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Journalism Education and Research Association Australia Conference 2023

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We cordially invite you to join us for the annual JERAA conference, hosted this year by the University of Technology Sydney.

Main conference dates: 5 - 7 December 2023 

4 December: Pre-conference Day for ECR/HDR professional development

Title: Questions in Journalism –  Community & Control, Conflict & Crises

In a time of social, technological & political upheaval, society depends on journalists to ask the difficult questions, uncover the knowledge we need, listen to & amplify diverse voices, and help people make sense of events. Journalists must grapple with issues of power & control, and report in crises & conflicts. Behind and among them are Australia’s journalism educators aiming to equip our students with the skills and values, technologies, and relationships they need to excel.

The JERAA conference is the space in which we inspire each other to innovate and interrogate, investigate and explore our field, practice, and pedagogy to build a stronger and more autonomous profession. We invite you to share your discoveries in the classroom and the research space, in theory and in practice. Together we can empower future generations of journalists to keep the profession strong and vigilant in the face of challenges to autonomy, trust and excellence.


  • Dr Amy McQuire
  • Professor Colleen Murrell
  • Professor Cherian George
  • Associate Professor Johan Lidberg
  • Associate Professor Jake Lynch
  • Professor Matt Carlson

Please be advised: The editors of Australian Journalism Review will be inviting a selection of the best conference papers to be considered for publication in a special conference issue.


  • Community – Voice, diversity, equity, advocacy & inclusion in journalistic workforce, news coverage, & capacity building for Indigenous Voice to Parliament journalism
  • Control – Media freedom, regulation, accreditation, pluralism, copyright; the bargaining code; Journalism & AI; comedy & satire
  • Conflict – Ethics in war & conflict reporting; peace journalism; constructive news
  • Crises – Global journalism, mental health & trauma; Data & debates in climate and health crises; covering extremism


  • Early Bird tickets close on 1 October
  • Regular tickets are available until 15 November


  • JERAA member concession (students, part-time, retired): $390.00
  • Non-member concession (students, part-time, retired): $440.00
  • JERAA member (employed full time): $540.00
  • Non-member (employed full time): $590.00         

REGISTRATION (from 2 October - 15 November)   

  • JERAA member concession (students, part-time, retired): $440.00
  • Non-member concession (students, part-time, retired): $490.00
  • JERAA member (employed full time): $590.00
  • Non-member (employed full time): $640.00


  • HDR/ECR Day (4 December 2023): $20.00
  • Dinner (2 courses plus petit fours) with drinks: $130.00
  • Dinner (2 courses plus petit fours) with soft drinks only: $120.00

We are hosting a Welcome event on Tuesday 5 December and the conference dinner is on Wednesday 6 December where the winners of the Ossie Awards for the best student journalism will be awarded.

To join JERAA and receive membership benefits, including discounted conference pricing, please click here.

Conference Convenor: Dr Catriona Bonfiglioli


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