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

Registration and Pricing

Keynote Speakers

Special Panels

Pre-conference symposium

Accommodation

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 (you must use this button to access the JERAA conference platform).

 

 

Key Dates:

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

Submission closing date: 1 July **EXTENDED TO 9 JULY**

Notification to authors: 15 August Late August

Registration opens 1 September

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Registration and Pricing

Registration opens on 1 September

Early Bird 

Cost

(closes 30 September)  
JERAA member $489.00
Non Member $569.00
Student $349.00

Standard

 
(1 October to 15 November)  
JERAA member $549.00
Non Member $649.00
Student $389.00

Late

 
(after 16 November)  
JERAA member $599.00
Non member $729.00
Student $439.00

Day rate

 
JERAA member $299.00
Non member $349.00
Student $199.00

We are organising the conference dinner at Longworth House in the centre of Newcastle in one of Newcastle's most beautiful historic buildings. The conference dinner will cost $120.00 and can be booked at the same time as registration.

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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 journalism academic and trainer and is a well-known and influential voice in the online journalism community. For nearly 20 years, he has helped students navigate the changing landscape of online and digital journalism balancing skills and a critical view of the industry. He also provides training and consultancy, helping journalism organisations and hundreds of local journalists, explore the opportunities and challenges of digital disruption. He is currently exploring the ways local and hyperlocal journalism can embrace the explosion of data and data journalism, to re-imagine accountability at a local level and make a change in the communities they represent. 

 

For more information, see Andy's University Research Page or his personal site

 

Saffron Howden

 

Saffron Howden is the founder and editor of Crinkling News, the national newspaper for Australian kids. Saffron recently ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to continue publishing the newspaper. 

 

Kevin L. Davis

 

Kevin Davis is the principal of KLJD Consulting, a strategic revenue and development practice specializing in assisting independent news & information companies increase revenue and impact. 
 
Davis was formerly the inaugural CEO and Executive Director of the Investigative News Network (INN), now known as the Institute for Nonprofit News, a consortium of more than a hundred nonprofit newsrooms in the U.S.
 
For the organization’s first five years of operation, Davis oversaw efforts to promote the sustainability of its member organizations, and increase the impact of the public service journalism by nonprofits, in collaboration, via digital distribution.
 
As a former publisher and digital business entrepreneur, Davis has over 20 years of experience in strategic development and growth at news and media organizations. Before joining INN, Davis was responsible for operations at Los Angeles-based news organizations TheWrap.com, Variety.com and 411 Publishing.
 
Davis has spoken and lectured about the nonprofit and independent journalism sector at conferences and institutions globally. 
Currently Davis spends his time working with mission-driven and nonprofit news organizations, public media stations and good government organizations in the US and Europe.
 
Davis is a regular guest lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia where he focuses on teaching marketing and revenue development to journalists and media managers from Eastern Cooperative Countries. Davis was also recently a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project.
 

Facebook

We are pleased to announce that a representative from Facebook will be presenting a keynote at the JERAA conference. With the ongoing discussions around the future of journalism, alternative news sources and false news, it will be interesting to hear how Facebook is investing in these challenges. More details to come …

 

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Special Panels

  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Advocacy Journalism: Collaboration for a community outcome
  • UniPollWatch
  • Journalism as Research 
  • Women in the academy - a plenary session to discuss how to increase the number of women j-scholars in the professoriate

... more to come

 

 

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Pre-conference symposium

 

We are organising a half-day pre-conference symposium with the following sessions: 

 

Master Class on practice-based and practice-led journalism research for HDR/Honours students and supervisors.

Practice-led research provides a mechanism to leverage journalism practice that many j-schlars bring to the academy. Associate Professor Mia Lindgren will lead a hands-on session with other experts in practitioner based research discussing how to supervise students and how to examine practice-led work. 

Reporting Islam: Train the Trainer session

This session will provide training for educators in how to deliver the Reporting Islam curriculum packages. It will explain the approach to delivering the training packages and discuss the types of feedback that educators can provide to students when delivering the curriculum packages. The session will cover the types of questions that training participants typically ask and ways of addressing those questions.

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Accommodation

We have arranged accommodation at the following:

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Crowne Plaza Newcastle is situated on Newcastle Harbour. Crowne Plaza is offering the following (per night):
  • $220.00 room only
  • $245.00 room and breakfast for 1
  • $270.00 room and breakfast for 2
Click on the link to organise accommodation: Group Max
 
Alternatively, if you would prefer to book by phone, call 02 4907 5062 during business hours (Monday-Friday) and quote the booking code JEQ.
 
 
There is a wide range of accommodation available in Newcastle close to the University. Some options include:

Travelodge Hotel Newcastle

12 Steel Street, Newcastle
Tel: (+61) 2 4926 3777 

Chifley Apartments Newcastle

Serviced apartments in the Honeysuckle precinct
 
Building 7, 14 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
Tel: (+61) 2 4910 4910

Honeysuckle Executive Apartments 

Self-contained apartments in the Honeysuckle precinct
 
2 Settlement Lane, Honeysuckle
Tel: (+61) 2 4941 6669

Hotel Ibis Newcastle

3-star hotel located in the City Centre
 
700 Hunter Street, Newcastle
Tel: (+61) 2 49252266 

Backpackers by the Beach

Corner of Hunter & Pacific Street, Newcastle
Tel: (+61) 2) 4926 3472

Noah's on the Beach

Corner of Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle
Tel: (+61) 2) 4929 5181
 

 

 

 

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