A training day for new hackademics?

The AJE Committee is seeking views on holding a training day aimed at journalists looking to find work lecturing and those in the first few years of teaching. It is in the very early stages of planning, but we are keen to establish if there is demand for such an event. It is likely there would be sessions on getting into teaching, university structures and education jargon, assessment, research, planning teaching etc. So if you have colleagues that don't know the difference between their summative and formative assessment methods and think the NSS is a rival to CNN, why not mention this to them? The event would be promoted to practising journalists and among early career AJE members. If you would like to attend the event, would like to contribute to the day as a speaker or simply think it is a great / terrible idea - please email the website editor and he will forward messages to the Committee. Email: theajeuk@gmail.com    ...
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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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