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Christos Frangonikolopoulos
Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Christos Frangonikolopoulos is Professor of International Relations and Mass Communications at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University. He studied Politics and Government (BA Honors) and International Relations (PhD) at the University of Kent at Canterbury (England). He was Jean Monnet Chair on European Integration (2016-19 and currently Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Public Diplomacy (2020-23,, Director of the MA in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism ( and Vice Chair of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.  

He has published articles on NGOs, Transnational Celebrity Activism, Foreign Policy, and the Media, Peace Journalism, and Public Diplomacy in scholarly journals such as Global Society, The Round Table, Nordicom, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Bridges, Global Discourse,  New Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Journalism, Journalism PracticeJournal of Media Critiques, Global Media Journal, International (  

His most recent articles are: (a) “Expanding peace journalism: A new model for analyzing media representations of immigration”, Journalism, (2020), DOI: 10.1177/1464884920969089, (b) “Greek Correspondents and EU: Organic Critiques and Proposed Remedies to Address EU’s Communication Deficit”, (2020) Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1772854, (c) “Coping with Europe: How Greek journalists deal with disconnections between the EU and national levels”, New Perspectives 2020, Vol. 28(2) 223–237, (d) “The European Financial and Refugee/Immigrant Crises in the Press: Similarities and Differences of the Greek and German Public Spheres”, Global Media Journal: German Edition, 2019, DOI: 10.22032/dbt.38716 and (e) “Post-truth, propaganda and the transformation of the spiral of silence”, International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 14(3):367-382.