Dear colleagues and friends,
After an exhausting period of reviewing and finalizing the program, I would like to welcome you to the Journalism Research and Education Section (JRE) 2011. I’d like to acknowledge and highlight your valuable contribution that makes JRE Section stands out with its strong scholarly research entries.
The JRE section is very grateful for the JRE 2011 steering committee, (12) reviewers who helped finish the work in a very short time with utmost efficiency and quality. It is noteworthy that the review committee were gendered balanced, and have been selected from all over the world. I would also like to thank JRE vice chair, Claudia Lago for her wonderful efforts.
This year, the JRE section received (171) submission entries that include (8) panel proposals and (163) individual papers submission. The rejection rate was very high (almost 40%), because the aim is to include in the JRE Program the best research in journalism and journalism education.
Please note that your research papers must be submitted before June 3rd.
Check list for your research papers:
Paper Length (6500Ws)
Double Space-Arial 14
Author name, with short-form affiliation
Abstract for article
References: It is strongly recommended to use Harvard references.
Author institutional affiliation, street and e-mail address and URL for author/s' personal web page if any If applicable
List of images in serial order
It is the author's responsibility to make sure that the paper submitted has no grammar mistakes or typos.
The JRE Program of 2011 is (21) sessions covering the five themes of JRE. As part of our sincere efforts to develop, we are offering 11 of our sessions (55%) as Workshop Format & Round Table Discussion, while maintaining the traditional presentation format in (10) sessions (45%).
We have planned for these workshops and round table discussions to move away from the conventional presentations, and develop more dynamic discussions. We request the workshop moderators to introduce the topics, develop a thesis statement (main question) for each session, then allow members of the sessions for briefings, then (Q& A). We hope with these sessions, the JRE members will have a better opportunity for group interaction and engagement.
We request that all chairs and moderators will facilitate the discussions with their extra ordinary background and expertise. This year we have more than (23) JRE members who come from different regions, schools of journalism thought, and experience. It is needless to say that JRE follows a gender balanced composition with regard to its chairs and moderators and in the session composition as well.
JRE will also host the organizing meeting of the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) on July 15th.
Information on registration for the Istanbul conference is available at the conference page (http://iamcr-‐ocs.org/index.php/2011/2011/index)
This year we have a number of announcements during the conference with regard to our new partnerships and new publications. In addition, the JRE on-line Journal will receive requests after the conference in September of its new edition in 2011.
All JRE members will receive a feedback survey during and after the conference to have your feedback and suggestions because we always work very hard to improve our performance in the section.
Please follow the JRE updates and news through our JRE site: (http://isaleh.uct.ac.za), JRE Blog: (http://jre09.blogspot.com) & JRE Facebook Page: (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001546097378#!/group.php?gid=145905192098100&v=wall)
Please let me, if you need any help
Warm regards and see you in Istanbul,
Ibrahim Saleh, JRE Chair
University of Cape Town, South Africa
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