On World Press Freedom Day, the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) applauds those who champion freedom of expression and support media around the world.
Anne Dunn Scholar Award 2016 - congratulations to Emma A. Jane
Emma A. Jane, from the University of New South Wales, has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Anne Dunn Scholar Award.
The award, presented by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, was established in 2014 to commemorate the life and work of Professor Anne Dunn.
More details on the Grants & Awards page.
JERAA research grant 2016
Congratulations also to Stephanie Brookes, from Monash University, who has been awarded the JERAA research grant for 2016. Her project is entitled: 'Checking the facts: The impact of new sources of political information on "legacy" election coverage in Australia and the United States'
Early Bird Registration until April 30
JERAA Preconference and World Journalism Education Congress
Auckland University of Technology, NZ, 13-16 July 2016
Register now for the Preconference of 13 July and World Journalism Education Congress of 14-16 July via the WJEC Registration link.to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates. The preconference also address a wide range of subjects affecting journalism, journalism education and journalism research. The Preconference will also feature Australian journalism issues, a Pacific Media stream, and issues affecting 'The Next Generation'--newcomers to journalism education, training, and research.
Stephen Ward: Global Media Ethics
Stephen Ward will address issues of global media ethics as part of his keynote presentation for the Preconference. Ward is the author of Global Media Ethics, Radical Media Ethics and a range of major texts in the field. Ward's writings and projects have influenced both the theory and practice of media ethics.
JERAA-PMC-MEP Preconference Partnership
The Preconference has been organised as a collaboration between JERAA, the Pacific Media Centre (Auckland University of Technology) and Media Educators Pacific. The Pacific Media Centre will host a welcome reception for Preconference delegates on the evening of 12 July. The collaboration enables the Preconference to feature a stream about cutting-edge issues affecting journalism and journalism education in the Pacific, in addition to other streams about Australian and global issues affecting the practice, teaching and research of journalism.
Following a presentation and discussions at the 2015 JERAA Conference, the JERAA Executive has unanimously agreed that the association should act as publisher of the UniPollWatch website for the 2016 federal election. JERAA President Matthew Ricketson has issued a statement explaining the association's involvement in and commitment to the project.