Here is the programme for our ‘Why Journalism Matters’ Summer Conference 2018 on June 28 and 29.
This year we are hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University in their Augustine House building, room AH3.31 – Terrace Teaching Space.
Day 1: June 28, 2018
9.30am – 10am – Registration, coffee and welcome
10am – 12pm – Session 1: Connecting learning, teaching, research and the news media
Chair: Dr Margaret Hughes
Challenges and opportunities for journalism educators: Social Media News Days
Katherine Blair, Leeds Trinity University
Why teaching freelance journalism matters
Dr Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson, Sheffield Hallam University
Drawing the News – Why Newspaper Cartoons Matter
James Whitworth – PhD researcher in the University of Sheffield
Tabloid tales under the microscope
Claire Wolfe & Christine Challand, University of Worcester
12pm – 1pm – Keynote Speaker: David Higgerson, Reach plc (formerly Trinity Mirror)
How to build meaningful relationships with readers: an exploration of how we can work together as an industry to create a stronger future for local journalism.
Chair: Jonny Greatrex
1.00pm – 1.45pm – lunch
1.45pm – 3.15pm – Session 2: Interdisciplinary approaches to journalism education
Chair: Dr Deirdre O’Neill
Why Journalism Education Matters
Dr Margaret Hughes, University of the West of Scotland
Telling Stories Together: A case study in how to get the most out of journalism students working with other subject areas.
Dr John Price, University of Sunderland
Building reflexive practitioners: Engaging journalism students with teaching of research methods
Dr Lada Price and Mark Subryan, PhD candidate, Sheffield Hallam University
3.15pm – 3.30pm coffee
3.30pm – 5.30pm Session 3: Classroom meets the newsroom: challenges and opportunities
Chair: Steve Hill
Why Freedom of Information matters: FOI requests by regional journalists – a case study in local democracy
Molly Williams and Dr David Clarke, Sheffield Hallam University
‘Imagine doing a journalism degree and then being asked to write trash like this’ – considerations in meeting the challenges of banal journalism.
Dr Dave Harte – Birmingham City University
How TV newsrooms are evolving, the role technology is playing and what we need to do as educators or what is expected of us to make journalism matter.
James Mahon, University of the West of Scotland
Creating journalistically significant teaching and learning experiences that are pedagogically sound and an exciting stimulus to future work
Victoria Neumark-Jones, London Metropolitan University
5.30pm – 6.30pm drinks reception & book launches
7pm dinner: Zizzi, 53 St. Peters Street, Canterbury CT1 2BE
Day 2: JUNE 29, 2018
9.00am – 9.30am registration
9.30am – 10am – AGM & coffee
10am – 11.30am – Session 4: The role of the academy
Chair: Richard Evans
What role can experimental learning play on a practice-focused and industry-facing undergraduate journalism course?
Prof Kurt Barling, Middlesex University
How journalism educators prepare students for the changing world where knowledge and practice must work in conjunction
Richard Bowyer, Derby University
Why Journalism Matters; Why Higher Education Matters to Journalism
Dr Andrew Calcutt, University of East London
11.30am – 11.45am coffee break
11.45-1.15pm – Session 5: How news influences
Chair: Dr David Baines
Seeking approaches to address the emotional impact on journalists of working on traumatic content
Dr Sallyanne Duncan, University of Strathclyde
The Trouble with News Journalism: The usefulness and limitations of news values
Dr Deirdre O’Neill
Journalism(s) Of The Future: How Can We Predict What’s Coming?
Dr Robert Gutsche Jr, Lancaster University
1.15pm – 2.00pm – Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm – Session 6: Preparing students for the jobs market
Chair: Claire Wolfe
Non-native English speakers: the challenges of international journalism students to made into the job market in the UK
Weronika Jędrak / Dr Ivana Ebel, Derby University
Blurred Lines: How the rise of in-house media is impacting upon the ethical values of trainee sport journalists
Owen Evans, Brighton University
Contested space? Journalism and commercial interests
Dr Jonathan Hewett, City, University of London
3.30pm close & thanks
The AJE would like to thank Canterbury Christ Church University for hosting this two-day conference.