Identity and integrity of journalism education will be a key theme of the next World Journalism Education Congress to be held at AUT in 2016.
AUT University has been selected to host the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) in 2016 at the August meeting of the World Journalism Education Council in Montreal.
The fourth meeting of the congress in 2016 will follow successful congresses in Singapore (2007), South Africa (2010) and Belgium (2013).
Representatives of the World Journalism Education Council met in Montreal in August to select a venue for the 2016 Congress.
“Journalism education worldwide is at a crossroads. Meeting those challenges and adapting the curriculum to enrich the wider university environment are critical,” says Associate Professor Verica Rupar, Curriculum Leader in Journalism, at theSchool of Communication Studies.
The World Journalism Education Council is an informal coalition of academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass communication at a university level. The Congress is expected to attract 300 delegates from around the world making an estimated contribution to Auckland’s regional GDP of more than $350,000.