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!


Welcome to the new ECREA Journalism and Communication Education TWG

Today, the development of communication technologies and the mediatization of society have a profound impact on professional media work. Educational institutions are faced with the important task of following the ongoing changes in the media markets in order to make informed decisions for providing and maintaining a high standard of education.

At the same time, there is still a lack of theoretical concepts and empirical studies regarding the development, change and adaptiveness of media education. Educational issues are being treated within the realm and focus of different fields (journalism studies, public relations, advertising research, educational science, …) but rarely as a topic in itself that integrates the diverse angles.

Our aim is to foster the relationship between journalism and communication education institutions in Europe in order to advance communication and exchange in higher and continuing education research and practice. We want to provide a platform for researchers and educators interested in advancing our theoretical, empirical and practical understanding of media education, both for media professionals and audiences in mediatized societies.

Due to the wide range of possible research topics, the group encourages diverse approaches beyond disciplinary boundaries, for example…

  • Comparative research on European media education systems, their history and development
  • Ethics in journalism, PR and advertising education
  • Media competence training and education, both in the realm of professional/higher education and secondary education/pedagogy
  • Innovative approaches in journalism and media education programs
  • (Quality) management in professional media education
  • Media education didactics.

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