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                          DIMITRA DIMITRAKOPOULOU
                            Communication Scientist

                                    6 Morgentaou str.
                                   546 22 Thessaloniki
                                  Tel.: 2310 – 270 548
                                   Fax: 2310 – 220 715
                                  Mobile: 6936 71 37 27
                                         E-mail:

Date of birth: 27/12/1977
Place of birth: Thessaloniki
Nationality: Greek
Marital status: Single


EDUCATION

July 2007              PhD at the Department of Journalism and Mass Media Communication,
                       Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
                       Title of doctoral thesis: “Internet: challenges and dangers for the future
                       of journalism” (grade: excellent).

1999-2000              M. Phil. in Publishing Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland,
                       U.K.
                       Title of dissertation (19.500 words): “Electronic Publishing: profile,
                       market and copyright issues” (grade: B+).

1995-1999              First degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle
                       University of Thessaloniki (grade: 8.39/10 “very good”)

1989-1995              German School of Thessaloniki (grade: 18.2/20 “very good”)


PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER EXPERIENCE

Since May 2007         Communications and Public Relations Officer, Bar Association
                       of Thessaloniki, Greece

Oct. 2007-today        Teaching assistant at the Department of Journalism and Mass
                       Media Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

March 04-May 07         Instructor at the Department of Public Relations and Mass
                       Media, Advanced Technological Educational Institute of
                       Western Macedonia
                       Responsibilities: Teaching of the courses “Political Marketing”,
                       “Research Methods” and “Publicity and Mass Media”

Oct. 2005-May 07       Instructor at the Department of Commerce and Advertising,
                       Advanced Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki
                       Responsibilities: Teaching of the course “Advertising analysis”

Oct. 2005-Oct 07       Instructor at the “I.I.E.K. AKMI” (Private Institute of Vocational
                       Education)
                       Responsibilities: Teaching of the courses “Public Relations”,
                       “Marketing”, “Communication theory”
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Oct. 2001-June 04      Instructor at the “European Media School”, established by the
                       Publishing Organization “Macedonia” and the Educational Organization
                       “Vakalis” in collaboration with the University of Sunderland, U. K.
                       Responsibilities: Teaching of the courses “Introduction to Print
                       Journalism I & II”, “Political Communication”, “Communication
                       Networks: Reporting I & II”, “Research Methodology” and designing
                       the courses’ syllabus.
Oct. 2001-May 2005 Instructor at the “Intercultural Center for Vocational Training and
                   Communication”
                   Responsibilities: Teaching MS Office, Internet & E-mail.
Oct. 2000-Feb. 01 Publishing coordinator at the publishing department of “Ianos
                   Bookstores-Publications”, Thessaloniki.
Aug. 2000-Oct. 00      Vocational guidance at the department “Arts & Media” and
                       copywriter at “I.I.E.K. PASTEUR” (Private Institute of Vocational
                       Education).
Feb. 1997-Sept. 00     Editor at the lifestyle magazine “Close Up”, Publications of
                       Northern Greece, Thessaloniki.
Feb. 1999-Aug. 99      Copywriter at the advertising company “Basis”, Thessaloniki.
1996                   Editor at the magazine “Edo Ellada” for Greeks living abroad.



LANGUAGES

Greek                  Native
English                Excellent oral and writing skills (Degree: Proficiency of the University
                       of Cambridge)

German                 Excellent oral and writing skills (Degrees: Kleines             Deutsches
                       Sprachdiplom, Übersetzungsdiplom von Goethe-Institut)

Italian                Little



COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

Excellent knowledge and use of computers and of the following software:
   Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint)
   QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Pagemaker (programs for picture editing and layout)
   Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator (Internet Navigation & e-mail use)
   FrontPage & Dreamweaver (Web Design)


April 05               Computer seminars on Dreamweaver

Sept. 99-June 00       Computer seminars on QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Pagemaker,
                       FrontPage, Access and Powerpoint at the University of Stirling,
                       Scotland.

Oct. 96-May 97         Computer seminars on Excel, QuarkXpress, Internet Navigation & e-
                       mail use at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication,
                       Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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Sept. 95-Dec. 95         Computer seminars on MS-DOS, Windows and Word at the “Alexander
                         Institute”, Thessaloniki.

MEMBERSHIPS

   Hellenic Political Science Association

   International Communication Association (ICA)

   International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

   European Sociological Assocation (ESA)

   ATINER - Athens Institute for Education and Research)

   Special Secretary of the Alumni Association of German School of Thessaloniki


SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

   Researcher in the working group of the European Concerted Research Action
    “COST Action A20” under the title “The impact of the Internet on the mass media in
    Europe”.
    Projects:
    1. Primary research in Greece with the method of content analysis of print and online
       newspaper editions (in collaboration with Dr. Eugenia Siapera).
    2. Primary research with the method of structured questionnaires addressed to Greek
       journalists
    Duration of research program: 1/1/2002-31/5/2006

   Researcher in the working group of the research program “Archimedes ΙΙ”
    financed by the EU and the Greek Ministry of Education under the title “Political
    Communication and Political Marketing in the Digital Era”.
    Projects:
    1.     The use of SMS in political communication
    2.     The use of new technologies by Greek political candidates
    Duration of research program: 1/1/2005-31/12/2006

   Presentation of the paper “Report on Greek Case Study” at the meeting of the
    working group of the European Concerted Research Action “COST Action A20” under
    the title “The impact of the Internet on the mass media in Europe”, Dublin City University,
    10-12 March 2004, Dublin, Ireland
   Presentation of the paper “Report on Greek Case Study” at the meeting of the
    working group of the European Concerted Research Action “COST Action A20” under
    the title “The impact of the Internet on the mass media in Europe”, Ascor-University of
    Amsterdam, 10-12 December 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
   Presentation of the paper “The claim of qualifications for online journalists:
    technologists or actors of the „electronic‟ public sphere?” at the European
    Conference “The Media and Communications in the Emerging European Knowledge Society.
    Joint Organization: Media Section of the European Sociological Assocation (ESA)
    and the International University of Bremen, 24-25 January 2003, Bremen,
    Germany.
   Presentation of the paper “The factor of time on the Internet and its impact on
    journalistic practice” at the International Conference “Intercultural Communication”.
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    Organization: International Association for Media and Communication Research
    (IAMCR), 21-27 July 2002, Barcelona, Spain.
    Presentation of the paper “The impact of the Internet on the role of journalists” at
    the European Conference “The impact of the Internet on the mass media”.
    Organization: COST Action A20, 21-22 June 2002, Tromsö, Norway.
   Research travels to Germany in order to collect foreign bibliography regarding
    my doctoral dissertation and to visit specific research centers: European Institute
    of Media in Düsseldorf, University of Köln, University Library of the University of Köln,
    Library for Mass Media in Köln.



SCIENTIFIC DISTINCTIONS

2003                    Rewarded with the scholarship of distinction of the Research
                        Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


PUBLICATIONS

   Dimitrakopoulou, D., “Time, internet and journalism”, in Fragkonikolopoulos, Ch.
    (ed.), “Media, Society and Politics”, Sideris Publications, Athens, 2005

   Dimitrakopoulou, D., Siapera, E., “Greece: identical contents and lack of
    sophistication”, in van der Wurff, R., Lauf, E., “The impact of the internet on
    European press” (provisional title), Spinhuis Publishing, Amsterdam, 2005

   Dimitrakopoulou, D., “The factor of time on the Internet and its impact on
    journalistic practice”, minutes of the conference “Intercultural Communication”,
    IAMCR – International Association for Media and Communication Research (cd-
    rom)

   Dimitrakopoulou, D., “Politics via SMS: Message sent?”, minutes of the
    conference “Political Marketing & Democracy”, TEI of Western Macedonia, (cd-
    rom)

   Dimitrakopoulou, D., “Presentation of the International Conference "New
    Directions in European Media”, Journal “Communication Issues”, vol. 2

   Translation of the minutes of the International Conference "New Directions in
    European Media” (forthcoming)


CONFERENCES

24-26 Nov. 05           European conference under the title “50 Years of Communication
                        Research: Past & Future”
                        Organization: The University of Amsterdam, The European
                        Communication Association (ECA), The European Consortium
                        for Communication Research (ECCR), Άμζηερνηαμ, Ολλανδία

4 Nov. 05               Meeting under the title “Image and Speech in the mass media”
                        Organization:    Department       of   Journalism      and   Mass
                        Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

31 March-4 Apr.05 International Conference under the title “Political Marketing &
                        Democracy”
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                     Organization: Technological Educational Institute of Western
                     Macedonia, Kastoria

11 Feb. 05           Meeting under the title “Communication: European perspective and
                     the role of journalists”
                     Organization: European Parliament, European Commission,
                     Thessaloniki

4 Feb. 05            Meeting under the title “Advertising and Annoyance: Spam and
                     Television
                     Organization: Center of International and European Economic
                     Law, Thessaloniki

5-7 Νοε. 04          International Conference under the title “New Directions in
                     European Media”
                     Organization:    Department   of Journalism and Mass
                     Communication and Media Section of the European
                     Sociological Assocation (ESA)

24-25 Jan. 2003      European    Conference under the title “The Media              and
                     Communications in the Emerging European Knowledge Society.
                     Joint Organization: Media Section of the European Sociological
                     Assocation (ESA) and the International University of Bremen,
                     Bremen, Germany.
8-10 Nov. 2002       International Sociological Conference under the title “Sociology: A
                     Lesson on Freedom”
                     Organization: Hellenic Sociological Association, National
                     Centre for Social Research, Faculty of Law, Economic and
                     Political Sciences (A.U.Th.) and Social Policy Committee
                     (A.U.Th.)
21-26 Jul. 2002      International   Conference   under   the   title “Intercultural
                     Communication”, Organization: International Association for
                     Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Barcelona,
                     Spain.
21-22 Jun. 2002      European Conference under the title “The impact of the Internet on
                     the mass media”
                     Organization: COST Action A20, Tromsö, Norway.

28-29 Oct. 2001      International Conference under the title “The progress towards a
                     European Constitution and the recent review of the Greek
                     Constitution”, Organization: Center of International and
                     European Economic Law, Thessaloniki.
10-12 May 2001       International Conference under the title “The Digital Challenge:
                     Media & Democracy”
                     Organization: Department of Communication and Media
                     Studies, National and Capodistrean University of Athens,
                     Athens.


SEMINARS – VOCATIONAL TRAINING

12 Apr.-16 Jun. 05   Educational program under the title “Intercultural Politics”
                      Organization: Unesco and University of Macedonia.
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1-6 Apr. 2002        Seminars on American Studies under the title “Discovering our New
                     World. International Relations, Demographics, Economics, Information
                     Technology, Culture”
                     Organization: University        of    Macedonia      and       American
                     Consulate General

19 Nov.-17 Dec. 01   Seminars on European Integration, organized by the European
                     Center of Communication, Information and Culture and the European
                     Commission / Representation in Greece.
                     Organization: European Center of Communication, Information
                     and Culture and European Commission.

1 Dec. 2001          Meeting under the title “The language of Mass Media”
                     Organization: Greek Society of Applied Linguistics in
                     collaboration with the Department of Journalism and Mass
                     Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

29 Nov.-20 Dec. 00   Educational program for executives under the title “Public
                     Relations-Communication-Sales Promotion”
                     Organization: Chamber of Commerce and                   Industry     of
                     Thessaloniki and the University of Macedonia.

9-12 March 2000      London International Book Fair, U.K.


INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

  Photography
Oct. 1998-Jul.1999   One year studies at the Photographic School of Thessaloniki.
Sept.-Dec. 1995      Photography seminars at the Y.M.C.A.

   Literature

   Writing

   Traveling

   Theatre-Cinema

   Design and manufacture of jewels

   Voluntary work