British Journalism Review/University of Westminster Annual Conference and BJR Charles Wheeler Award
What makes good journalism?
The third annual conference of the Department of Journalism at the University of Westminster, held in association with British Journalism Review and featuring the BJR's Charles Wheeler Award, will take place at the University's campus at 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1, on June 7 and 8.
Following the presentation of this year's award - made in memory of the distinguished broadcaster Charles Wheeler - there will be, in place of a formal lecture, A Conversation with Alastair Campbell, in which the former Downing Street director of communications will be interviewed and then take part in a Q&A session.
Our previous conferences examined the problems facing journalism and possible solutions. These concerns were principally economic; the apparent failure of old business models and the search for new ones to allow quality journalism to continue. This year we are posing the questions: What is it we are trying to preserve and encourage? What is good journalism and where is it to be found? Is it in the institutional practices and professional culture of established news organisations such as the BBC, CNN, and al-Jazeera, or in the great national newspapers? Does the future instead reside elsewhere in new developments in online news? Should standards be encouraged or enforced? And how will tomorrow's criteria for "good" journalism differ from yesterday's?
As before, the conference will hold a series of sessions over a day and a half featuring academics and practitioners. It will conclude in the evening of June 8 with the annual presentation of the British Journalism Review's Charles Wheeler Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism, and the Alastair Campbell event.
Those wishing to attend the conference, or requiring further information about it and/or the Charles Wheeler Award should contact Helen Cohen at:
To view photos of the previous year's Charles Wheeler Award please click here
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