AJE June Conference final schedule – see what you missed

The AJE summer conference took place on June 23 and 24. The keynote guest speaker was Mark Deuze of the University of Amsterdam and the theme was Training v Education.


Newcastle-UniversityNewcastle University, London Campus,

102 Middlesex Street,

London E1 7EZ

13:00 Registration (£35 for members or £50 for non-members. Cash or cheque only on the door)
14:00 Conference welcome – AJE Chair, Prof. Chris Frost, LJMU

14:15 Newsrooms and newsdays

Chair: Margaret Hughes, University of the West of Scotland

14:15 Hilary Scott, University of Northampton: The efficacy of journalism work experience: are some newsrooms failing the next generation of journalists?

14:35 Vivienne Francis, London College of Arts: The Future for Journalism Educators and Trainers: What will both industry and academy expect from us?

14:55 Aleksander Kocic, Edinburgh Napier University: Hands-on or hands off: How useful is Newsday as a teaching tool

15:45 coffee/tea

16:15 Does practice make perfect?

Chair: Clair Wolfe, Worcester University

16:15 Ben Falk and Priya Rajasekar, Coventry University: “We’re All Storytellers Now: Why the words ‘medium” and “pathway’ should be banned in journalism education”

16:35 Myra Evans, University of the West of England: An investigation into practice-based learning on industry accredited journalism courses in the UK in providing students with real experience while maintaining a safe place to make mistakes.

16:55 Ato Erzan-Essien, Chester University: Back to reality: The practical approach to teaching regulation and ethics to first-year undergraduates.

17:30 break – drinks reception

20:00 Dinner: the Haz, Houndsditch


09:00 Registration
09:30 Annual General Meeting (AJE Members only)

Motion to amend the constitution: This annual meeting agrees to amend clause 7(1b) of the constitution to read: “not fewer than two appointed representatives and not more six appointed representatives elected at the AGM who shall hold office for two years from the conclusion of the AGM at which they were elected.” And clause 7(2) to read: “Should there be fewer than four elected appointed representatives under clause 7(1b), the Executive Committee may co-opt, from among the appointed representatives or individual members, not more than three people to a maximum of one-third of the committee.”.

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Accreditation

Chair: Chris Frost, Liverpool John Moores University

11:00 Katie Stewart, University of Sheffield: Accreditation: Is our identity under threat?

11:20 Yvonne Illsley, University of Sheffield: Training IS Education

12:00 Keynote speaker: Mark Deuze, University of Amsterdam

13:00 lunch

14:00 The value of education

Chair: Sarah Jones, Coventry University

14:00 Margaret Hughes, University of the West of Scotland: Journalism education: finding its space in the academy

14:20 Lily Canter, Sheffield Hallam University: Co-authoring a paper with your undergraduate student

14:40 Dr. Eamonn O’Neill, Edinburgh Napier University: ‘Do we still ‘follow the money’? Or Follow everything?’

15:30 Announcement of election results. Handover to new chair and committee.

15:45 close; coffee /tea

Short reports or full papers of all the presentations will be available in the next edition of Journalism Education due to be published in December 2016.


You can book your place for the conference at . The conference fee is £35 for members, £50 for non-members, this includes lunches, tea and coffee.

We are unable to accept payment through Eventbrite and so we will ask for payment on the day in cash or cheque. There will be a dinner on Thursday evening and this will be payable in addition on the day.

You can book either for the conference or for conference and dinner on the Eventbrite website. Please be sure to choose the correct ticket type so that we can confirm numbers for dinner. You can contact the conference organiser, Prof. Chris Frost at