Public Communication

PhD posts, starting September 2019

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Tuesday 30 April 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) post on the topicInternal Marketing and Innovation in Service Organizations”

Description: the proposed topic belongs to the area of ​​Marketing and focuses on internal marketing (seems to have begun by Berry et al. (1976) as a tool to strengthen the organizations internally in order to respond to customers effectively). Its dimensions will be examined in Service Organizations.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an undergraduate and a postgraduate degree in the field of Marketing, Communication or Business Administration. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification. The application of each candidate should include a CV and a description of research interests (maximum 2 pages) in English.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor : George Panigyrakis, Professor,  george.panigyrakis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: Hybrid Journalism: The Case of Constructive Journalism

Description: Journalism is undergoing drastic changes that shape and reintroduce its role, the practices and norms of journalism, the tools and the producers of journalism. These changes challenge the binary thinking of what journalism is and what is not, bringing to the fore new forms of journalistic truth-telling. The concept of hybridity is often used to describe these changes and characterize the transitional phase of journalism. However, it has been argued that every complex phenomenon that defies familiar explanatory frameworks, is often described as hybrid. It is important therefore, to explore further how central notions of the epistemologies and boundaries of journalism are shaped in the wake of drastic technological developments, and a widespread acceptance of journalism’s inability or reluctance to offer contextualized news, to reveal the causes and to mention ideas and developments. That said, constructive journalism comprises an emerging field aiming to provide a fair, accurate and contextualized picture of the world, and also to facilitate public debate not only around important problems, but also around possible solutions to improve the quality and the tone of public discussions. The aim of this dissertation is to explore the notion of constructive journalism as a feasible model of journalism in the Mediterranean communication system.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should hold a graduate degree in Journalism Studies or Communication Studies. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification.

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees. Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lia-Paschalia Spyridou, Assistant Professor,  l.spyridou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: Journalism and Artificial Intelligence

Description: This PhD thesis will explore the uses and impact of artificial intelligence on journalism. More and more algorithms and automation are replacing tasks and decisions that until recently have been not only part of the journalists’ tasks, but also defined and demarcated the professional identity, the skills and knowledge of journalists. Nowadays, technology is interconnected with journalism, greatly affecting its practices and norms, and eventually the content produced. The thesis may focus on various applications of AI, such as news personalization, algorithms and news, forms of audience analytics and their impact on news content. Also, the thesis may study specific applications and software made for newsrooms, that are based on creative news search algorithms and promise to enhance journalistic production in the direction of creative and contextualized news reporting.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should hold a graduate degree in Journalism Studies or Communication Studies. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification.

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees. Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lia-Paschalia Spyridou, Assistant Professor,  l.spyridou@cut.ac.cy

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25 002501, Fax: 25 002862

Public Communication

PhD posts, starting September 2019

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Tuesday 30 April 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) post on the topicInternal Marketing and Innovation in Service Organizations”

Description: the proposed topic belongs to the area of ​​Marketing and focuses on internal marketing (seems to have begun by Berry et al. (1976) as a tool to strengthen the organizations internally in order to respond to customers effectively). Its dimensions will be examined in Service Organizations.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an undergraduate and a postgraduate degree in the field of Marketing, Communication or Business Administration. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification. The application of each candidate should include a CV and a description of research interests (maximum 2 pages) in English.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor : George Panigyrakis, Professor,  george.panigyrakis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: Hybrid Journalism: The Case of Constructive Journalism

Description: Journalism is undergoing drastic changes that shape and reintroduce its role, the practices and norms of journalism, the tools and the producers of journalism. These changes challenge the binary thinking of what journalism is and what is not, bringing to the fore new forms of journalistic truth-telling. The concept of hybridity is often used to describe these changes and characterize the transitional phase of journalism. However, it has been argued that every complex phenomenon that defies familiar explanatory frameworks, is often described as hybrid. It is important therefore, to explore further how central notions of the epistemologies and boundaries of journalism are shaped in the wake of drastic technological developments, and a widespread acceptance of journalism’s inability or reluctance to offer contextualized news, to reveal the causes and to mention ideas and developments. That said, constructive journalism comprises an emerging field aiming to provide a fair, accurate and contextualized picture of the world, and also to facilitate public debate not only around important problems, but also around possible solutions to improve the quality and the tone of public discussions. The aim of this dissertation is to explore the notion of constructive journalism as a feasible model of journalism in the Mediterranean communication system.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should hold a graduate degree in Journalism Studies or Communication Studies. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification.

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees. Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lia-Paschalia Spyridou, Assistant Professor,  l.spyridou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: Journalism and Artificial Intelligence

Description: This PhD thesis will explore the uses and impact of artificial intelligence on journalism. More and more algorithms and automation are replacing tasks and decisions that until recently have been not only part of the journalists’ tasks, but also defined and demarcated the professional identity, the skills and knowledge of journalists. Nowadays, technology is interconnected with journalism, greatly affecting its practices and norms, and eventually the content produced. The thesis may focus on various applications of AI, such as news personalization, algorithms and news, forms of audience analytics and their impact on news content. Also, the thesis may study specific applications and software made for newsrooms, that are based on creative news search algorithms and promise to enhance journalistic production in the direction of creative and contextualized news reporting.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should hold a graduate degree in Journalism Studies or Communication Studies. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification.

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees. Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lia-Paschalia Spyridou, Assistant Professor,  l.spyridou@cut.ac.cy

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25 002501, Fax: 25 002862