Dr. Paraschos received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and taught there as well as at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before coming to Emerson College in 1988. In 1986-87 he served as a Fulbright scholar in Scandinavia. He chaired the department of journalism in Arkansas and was the founding dean of Emerson’s European Institute for International Communication in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1991-94. In 1995 he was honored with Emerson’s Distinguished Faculty Award.
His scholarly works have been published in many leading mass communication and journalism journals in the United States as well as in Europe. He is the author of several books the most recent of which are The Boston Journalism Trail and Media Law and Regulation in the European Union. He is co-publisher of Media Ethics magazine, editor of Emerson's Journalism Students' Online News Service and author of the website entitled “The Boston Journalism Trail,”
His most recent research projects are: Lead researcher of Τα ορφανά του 1821, Ιστορίες Αμερικανικού Φιλελληνισμού
(The Orphans of 1821, Stories of American Philhellenism),
an 11-part documentary on Greek PBS (ERT), January-September 2021,
"Vienna: Birthplace of the Greek Press,"
and "The First Greeks of Boston,”
He teaches courses in the history and principles of journalism, global journalism, comparative media law and ethics, propaganda and the press,
multi-media journalism, ethnic journalism, editing and opinion writing.
Clockwise from top left:
Mass Media in Greece: Power, Politics and Privatization; Media Law and Regulation in the European Union—National Transnational and U.S Perspectives; Greece and the American Press: Observations, Implications, Strategies; Boston’s Journalism Trail.
See "Scholarship" section for details on books, aticles, speeches, presentations, etc.
Clockwise from top left:
The Boston Journalism Trail; The First Greeks of Boston; Media Ethics magazine; Journalism Students’ Online News Service.
See "Scholarship" section for details on books, articles, speeches, presentations, etc.
Top: The logo of Emerson College's European Institute for International Communication (EIIC), in Maastricht, the Netherlands, which I headed, as its first dean, in 1991-94. Check it out here:
Bottom: The logo of the Norwegian Institute of Journalism in Fredrikstad, Norway, to which I was attached as a Fulbright scholar in 1986-87.
See "International" section for details.
Quote that changed me
"The security of the Nation is not at the ramparts alone. Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know."
U.S. District Court Judge Murray Gurfein, a Nixon appointee, in deciding the Pentagon Papers case on June 19, 1971, his first week in office. The U.S. Supreme Court concurred a few days later. This case was instrumental in my decision to pursue a Ph.D. and enter the teaching profession.
Who I am
(from an Emerson College promotional interview....)