call for papers

In 2019, the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia conference, to be held at the University of Sydney, invited papers and panel proposals that address the theme of ‘Journalisms: plurality, precarity and possibilities’.

Contributions are now closed for the 2019 conference. This year’s presentations will address any of the following topics within those themes, or related research:

  • Plurality

    Indigenous, Asian and Pasifika journalisms; media diversity and pluralism initiatives; slow and indie magazine journalisms; literary journalism and memoir; student publications…


  • Precarity

    Industry consolidation, job loss, forced career change and employment insecurity; future of public interest journalism after Fairfax; legal constraints; journalism safety and health initiatives…


  • Possibilities

    Jobs and skillsets for next-gen digital journalism; automated journalism; managing journalism partnerships; work integrated learning, education and training for the future…


    Paper abstracts will be 300 words max. listing title, author/s and affiliation, abstract and keywords.


    Panel abstracts will have a 200 word overview, with 200 words from each participant on their contribution. They should also list panel title, author/s and affiliation, abstract and keywords.


  • Key dates

    June 28 – Paper and panel abstracts for peer review

    August 30 – Notification following review


submit your abstract