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 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information to come soon ...
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).
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
Registration opens on 1 September
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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.
Professor Sophia A. McClennen
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.
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
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 …
- Work Integrated Learning
- Advocacy Journalism: Collaboration for a community outcome
- 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
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.
Crowne Plaza Newcastle
- $220.00 room only
- $245.00 room and breakfast for 1
- $270.00 room and breakfast for 2