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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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
International Journalism Week 2022 by iMEdD: A Matter of Trust
New Date: 5 – 9 October 2022 5 days where international organisations, members of the journalism and student community come together to share experiences, opinions and knowledge.
1 April 2022
Thessaloniki: the Data Journalism Community discusses
Thessaloniki: the Data Journalism Community discusses iMEdD’s event presentation of the Greek version of the Data Journalism Handbook II, in Athens on March 15th, was followed by one at Thessaloniki on March 17th.
1 April 2022
Opinion Article: “Cutting through the noise with explanatory journalism”
Opinion Article: “Cutting through the noise with explanatory journalism” When a news story manages to receive attention and reach the general public, they say it “has cut through the noise.”
25 February 2022