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hybrid conference (Vienna & online) – 28/04/2022

The conference addresses the issue of evidence-based communication within the media and higher education institutions and the role of these institutions when it comes to media and information literacy in contemporary societies. The event will bring together researchers, students, media professionals and policy makers to address the following questions:

  • What are the recommended actions to improve the quality of information within today's fast-paced societies?
  • What role can academics and journalists play in limiting the spread of mis/disinformation and how do they perceive their own role?
  • How do we communicate and report about scientific issues and what have we learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How can we foster media and information literacy?

The conference is organised within the framework of the Erasmus+ project ERUM (Enhancing Research Understanding through Media).

Further information and registration (for online or in person participation): https://factsandfigures.univie.ac.at

“Change and Continuity: Journalism Education in the Digital Era”

The 6th World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) will be held in Beijing, China, between July 6 and 8, 2023, with a post conference in Shanghai, China, on July 10, 2023.
The conference is being organized by the Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing and Shanghai.

WJEC invites interested presenters to electronically submit abstracts only (minimum 500 words; maximum 800 words) by September 15, 2022.

More information is available via this link.

Investigative journalism, crossborder collaborations and data journalism are the over-arching themes of Dataharvest – The European Investigative Journalism Conference, which takes place in Mechelen, Belgium on May 19-22. Join the conference, if you teach journalism and would like to be inspired and get into new European networks!
The conference is arranged by Arena for Journalism in Europe, EJTA’s partner organization and coordinator of the Data Journalism Teachers’ online conference on 2021.
Activities begin on May 19: There will be three full-day masterclasses on the EU recovery funds, how to dig into business reports, and OSINT techniques. In parallel, a hackathon will find, clean and polish data sets for the conference theme of Food&Water. And many European journalism organisations have meetings in Mechelen that day in order to join the formal conference opening on May 20.
Aside from the Food&Water theme, the conference on May 20-22 will of course focus on the aftermath of the corona pandemic and the ongoing war in Europe and how to investigate its consequences. But there will also be 3 full tracks of hands-on data skills training, presentations of investigations and their methodology, discussions of FOI and how journalists can use it – and much more.
The program will be online from April 1.
See more and register


Our partners from UNESCO ask us to draw our and your Turkish colleagues’ attention to the following:

UNESCO has launched the Turkish version of its Disinformation Handbook. Please inform your Turkish colleagues about this news.

The EJTA Teachers' Conference 2022 in Aarhus (11-13 May) is coming up soon and we are looking forward to seeing many of our members live, after more than two years.

The programme, practical details (accommodation) and registration are to be found on the conference-site.

Please all register as soon as possible, so the colleagues in Aarhus know what to expect.

At the online Annual General Meeting (December 9th, 2021) EJTA's members unanimously accepted the membership of UFEMJ. This is a consortium of ten Ukrainian universities that have a journalism department. This consortium has recently been established in the context of the Erasmus+ KA2 project on “Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism” (DESTIN), of which EJTA is a partner. The membership of the consortium ends on December 31st , 2024.

Metz, France

Post-Truth and Affective Publics’ Challenges to Social Ties.
Disinformation, Populism, Data-Driven Propaganda

May 25th, 2022
Deadline for Extended Abstracts: January 31, 2022, 23:59 GMT

In the frame of the 72nd Annual ICA (International Communication Association) Conference, the Centre for Research on Mediations (CREM, Université de Lorraine, France) organises a preconference in Metz, France, on May 25th, 2022.

This preconference invites unpublished, innovative papers focusing on post-truth and affective publics’ challenges to social ties: disinformation flows, connectivity and network structures, affective publics and populism, journalism practices.

The preconference will bring together established researchers and PhD students. More specifically, it will include presentations from 12 participants along with 3 panel discussions, a keynote address and a research escalator session (12 PhD students/candidates).

Authors should submit an extended abstract of 1000-1500 words to: by January 31, 2022.

Registration Fee
•    100 USD / for registered participants: speakers and attendees that are faculty members
•    50 USD / for students, and speakers and attendees with no employment

This preconference has received endorsements from the ICA Journalism Studies Division, the ICA Political Communication Division, the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA), the French Society of Information and Communication Sciences (SFSIC), as well as the Association for the Study of Journalism (GIS Journalism, France).

The preconference is open to both ICA and non-ICA members. Attendees will need to create a profile to register.

More information can be found here.


Virtual Conference on ‘Safe Space for Journalists and Journalism Educators to talk about Trauma Informed Literacy’ fromThursday18th and Friday 19th November, 2021.
An Invitation to EJTA members with interest in trauma informed literacy to attend a conference organised by Journalism Education and Trauma Research Group (JETREG) hosted by the School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln, UK and Journalism Subject group at the Media, Arts and Communications Department, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Trauma literacy is an unmet objective in the UNESCO’s Safety of Journalists’ policy agenda. Since 2007, the Safety of Journalists’ agenda covers a range of issues from violence, conflict, physical and online abuse, harassment and impunity but overlooks journalists’ emotional and psychological responses to exposure to traumatic events. This is a pertinent research enquiry because scholarly studies consistently conclude that journalists who regularly cover accidents, natural disasters, crime, cases of rape and child abuse are susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and persistent fear. It is noted that reporters are often ill-prepared to cope with the consequences of covering these assignments and there is still some stigma attached to the conversations about mental health in journalism and high burnout rates among media workers.
JETREG aims to bridge gaps in research conducting further research among journalism educators to enhance our understanding of work-related trauma and coping strategies in journalism practice. Trauma literacy is defined ‘as an awareness of the potential effects of trauma and adaptive coping mechanisms’ (Seely, 2020).
You can register HERE.

3 days of knowledge-sharing: October 19, 20 and 21 from 10.00-13.00

How do we track surveillance and deal with cybersecurity? How do we investigate abuse of personal data? How can we assess the lobbying power of big tech? These are questions of acute importance for all journalists – here is a chance to get closer to some answers!

In 3 half-day online seminars we zoom in on 3 crucial areas:

  • Cybersecurity for journalists – how and why did spyware end up in journalists’ phones? Does the EU cybersecurity strategy provide sufficient protection for journalists and other actors in civil society?
  • Data collection often happens without consent, for example when it comes to migrants at Europe’s borders or to predictions in relation to social welfare. How can journalists research this abuse of rights?
  • The power and lobbying of Big Tech in Europe – the tech sector is by far the biggest lobbying factor in the EU. What does that mean for decision-making in Brussels?

Each day will showcase journalistic examples on coverage of the problem  and a discussion of rules and legislation in the area. We also look ahead for initiatives to improve the situation.

The seminars are aimed at journalists, but open for all and free of charge. Register here.

The seminars are arranged by Arena for Journalism in Europe in cooperation with the Panelfit Consortium, OBC Transeuropa, and the European Data Journalism Network.

For more information see the Data Dilemmas website or write

Artificial Intelligence in News Media: the Case of Local Journalism

12th July, 2021, 4pm-5.15pm

Please join us to discuss latest trends and debates on AI in news media focusing on local journalism. Our speakers will be:

  • Carl-Gustav Linden: AI and local news
  • Neil Thurman, Bartosz Wilczek, Florian Stalph and Sina Thäsler-Kordonouri: Automation in local journalism: The views of news consumers, editors and executives in the UK and Germany
  • Agnes Gulyas and Gentian Gashi: Artificial Intelligence and Journalism: A Systematic Literature Review

The event is free but please register here.

By joining you give your consent to be recorded (this seminar will be posted online at a later date).
Please mute your microphone during the main presentation, before the Q and A.