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

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

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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

 

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 L. Davis is a media entrepreneur and committed to exploring differing models of 'doing' journalism. He is affiliated with the 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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