CfP Barcelona 2020

We are happy to invite you to submit abstracts for next years conference

Trial and Error IV: Rethinking Digital Native Communicators’ Training”
14-15 May 2020
at the University Autonoma Barcelona, Spain

This year, we will focus on the generation gap between 20th-century teaching and 21st-century technology. Our students grew up not only with computers and internet access, but also with smartphones, social media, and mobile devices. In Barcelona, we want to take a closer look at the multi-faceted relationships between education, technology and digital native future media professionals. We invite you to submit academic research and project based experiences and various approaches (theoretical, methodological or empirical in nature) that touch upon this relationship.
The submission deadline is February 28, 2020. Like in the past years, we again invite a wide variety of contributions from traditional research presentations, to panels on specific subjects, to workshop proposals. You can find the complete call on our conference website:

We are looking forward to your contributions! And we wish you
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a great start into 2020

Salzburg 2019: Deadline extended to Sunday, March 03!

We would like to thank all of you who already sent in their abstracts! But for all of you still struggling with multiple deadlines, the right phrasing, or who are still undecided, we are extending the deadline until the end of the month. We are looking forward to your contributions! Download the updated call here:

CfP: Trial & Error III Conference in Salzburg, May 17-18, 2019

After our conferences in Tilburg 2017 and Braga 2018, our third “Trial & Error” conference will focus on an essential, but sometimes complicated relationship: the one between education and the industry.

How can education programs for media and communication professions cooperate with media professionals and industries in a meaningful way? What are the benefits and drawbacks of cooperations? How do programs keep up with technological developments, changes in work processes, job descriptions etc. in their respective media sectors? How do they stay relevant for both academia and for the industry and what are the major challenges for doing so? What kind of programs do we need, what do we want to create?

The conference will be held in Salzburg, Austria, on May 17 and 18 (Friday & Saturday) 2019. Deadline for abstracts is Friday, Febuary 15, 2019.

Download the Call here,
and visit our conference website here.

Trial & Error II – New Conference in Braga 2018

After the hugely successful first “Trial & Error” conference in Tilburg, Netherlands, 2017, we will stick to the title, theme, and general structure for this year’s TWG conference: Let us continue to explore new ways of researching, analysing, and practically dealing with the challenges media change brings to media professions and their educational programs. This year, we will meet May 10-11 in beautiful Braga, Portugal. Please join us for workshops, discussions, presentations: researchers and educators from all over Europe are looking forward to your input, analysis, and generally, helpful ideas.

You can find the Call for Papers here.

Please click here for the conference website with additional information.

The deadline for abstracts in Monday, March 19, 2018.

See you in Braga!

Trial & Error – Conference program, website and news

The 3rd annual Journalism & Communcation Education Conference will take place on May 18/19, 2017 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. With participants and presenters from 12 countries, workshops, paper und poster presentations, discussions and two great keynotes by Mark Deuze and Max Louwerse, this is will be the biggest TWG conference yet!

Find all the necessary information on our conference website:


Call for Papers: Tilburg 2017

“Trial and Error. Media Education in a Changing Media World”

We are happy to invite you to submit abstracts for our 3rd annual conference, this time taking place in Tilburg, The Netherlands, on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2017.

The question how to reflect changes in the media markets in education for media professions has become a central issue for higher education programs in the media sector.It has also become the leitmotif of our conferences. Keeping up with this central theme, we want to discuss how we can move from “teaching how the world is” to training “how to relate to a constantly changing world”.

Please read the full call here.

Deadline for abstract submissions will be Monday, February 20, 2017.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Tilburg!


Pamplona 2016: Serving or innovating the profession?

How can innovation be implemented into university curricula? What role must notions of entrepreneurship, management, or economics play in journalism education? How do we educate the educators? These were just some of the questions discussed by presenters and participants at the start of the 2nd Journalism & Media Education conference taking place May 19 and 20 at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Over the course of two days, more than 30 presenters from seven European countries will discuss the most pressing challenge faced by educational programs for media professions: How can programs keep up with the changes in the media market and how should we meet these changes? Should we serve the profession’s need or help innovate it?

Call for Papers: Serving or Innovating the Profession? Pamplona 2016

We are happy to invite you to send in abstracts for our 2nd TWG conference, this time taking place May 19 and 20 at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain:

In a time of changing markets and uncertainty, what part should innovation play in our media and communication programs?

Read the full call here!

Deadline for abstracts will be Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Pamplona!