The event is hosted by the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) and it takes place at Cardiff University on the 14th & 15th of September.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Jane B. Singer of City, University of London, Professor John Hartley, AM, PhD, DLitt, FRSA, FLSW, and Dr Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Associate Professor and Cowles Fellow in Media Management, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Future of Journalism 2023 conference covers all aspects of journalism.

With contributions covering a range of topics addressing the theme of “Journalism in troubled times: threats, opportunities and research”

 This includes, but is not limited to, papers addressing themes such as:

  • The role of journalists and journalism in covering conflict including war, repression, and political violence
  • The challenges created in reporting on authoritarian and/or populist political movements
  • In an age of Trump, Putin, Johnson, Bolsonaro and many more, the threat to journalism’s standards, normative behaviours, and the compromises to journalistic values in covering populism/authoritarianism?
  • The challenges created by reporting on and/or for minority communities
  • The challenges of reporting systemic or existential changes, such as climate change
  • The accommodations made by legacy news institutions under pressure and the impact on ideals of journalistic objectivity, quality, and fairness
  • The role of social media in shaping audience responses to journalism and news consumption
  • The impact of both online and physical abuse and threat to journalistic challenge to authority
  • Ongoing issues around the gendering of journalism and news
  • The tensions between the role of legacy media and alternative media in covering crises
  • The changing patterns of sourcing and roles of expertise in journalism
  • The implications for improving journalism education associated with these developments

Registration for the conference is now open to delegates.

Full Paper Submission

Please submit your full paper as an email attachment to by
midnight (GMT) on September 1st, 2023.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words (this includes title, author’s name,
abstract, keywords, text, acknowledgements, notes, references, tables and figures).
They should be saved in either Microsoft Word or PDF Format.

Full papers will be available in a secure, password-protected area of the conference
website for fellow presenters to read and download before, and during, the event.
Your submitted paper will not be made available publicly.

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