WJEC “Identity and Integrity in Journalism”, Auckland, 12-16/07/16

Speakers for the 2016 WJEC:

PictureDivinia Frau-Meigs

Divinia Frau-Meigs is professor of media sociology at the Université Sorbonne nouvelle, France. She is a specialist of media and information literacy as well as a researcher in media uses and practices of young people.  As of 2013, she holds the UNESCO chair for “savoir-devenir / forwardance in sustainable digital development”. She is also the director of CLEMI (Centre de Liaison de l’Education aux Médias et à l’Information), with the French ministry of education. Website: www.divina-frau-meigs.fr
Blog: medias-matrices.net/blog

PictureKalafi Moala

Kalafi Moala is publisher and managing director of the Taimi Media Network in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
He has beern a longtime campaigner for media freedom in the Pacific region and
is author of the books Island Kingdom Strikes Back and In Search of the Friendly Islands.
After being a founding chair of the New Zealand-based Pacific Islands Media Network (PIMA) ,he was elected deputy chair of the Samoa-based Pasifik Media Association (PasiMA), an organisation he co-founded.

PictureStephen D. Reese

Stephen D. Reese has been on the University of Texas at Austin faculty since 1982, where he is now the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism.  His teaching there has included critical thinking for journalists, graduate seminars in media theory and research, and a freshman signature course, “Understanding 9/11.” He has been Director of the School of Journalism and currently is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Moody College of Communication.

​His research focuses on questions relating to press performance, including the sociology of news, media framing of public issues, and the globalization of journalism. Along with some 50 articles and book chapters, Reese is co-author with Pamela Shoemaker of Mediating the Message in the 21st Century: A Media Sociology Perspective (Routledge, 2014), a follow-up volume to its predecessor, named by Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly as one of the “significant journalism and communication books” of the 20th century. His edited volume,Framing Public Life: Perspectives on Media and our Understanding of the Social World(Erlbaum, 2001), has been widely cited, and his most recent edited volume (with Wenhong Chen), is Networked China:  Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement(Routledge, 2015).

Prof. Reese served as head of the Political Communication division of the International Communication Association and held major leadership positions with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, which awarded him the Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for outstanding achievement in research, teaching and public service. He has taught for several summers at the Salzburg Academy for Media and Global Change, lectured at universities in China, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and Finland, and was Kurt Baschwitz Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam. He received his B.A. at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, from which he received the Harold L. Nelson Award in 2015 for distinguished contribution to research and education in journalism and mass communication.

Picture​Professor Simon Cottle

Professor Simon Cottle was Head of School (JOMEC), School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University (2013-2015) and formerly Head of the Media and Communications program, University of Melbourne. He is the author of many  books on media, globalization and the communication conflicts, crises and catastrophes. Most recently these include Mediatized Conflicts (2006), Global Crisis Reporting (2009), Transnational Protests and the Media (ed. with L. Lester)(2011), Disasters and the Media (with M. Pantti and K. Wahl-Jorgensen) (2012), Humanitarianism, Communications and Change (ed. with G. Cooper)(2015) andReporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security (with R. Sambrook and N. Mosdell). He is Series Editor for the Global Crises and Media Series for the publisher Peter Lang.