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!

Deadline Extension!

Due to some problems with the abstract submission process we have extended the deadline for proposals for our forthcoming conference on “Professional Communication Programs in Search for Identity” until Friday, Jan. 23, 2015! Please find the updated call for papers here.

Call for Papers: Communication Education Conference 2015

We are happy to announce our first conference: “Professional Communication Programs in Search for Identity“, to take place

March 5-6, 2015
at the University of Trier, Germany.

In a time of media convergence, how can educational programs find, build, and maintain an identity? How can they help students develop their own professional identities? We are looking forward to discussing these and many more related questions with you.

Please klick here to download the conference call

The deadline for submitting abstracts and workshop proposals will be Saturday, January 10, 2015.

J&C Education at Lisbon 2014

The ECC 2014 in Lisbon is just days away, and with it the official launch of our new Temporary Working Group! For everyone coming to Lisbon, here are two important dates to mark in your calender:

1. Our business meeting (with the management team election and news about or plans and upcoming conference) will take place on Thursday, 13 Nov 2014, 13:30-14:30 in Room 3b, Ground Floor of the conference venue.

2. We have an exciting launch panel on Friday, 14 Now 2014, 16:30-18:00 in Room 1.08, First Floor.Five presentations will be discussing strategies for contemporary journalism and PR education:

1. Teaching Big. Educational strategies in the field of data journalism – a comparative study in
six European countries. [Sergio Splendore, Milano, Italy]
2. Learning Outcome on Press Freedom through a Practical Pedagogical Tool: The ‘Rig’.
[Elsebeth Frey and Solveig Steien, Oslo and Akershus, Norway]
3. Innovation by educating journalism entrepreneurs [Gemma van der Kamp, Michel
Simons,Tilburg, Netherlands]
4. Student Portfolios as Indicators of Professional Deontology: Axiological Study of the
Audiovisual Portfolio Work of Advertising and Public Relations Students at Pompeu Fabra
University [Matilde Obradors Barba / Ana Fernández‐Aballí Altamirano, Barcelona, Spain]
5. Ethnographic Journalism: Mending the gap between the academy and journalism training?
[Anne Kirstine Hermann, Odense, Denmark]

Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon for the kick-off of our new working group!