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[ecrea] World Journalism Education Congress 2016: Call for abstracts

Tue Jul 14 18:21:14 GMT 2015

*/_Call for Abstracts_/*

The fourth *World Journalism Education Congress* will be held at the
*Auckland University of Technology* in Auckland, New Zealand between
July 14 and 16, 2016. It follows the successful third congress held in
Mechelen, Belgium, in July 2013. (For details see

With the support of journalism education organizations worldwide,* the
Congress is designed to provide a discussion forum on common issues and
interests and a foundation for supporting the continuing development of
journalism and journalism education around the globe.

The WJEC is inviting academic paper abstracts related to the wider issue
of journalism education for presentation as refereed research papers at
the conference.

Abstracts will be accepted on any topics related to mass communication
but submitters are encouraged to focus their submissions on the broader
conference theme, “Identity and Integrity in Journalism Education” and
to specifically relate their work to:

·Mobile/Social/User-generated Media and Journalism

·Research Trends in Journalism

·Utilizing the Professional Connection in Journalism Education 

·21st Century Ethical Issues in Journalism

·Journalism Education and an Informed Citizenry 

·Journalism Programs Offered by the Industry 

·Journalism Education in the South Pacific

·Journalism Education in Asia

*Abstract submission guidelines:*WJEC invites interested presenters to
electronically submit *abstracts* only (*minimum 500 words; maximum 800
words*) by *December 1, 2015*.

The abstracts should give a clear sense of the scope of the research,
research objectives and method of inquiry. If researchers have completed
their projects by the submission deadline, paper abstracts should also
include research results and conclusions/discussion. Full papers are due
June 1, 2016 to be eligible for publication in the online conference




*Submission process:*To submit a paper abstract, go to <>and follow the directions.
Note the following:

·Ensure that the document you upload does NOT include ANY information
that identifies you or your affiliation/institution. Abstracts submitted
with author identifiable information will automatically be removed from
the pool of submissions and will neither be considered for review nor
possible inclusion in the conference program;

·Ensure that you add ALL required information in the form you fill out
before uploading your paper abstract. This enables the conference
organizers to keep track of individual authors and their abstracts.
Ensure the email address you include is the one you want the organizers
to communicate with you about your submission and where you will receive
a confirmation once you have successfully submitted your abstract.

*Review process:*A panel of international judges will blind-review all
submissions. Paper selections will be finalized by the end of January
2016 and presenters will be informed accordingly.


*For more information about the 2016 WJEC in Auckland*please contact the
Steering Committee Chair, Verica Rupar ((Verica.rupar /at/
<mailto:(Verica.rupar /at/>)


*For more information about the call for paper abstracts*please contact
the Paper Competition Chair, Elanie Steyn ((elanie /at/
<mailto:(elanie /at/>).

*The World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) is a coalition of 32
academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass
communication at the university level. They include: African Council on
Communication Education (ACCE), Arab-U.S. Association for Communication
Educators, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC),
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC),
Association for Journalism Education (U.K.), Association of Schools of
Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC), Brazilian Society of
Interdisciplinary Studies on Communication (Intercom Brazil), Broadcast
Education Association (BEA), Canadian Committee for Education in
Journalism (CCEJ), Chinese Journalism Education Association, Chinese
Communication Association (CCA), European Journalism Training
Association (EJTA), Global Network for Professional Education in
Journalism and Media (JourNet), Israel Communication Association, Japan
Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication (JSSJMC),
Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA),
Journalism Education Association of New Zealand, Journalism Research and
Education Section International Association of Media and Communication
Research (IAMCR), Journalism Studies Section, European Communication
Research and Education Association (ECREA), Korean Society for
Journalism and Communication Studies, Latin American Association of
Communication Researchers (ALAIC), Latin American Federation of Social
Communication Schools (FELAFACS), Nigerian Association of Journalism and
Mass Communication Teachers, Nordic Journalism Training Association,
Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE), Russian
Association for Education in Journalism, Russian Association for Film &
Media Education, Saudi Association for Media & Communication, Scientific
and Methodological Communication in Journalism and Information, South
African Communication Association, and Theophraste Network.

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