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AJE summer conference
Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 14:00 – Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 16:30 BST
The AJE annual conference will focus on the theme of training v education. Our guest keynote speaker on Friday morning is Mark Deuze of Amsterdam University (pictured above) and we have a number of other speakers presenting papers on the conference them theme throughout both days. The Association's general meeting and committee elections will be held on Friday morning. Calls for nominations for office will be circulated directly to members.
There is a dinner on Thursday evening following a drinks reception. This will be payable on the night in addition to the conference fee so please choose the appropriate ticket type to book a place for both events.
The Entrance fee is £35 for AJE members (£50 for non-members) payable on the door and covers catering at the event during the day. Dinner on Thursday will be an additional reasonable restaurant fee.
AJE Annual Conference, 2016
Date: Thursday, June 23 and Friday June 24, 2016
Registration: Thursday, from 1pm: Friday, from 9.30am
Place: Newcastle University, London Campus, 102 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ, London E1 7EZ, United Kingdom
13:00 Registration (£35 for members or £50 for non-members)
14:00 Conference welcome – AJE Chair, Prof. Chris Frost, LJMU
14:15 Newsrooms and newsdays
14:15 Hilary Scott, University of Northampton: The efficacy of journalism work experience: are some newsrooms failing the next generation of journalists?
14:35 Vivienne Francis, London College of Communication: The Future for Journalism Educators and Trainers: What will both industry and academy expect from us?
14:55 Kocic Aleksander, Edinburgh Napier University: Hands-on or hands off: How useful is Newsday as a teaching tool
16:15 Does practice make perfect?
16:15 Ben Falk, Coventry University: "We're All Storytellers Now: Why the words 'medium" and "pathway' should be banned in journalism education"
16:35 Myra Evans, University of the West of England: An investigation into practice-based learning on industry accredited journalism courses in the UK in providing students with real experience while maintaining a safe place to make mistakes.
16:55 Ato Erzan-Essien, Chester University: Back to reality: The practical approach to teaching regulation and ethics to first-year undergraduates.
17:30 break – drinks reception
20:00 Dinner: Dinner is at the Haz restaurant, Hounsditch. 112 Houndsditch, EC3A 7BD. (www.hazrestaurant.co.uk). Places are limited so please ensure you book for restaurant tickets if you wish to join colleagues for a pleasant evening meal.
09:30 Annual General Meeting (AJE Members only)
11:00 The value of education
11:00 Katie Stewart, University of Sheffield: Accreditation: Is our identity under threat?
11:20 Yvonne Illsley, University of Sheffield: Training IS Education
12:00 Keynote speaker: Mark Deuze, University of Amsterdam
14:00 Margaret Hughes, University of the West of Scotland: Journalism education: finding its space in the academy
14:20 Lily Canter, Sheffield Hallam University: Co-authoring a paper with your undergraduate student
14:40 Dr. Eamonn O’Neill, Edinburgh Napier University: 'Do we still 'follow the money'? Or Follow everything?'
15:30 Announcement of election results. Handover to new chair.
16:00 close; coffee /tea