AJE 2021 annual conference: Journalism Education: Post-Truth, Post-Trump and Trust

Journalism Education: Post-Truth, Post-Trump and Trust

Online, June 25, 10am-4.00pm

Journalism educators and journalists from across the world will explore the range of responses by journalism educators to the challenges relating to trust in journalism within our communities. 

Final details of all contributors and schedule to be released shortly, but please take this opportunity to sign up now.

Register in advance for this event here please.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


10am-10.10am           Welcome

10.10am-11.40am      SESSION 1

What are journalists for anymore in a post-pandemic/post-Trump world?

Dr Margaret Hughes, University of the West of Scotland

Bolsonarism and censorship: the impacts of surveillance and democracy erosion on Journalism Education in Brazil

Dr Ivana Ebel, University of Derby & Dr Janara Nicoletti, Observatory of Journalistic Ethics (objETHOS), Brazil

In praise of bias

Prof Brian Winston, University of Lincoln & Dr Matthew Winston, University of Leicester

Destructive storytelling:  a new approach to understanding disinformation and its destructive impact on the democratic function of the news media

Dr Imke Henkel, University of Lincoln

11.45am-1.00pm        SESSION 2

The role of local media outlets and hyperlocal news sites in England during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rachel Ammonds, Worcester University

Remote voices: have new ways of working during the pandemic impacted on the diversity of sources in television news?

Ian Bucknell, University of Leeds

Local media and local government

Tor Clarke, University of Leicester

1.00pm-2.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm-2.45pm:         KEYNOTE SPEAKER – NICK BRYANT, BBC                                  

3.00pm – 4.15pm       SESSION 3

Post Brexit, Post Pandemic: Reshaping Public Administration Teaching for Journalism Students

Kate Ironside, University of Northampton

The disappearing newsroom and the backpack journalist: challenges and opportunities

Deborah Wilson David, Nottingham Trent University

Corrections and clarifications: the undermining of journalism by societal ‘authorities’ and how we teach journalistic resilience

Sarah Drummond, Newcastle University

4.15pm            CLOSE & THANKS