The Journalistic use of Twitter: The Greek case, presented at Journalism Studies section, ECREA: European Communication, Journalism in Transition: Crisis or Opportunity?, Thessaloniki, March 28 -29

Teaching Certifications:

  • University Teaching Qualification (UTQ), January 2020 (University of Groningen)
  • LeTS Sheffield Teaching Assistant Programme (The University of Sheffield)

Relevant activities

  • [Discussant at Panel: Audiences and journalists: (how) do they know each other?], Academy Colloquium, The Audience Turn in Journalism, January 22-25, 2019
  • [Panel Chair on Leaktivism, Hacktivism, and Citizen Journalism], #AMIRetreat2018 in Thessaloniki, Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the digital era, 27-29 September 2018
  • [Panel Chair on Media Concepts and Processes], #AMIRetreat2018 in Thessaloniki, Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the digital era, 27-29 September 2018

- With the University of Sheffield

  • Guest Lecture at Sheffield Hallam University, “Online research and Digital Ethnography”, for the module Research Methods (BA), 5 March 2018
  • Invited Lecture, “Technological challenges to media and journalism”, for the module Introducing Journalism Studies (BA), 14 November 2017
  • Research Seminar, “The journalistic use of Twitter: Perceptions, Self-perceptions, and reality”, 24 May 2017
  • Research Assistant, Research contribution (survey and focus groups) on Bachelor’s Degree review (Department of Journalism Studies), 2017
  • Research Seminar, Teaching assistant at Discover Social Sciences event (Year 12) on the theme of ‘Social Science in a global, national and local context’, 2017
  • Invited Lecture, “Digital Public Sphere(s) and the new political arenas in digital environments”, for the module Online Journalism Studies (MA), 22 February 2017
  • Invited Lecture, “Journalism in the Social Media era”, for the module Online Journalism Studies (MA), 15 February 2017
  • Invited Lecture, “Technological challenges to media and journalism”, for the module introducing Journalism Studies (BA), 29 November 2016
  • Research Seminar, “The journalistic use of Twitter and its impact on the public sphere concept”, 20 April 2016
  • Research Seminar, “The uses of Social Media in Political Dialogue through a Journalistic perspective”, 19 June 2015

- With Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009 – 2011)

  • Research Assistant, The image of Aristotle University and its connection to the society of Thessaloniki (January 2011 – March 2011), Research Interviews 
  • Research Assistant, Worlds of Journalism (October 2010), Research Interviews and coding
  • Research Assistant, Fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP 2009/2010) (October – November 2009), Extended content analysis and coding
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