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AJE Summer Conference to take place in Liverpool – save the dates – PLUS free one-day EDI symposium

AJEUK’s summer conference will take place at Liverpool John Moores University on 27-28 June 2024. The theme of this year’s conference is Transitions and Transformations in Journalism. The call for papers will follow in a seperate web post and more details on registration will follow shortly. Deadline for abstracts/ideas is Friday, 5 April 2024.

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Last year’s AJE summer conference in Edinburgh

In addition to the main AJE conference on June 27-28, the Journalism team at Liverpool John Moores is very happy to invite everyone to a free one day symposium on Wednesday, 26th June, the day before the main AJE conference. This is a great opportunity to attend both at the same time.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in journalism teaching: one-day conference June 26th

The Journalism department at Liverpool John Moores University will host a one-day symposium on EDI in Journalism education the day before the main AJE conference hosted at LJMU in June. This event will be an opportunity for journalism educators and industry representatives to share research and practical ideas around embedding EDI in teaching and learning. It will also consider how HE can work with industry to promote greater equality of access to both work experience and paid employment. It is envisaged that the day will be a mixture of research presentations, panel discussions and practical training that will help delegates develop resources and activities for use in classrooms and student newsrooms.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, contributing to a panel discussion or sharing your ideas around bringing EDI into journalism education, we’d love to hear from you. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • How BA and MA courses can embed diversity in both practical and theoretical modules
  • EDI in teaching sports journalism
  • The role of mentoring
  • The challenge of bias in AI-enhanced journalism
  • Issues around access to work experience and placements.

If you have an interest in diversity and representation in the curriculum or any affiliated area and would like to get involved, please get in touch with Polly Sharpe (p.r.sharpe@ljmu.ac.uk) or Fran Yeoman (f.h.yeoman@ljmu.ac.uk).

Attendance at the day is free, funded by LJMU’s Teaching and Learning Academy. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Other events from AJE members

The School of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Sheffield will be hosting this year’s ECREA Journalism Studies Section conference on 11-12 April 2024. The theme of the fourth annual conference is Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in and through Journalism, bringing together over 120 scholars and practitioners from across Europe. More information about the conference, programme, registration and keynote speakers can be found here. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Lada Price (l.t.price@sheffield.ac.uk) who is organising the conference.