About the Future of Journalism 2011 Conference
Welcome from Bob Franklin
Bob Franklin opens 2009ís conference
I’m delighted to announce that The Future of Journalism 2011 Conference - the third in our series of biennial research-based conferences, will be hosted here at the Cardiff school of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies on 8th and 9th September.
The conference is sponsored by publishers Routledge Taylor and Francis.
The Future of Journalism 2011 looks like being more interesting and exciting than ever.
The Call for Papers closed on 22nd December 2010 and we have submissions from scholars around the globe including papers from the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Australia, India, Zimbabwe and many other countries.
We have two terrific plenary sessions planned with speakers Professor Emily Bell and Professor Robert W. McChesney offering authoritative and challenging papers covering both theoretical and practice aspects of developments in the Future of Journalism.
Emily Bell is Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism. Previously she worked at the Guardian, newspaper in London - initially as Founder and Editor of mediaguardian.co.uk and later as editor-in-chief of Guardian Unlimited.
Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is Co-author (with John Nicholls) of The Death and Life of American Journalism, as well as Rich Media, Poor Democracy and 14 other authored or edited volumes. The Utne Reader lists him among their “50 visionaries who are changing the world”).
The plenary lectures, as well as a selection of conference papers will be published in special issues of Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies. A book The Future of Journalism 2011 combining the papers from both special issues will be published by Routledge shortly after the conference.
Log on to this site regularly for more updates about the Future of Journalism 2011, details of the final conference programme and availability of places.
Venue of the Conference
The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC)
Cardiff University, Bute Building
King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff
CF10 3NB, UK