Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Journalism, Trauma and Resilience – an international hybrid workshop organised by JETREG and hosted by the Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism, University of Lincoln, on 24 Feb., 2023 to commemorate the anniversary of the war and remember the suffering of the Ukrainian people and acknowledge the challenges of reporting the war. Participants include Journalists in Ukraine; The British Council; City of Lincoln Council; National Union of Journalist, UK; National Union of Journalists of Ukraine;Thompson Reuters Foundation; Dart Center, Europe; IREX; Ukrainian residents in Lincoln; Scholars from IVAN FRANKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF L’VIV, Universities of Amsterdam, Sheffield and Lincoln; and Students.
‘Rethinking the societal impact of journalism education: An analysis of focus group discussions about building resilience to trauma among journalism students’ presented at the 9th ECREA Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, 19 – 22 October, 2022.
Amity School of Communication organised an international seminar on Trauma Literacy in collaboration with JETREG, University of Lincoln, and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Ministry of Culture, Government of India on 06 October, 2022 at Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India.
‘The role of journalism educators in offering trauma informed literacy to journalism students’, Lada Price and Ola Ogunyemi presented at the ECREA Journalism Studies 2022 Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands from 16 to 17 June, 2022.
Academic consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists taking place on 30 May, 2022, at UNESCO HQ in Paris (or online). Ola Ogunyemi & Lada Price present a paper on ‘The role of journalism educators in embedding safety in journalism curricula’. The UN Action Plan of the Safety of Journalists can be found here: https://en.unesco.org/un-plan-action-safety-journalists
World Press Freedom Day on 3rd May, 2022 on the theme “Journalism under Digital Siege” hosted by Uruguay. Lada Price, SHU and Ola Ogunyemi, UoL, UK, present ‘Awareness of Trauma and Barriers to Teaching trauma Informed Literacy: An Analysis of Global survey of Journalism Educators’. Other JETREG members who presented include Desiree Hill, Maja Simunjak, and Marijana Markovikj. Please click on this link to watch the video of their presentation https://vimeo.com/707673590/287795399d
Webinar on ‘Trauma Literacy in Journalism’ at Ramlal Anand Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi in New Delhi on 20th April 2022. Experts from many countries of the world including many states of the country participated in the International Webinar. When a journalist goes to cover the incident, he has to decide according to the circumstances of that time how he will cover the incident. Journalists are often under pressure while covering events, which is where the trauma begins. Many times, journalism takes away the sensibility of the human being, but this method is not right. There is a need to avoid this. This is the gist of the conversation of experts who participated in the International Webinar on ‘Trauma Literacy in Journalism’ organized at Ramlal Anand College, the University of Delhi on Wednesday. Please visit the link to read more https://jetreg.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/files/2022/04/Report-JETREG-SARRH.docx
British Academy, Meet the Researchers Dinner, 24th March 2022. How can we create safe spaces for journalists? Ogunyemi and Lada provided an update on their research which aims to develop a framework for building trauma resilience into journalism training.
Online Roundtable Well-Being and Happiness in Journalism (February 14, 2022) organised by hosted by the Minnesota Journalism Center at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, as well as the University of Utah Communication Institute (both US), the School of Journalism at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile), and the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). The conveners are the four of us: Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Claudia Mellado, Mark Deuze, and Avery Holton. JETREG has accepted an invitation to this roundtable.
Global Media Education Council (GMEC) in India to commemorate the 75 years of India’s Independence and 101 years of Media Education in India on 21 December, 2021. Ola Ogunyemi, presented a keynote address on ‘Trauma informed Literacy in Journalism Education: Awareness, Challenges and Prospects’. Please read the conference report via Summary 21st December
Safe Space Event (18-19 Nov., 2021) – JETREG will host this event with the objectives to raise more awareness about the emotional and psychological impacts of exposure to traumatizing events on journalists; to connect journalists and journalism educators; to remove the stigma about the topic; and to involve other stakeholders such as UNESCO, media organisations, in the debate. Please read the conference report via Short report – JETREG Conference 2021
IPC hosts a 2 Day Webinar on Journalists Education and Trauma.The International Press Center, Lagos is hosting a two-day webinar on Journalism Education and Trauma, on behalf of Journalism Education and Research Group (JETREG), Sub Saharan Africa in collaboration with School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln, UK and Journalism Subject group at the Media, Arts and Communications Department, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.According to the Coordinators of JETREG Sub Saharan Africa, Professor Dele Odunlami, of the Olabisi Onabanjo University and Dr Qasim Akinreti, Deputy Director Digital Media, Voice of Nigeria, the two-day virtual event slated for Thursday 18th and Friday 19th November will be addressed by the Representatives of UNESCO; The Dart Centre Europe; Trauma Reporting Ltd; Journalists from all world regions represented in JETREG’s regional research hubs.Senior Nigerian Journalists and academics including Mr. Lanre Arogundade, of IPC, Dr Qasim Akinreti, Mrs Adenike Adegoke, Professor Dele Odunlami, Dr Jide Johnson will discuss Journalism and Trauma Literacy, through focus discussion groups. Over 60 members of JETREG in Nigeria will also participate online.
‘Trauma in international journalism: toward an education agenda’ at the Creating Knowledge Conference 2021 hosted by Sheffield Hallam University from 22-25 June 2021. According to the organisers, the four days offer a range of sessions designed to showcase the excellence and diversity of SHU’s research and innovation work, to share research practice and engender a supportive and inclusive research culture. JETREG presented a paper on the initial analysis of the awareness of trauma survey.
Roundtable video titled ‘Trauma in international journalism: toward an education agenda’ presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference 2021 in Kenya from 11-15 July, 2021.
International Symposium on Practical and Ethical Considerations of Trauma Resilience Training in Journalism Curriculum. Hosted by the University of Lincoln, 19 – 20 Nov, 2020. Sponsored by Association for Journalism Education, UK and NUJ Manchester Chapter.