Final preparations for JOLT Training in Paris

The next of the JOLT training events and consortium meetings will take place in Paris during the first week of February. The event will include specialist network-wide training for all our ESRs, talks by invited speakers and an opportunity for our ESRs to present their work to the wider consortium and receive detailed feedback.

The event, which runs from 04 to 06 February, is being hosted by SAMSA in Paris. The event is linked to their conference on mobile video and editorial innovation, making it an excellent opportunity for our ESRs, and the wider JOLT consortium, to engage in a meaningful way with journalism researchers and practitioners.

As part of this training event, all for the ESRs will present their work. At this stage, with most being nearly 18 months into their individual research projects, this provides the perfect opportunity to fine-tune methodologies and have detailed discussions with other experts in the field, receive constructive feedback and compare notes with other ESRs as to progress, challenges and, ultimately, success!

In tandem with these more formal presentations, there is extensive time within the programme for more informal discussions and roundtables, facilitated by the various Work Package Leaders.

We are also delighted to welcome a number of keynote speakers who will not only share their knowledge and expertise but will also be available to meet with the ESRs on a one-to-one or small group basis and provide more directed feedback, guidance and encouragement!

Seth Lewis is the founding holder of the Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon and will talk about the “who” and “what” of journalism and technology.

Seeta Peña Gangadharan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and will make an address entitled “A politics of refusal: Agency, choice, and technology”.

A key component of any Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action is the development of practical and transferable skills. As part of this event, ESRs and other participants will attend two workshops, providing practical skills and advice from practitioners in the field.

As part of the workshop in mobile journalism, participants will hear from a number of practitioners from across Europe, all working in this area, including Guillaume Kuster (previously a journalist at France 3, now Mojo Trainer across Europe with Tarkka), Justine Bailly (journalist at BFM TV in France), Leonor Suarez (Award-winning journalist at local news channel TV Asturias in Spain).

The final training component on this occasion will be some very practical advice on career path development after the PhD: Eden Lellouche-Banon of Entrepreneur First will talk to the ESRs about how to launch a start-up after a PhD.

Interspersed with this extensive programme of talks, presentations, seminars and keynotes will be the usual consortium meetings of the ESRs and the Supervisory Board. Also on the agenda is the election of the new set of ESR Representatives.

We are all looking forward to a very busy but very productive few days in Paris!

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This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No 765140