This summer’s AJE conference keynote speech was delivered by the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Professor Mark Deuze.
His address – titled Beyond Journalism – focused on emerging forms of journalism around the world including innovative start-ups, new models of publishing and (frightening) insights into social media and staff analytics at a Chinese new outlet.
The keynote was the centrepiece of the two day conference held on June 23 and 24 at Newcastle University’s London Campus.
Dr Deuze was named professor of Media Studies, specialising in journalism, at UvA in 2013.
He had previously been attached to Indiana University in the USA since 2004, working as senior university lecturer in recent years. He previously worked for universities, such as Leiden University, the University of Münster, and was a Fulbright scientist attached to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Deuze worked as a journalist for the daily newspapers Brabants Dagblad and De Telegraaf in the Netherlands, and in South Africa for Beeld, a daily newspaper published in Afrikaans.
He has authored seven books on journalism and media, among them Media Life, Managing Media Work (Sage, 2012) and Media Work(Polity Press, 2007). He has also published articles in Media Culture & Society, the International Journal of Cultural Studies and Journalism Studies, among other scientific journals.