2018 JERAA Conference
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The Media School of the University of Tasmania is proud to host the annual conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia, December 3-5, 2018.
Dr Claire Konkes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Donald Reid (email@example.com)
The venue for the 2018 JERAA conference is the majestic Hunter Street campus of the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts, situated in the centre of Hobart’s historic and vibrant waterfront district.
Journalism from the margins to the mainstream
• The changing role of the mainstream media in the age of cultural and technological individualization
• Journalism training: preparing the generalist or upskilling the specialist?
• The place of objectivity, fairness and balance in a world of polemic journalism
• The role of affect in reportage
• Negotiating the future of journalism in the shadow of A.I.
Professor Stuart Allan
Professor and Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University.
Professor Allan has published widely in journalism, media and cultural studies. He has authored seven books, the most recent of which is Citizen Witnessing: Revisioning Journalism in Times of Crisis (Polity Press, 2013), and edited eleven others, including The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism (Routledge, 2012; revised edition) and Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity (Routledge, 2017). His research has also appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and contributions to edited collections, and has been translated into several languages. He is a founding co-editor of the online journal Journalism Education (published by the Association for Journalism Education), and serves on the editorial boards of fifteen international journals, including Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; Digital Journalism; New Media & Society; Media, War & Conflict; Communication, Culture & Critique; Text & Talk; Environmental Communication; Time & Society; Journalism & Communication Monographs; and Global Media and China.
Professor Silvio Waisbord
Associate Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University
Professor Waisbord is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication and former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. His recent books include News of Baltimore: Race, Rage and the City (edited with Linda Steiner, Routledge, 2017), Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights (edited with Howard Tumber, Routledge, 2017), and Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America (with Soledad Segura, Zed, 2016).
Award-winning journalist and lecturer with the Centre for Advancing Journalism
Jo Chandler is Editor of The Citizen, and a professional expert and lecturer with the Centre for Advancing Journalism. She continues to file as a freelance for a range of publications. She is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience as a staff reporter, senior writer, roving correspondent and freelance writer. Jo has filed from assignments in Africa, remote Australia, Antarctica, Afghanistan and, frequently over the past 10 years, Papua New Guinea.
She has earned numerous distinctions, including Walkley and Quill awards, the Bragg Prize for Science Writing, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the ACFID Media Award. Her work covers science; environment; health; human rights; women’s and children’s issues; aid and development.
Formerly a long-time staffer at The Age, her freelance work over the past five years has featured in The Atlantic, The Monthly, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Undark, Griffith Review, New Scientist, The Global Mail, BBC.com amongst others.
Award-winning environmental journalist
Adam Morton is a PhD candidate in Journalism, Media and Communications, a University Associate at the University of Tasmania and a freelance journalist.
He is an experienced editor and reporter, with a particular focus on environmental issues, energy and politics. He spent 15 years working for Fairfax Media, mostly at The Age, where he was environment editor, society editor, Sunday Age deputy editor and a senior writer. He now writes for Guardian Australia and has contributed to Climate Home, the BBC and the Lowy Institute-published The Interpreter, among others.
He has won several journalism awards, including: the United Nations Association of Australia media award for environmental reporting (2009, 2010, 2016); the European Union-Qantas journalism award (2011); a Society of Publishers in Asia excellence in journalistic innovation award (with colleagues at the Sydney Morning Herald in 2017). His work appeared in The Best Australian Science Writing anthology (New South) in 2016 and 2017.
Ecditorial Director, ABC
Alan Sunderland has been in charge of editorial policies at the ABC since 2013, in a range of positions including Head of Editorial Policies, Director of Editorial Policies and, since 2016, Editorial Director.
He leads a small team that provides editorial advice and editorial training, and a separate team that independently investigates and reports on editorial complaints.
Prior to taking on his current role, Alan was a journalist with more than thirty years’ experience at both the ABC and SBS.
Call for Papers
You are invited to submit a paper, abstract or panel proposal for inclusion in the 2018 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.
For notes on submissions, including format, click here.
Call for papers, abstracts and panel proposals opens: Friday 11 May 2018
Abstract and full papers submission deadline:
Friday 6 July 2018 EXTENDED NEW deadline: Monday 16 July 2018
Notifications of acceptance:
Wednesday 15 August 2018 Friday 24 August
Closing date for early bird registration: Friday 30 September 2018
Closing date for standard registration: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Closing date for late registration: Friday 30 November 2018
Registration and Pricing
Registration opens 15 August 2018
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Monday night: Welcome to Hobart
Join us on Monday night at our new Media School in Salamanca Place in the heart of Hobart's cultural presinct.
Tuesday night: Conference Dinner
Come along to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery drinks in the Courtyard and an optional private tour before heading for dinner in the Main Gallery.
The conference, social events and suggested accomodation are all a pleasant walking distance
The conference organisers can recommend all the hotels listed here. But Hobart has a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, so feel free to contact the convenor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need advice choosing an alternative.
The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, situated on the Hobart Waterfront and a short walk to the conference venue on Hunter Street is offering guests of the University of Tasmania a special rate:
$200.00 per night (Mountainside rooms)
$235.00 per night (Harbour View rooms)
The MACq01 on Hunter Street is right across the road from the conference venue. Hobart's newest hotel, the MACq01 combines luxury, leading-edge design and stunning views of the Derewent River.
The Salamanca Wharf Hotel in Salamanca Place lies in the middle of Hobart's hospitality quarter and a short walk to historic Battery Point. The Salamanca Wharf offers great mid-price accommodation.