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Call for Papers: The Future of Journalism Education

Call for Papers: The Future of Journalism Education – AJE summer conference [Image source: Flickr/Kaygeog]

Details:
June 25th – 26th, 2015
University of Greenwich

The Future of Journalism Education

The practice of doing journalism has changed with advances in technology and the media landscape. Journalism education needs to respond to the challenges and opportunities that this presents. A Poynter survey 2013 survey of journalism educators found that we need to “make sure we are innovating in the classroom with new courses and, more importantly, ways to deliver teaching and engage students.” (Poynter 2013)
In this Summer conference we will look at how journalism education is changing and the skills necessary to respond to the opportunities. What should we be teaching our students? How should we be teaching them? What does the future of research look like for educators? How do those new to the Academy start to research and become engaged with academia?

Abstracts of 150 words are now invited for consideration. A lightning round to showcase “Innovations in Journalism Education” with short 5 minute presentations are also being invited. Some themes that might be addressed include but are not limited to:

  • • Social media in education
    • The REF: where do we go from here?
    • Doing journalism research: methodologies and findings
    • Responding to students’ needs
    • Teaching methods
    • Innovations in teaching practice
    • Teaching digital practices
    • The practitioner – academic: making the transition
    • Broadening the journalism curriculum

Suggestions for panels or presentations should be sent by Friday March 27th to:

Sarah Jones – srjones2510@gmail.com
Kathy Watson – k.watson@gre.ac.uk

(please cc to all the above email accounts)

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