Here is the programme for the AJE Winter Conference – Futureproofing Journalism Education – on Friday January 20 at the University of Westminster (Reserve your place here).
9.30am – 10.00am: Registration & coffee
10am – 10.15am: Welcome
10.15am – 11.45am: Session 1 – Designing curricula for the future
What value do academic qualifications have in a profession-oriented discipline?
Associate Professor Alison Baverstock PhD, Department of Journalism and Publishing, University of Kingston and Dr Debora Wenger, The Meek School of Journalism, University of Mississippi.
How Media Futures could inspire your students to a better future?
Kate Watkins, Undergraduate Tutor and Head of TV News Training, University of Leeds
Global Voices in Journalism Education
Dr Karen Fowler-Watt, Bournemouth University
11.45am – 12.30pm: Session 2 – Somewhere over the intro: a review of literature on the future of journalism education
Professor Sarah Niblock, Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, The University of Westminster
12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch (provided courtesy of the University of Westminster)
1.30pm – 2.15pm – Session 3 – The Decline of Journalism, the Democratic Deficit and Why it Should Concern Us All
Michael Gilson, recently retired editor of the Brighton Argus, who will be discussing his essay The Decline of Journalism, the Democratic Deficit and Why it Should Concern Us All was published this year in Last Words?
2.15pm – 2.30pm: Coffee (provided courtesy of the University of Westminster)
2.30pm – 3.45pm: Session 4 – Preparing students for a future in journalism
Journalists’ Use of Children’s Social Media Profiles: Contemporary Ethical Issues concerning Privacy, Rights and Regulatory Guidelines
Dr. Faith Gordon, The University of Westminster
“Journalism in Danger”: Engaging students outside the curriculum
Dr Lada Trifonova Price, Lecturer, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield
3.45pm – 4.00pm: Close of conference
The AJE would like to thank The University of Westminster for it support in providing the conference facilities and catering for this Winter conference.