Descriptive Journalism and Point of View
Panos Konstantopoulos’s speech highlighted the importance of journalism and matters of subjectivity and objectivity when designing infographics for news articles and newspapers. Panos studied Graphic Design in Athens and started as a marketeer and later as a graphic designer in the the greek newspaper “Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia”. He was the Art Director of Alpha TV from 2000 to 2007 and Art Consultant at the Athens Concert Hall since 2001. He has designed a series of maps for travel magazines and travel guides and has published 14 personal books. Since 2002 he has been awarded for his graphics in “Kathimerini” at the European Newspaper Awards in Vienna and in 2018 by the Botsis Foundation for his overall presence in the press designing infographics. From 2008 to 2015 he was in charge of design in the graphics and map department of the newspaper “Kathimerini” and has also worked for ETHNOS, the Athens News Agency and ERT, designing infographics for the main news bulletin, and news sites. Lastly he is the editor-in-chief of grammabooks, a member of the Greekinfographics team, and directs the magazine GR Design.