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The End of Journalism? Technology, Education and Ethics

Location:
University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK
Date(s):
17 October 2008 00:00 - 18 October 2008 00:00

The last few years have witnessed a fresh wave of claims for the potential of internet-based technologies to widen participation in the public sphere. This period has also witnessed a steady stream of jeremiads about the impact of user-generated content on professional journalism. This wide-reaching cultural debate takes places against the backdrop of the ongoing restructuring of the global news industries. In some quarters these changes are regarded with deep suspicion whilst others see a bright future for the media. Central to arguments presented by both sides in this debate is the value of ‘journalistic’ function to wider society.

The End of Journalism conference at the University of Bedfordshire will provide a timely opportunity to re-assess the status and purpose(s) of journalism. It will also provides an opportunity to question the role played by formal institutions (governmental, media, economic and educational), informal institutions and technologies in (re)structuring the ‘journalistic’ function for the twenty-first century.

The End of Journalism conference is organised in collaboration with Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication in the journal (see www.beds.ac.uk/convergence for further details).

Website:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/research/rimad/journalismconference
Contact Name:
Dr Gavin Stewart
Contact Email:
journalism.conference@beds.ac.uk

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