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The aim of the conference is to discuss how journalists and media should report risk and crisis. More specifically, we aim to bring forward challenges, opportunities and responses needed in a changing media ecosystem. The shift towards this new environment means that crisis journalism should be on focus. The core objective of the conference is to facilitate the exchange of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching resources and ideas.

Please note that although we encourage all conference participants to submit abstracts, which will later be published in a book of abstracts and will be available to download online, this is completely optional for EJTA members. If you are an EJTA member and wish to attend without presenting a paper, please submit only the registration form. If you are unsure whether you are linked to any institution as an institutional member, feel free to contact EJTA.

Participation in the conference is free of charge to the EJTA members.
The registration fee for non-EJTA members is 250 Euros.

Deadline for registration and abstract submission is September 7th, 2018 (23:59 Greek time)

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants in due time.

The 5th World Journalism Education Congress will be held at the Paris-Dauphine University in Paris, France, between July 8 (afternoon: AGM EJTA) and 12, 2019.

The WJEC is currently soliciting academic paper abstracts related to the wider issue of journalism education. These will be presented as refereed research papers at the forthcoming Paris conference. Abstracts will be accepted on a variety of topics related to mass communication. However, submitters are encouraged to focus their entries on the broader conference theme: “Teaching Journalism during a Disruptive Age”.

WJEC invites interested presenters to electronically submit abstracts only (minimum 500 words; maximum 800 words) by September 15, 2018.

Please visit the conference website for more information and submission.

EJTA now has 76 members in 32 European countries.  An overview of all the EJTA members can be found on our members' page.

JOLT, a network aimed at harnessing digital and data technologies for journalism, is recruiting 15 Researchers to advance new theoretical insights, technical advancements, and best-practice guidelines for digital and data journalism. In addition to completing a PhD, the researchers will receive specialized training to advance future careers in academia and industry, produce research publications under the guidance of their supervisors, undertake work experience in different environments, and establish an excellent network of contacts across the academic, industry, and non-profit sectors. Closing Date for Applications: 17 May 2018

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Today, media everywhere in the world undergo significant transformations under the influence of digitalization, media convergence, mediatization of the society, deprofessionalization of journalistic work, the development of new active audiences which take over some functions that have been traditionally performed by journalists, and other processes. These transformations include changes in media genres and topics, forms and methods of professional journalistic activities, economic strategies and business models, distribution and delivery channels, specifics of audience behavior and other aspects. 

Given such noticeable transformations of media, we encourage conference participants to discuss current state of media and look into possible trends of media industry's development in both global and national contexts. Furthermore, we invite presentations discussing the state of regional and local media in Russia, media production and distribution processes abroad and other issues that have rarely been in the spotlight of researchers before. Lastly, we welcome researches discussing the impact of television upon print media as well as new media under current digitalization and multimedization processes.

General topics and questions for discussion:

• History and current trends of media development;
• Regulation and self-regulation of media;
• Mass media and audience: the shift from mass communication to specialized media;
• Values and mission of media today;
• Mass media in the digital era: current challenges and prospects;
• Newspapers and magazines in digital environment: issues of interaction and mutual influence;
• Regional and local media in Russia: current state and trends of development;
• Journalism education and modern media: goals, challenges and prospects in the new digital era

Deadline for submitting abstracts and registration is 15 August 2018.  More information can be found here.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Local Organizing Committee at  or by phone +7 (495) 629 52 76.

Inter University Center, Dubrovnik, 15-20 April 2018

Is journalism in crisis?  The digital environment presents one of the challenges for journalism as a profession and practice, but also as an institution which had a key role for the development of modern society and liberal democracy. How are the challenges to journalism shaped in different media systems? How is journalism changing in different parts of the world in answer to the challenges?



The Open University of Cyprus would like to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming international conference entitled "Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the Digital Era". The conference is organized by the Advanced Media Institute, the MA "Communication and New Journalism" Program of Open University of Cyprus and the Laboratoire d' Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Socialesof of  L'  Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier and will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Please be informed that the deadline has been extended for the Call for Papers for the forthcoming international conference entitled "Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the Digital Era" (#AMIRetreat2018).  You may now submit your abstracts by April 25, 2018.
For more information please visit the website.

The Teachers’ Conference 2018 will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on October 18 & 19. The colleagues of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are working on the programme. The theme of the conference will be announced at the beginning of 2018.

All EJTA-members (100%) will participate in the Research project on ‘Journalistic Roles, Values and Qualifications in the 21st century; how journalism educators in Europe view the future of a profession in transition.’ In the second week of January 2018 the link to an online questionnaire will be sent to 78 contact persons in 28 European countries. The major outcomes of this study will be presented at the 5th World Journalism Education Congress in Paris, July 9-11 2019.

Organised by EJTA-member European Journalism Centre, and powered by the Google News Lab, this one-day free-to-join media event will look back on 2017; a year in which the relationship between politics and journalism changed forever. Under the theme A Year is a Long Time in Politics, the event will explore the questions: How did global political upheaval shape the way journalists covered the news? And how have evolving political, investigative and data journalism practices changed the face of politics? What will 2018 bring?

Registration is free and works under a first-come, first-served base: News Impact Summit website.  The event takes place on Monday 4th December.

News Impact Summit is a media innovation events series that brings together international media experts with local news communities to focus on how new technology, tools and methods are changing the way journalists work in the newsroom.