Liverpool to host equality, diversity and inclusion in journalism teaching conference

A one-day conference for journalism educators and industry representatives to share research and ideas on embedding EDI in teaching.

This event has already taken place.

Redmonds Building

09:00 - 17:00

Registration no longer available

The day will include:

  • Jody Doherty-Cove, Head of Editorial AI at Newsquest, will be presenting a session discussing the inherent bias and lack of diversity in AI and the challenges this can pose within journalism
  • Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu, Associate Professor at the University of Derby, will deliver a workshop on actionable, practical steps lecturers can take when planning, delivering and assessment design to be inclusive and reflective of the students in the classroom, drawing on her work on decolonising journalism education
  • Contributions from senior industry figures including Sunita Bhatti, head of regions at Channel 4 News, and Andy Thompson, Senior News Editor at Sky Sports News
  • Papers from educators who will share their ideas and experiences of embedding EDI into journalism programmes. Topics will include inclusive diversity and assessment in sports journalism; access to work placements and resources to improve student confidence around inclusive reporting.

Attendance at the day is free, funded by LJMU’s Teaching and Learning Academy. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The deadline for booking tickets is midnight on Tuesday, June 18th.