Chrysi Dagoula

Chrysi DagoulaChrysi has recently finished her PhD at the Department of Journalism Studies. Her research focuses on the new political arenas in digital environments, the formation of new public sphere(s), and the ways the systemic relationship between political actors, the media, and the public is formed. It also examines the journalistic use of Twitter in political dialogue in Britain during electoral periods and its implications for the rejuvenation of democracy and the public sphere concept by capturing how Twitter can be mapped as a synthesis of dialogic arenas. Her empirical research builds on digital ethnography and presents a hybrid model of a mixed methods approach which includes extensive qualitative research on Twitter.

This innovative research, which crosses the barriers of journalism as a discipline and expands also to political communication, was awarded a University of Sheffield Scholarship. The work reflects her broader academic interests on the developments in digital journalism and in digital political communication.

Since the beginning of her PhD, Chrysi also works as a teaching assistant, preparing and teaching a variety of modules to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These include:

  • JNL115 Introducing Journalism Studies
  • JNL6027 Journalism, Globalisation and Development
  • JNL6071 Journalism and Democracy
  • JNL6073 Online Journalism Studies
  • JNL6210 Research Methods

Her teaching experience also includes her work as a mentor on one of the University's online courses, Making Sense of Data in the Media.

Chrysi's academic background includes a masters degree in Journalism and New Media from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a bachelors degree (awarded with distinction) in Journalism from Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh, and a bachelors degree in History and Archaeology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During her masters studies Chrysi was also teaching academic writing and research methods at Akmi Metropolitan College (Thessaloniki).

PhD title

The ongoing structural transformations of the digital public sphere(s): the role of journalism

Supervisors

Dr John Steel

Conference papers/presentations

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, 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, 7–8 July

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, 2–3 July [Panel participation on Political Engagement & Social Media]

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?, 28–29 March

Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

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, pp46-50

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

Book reviews (peer-reviewed)

Dagoula, C. (2017), Book review: What Journalism Could Be, Digital Journalism, ahead-of-print, published online: 18 July 2017, DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2017.1348584

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. (2016), The Journalistic use of Twitter, Doctoral Times, 13(1), p.12

Contact

Email: cdagoula1@sheffield.ac.uk