DIT hosts European Journalism Training Conference

Posted: 24 October, 2014

The European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) Autumn conference 2014 is taking place for the first time in Dublin, hosted by the School of Media in DIT.  The theme of the conference, from ‘From Speed Journalism to Slow Journalism’ reflects the growing interest by both journalism educators and journalists themselves in the need for more analysis and depth in  both news and story-telling.

The keynote speaker at the EJTA Dublin 2014 conference will be Dr Megan Le Masurier of the University of Sydney. Dr  Le Masurier lectures in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney where she runs the Undergraduate Program and is Degree Director of the Master of Publishing. Her research is focused on magazines and wherever they take her. In recent years, this has been in the direction of Slow Journalism. She is a leading researcher on the topic of ‘Slow Journalism’.  She has been appointed as guest Editor for a special issue of Journalism Practise on Slow Journalism which will be published in the second half of 2015.  Prior to her academic career, she worked for many years in the magazine industry in Australia as journalist and Editor.

Other eminent speakers from industry and academe in Ireland and from across Europe will deliver papers, host panels, and give workshops on themes including:  long-form stories, investigative journalism, and data journalism. 

The European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) was established in Brussels in 1990. It groups about 55 Journalism centres, schools and universities from 24 countries across Europe. They work together to improve journalism education in Europe, enabling members to collaborate on exchanges and teaching and research projects, and meet regularly to exchange ideas and information.

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