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AJE Summer Conference Call for Papers: Journalism – A New World Order

The AJE Summer Conference will take place on June 29 & 30, 2017, London (venue tbc).

The theme of the conference will be Journalism: A New World Order. We are calling for papers and presentations which will cover such topics as:

The future for journalism: who is defining the journalism of the future in a world where opinion is elevated above facts? What role does the academy have in teaching students the value/importance of news in our society? How is collaboration with industry facilitating the future of journalism and journalism education? Has fake news/alternative facts provided an opportunity for journalism to re-evaluate its role?

Designing curriculum for the future: what can we do now to ensure our students are prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the production of news in the future? What does the rise of social media mean to them? How does the curriculum position the role of journalism today and in the future?

Future students: meeting hopes and expectations of students; Preparing students for a changing work of work and a changing expectation of news consumers?

The future for journalism educators: How do journalism educators prepare for a changing world where knowledge and practice are key?

Journalism in a global context: What best practice is emerging for learning and teaching where cohorts of journalism students are made up of individuals from different countries, cultures and (where media law is concerned) jurisdictional traditions?

This list is not exclusive and we will consider any paper on the general theme.

Please send proposals for papers or presentations as 100 word abstracts to Margaret Hughes, AJE Chair, at assjrned@gmail.com by May 8, 2017 for consideration.