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Responsible Journalism and Communication

06.05.2020 15:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

September 15-16, 2020 (online)

Deadline: June 19

How can journalism serve its publics when mediated political discourse appears dominated by fact-averse bombast and bluster? How can political and governmental communication mark out, conserve and develop an impartial information terrain as a civic tool in democracy? What are current notions of responsible journalism and ethical communication, and how does theory mirror practice? What particular issues present in conflict-affected, divided societies, and with what implications?

Scholars of Journalism, Political and Governmental Communication meet in this innovative conference, to consider leading-edge developments in both their respective fields, with opportunities for dialogue between them to foster mutual insight and collaboration. Selected papers from the conference will be gathered and presented for publication as an edited collection to a major international academic publisher.

It is expected that topics will include (but by no means be limited to):

  • Roles of news in conflict including Peace Journalism.
  • (Lack of) trust in news and public communication.
  • ‘Fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ environments, and their implications for journalism and communication.
  • New innovative forms of journalism and communication including public and community journalism.
  • Ways to evaluate impact by journalist training and education.

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Booking information

Information on how to register for the conference will be made available shortly.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 19th June 2020

Find more details at the conference page here:

Submit an abstract to by June 19th 2020

Later, selected presenters will be invited to contribute to an edited collection to be offered to Routledge for publication in their Research in Journalism series.

For any questions, please contact Prof Jake Lynch at:



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