Call for papers: AJE to host conference at the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival

The magazine industry is a dynamic sector that encapsulates some of the best journalism around – and it also employs many of our students every year.

The AJE is teaming up with Professional Publishers Association to present a conference that will explore the contribution the magazine sector makes, the challenges and opportunities inherent in it and the ways in which journalism educators can contribute to the sector.

This conference – on September 19 (venue tbc) – will take as its theme: 

Magazine Journalism in the 21st century – what contributions can the academy make?

We are calling for papers and presentations around the theme, these could encompass the following but as not restricted to these suggestions.

Designing sustainable curriculum in magazine journalism: what can we do now to ensure our students are prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the magazine sector? How does the curriculum position the role of magazine journalism today and in the future? How do we embed entrepreneurial skills?

Creating assessments that meet hopes and expectations of students and prepare them adequately for future work and lifelong learning; Preparing students for a changing world of work and a changing expectation of magazine consumers.

Research in magazine journalism education: methodological approaches to researching magazine journalism and journalism education; Pedagogical approaches in magazine journalism education.

Future opportunities and challenges for magazine journalism educators: How do journalism educators prepare for a changing world where knowledge and practice are key?

Magazine journalism education in a global context: What best practice is emerging for learning and teaching where cohorts of journalism students are made up of individuals from different countries, cultures and traditions? Preparing students to work across borders.

This list is not exclusive and we will consider any paper on the general theme.

Please send proposals for papers or presentations as 250 word abstracts* to AJE at assjrned@gmail.com by July 15, 2019 for consideration.

NOTE: Abstracts which do not address the conference themes and which exceed the word count will not be considered.