An iMEdD initiative for supporting and promoting regional news media in Greece

Local News Media Map

The data posted on the map are based exclusively on publicly available data. More information can be found in the Methodology section.

News media in numbers
61 Tv Stations
146 Radio Stations
203 newspapers
447 Websites

Throughout the world, regional media outlets record and report the daily news of their regions in a more substantial and direct manner than national news outlets. Matters of national interest, such as the environment, local government and economy are covered from the standpoint of the needs of each given community. In this way, local media outlets constitute a local public sphere and a platform for exchange of views that is vital to the democratic development of every locale.

The need for Greece’s local media outlets to survive and thrive led the incubator for Media Education and Development (iMEdD) to launch a new initiative: Local News. With promotion of the quality and independence of collaborative journalism at the core of its mission, the iMEdD aims to highlight not only the value of local news, but also its vital role in the quality of democracy and public discourse on the local and national levels. Journalists are always central to this, reporting and analysing the news.

The first step in this long-term effort, which has just begun, is to inventory Greece’s local and regional media outlets in order to create a catalogue of local and regional media outlets. The future planning of iMEdD is focused on enhancing the collaborative culture and active involvement of the journalistic community in order to promote an exchange of views and the transfer of know-how and best practices for the creation of news content.

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Registration now open for the workshop: Introduction to Data Journalism
iMEdD is joining forces with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications to host a two-day workshop titled Introduction to Data Journalism on 13 and 14 February 2023.
13 January 2023
How college students can help save local news
Local news outlets across the U.S. are struggling to bring in advertising and subscription revenue. It’s not a new problem, but with fewer journalism jobs as a result, a growing number of local newsrooms have found a potential solution: journalism students.
12 January 2023
International Journalism Week: Discussion on Local News
On Saturday 8 October, local media journalists working in Greece and abroad discussed the challenges they face, both individually and collectively as local media professionals.
9 October 2022
A journalistic discussion in Thessaloniki on the value of regional media
On Friday 1 July, iMEdD held its first discussion outside Athens, themed "The Next Day of Regional Media", as part of the Organization's Local News initiative.
5 July 2022
Local News Event: “The next day of regional media”
As part of its new initiative, Local News, iMEdD is hosting an event on Friday, July 1st 12:00 – 17:00 in Thessaloniki. The event is addressed to journalists. For more information about the speakers and event schedule, please contact [email protected]
30 June 2022
Greeks mainly trust local and regional news
When asked which media brand they trust the most, 55% of respondents answered their local newspapers.
29 June 2022