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You can find information about our forthcoming and past conferences here.

JMAD Political Economy of Journalism conference

On June 27, 2024, scholars from nine countries came to AUT in New Zealand to talk about AI and news, platforms and news, platform regulation, journalism innovation, future prospects of journalism, trust in news, teaching journalism etc.

In his keynote speech, Professor Victor Pickard provoked participants to reimagine journalism. 


JMAD Political Economy of Journalism conference
June 2024

AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) is organising one day IAMCR pre-conference, the Political Economy of Journalism, on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

The conference is held at the WF Building at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.

Keynote speaker of the conference is professor Victor Pickard.

Please find the conference programme here.



Registration now open

Registration to the IAMCR pre-conference Political Economy of Journalism, organised by JMAD, is now open. Click the button below to register.

JMAD conference flyer and information

Please find the conference flyer here.

More conference related information will be posted here, stay tuned.

Your inquiries

Please direct any inquiries about the conference to organisers:

Merja Myllylahti

Submitting abstracts

JMAD 2024 conference themes are:

  • Capitalism, commercialism and news journalism

  • Journalism and digital technologies

  • Social media versus news media

  • Journalism versus disinformation

  • Political economies of alternative news journalism

  • Public journalism futures

Abstracts length: should be 150-200 words in length, and you should indicated to which theme the abstract is related.

Submit your abstract as a PDF and email either to or

Submission deadline: April 5, 2024.

Past conferences

During the past ten years, JMAD has organised multiple conferences which have been attended by domestic and international academics. During the past ten years, we have organised six conferences and talks, and we are continuing to organise these.

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