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14-16 July World Journalism Education Congress
13 July 2016
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AHEAD OF THE CONGRESS
Joseph M Fernandez: ‘Growing threat’ to journalist-source relationships under the microscope
The importance of journalists maintaining confidential relationships with sources and whistle blowers will be highlighted as part of the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC).
Curtin University associate professor, Dr Joseph M Fernandez, will present research “aimed at enabling journalists to adapt to the new reality of the Surveillance State”.
The Perth academic has been active in promoting the need for protection of journalists’ confidential sources for almost a decade, and says while his research focuses on Australia, the challenge is an international one. Click here to read more...
Survey: Where do we teach journalism?
Dear WJEC participants,
Would you please consider answering a brief 10-question survey regarding where journalism is taught at your university? It should take about 5 minutes or less.
The results of the survey will be shared in the panel "Where Do We Teach Journalism? An exploration of Journalism Education in Academic Disciplines and Structures Around the World.²
I very much appreciate your participation. The online survey can be found by following the link below:
President of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
Claire Wardle, Tow Centre for Digital Journalism
Claire is not able to come to the congress but she sent us a video message! If you can't attend the congress please feel free to do the same. We would be glad to hear from you.
Your host: School of Communication Studies
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand’s newest university, was formed on 1 January 2000. AUT's School of Communication Studies is now housed inside the new, state-of-the-art Sir Paul Reeves Building on the university’s City Campus. Called the WG learning precinct, the building has specialist facilities including a media centre, a screen and television studio, motion capture and chroma key studio, performance studio, radio station, sound and edit suites and digital media computer labs.Some great footage of the AUT life here:
Peter Bale, WJEC Dinner Speaker
We are delighted to announce that Peter Bale, Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Public Integrity will be the speaker at our congress dinner on July 14.
Peter Bale joined the Center in February 2015 after three years as Vice President and General Manager of Digital at CNN International, where he ran CNN.com and other digital products outside the United States. The International edition of the CNN site recorded double-digit growth in users, engagement and revenue during his tenure heading teams in Atlanta, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. Bale is a frequent speaker on media and the impact of the internet on journalism. He is on the board of the Global Editors Network and has been a regular presenter for Speakers for Schools, a British nonprofit aimed at inspiring young people. A Reuters correspondent and editor for 15 years, Bale worked with the international news agency in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and held senior roles in London. He left Reuters to pursue internet journalism and was a founder of FTMarketWatch, an award-winning site from the Financial Times and MarketWatch. He was later Online Editorial Director of The Times and The Sunday Times in London. He also spent more than four years at Microsoft, where he was Editorial Director of MSN in the UK and then International Programming Director, responsible for content on more than 40 MSN sites around the world. He is a New Zealander who started in journalism at Suburban Newspapers in Auckland and then worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age and The Evening Post before leaving New Zealand to join Reuters.
Keynote and Invited Speakers
We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 2016 WJEC:
Divinia Frau-Meigs is professor of media sociology at the Université Sorbonne nouvelle, France. She is a specialist of media and information literacy as well as a researcher in media uses and practices of young people. As of 2013, she holds the UNESCO chair for “savoir-devenir / forwardance in sustainable digital development”. She is also the director of CLEMI (Centre de Liaison de l’Education aux Médias et à l’Information), with the French ministry of education. Website: www.divina-frau-meigs.fr
Kalafi Moala is publisher and managing director of the Taimi Media Network in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
He has beern a longtime campaigner for media freedom in the Pacific region and
is author of the books Island Kingdom Strikes Back and In Search of the Friendly Islands.
After being a founding chair of the New Zealand-based Pacific Islands Media Network (PIMA) ,he was elected deputy chair of the Samoa-based Pasifik Media Association (PasiMA), an organisation he co-founded.
Stephen D. Reese has been on the University of Texas at Austin faculty since 1982, where he is now the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism. His teaching there has included critical thinking for journalists, graduate seminars in media theory and research, and a freshman signature course, “Understanding 9/11.” He has been Director of the School of Journalism and currently is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Moody College of Communication.
His research focuses on questions relating to press performance, including the sociology of news, media framing of public issues, and the globalization of journalism. Along with some 50 articles and book chapters, Reese is co-author with Pamela Shoemaker of Mediating the Message in the 21st Century: A Media Sociology Perspective (Routledge, 2014), a follow-up volume to its predecessor, named by Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly as one of the "significant journalism and communication books" of the 20th century. His edited volume, Framing Public Life: Perspectives on Media and our Understanding of the Social World (Erlbaum, 2001), has been widely cited, and his most recent edited volume (with Wenhong Chen), is Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement (Routledge, 2015).
Prof. Reese served as head of the Political Communication division of the International Communication Association and held major leadership positions with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, which awarded him the Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for outstanding achievement in research, teaching and public service. He has taught for several summers at the Salzburg Academy for Media and Global Change, lectured at universities in China, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and Finland, and was Kurt Baschwitz Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam. He received his B.A. at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, from which he received the Harold L. Nelson Award in 2015 for distinguished contribution to research and education in journalism and mass communication.
Professor Simon Cottle was Head of School (JOMEC), School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University (2013-2015) and formerly Head of the Media and Communications program, University of Melbourne. He is the author of many books on media, globalization and the communication conflicts, crises and catastrophes. Most recently these include Mediatized Conflicts (2006), Global Crisis Reporting (2009), Transnational Protests and the Media (ed. with L. Lester)(2011), Disasters and the Media (with M. Pantti and K. Wahl-Jorgensen) (2012), Humanitarianism, Communications and Change (ed. with G. Cooper)(2015) and Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security (with R. Sambrook and N. Mosdell). He is Series Editor for the Global Crises and Media Series for the publisher Peter Lang.
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