EJTA Teachers’ Conference 2019

Journalism in a Global Context: Connecting Africa and Europe in Journalism Education

October 17-18, 2019

The Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism and the Institute of Journalism at TU Dortmund University, Germany, warmly invite you to the 2019 Teachers’ Conference of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA)!

The conference aims at building bridges between journalism educators in Europe and Africa. Core issues at the conference will be an exchange about best practices and shortcomings in African and European journalism education, recent challenges to foreign coverage, and an intercultural exchange about the coverage of migration in and from Africa and Europe. In close partnership with the Africa Institute for Media, Migration and Development (AIMMAD) and the African Media Initiative (AMI), and thanks to generous funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, we will be able to invite 10-15 colleagues from African countries to the EJTA conference. Collaboration and cross-border activities in the field of international coverage, media research, and journalism education will thus be at the heart of the conference.


See the detailed programme here.

Call for Contributions

See our detailed Call for Contributions here.

Please note that although we encourage all conference participants to present contributions related to the conference topic, this is optional for EJTA members. If you are an EJTA member and wish to attend without, presenting a contribution, please submit only the registration form without uploading a paper.


Deadline for registration and abstract submission is September 6th, 2019 (23:59 CET). Please register and submit here.

Conference Fee

Participation is for free if you are affiliated to an EJTA member institution. Participants not affiliated to EJTA will have to pay a conference fee of €70 including lunch and coffee breaks during the conference, dinner and social tour on Thursday. Please note that all participants – whether EJTA members or not – will have to take care of their accommodation in Dortmund at their own! 

Non-EJTA participants are obliged to transfer the fee of €70 until September 13th, 2019 to the following bank account:

Account Holder: Erich-Brost-Institut für Internationalen Journalismus
IBAN: DE13 4405 0199 0511 0036 52
Bank Name: Sparkasse Dortmund
Reference: EJTA 2019/Your Name

If you are unsure whether your institution is linked to EJTA feel free to contact the EJTA office at info[at]ejta.eu

Tandem Project

All EJTA members are warmly invited to participate in our tandem project with African journalism educators. Our funds allow us to send our African colleagues for an additional short trip (2 days –scheduled for October 22/23) to your institute directly after the EJTA conference. Our African colleagues can meet with your faculty, give lectures etc. – make your plans! All travel costs including visa, accommodation and board etc. will be covered by us. If you are interested in participating in the tandem programme, please contact susanne.fengler[at]udo.edu


Our university is located in central Germany, with the next large airport in Duesseldorf, a 45-minute train ride away. Please check out also possible flight connection to Dortmund airport served by some low-cost carriers. The conference will take place at the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism located on campus (details on direction and location).

With Gerd Kopper, Dortmund was one of the founding members of EJTA in the 1990s. Today, the Institute of Journalism in Dortmund has seven professors, 20 lecturers and research assistants and 500 students. In state-of-the art teaching newsrooms, our students produce content for our multimedia brand KURT. The Erich Brost Institute is closely affiliated with the Institute of Journalism and focuses on comparative research projects, international conferences, mid-career training for international journalists, and global projects training journalism students in foreign reporting.