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AJE Summer Conference 2022 papers and slides

Educating Generation Z: challenges, changes and anticipating the future of journalism education

The AJE UK Annual Conference returned to a live event this June. It focused how to educate Generation Z and how journalism educators in Ukraine have responded to the war in their country.

We heard from journalism educators and researchers about preparing our students for the future challenges and how we can respond to them as educators.

While much of our attention in the last few years has been on the pandemic, the last few months have witnessed the invasion of Ukraine – our keynote speaker was Prof. Oleksandra Hondiul, Lecturer in Journalism and New Media Chair, Institute of Journalism, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University. Prod Hondiul shared her experiences of how she and her students responded to the war.

Our speakers’ slides will be uploaded below along with videos of their papers.


JUNE 23 & 24, 2022


Day 1:

9.30-10.30am – Registration & coffee

10.30-10.45 am – Welcome (MH)

10.45-12 noon


CHAIR: Dr Lada Price

Jan Goodey, Kingston University

This paper focuses upon the experience of teaching under-graduate and post-graduate journalism students climate-based investigative journalism which includes aspects of data journalism and visualisations as well as investigative features and interviews.


Journalism education: what if we were to start from scratch?

Dr Margaret Hughes, University of the West of Scotland


Newsroom to study space: matching journalism pedagogy to industry practice under Covid

Peter Murray & Eleanor Shember Critchley, Manchester Metropolitan University.

This paper contained embedded audio that we are unable to host on our site. Please contact the speakers if you want to hear the full version.


12 noon -1.00pm Keynote Speaker: Prof. Oleksandra Hondiul, Lecturer in Journalism and New Media Chair, Institute of Journalism, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University

CHAIR: Dr David Baines

12.00-2.00pm – lunch

2.00-3.00pm Session 3

CHAIR: Dr Margaret Hughes


Media representations of LGBTQI+ identities in Scottish politics

Dr Fiona McKay, Robert Gordon University


Embedding participatory journalism in a regional newsroom using student journalists

Jonny Greatrex, Nottingham Trent University


3.00pm: coffee & closeDinner: TBC

Day 2:  JUNE 24, 2022

10-10.30 registration

10.30-10.45am – AGM & coffee

10.45-12.15 – Session 4

CHAIR: Dr Lada Price

Community Engagement and Journalism Education: new collaborations that might (just) help change the world

Jonathan Brown, York St John


Learning TikTok journalism together

Dr Jerome Turner, Birmingham City University


Pedagogical approaches to journalism education in this changing world.

Katherine Blair, LTU

12.15- 12.45 BBC 50:50 Miranda Holt

12.45-1.30pm –  Lunch

1.30pm-2.45pm Session 5

CHAIR: Dr Ivana Ebel

Preparing students to deal with the increasingly challenging environment of journalist harassment on social media

Delme Parfitt (09115323), University of South Wales


Resilience under fire: How can we best protect investigative journalists and students from online, physical and legal threats?

Dr John Price & Barbara Longo-Flint, Sunderland University


Journalism & Empathy: Doomscrolling and the Effect on the Public’s Mental Health (Paper not presented)

Barry Turner, University of Lincoln

2.45pm Close & thanks & coffee (MH)