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European Journalism Observatory and Otto Brenner Stiftung present pilot analysis

How do media across Europe cover migrants and refugees?

Comparative study conducted in 17 countries reveals blind spots – and different narratives.

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Colloque du Réseau Théophraste
Institut Supérieur de l’Information et de la Communication (I.S.I.C.)
Rabat, 27 et 28 mai 2020

Conference website

Les enseignants, professeurs et chercheurs intéressés à participer à ce colloque international francophone doivent faire parvenir un résumé́ de 300 à 500 mots exposant leur problématique, leur méthodologie et, le cas échéant, les résultats anticipés.

Les propositions doivent être soumises au plus tard le 15 mars 2020, avec la mention Rabat2020, et envoyées à Marc-François Bernier ( ), président du comité́ scientifique du Réseau Théophraste. Une réponse sera acheminée au plus tard le 15 avril 2020. Les organisateurs du colloque prennent en charge les frais de logement (Hôtel).


Journalism, Communication and Humanities in the New Technology Era

Nicosia, Cyprus – September 17-19, 2020


Call for Papers: submit by April 1st, 2020

all information can be read on the conference website.


We would like to announce the publication of the book "Accreditation and Assessment of Journalism Education in Europe. Quality Evaluation and Stakeholder Influence. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
by Eva Nowak from our member institution Jade Hochschule.

How is journalism education in Europe accredited and assessed? State organisations and the media industry influence the objectives, content and structures of such education and trainings through their accreditation. They set quality standards and, at the same time, interfere with the autonomy of journalism education. Through studies of twelve countries, this volume shows how accreditation influences journalism education in Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

A second part of the book provides a comparative analysis of these studies including an overview on accreditation in higher education in Europe and the European Higher Education Area, EHEA. Another chapter deals with the ACEJMC’s more than seventy years of experience in journalism studies accreditation in the USA.

The volume contains contributions by Maarit Jaakkola, Pascal Guénée, Tina Tsomaia, Ana Keshelashvili, Andrea Czepek, Tibor Mester, Annamária Torbó, Catherine Shanahan, Nico Drok, George Prundaru, Elena Vartanova, Maria Lukina, Carlos Barrera, Manuel Martín Algarra, Guido Keel, Deborah Wilson David, Joe Foote and Eva Nowak.

The editor, Eva Nowak, is a professor of journalism at Jade Hochschule in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Her research focuses on journalism education and media freedom.

The Ethical Journalism Network has worked with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) to develop an online resource for journalists reporting on migration.
The toolkit was launched to mark World Refugee Day:

- The course and resources can be accessed here.
- Press Release here

We are happy to invite your students to the FEJS General Assembly 2019. The GA will take place in Helsinki Finland from 17th to 21st of October. Information and registration: plese visit the FEJS website.

After the success of the students’ publications on www.eufactcheck.eu the participants of EJTA’s fact-checking project EUfactcheck decided to move on with the project and to take new steps in the academic year 2019-2020.

At the Teachers’ Conference in Dortmund the practical details will be discussed.

By December 2019 a manual with guidelines and tips & tricks will be published and in February 2020 a second Bootcamp will be organised in Ljubljana, with financial help from the Evens Foundation.

All the information about the current state of affairs, the outcome and the future plans can be found in the presentations which you can find here.

At the AGM in Paris on 8 July 2019 the EJTA members decided to start a 3-year pilot to strengthen the managerial potential of EJTA through appointing an EJTA Director for two days a week.
The Director will take care of all operational tasks (in close collaboration with the EJTA Secretariat), will coordinate current (e.g. EUfactcheck, DESTIN) and future projects and will manage relations with present and future funders (e.g. Council of Europe, Evens Foundation). The Board will be able to focus on its strategic tasks.

EJTA members agreed unanimously with the current General Secretary, Nadia Vissers, taking this position and gave the Board the mandate to take all the necessary steps.
The 3-year pilot period with an EJTA Director starts from 1 September 2020 onwards and will be evaluated yearly.


More information about the project can be found on our projects page and on the project website.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.




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