Nikolia is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker currently based in Athens, Greece. She’s now reporting on the Greek economic crisis for The New York Times, USAToday, The Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, and other media outlets around the world. In May 2012, she co-directed a documentary on the Greek far-right wing party, Golden Dawn. The documentary will be released this year.
She started working as a journalist when she was 19 and has since produced for various media, like NPR, The Washington Times, Channel 4, Institutional Investor, Global Post, the Dutch Public Radio, Kathimerini, MEGA, ET3.
Nikolia earned her Master’s Degree in Digital Media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her Bachelor’s Degree at Panteion University, in Athens, Greece majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Istanbul, Riyadh, and New York and keeps traveling the globe.
- Questioning Greek Growth – Greece is to become Europe’s biggest gold exporter. Directed video for The New York Times, January, 2013.
- Brothel Owner in Greece Rescues Soccer Team – Directed video for The New York Times, November, 2012.
- Greece’s Right-Wing Fringe: The first time anyone had access to film Golden Dawn, the Greek far-right wing party, from the inside. As Greece reels from deep austerity cuts and prepares for elections, some ultranationalist groups with extreme ideologies are appealing to increasingly insecure voters.
- Odysseus Lies Here?, Searching for Ancient Ithaca: The Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof sets sail for the Greek island of Cephalonia, in search of ancient Ithaca and traces of Homer’s hero, Odysseus. The New York Times, March 2012.
- Greece’s Dangerous Cuts, As Greece is forced to make steep spending cuts, many families are falling into poverty and face losing healthcare coverage. Directed the video for The New York Times, December 2011.
- Refugee Syndrome. Short documentary about the mental state of refugees living in New York.
- A series of audio-slideshows (and one video) on Afghanistan published on Newsweek.
- Blasphemy in democracy’s birthplace? Greece arrests Facebook user, The Christian Monitor, October, 2012.
- Greek treasures take a hit, USA Today, September 2012.
- Athens suicide: a cry for dignity from downtrodden, The Christian Science Monitor, April 2012.
- Support for Greece’s mentally ill disintegrates as money dries up, The Christian Science Monitor, April, 2012.
- Despite riots, Greece pushes ahead with austerity, The Christian Science Monitor, February 2012.
- As crisis drags on, Greeks see a bleak future, USA Today, December 2011.
- Made front page for The Washington Times: ‘Cracks show as European Union tries to grow,’ June 7, 2011. Reported from Athens, Greece on the country’s economic and political unrest.
- Reported on the Greek economic crisis for Institutional Investor’s September 2011 issue.