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AJE Winter Conference 2017: See the programme for our Winter Conference at the University of Westminister

Here is the programme for the AJE Winter Conference – Futureproofing Journalism Education – on Friday January 20 at the University of Westminster (Reserve your place here).

9.30am – 10.00am: Registration & coffee

10am – 10.15am: Welcome

10.15am – 11.45am: Session 1 – Designing curricula for the future

What value do academic qualifications have in a profession-oriented discipline?

Associate Professor Alison Baverstock PhD, Department of Journalism and Publishing, University of Kingston and Dr Debora Wenger, The Meek School of Journalism, University of Mississippi.

How Media Futures could inspire your students to a better future?

Kate Watkins, Undergraduate Tutor and Head of TV News Training, University of Leeds

Global Voices in Journalism Education

Dr Karen Fowler-Watt, Bournemouth University


11.45am – 12.30pm: Session 2 – Somewhere over the intro: a review of literature on the future of journalism education

Professor Sarah Niblock, Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, The University of Westminster


12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch (provided courtesy of the University of Westminster)


1.30pm – 2.15pm – Session 3 – The Decline of Journalism, the Democratic Deficit and Why it Should Concern Us All

Michael Gilson, recently retired editor of the Brighton Argus, who will be discussing his essay The Decline of Journalism, the Democratic Deficit and Why it Should Concern Us All was published this year in Last Words?


2.15pm – 2.30pm: Coffee (provided courtesy of the University of Westminster)


2.30pm – 3.45pm: Session 4 – Preparing students for a future in journalism

Journalists’ Use of Children’s Social Media Profiles: Contemporary Ethical Issues concerning Privacy, Rights and Regulatory Guidelines

Dr. Faith Gordon, The University of Westminster

“Journalism in Danger”: Engaging students outside the curriculum

Dr Lada Trifonova Price, Lecturer, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield


3.45pm – 4.00pm: Close of conference

The AJE would like to thank The University of Westminster for it support in providing the conference facilities and catering for this Winter conference.