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The fourth World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) will be held July 14-16, 2016, in Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland University of Technology (AUT) will host the Congress. The theme is “Identity and Integrity of Journalism Education.”

The World Journalism Congress meets every three years. Previous congresses have been held in Singapore (2007), Grahamstown, South Africa (2010) and Mechelen, Belgium (2013).

In announcing the meeting, Associate Professor Verica Rupar, Curriculum Leader in Journalism at AUT School of Communication Studies, said “Journalism education worldwide is at a crossroads. Meeting those challenges and adapting the curriculum to enrich the wider university environment are critical,” All meetings will be held in downtown Auckland. In addition to themed sessions, the congress will feature an open paper competition, professional and academic panels and small-group syndicates, each discussing a pressing issue in journalism education and making reports.

Joe Foote of the University of Oklahoma in the United States, the founding convener of the World Journalism Council that oversees the congresses, said that the selection of Auckland means that by 2016 the congresses will have met on four different continents “In addition to the worth of bringing together journalism educators from all over the world, the WJEC puts the spotlight on a particular region, allowing the flavor of journalism education in that area to shine through and scholars in that area to have a more visible platform for their work. We are pleased to take the congress not only to the region that includes New Zealand and Australia, but near more remote Pacific islands as well.”

The World Journalism Education Council is an informal coalition representing 32 academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass communication at the university level. By bringing organizations from six continents together, the Council hopes to provide a common space for journalism educators and to focus on issues that are universal in the field.

For additional information contact: Joe Foote, , 1-405-325-5997

13th Communication in the Millennium (CIM) will take place at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania between 12-15 May 2015. The deadline for abstract submission is 27th February 2015. Please check our website for details.

This autumn, Södertörn University in Sweden starts a one-year Master’s programme in International Journalism. The programme focuses on journalistic cultures and press freedom, the role of journalism in international conflicts, peace journalism and war coverage. All courses will be given in English.

The special site for international applicants is now closed, but it is still possible to apply via the Swedish application system, which is open from March 16 to April 15.  
More information about the program is available here.

On 28 and 29 May 2015 we warmly welcome all participants in Brussels, Belgium.
The provisional programme and registration form will follow soon.

On 24 and 25 October 2014 we held our first Autumn Conference in Dublin.
The presentations are available on the slideshare account of EJTA.

The European Journalism Training Association joins with journalists around to the world to strongly condemn the atrocity, the attack on press freedom and on democracy itself, that took place at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris yesterday.

We call on all members, their colleagues and students,  to observe the minute’s silence being held in France at noon today (11am in UK, Ireland and Portugal).

We must all ensure that freedom of speech continues to thrive in journalism – today, all French media formed a coalition to offer their cartoonists, their staff, their time and money to help Charlie Hebdo continue as a publication.

Please stand together in solidarity with colleagues in Paris and observe one minute’s silence … and remember all those whose lives were cut cruelly short by the attack.