2017 JERAA Conference

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The University of Newcastle is proud to host the annual conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia from 4-6 December, 2017.

The venue for the conference is UON's new city campus - NewSpace. Newcastle is undergoing rapid transformation from industrial town to vibrant, contemporary Australian city. If you haven't been here in the past few years, you're in for a delightful surprise.

Conference organisers: Janet Fulton, Felicity Biggins, Paul Scott and Christina Koutsoukos

Conference emailjeraa2017@newcastle.edu.au


Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers

Special Panels

More information to come soon ...

Call for Papers

The Second Coming of Journalism? Rebirth, resurrection, renewal, resistance, resurgence.

In a spirit of optimism, we would like to invite papers that explore, analyse and contest the idea of a resurging journalism and how that idea fits into the following themes:   

  • Truth in a post-truth world
  • Fake news: opinions vs facts vs alternative facts
  • Comedy and news: a marriage of convenience?
  • Beyond the capitals: is the future of journalism in the regions?
  • Advocacy journalism: collaboration for a community outcome
  • How do we best prepare contemporary undergraduate and postgraduate students?

You are invited to submit a paper, abstract or panel proposal for inclusion in the 2017 JERAA conference. Papers, presentations and panels that reflect on the conference theme are encouraged but all submissions addressing journalism education and research will be considered.

Submissions are via EasyChair. You will need to set up an EasyChair account if you don't have one.

For notes on submission, click here

To submit your paper, click on the following button.

 

 

Key Dates:

Call for papers, abstracts and panel proposals opens: 15 May 2017

Submission closing date: 1 July

Notification to authors: 15 August

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Keynotes

Professor Sophia A. McClennen

Sophia A. McClennen is Associate Director of the Pennsylvania State University's School of International Affairs and the Director of the Center for Global Studies. She has written ten books, two of which focus on satire and politics. In her weekly column for Salon she covers the intersections between media, culture, and politics.
 
Sophia has recently published, Is Satire Saving our Nation? Mockery and American Politics (Palgrave 2014), co-authored with Penn State communications undergraduate Remy Maisel and also published research on satire, politics, social media, and the millennial generation.
 
Sophia’s personal website is sophiamcclennen.com and further information can be found at her Pennsylvania State University research page. Find her on Twitter @mcclennen65.

 

Andy Dickinson

Andy Dickinson is a researcher and senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. His current research is in the area of  the intersection of hyperlocal, journalism and open data. For more information, see Andy's University Research Page or his personal site

 

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Special Panels

  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Advocacy Journalism: Collaboration for a community outcome
  • UniPollWatch
  • Journalism as Research 

... more to come

 

 

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