On World Press Freedom Day, the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) applauds those who champion freedom of expression and support media around the world.
Journalism academics and social media
The issue of journalism academics' use of social media to discuss issues, institutions and individuals has attracted media attention recently.
The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) supports freedom of expression and opinion that complies with limitations concerning defamation, sub judice, discrimination, incitement to violence, and similar matters.
As the professional association for journalism academics, JERAA also supports adherence to the principles espoused in the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Journalists' Code of Ethics.
In cases where universities and other academic institutions need to investigate complaints about comments made by academics, we urge management to follow proper processes and complete investigations in an impartial, transparent and timely manner.
- The JERAA Executive
June 11, 2016
JERAA Preconference and
World Journalism Education Congress
Auckland University of Technology, NZ, 13-16 July 2016
The Preconference will feature a keynote by international media ethics scholar, Stephen Ward, panels on 'Reporting Corruption in Pacific Journalism' and 'Media Coverage of Mass Shootings', a workshop for early career journalism academics, and papers addressing a wide range of subjects affecting journalism, journalism education and journalism research. Guests will also be treated to a Pacific cultural performance by Oceania Interrupted and a welcome reception on 12 July, 5:30-7pm.For further details, see the Preconference page.
The Preconference has been organised by a partnership of JERAA, the Pacific Media Centre (Auckland University of Technology) and Media Educators Pacific.
Anne Dunn Scholar Award 2016 - congratulations to Emma A. Jane
Emma A. Jane, from the University of New South Wales, has won the 2016 Anne Dunn Scholar Award.
The award, presented by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, was established in 2014 to commemorate the life and work of Professor Anne Dunn. More details on the Grants & Awards page.
JERAA research grant 2016
Congratulations also to Stephanie Brookes, from Monash University, who has been awarded the JERAA research grant for 2016. Her project is 'Checking the facts: The impact of new sources of political information on "legacy" election coverage in Australia and the United States'.
Following a presentation and discussions at the 2015 JERAA Conference, the JERAA Executive has unanimously agreed that the association should act as publisher of the UniPollWatch website for the 2016 federal election. JERAA President Matthew Ricketson has issued a statement explaining the association's involvement in and commitment to the project.