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We are happy to announce that the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Temporary Working Group on “Journalism and Communication Education” is hosting its 5th Annual Conference in Salzburg/Austria on May 17th-18th, 2019.
The Conference Theme is:
“Trial and Error III” – Business as usual? On the Relationship between Industry and Education for Media Professionals in Times of Change
At the Trial & Error conferences, scholars and educators in the field of media discuss how to prepare students for an increasingly complex media field. We have to switch from telling ‘how the world is’, to training ‘how to relate to a constantly changing world’. Not only do we need to keep up with ongoing innovation, we need to contribute to innovation as well as foster professional legitimacy in a converging media field. Just as innovation, so is media education in the 21st century a process of trial and error.
Local organising committee (University of Salzburg/Dept. of Communication Science):
Susanne Kirchhoff, Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rudolf Renger, email@example.com
Ingrid Aichberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organising committee (ECREA Journalism & Communication Education TWG management team):
Michael Harnischmacher (Chair) | University of Passau | Passau, Germany (email@example.com)
Harmen Groenhart (Vice chair) | Fontys University of Applied Sciences | School of Journalism / Tilburg, The Netherlands (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pilar Sánchez-García (Vice chair) | University of Valladolid | Faculty of Philosophy and Arts | Valladolid, Spain (email@example.com)
Welcome to Salzburg!
Phone | + 43 662 8044 4157
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Adress | Universität Salzburg, Fachbereich Kommunikationswissenschaft, Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg
About the Ecrea Journalism and Communication Education TWG
Journalism and Communication Education is a Temporary Working Group of the European Communication Research and Education Association.
In today’s changing media system, 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. In a mediatized society, the education of media competencies becomes increasingly important for both (aspiring) media professionals and audiences alike.
Our aim as an ECREA TWG is to foster the relationship between journalism and professional media 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 education for media professionals working in today’s changing media markets.