Journalism Education Issue 5.1 out now

Journalism Education Issue 5.1 out now

Paul Mihailidis of Emerson College, Boston and Stephanie Craft of University of Illinois in the USA edited this special issue of the AJE journal, Journalism Education. The theme is exploring news literacy & preparing future journalists. You can find details about how to contribute to the next issue of the journal here. Invited Essays The very old and very new challenge of news literacy - Stephanie Craft,University of Illinois Why - and how - news publishers worldwide help with news literacy - Aralynn McMane, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers Ever had someone say, ‘I’ll know it when I see it’? - Wendy Wallace, Poynter Institute How do they keep all this stuff straight? Mark Baldwin, Executive Editor, Rockford Register Star and the Journal Standard Articles I. Critical Perspectives The struggle over news literacy: can we include political economic contexts in the emerging field of news literacy? - Seth Ashley, Boise State University Re-thinking news, re-thinking news literacy: a user-centred perspective on information - Katherine G. Fry, Brooklyn...
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Call for abstracts – Mapping the Magazine 4

Call for abstracts – Mapping the Magazine 4

‘Mapping the Magazine’ is a series of conferences established by Tim Holmes of the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC). Three conferences have run so far - in 2011, 2007 and 2005. [Image: Flickr/Katie Lips] The fourth Mapping the Magazine conference will be held at the University of Sydney, Department of Media and Communications, from December 12 – 14, 2016. As in the past, the conference aims to create an intimate meeting of magazine scholars from many disciplines (Media and Communications, Journalism, Gender and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Linguistics, English, History, Visual Communications…) who are interested in exploring the current state of magazine research and possibly developing collaborative research projects. The conference is open to all scholars working in the broad field of magazine research. Contributors could, however, consider the following topics: The place of print in the ecology of magazine publishing The concept of ‘magazine media’ Business models and distribution ‘Wrappering’ (using Snapchat/Facebook Instant Articles/Medium etc. to wrap around...
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Help with drone survey

Help with drone survey

Phillip Chamberlain of UWE Bristol is seeking help with a research survey he is carrying out about the current level of teaching about drones / UAV / UAS on journalism/media courses. [Image: CC: Pixabay] The survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KQST8JP seeks information about course content, research and predictions on how and if such teaching might increase. Like many drone flights, it should take about five minutes to complete. If you have any questions please email phillip.chamberlain@uwe.ac.uk....
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Sussex seeks teaching fellow

The Department of Media, Cultural Studies and Journalism at Sussex University is advertising for a full-time, permanent Teaching Fellow in Journalism Salary range: starting at £31,656 and rising to £37,768 per annum Expected start date: 1 September 2016 You will possess strong practical experience in journalism or a higher degree in a relevant area or will have equivalent scholarly or relevant professional activity. You will have teaching experience to undergraduate level. You will have strong experience in the practice of journalism and awareness of how to teach this practice to others. You will be interested in developing journalism at the University of Sussex. Closing date for applications: 26 May 2016 For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs    ...
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Nominations sought for AJE officers and committee

The call for nominations is now open for AJE officer positions and the executive committee and will close on May 27, 2016. The constitution requires members of the committee to stand down after six years and so several of the posts will be vacant including that of Chair. Each institution should appoint a representative who may nominate other appointed delegates and vote at the general meeting. If you are the representative for an institution and wish to stand for election but are uncertain about who else is a representative you could approach to seek a nomination, please email Chris Frost (c.p.frost@ljmu.ac.uk). The following positions all become vacant and open for nomination: Chair: Secretary: Treasurer: AJE committee (up to five to be elected plus one individual member nominated and elected by individual members) Please send nominations to Chris Frost (c.p.frost@ljmu.ac.uk) or Deirdre O’Neill (d.oneill@hud.ac.uk) by May 27. If you would like further information on these positions and what nomination and election entails please contact Chris...
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Nominations called for lifetime achievement award

Nominations called for lifetime achievement award

The AJE executive committee is calling for nominations for the AJE Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous recipients of the Award have included Richard Keeble who is professor of journalism at University of Lincoln. The AJE may, no more than once each year, endow a single lifetime achievement award to a retired or retiring member who has demonstrated long and distinguished service to journalism education in the UK or Ireland. Such a person should be a member in good standing of unblemished reputation. They should be nominated by at least two institutional members. The nomination will be considered by the AJE executive committee who may agree to support the nomination if the member: Is in good standing in the AJE; Is of unblemished professional reputation; Is either retired from full-time work or is due to retire before the next AJE annual meeting; Has an outstanding and distinguished record in journalism education either through teaching, research, authorship or general service to journalism education. The person nominated...
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Training versus Education – book your ticket to the AJE June Conference

Training versus Education – book your ticket to the AJE June Conference

The AJE is delighted to announce that Mark Deuze of the University of Amsterdam will be keynote speaker at the June Conference in London. [Image: Wikimedia Commons] Dr Deuze is professor of Media Studies, specialising in journalism, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The conference theme will be training versus education and Dr. Deuze has researched the employment position and work experiences of journalists. His biog states: In the Netherlands too, profound changes have been occurring in this field in recent years. Deuze plans to analyse the field of work of journalists practising their profession outside the context of an editorial team or permanent employment. This field includes freelancers, self-employed persons with no staff and a wide range of other business structures, such as formal and informal editorial collectives, as well as correspondents. Since such journalists form the majority in journalism, particularly the younger generation, it is vital to know who they are, how they manage to practise their profession and...
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