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Pre-conference on research related to Nordic journalism education

The NordJour Conference for Nordic journalism teachers will organize a one-day online pre-conference focusing on research on journalism education and pedagogical issues of journalism. The pre-conference will be hold on 28th September 2022. The working language of the pre-conference is English.

Call for abstracts

The NordJour pre-conference accepts abstracts for presentations with preferences on the following topics yet not limited to these:

  • The sociological structures of journalism education
  • Professional identities of journalism educators
  • Interaction of research and education within journalism education
  • Curriculum design in journalism education
  • Instructional design of courses and online courses
  • Distance education and e-learning
  • Technologies of journalism education
  • Student perspectives
  • Perspectives from the journalism industry on journalism education
  • Best practices and case studies of journalism education

The topic should entail a Nordic aspect, i.e. deal with journalism and journalism education in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, including Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland Islands ) or have a strong relevance for the Nordic countries and their journalism education. Comparisons between the Nordic countries are warmly welcome. In addition, the topics proposed should clearly deal with journalism education and/or present a pedagogical approach to journalism instead of discussing journalism or journalistic practice in more general, as at conferences in journalism studies.

Please send a 250-word abstract by 10th August to maarit.jaakkola@tuni.fi. Include a brief description of the presenter (max. 100 words) in the submission. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by the 20th August. The pre-conference will be hold on Zoom and all accepted presenters will be sent a link.

The pre-conference is based on presentations only, no full papers are needed. However, there is a possibility to continue on selected topics to put together a special issue to a journal or a monograph. Therefore, especially those who are considering to conduct research on journalism education and related issues are highly encouraged to participate in the pre-conference. A strong emphasis is put on discussions, and the pre-conference thus works as a platform for both researchers and educators to discover a pedagogical angle on research or find a research angle on educational issues.

Preliminary programme

9:00–9:30 Opening words
9:30–11:30 Keynote (TBA) and discussions
11:30–12:30 Structured ”mingel” and lunch
12:30–16:00 Sessions
16:00–16:15 Wrap-up and closing words

Further information

The pre-conference is organized by the Nordic collaboration committee for journalism education which is a network the major journalism schools in the Nordic countries. It has 22 member institutions at the moment.

Questions or inquiries? Please contact Maarit Jaakkola, chair of the Nordic collaboration committee for journalism education and co-director of Nordicom, maarit.jaakkola@tuni.fi (Finland) or maarit.jaakkola@gu.se (Sweden).

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