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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 Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.

Keynote speaker of the conference is professor Victor Pickard.

Abstracts are due on April 5, 2024.

More information here:

Please submit!



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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