Advanced Media Institute Chairwoman
Sofia Iordanidou is an Associate Professor in Journalism and Communication at the Open University of Cyprus (OUC). Since 2011, the MA programme “Communication and new Journalism” has been developed and is being offered at the OUC, under her responsibility. She is the publisher of Dimosiografia (“Journalism”) periodical and website manager at dimosiografia.com.
She has worked for many years in the field of Journalism and Strategic Communication. While in New York, she worked for the Voice of America and was the White House correspondent for newspapers in Greece, as well as responsible for the Mondale election campaign. In Athens, she was a journalist for both ERT and MEGA channels. Her extensive experience includes political consultancy and advisory to many companies in corporate communication. She also created the Department of Communication and Press Office for MEGA CHANNEL, where she was Director, and established NETNEWS, S.A., the first television agency in Greece, as well as NETRESULT Ltd., a communication strategy company.
She has studied Italian and English Language and Literature at CUNY, acquiring a postgraduate degree majoring in Comparative Literature at CUNY. She received her PhD completing the thesis “Pirandello in Greece” from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her scientific research focuses on (i) journalism and the functioning of the Media, as well as the challenges posed by the transition to the digital age and the social media, (ii) strategic communication and (iii) Media literacy. More at www.siordanidou.gr