Future of Journalism Conference: “new media, citizen journalism and blogs become additional established sources for professional journalists”
Monday, September 14, 2009
Plenary speaker Bettina Peters (Director of the Global Forum for Media Development)
The Future of Journalism Conference held at Cardiff University last week saw over a hundred different papers delivered in 30 sessions over two days, where new research, new ideas and industry developments were presented and discussed by an international audience of journalism scholars, practitioners and academics.
Held by the journals Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice, both edited by Professor Bob Franklin, and hosted by Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies the conference was the second to take place following the first, titled The Future of Newspapers, two years ago.
This week the session topics included the areas of Ethics, Education, Regulation, New Media, New Journalism, Online Journalism and Business Models.
Every seat at the opening plenary session was booked and the live stream was keenly viewed by those watching online. For those that missed the plenary or wish to view it again the session is available through the conference website.
Looking back at the conference, Bettina Peters, who was one of the opening plenary speakers noted the discussions held regarding the maturing nature of web based journalism “What I’ve found interesting is the discussion about how new media, citizen journalists and blogs have become additional established sources for professional journalists”. See Bettina's comments on You Tube jomecmedia
Journal editor and conference organiser Bob Franklin said “It’s been an extremely positive occasion and great fun. We’ve learned a great deal from each other about the way different scholars and practitioners view the future of journalism, particularly from their own international perspectives.”
The plenary session featured James Curran (Professor of Communications at Goldsmith’s College University of London) and Bettina Peters (Director of the Global Forum for Media Development) and is available through the conference website.
jomecmedia on Flickr - Conference photos
Future of Journalism 2009 - Conference website
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Future of Journalism Conference: 'We will survive' is not enough - Guardian.co.uk
Future of Journalism conference: video conclusion - Guardian.co.uk