SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Arts and Sciences, Journalism and Media Research, full professor

Head of the program”journalsm and meda research”





Nino Danelia is a head of a program “Journalism and Media Research” at Ilia State University. She is a full professor of mass communication at Ilia State University and an invited professor at Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management.

Danelia’s research interests are in democracy and public sphere, Soviet dissident communication, and journalism professional and civic values.

Danelia is an author of several research and policy papers on Georgian media and several handbooks for Georgian journalists and communication specialists. She has twenty years of experience of working for several newspapers and radio programs as a reporter and editor; and more then 10 years of experience of teaching journalism and mass communication.

At present, she serves as a board member for “International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy” (ISFED) and Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF). She is also a founder and a member of a “Coalition for Media Advocacy”, a founder and a member of “Georgian Women Movement”.

Danelia has taught undergraduate courses in journalism history. She has also taught graduate seminars in mass communication theory, media ethics, content analysis methods in communication research and public opinion.

Danelia obtained her B.A., from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts 
and M.M.C., from Manship School of Mass Communications, Louisiana State University. Currently she is an ABD at University of South Carolina.

Scientific interests / research interests

democracy and public sphere, Soviet dissident media, political communication, journalism professional and civic values.

An extensive list of publications:

  • Danelia, N. (2005) Covering Revolution of Roses (Thesis). www.etd.lsu.edu
  • Khatiashvili, T., Danelia, N., Gvakharia, G.  & Manukian N. (2005) Gender Images in Georgian and Armenian Cinema in Gaprindashvili, L. (2005) Gender, Culture, Modernity. Tbilisi: union of Women initiatives for equality
  • Danelia N., Coverage of the May 21, 2008 Georgian parliamentary elections from the perspective of professional and ethical standards in Aprasidze, D. (2008) Effects/Impacts of Media: Leading Televisions and Election Campaigns in Georgia. The Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
  • Danelia, N., Gogiberidze, N., Independence of the media and relative degrees of control in Georgia in Aprasidze, D. (2008) Effects/Impacts of Media: Leading Televisions and Election Campaigns in Georgia. The Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
  • Financially viable media in emerging and developing markets: Georgia, 2011 available to download from http://www.wan-ifra.org/articles/2011/06/07/financially-viable-media-in-emerging-and-developing-markets
  • European Neighborhood Policy: Implementation of EU- Georgia Action Plan, 2011 available at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2009_2014/documents/dsca/dv/dsca20100323_08/dsca20100323_08en.pdf
  • Handbook on Media Ethics, 2011, prepared for Civil Development Institute with support of IREX Georgia
  • Effective Communication strategies – Handbook for communication specialists, prepared for Communication department of Georgian Parliament, 2011, Westminster Foundation

Current Courses

Course Catalog

What is Journalism – 2017 Fall  (BA), Public Opinion – 2017 Fall  (MA), Social Campaigns – 2017 Fall (MA).

Media Ethics – 2015 Fall (BA), Media Research Methods – 2016 Fall (MA), Public Relations Writing – 2017 spring (MA), Media Content Analysis Method – 2017 spring (MA).