Chrysi's academic background includes studies in Mass Communication and Media Arts (Journalism) at the Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh (bachelor's degree, awarded with distinction) as well as a bachelor's degree in History and Archaeology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (with specialisation in History).
Furthermore, she obtained a masters degree in Journalism and New Media from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, awarded with 9.5/10. In her MA dissertation, entitled 'Journalism in the social media era', she examined the relationship between journalism and the internet (social media). Furthermore, through extended research on Twitter, she illustrated how different media actors in Greece use this platform.
During her masters studies Chrysi was also teaching academic writing and research methods at Akmi Metropolitan College (Thessaloniki).
Chrysi's PhD work looks into the journalistic use of Twitter in political dialogue in Britain (during electoral periods) and its implications for the rejuvenation of the 'democracy and the public sphere' concept, by capturing how this platform can be mapped as a synthesis of dialogic arenas. In this context, she is also interested how different media actors embrace microblogging, how media outlets manage to face a series of new challenges and how the audience responds, by measuring the level of engagement and participation.
During her PhD, she also works as a teaching assistant, preparing and teaching a variety of seminars to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These include:
- JNL115 Introducing Journalism Studies
- JNL6027 Journalism, Globalisation and Development
- JNL6071 Journalism and Democracy
- JNL6073 Online Journalism
- JNL6210 Research Methods
Furthermore, she expanded this experience by working as a teaching assistant (mentor) on one of the University's online courses, Making Sense of Data in the Media.
The uses of social media in political dialogue through a journalistic perspective (provisional)
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
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: Digital Research Confidential: the secrets of studying behaviour online, Digital Journalism, 5(1), pp 120-122
Dagoula, C. (2016), The Journalistic use of Twitter, Doctoral Times, 13(1), p.12