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.

Conference Organisers

Dr Claire Konkes (claire.konkes@utas.edu.au)

Dr Donald Reid (donald.reid@utas.edu.au)

 

Conference Venue

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.

 

 

 


Conference Theme

Journalism from the margins to the mainstream

We invite presentations examining and critiquing the way marginalized voices
are included and incorporated into the mainstream narrative. This includes new ways of
seeing and storytelling; the possibility for inclusion in a divided world; and the interplay
between regional and central seats of power within the mediascape.
 
We invite abstracts exploring, but not limited to, the following ideas:

• 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.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Stuart Allen

Head of School, Computer Science and Informatics, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University

Professor Allen’s research interests are in the field of mobile and social computing, covering both practical problems with direct applications to industry and policy making, and interdisciplinary collaborations exploring the opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies. He has 20 years of research experience in wireless network modelling and optimisation to improve efficiency through automated planning and management of network infrastructure and resources.

 

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 submission, click here.

Submissions are via EasyChair. You will need to set up an EasyChair account if you don't have one. 

 

Key Dates

Call for papers, abstracts and panel proposals opens:    Friday 11 May 2018

Abstract and full papers submission deadline:    Friday 6 July 2018

Notifications of acceptance:       Wednesday 15 August 2018

Closing date for early bird registration:   Friday 14 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

Here are some questions to ponder before registering:

  1. Do I want to join JERAA to take advantage of the member prices? Click here to join JERAA (opens a new page). 
  2. Am I interested in going to dinner (see below)?

Early Bird 

Cost

(closes 30 September)  
JERAA member $499.00
Non Member $579.00
Student $359.00

Standard

 
(1 October to 15 November)  
JERAA member $559.00
Non Member $659.00
Student $399.00

Late

 
(after 16 November)  
JERAA member $599.00
Non member $739.00
Student $449.00

Day rate

 
JERAA member $299.00
Non member $349.00
Student $199.00
 

 


Social events

Welcome to Hobart

Join us on Monday night at The Media School at Salamanca Place. Drinks and canapes will be served from 6pm - 7.30pm at our new school in the heart of Hobart's cultural presinct.

Conference Dinner

Details are being finalised and will be released soon.

 

 

Accommodation 

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 (donald.reid@utas.edu.au) 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 Ibis Styles Hotel at 173 Macquarie Street is situated in the heart of Hobart's CBD. Guest of the University of Tasmania can take advantage of the hotel's corporate rate via this booking portal.

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. 

 

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