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Speakers will include Michael Gilson, recently retired editor of the Brighton Argus who will be discussing his essay 'The Decline of Journalism, the Democratic Deficit and Why it Should Concern Us All' which was published this year in Last Words? How Can Journalism Survive the Decline of Print?


Conference papers

Papers will explore:

  • The value of academic qualifications in a profession-oriented discipline.
  • The challenge of employability and how one university is addressing this.
  • The steps one journalism department is taking to prepare young and future journalists for the harsh realities that journalists worldwide face while reporting.
  • The use of statistics and how to teach journalism students how to do this well.
  • How students engage critically with issues such as representing Islam, working in divided communities and covering stories that are often poorly reported. 
  • Issues around how journalists and news organisations are using children’s social media accounts in their newsgathering and the ethics around this.

How to attend

The fee for the day is £15 and payment can be made by cash or cheque at the door.

Please register for this event.