The UTS School of Communication is pleased to hold the International Cultures of Journalism Conference in Sydney, Australia.
In light of the recent developments worldwide, we have decided to postpone the ICJ2020 conference until further notice. Please note we are not cancelling but postponing until things settle down, and accordingly we will be coordinating with our keynotes on new dates for the conference.
We will be putting another call for papers out so if you are anticipating that you will be part of the conference then there will be no need to resubmit an abstract and no need to withdraw your registration. However if you require a refund then please contact us on email@example.com and we will arrange accordingly.
Clearly these are circumstances beyond our control and hopefully we can reconvene soon and will be keeping you updated. Meanwhile we hope that you are your loved ones stay safe.
ICJ2020 is an ICA post-conference. It aims to spur an engaged scholarly debate on how different cultures of journalism become distinctly visible across the world. Though journalism is usually taught and practiced through a traditional model developed in the West, the routines and conventions of journalism have distinctive meanings in the non-Western context.
For an effective practice of journalism, there is a need to develop a model that will sit outside the long-established Western paradigm and reflect better national contexts. Therefore, this conference offers an international and intercultural environment for academics, researchers, journalists and postgraduate students to exchange and share research results and experiences about the various cultures of journalism.
The conference will include paper and panel presentations, well-known keynote speakers and dinner. You will have the chance to receive constructive and meaningful feedback from experts in the field, engage in academic debate and create connections with researchers with similar interests.
Barbie Zelizer is the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Media at Risk at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. A former journalist, Zelizer is known for her work on journalism, culture, memory and images. She has authored/edited fourteen books and over 150 articles/essays. Recipient of multiple fellowships, her work has appeared in national and global media. Coeditor of Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, she is past President of the International Communication Association. She is working on How the Cold War Drives the News, for which she has received an ACLS Fellowship for 2018-2019.
Hugo de Burgh
Hugo de Burgh is Professor of Journalism at the University of Westminster, where he set up the China Media Centre in 2005. He is also Professor in the School of Media & Communications at Tsinghua University. Previously he was a journalist and television producer for Scottish Television, BBC and (the UK's) Channel4.
His books include Investigative Journalism; The Chinese Journalist; Making Journalists; China Friend or Foe?; China’s Environment and Chinese Environment Journalists; China and Britain: The Potential Impact of China’s Development; Can the Prizes Still Glitter? The Future of British Universities in a Changing World and China's Media in the Emerging World Order.
Mark Deuze is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities, and currently serves as its Director of Graduate Studies. Before that he worked as a journalist and academic in the United States, Germany and South Africa. He is also the bass player and singer of Skinflower.
ICJ2020 conference was supposed to take place on 27-28 May 2020. However, due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the conference is postponed until further notice. New dates to be advised.