BBC News boss to give AJE June conference keynote

BBC News boss to give AJE June conference keynote

James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC, is to be the keynote speaker at the AJE June conference: The Future of Journalism Education James Harding was born in London. He was educated at St. Paul's School and studied History at Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined the Financial Times in 1994 and, among other things, served as Shanghai Correspondent, Media Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. He joined The Times in 2006 as Business and City Editor and worked as Editor from 2007 to 2012. He is the author of Alpha Dogs, How Political Spin Became a Global Business. James oversees the BBC’s News and Current Affairs programming. More than 80% of UK adults consumed BBC news each week across television, radio and online in 2013. The division's workforce produces output across Network News, English Regions and the World Service Group. Conference details: June 25th – 26th, 2015 University of Greenwich It’s still not too late to submit abstracts, especially for the innovations...
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‘Mediating democracy’ conference – call for papers

‘Mediating democracy’ conference – call for papers

2015 will see a much-anticipated parliamentary election in the UK, at a time in which previously marginalized political parties and movements appear to have caught the public imagination. These seem to be radically interesting times in British politics: Scotland has stayed in Britain, but will Britain be set to leave Europe…? POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION MEDIA AND POLITICS GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE ‘Mediating democracy’ UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November 2015   2015 is also the 750th anniversary of the first election of parliamentary representatives in England, and the 800th anniversary of that nation’s key constitutional document, Magna Carta. (It also, incidentally, happens to be the year in which the University of Chester is celebrating its own 175th anniversary.) 2015 will also have witnessed significant national elections with broad international impacts in such places as Greece, Turkey, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Nigeria, Tanzania, Egypt and Israel. Nor can we forget that we are now less than a year away from the start of the U.S. presidential primaries. Thus the theme of this year’s annual conference of the...
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Call for Papers: The Future of Journalism Education

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...
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Call for papers on entrepreneurial journalism

Call for papers on entrepreneurial journalism

A special issue of Journalism Practice will explore what is understood by entrepreneurial journalism not just in the classroom but also in industry, and examine the impact of the embrace of entrepreneurialism by the world of journalism on the world of journalism. Submissions are invited that address themes such as: Best practices in entrepreneurial journalism education Issues and concerns in entrepreneurial journalism education Comparative analysis of teaching entrepreneurial journalism Ethics of entrepreneurial journalism Conflict between the ethos of journalism and the values of business Perspectives of academics, students, journalists, editors Case studies of entrepreneurial journalism These themes are indicative, and authors are encouraged to contact the guest editor to discuss potential articles. Deadline for abstracts: January 2015. Abstracts should be emailed to Guest Editor: Professor Kevin Rafter, Dublin City University, Ireland, kevin.rafter@dcu.ie Further information ...
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Call for papers – Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff

Call for papers – Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff

Cardiff University is delighted to announce the fifth biennial conference - The Future of Journalism to be hosted by the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University, UK. The 2015 conference theme will be Risks, Threats and Opportunities. A selection of the research-based papers presented at the conference will be published in special issues of the peer-reviewed journals Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies. Sponsorship for the conference is provided by JOMEC and Routledge Taylor and Francis. The plenary speakers will be Professor Jean Seaton and Professor Stephen D. Reese (their bios appear below). This call for papers invites contributions from the international community of scholars of journalism studies, journalism practitioners, educators and trainers, media executives, trade unionists and media regulators. Papers focused on any aspect of the broad theme, The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities,¹are welcome, although priority will be given to those papers addressing one of the five subthemes: Journalism and Social Media. In the...
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It’s the story that matters! Teaching journalism’s storytellers

It’s the story that matters! Teaching journalism’s storytellers

Special Edition of Journalism Education Guest Editor: Karen Fowler-Watt, Bournemouth University, UK.   This special edition of Journalism Education invites discussion and debate about a range of factors currently informing the role of storytelling in journalism education. It will devote particular attention to the ways in which journalism educators are embracing multimedia and new media approaches to storytelling. Storytelling is the journalist’s craft skill. Shaped by the tenets of objectivity and accuracy, the news narrative informs the debate and brings us the human stories. If journalism is a craft, then the story is the journalist’s work of art. In a rapidly changing landscape of technological revolution, shifting business models and ethical challenges, one thing remains certain – the story still matters. As award winning BBC foreign correspondent, Fergal Keane reminds us, the journalist is first and foremost a storyteller who is ‘trying to tell them what it is like to stand where I do and see the things I see.’ But this core skill is...
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Call for Papers – AJE Spring Seminar – January 9, 2015.

Call for Papers – AJE Spring Seminar – January 9, 2015.

Journalism and sexism will be the topic for the AJE Spring Seminar - January 9, 2015, in London. [IMAGE: Flickr /Eric E Castro]    Details: January 9, 2015 London campus of Sunderland University in Canary Wharf 10am till 4pm (tbc). Keynote speakers (tbc).   Journalism and sexism There can be little doubt that the journalism we read offers rich source of material for anyone who seeks evidence that sexism still flourishes in 2014. Newspapers and magazines and their related websites are all guilty. The same is true of the journalism profession. Even though working conditions have improved for women journalists over the past 30 or so years few could argue that they and their ideas are treated in the same way as men. In this Spring seminar we hope to look at some of the evidence for this assertion and to think about why it should still be the case while considering what we, as journalism educators, can do to improve the situation. What should we tell our...
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Contribute to Journalsim Education journal

Contribute to Journalsim Education journal

Did you know the AJE publishes a peer-reviewed open access journal? Launched in April 2012, Journalism Education accepts contributions. These should be "original articles about journalism education and topics linked to journalism and education that are not offered for publication elsewhere at the time of submission." The archive of back issues can be viewed at http://journalism-education.org/ If you wish to contribute, please read the guidelines for contributors here Journal editors can be contacted at: ajejournal@gmail.com  ...
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