Irene Photiou is a member of the special teaching staff in the School of Education and Social Sciences (Frederick University, Cyprus). She holds a Master’s in Communication from the State University of New York (Brockport, USA) and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Media from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). She is currently studying towards her Ph.D. with focus on media and culture with the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests focus on the content of media and its impact on various aspects of society and culture.