Official site of the Journalism Education Association of New Zealand Incorporated (Jeanz)
School to host 2007 Jeanz conference
The conference theme is: “The future for the mainstream: The changing demands on journalists and the challenge for journalism educators.” Topics could include society’s changing expectations of the media, political reporting, Maori media; Asian, Pacific, and other cultures’ media; and women in the media.
While papers on other topics will be considered, preference will be given to papers that address the theme. All papers will be peer-reviewed prior to acceptance.
The conference will feature speakers from the journalism industry, journalism education, and others with an interest in the area. There will also be a conference dinner on the Wellington waterfront.
Massey Journalism head and Jeanz president Grant Hannis said all those with an interest in the theme are encouraged to submit papers and register for the conference. He also said delegates from out of town should make the most of their stay.
“The conference is being held on a Monday and Tuesday, so we encourage delegates to stay for a few extra days to enjoy our fair city. After all, Wellington is the political and cultural capital of the nation.”
For more details, please visit the conference website.
About 90 journalism educators from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Rim attended the 2nd joint Jeanz/JEA conference, 4-7 December 2006. Many said the combined conference should be held more often.
The morning sessions featured a keynote speaker followed by a panel
discussion, a format which was popular with delegates.The media historians
With the JEA not holding a conference this year because of the World Congress in Singapore (June 25-28, 2007), many Australians said they would like to come to Wellington for the Jeanz conference instead.
Roy Greenslade, from City University in London, talked about the online revolution and the difficulties of transition from print. Newspapers knew where they needed to go and even had a rough map to get there, but they could not abandon print because it still provided the bulk of the revenue.
He talked about bottom-up citizen journalism and the formation of niche communities. And he came out with the best quote at the conference: “I was working for Robert (Maxwell) when Rupert (Murdoch) rang me.”
The conference was sponsored by AUT University's School of Communications Studies, TVNZ, Sunday Star-Times, New Zealand Herald, National Business Review, Printsprint, the University of Canterbury and the JTO. AO/AL (Pictured: Roy Greenslade and AUT University's Allison Oosterman.)
an incorporated society
This means Jeanz now has a registered set of rules and can act as a separate legal entity.
There are several obligations that come with incorporation. Each year we must file a copy of our financial statements with the registrar of incorporated societies. We must also advise the registrar of any changes to the association’s address details or rules.
“Incorporation completes a process that began in 2005,” says Jeanz president Grant Hannis. “I’d like to thank everyone in the association who has been involved in bringing this process to a successful conclusion.
“But this is not the end of the matter. From now on we must fulfil our ongoing legal obligations as an incorporated society - ultimately, this will protect the members and communicate to the wider community that we are a professional, organised body.”
To check out our registration, go to www.societies.govt.nz, click on “Search the Register” and then “Register Search”. Once you find the Jeanz page, if there is a pop-up block on your computer that prevents you from seeing the electronic documents, hold down the control key while clicking on the link – this will override the pop-up block. GH/AL (Pictured: Jeanz’s certificate of incorporation.)
membership on track
into its second year
The journalism students also have classes with the other two strands in the degree – Visual Media and Dramatic Arts – for the three years. These include research, communications and media culture. “It’s been a big challenge developing and preparing the papers, but one that has been extremely interesting and educational for me,” she said.
(Pictured: New journalism tutors Angelina
Hamilton and Brett Larsen in the SIT journalism newsroom).
The award covers living costs and direct costs such as phone calls and travel to enable New Zealanders to investigate and report on issues in depth. It is available for articles, reports, pamphlets, books, radio or television programmes, films, websites or any other publications. This is the fourth time the foundation has offered the award. Previous winners have been:
2004: Wellington researcher Tina McIvor for an investigation
into Work and Income’s treatment of beneficiaries judged to be living
in marriage-type relationships; and writer Nicky Hager for a planned
book on New Zealand foreign policy.
Further information: Rebecca Jesson, 09 521 8118, email@example.com,
or Simon Collins, 09 483 5911 or 021 612 423, firstname.lastname@example.org
at AUT University
Dr Hirst, appointed an associate professor, has joined AUT from Edith Cowan University. As well as co-authoring Communication and New Media with John Harrison, he has produced two other books - Look both ways: Fairfield, Cabramatta and the media (2001, with Antonio Castillo) and Journalism Ethics: Arguments and Cases (2005, with Roger Patching). He is a former radio and television journalist and has worked for the ABC and the SBS as a senior correspondent and spent three years in the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canberra. He's also had several short stints in government PR in NSW and Queensland. Dr Hirst succeeds long-standing curriculum leader Susan Boyd-Bell.
BBC journalist Helen Sissons has joined AUT as a senior lecturer in
journalism. She has an extensive background in journalism teaching,
having spent six years at the University of Leeds in Britain. Her recent
textbook Practical Journalism: How to Write News was published
last November. Helen spent 16 years as a journalist, 10 with the BBC
and six writing for both national and local newspapers in Britain and
the United States. For six years she combined her reporting at the BBC
with teaching news journalism at the University of Leeds.
deal to continue for members
The PJR print run is now 250 copies. All copies are sold/distributed, mostly to libraries and media organisations with a steadily growing individual subscriber base. Two editions of the journal were distributed to 32 JEANZ members last year – Vol 12(1): Contemporary gender issues (edited by Allison Oosterman and Dr Janet Bedggood); Vol 12(2): Eco-journalism and security (edited by Dr David Robie).
All contributed articles are subject to double blind peer-review (an international board of advisers contributes the bulk of the blind reviews). Alan Samson from JEANZ is on the board and has contributed greatly to the journal this year.
In April, PJR is publishing an edition in partnership with the Australian Journalism Review linked to the December JEA/JEANZ Journalism Downunder conference. A joint edition with the University of the South Pacific is planned for September.
Advertising is also available in PJR for NZ journalism programmes. The cost is $100 a page. JTO, USP, AUT, the London Guardian Weekly and several book publishers have been among the advertisers.
Full PJR report from managing
editor Dr David Robie. www.pjreview.info