About WJEC

What is WJEC ?

Have you ever been to the World Journalism Education Congress? What a unique place to meet journalism educators colleagues from all around the world. Every three year, the international community of journalism education gather in one place to share their best teaching practices and to listen to top-notch research papers, all dedicated to one thing: journalism education.

Unlike other international conferences dedicated to Mass Communication where there can be a journalism division, this is the only topic at WJEC.

The adventure started 15 years ago in Toronto, and the first congress was organized in Singapore in 2007, and then travel all around the world. After the 4th edition in Auckland, New Zeland in 2016, now it’s Paris, time, and after Kia Ora, it will be Bonjour.

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If you are a journalism educator, you are probably already a member of WJEC (see the list below).

Because WJEC is also an international coalition (C standing for Coalition in that case).

The World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) is a coalition representing academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass communication at the university level. By bringing organizations from six continents together, the Council hopes to provide a common space for journalism educators from around the world and to focus on issues that are universal in the field.

It is an outgrowth of the first World Journalism Education Congress that was held in Singapore in June 2007 and drew 450 delegates from 45 countries. The WJEC is an informal group with no secretariat. The World Journalism Education Council began as the planning group for the Congress, beginning with its first meeting in Toronto in 2004.

The Council’s major projects have been the adoption of a Declaration of Universal Principles of Journalism Education (approved June 2007) and the World Journalism Education Census.

> More information about the World Journalism Education Council : https://wjec.net

Organizations represented by WJEC :

  • African Council on Communication Education (ACCE),
  • Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators,
  • Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC),
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC),
  • Association for Journalism Education (U.K.),
  • Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC),
  • Brazilian Society of Interdisciplinary Studies on Communication (Intercom Brazil),
  • Broadcast Education Association (BEA),
  • J-Schools Canada/Écoles J (Canadian Council for Education in Journalism),
  • Chinese Journalism Education Association,
  • Chinese Communication Association (CCA),
  • European Journalism Training Association (EJTA),
  • Global Network for Professional Education in Journalism and Media (JourNet),
  • Israel Communication Association,
  • Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication (JSSJMC),
  • Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA),
  • Journalism Education Association of New Zealand,
  • Journalism Research and Education Section International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR),
  • Journalism Studies Section, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA),
  • Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies,
  • Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC),
  • Latin American Federation of Social Communication Schools (FELAFACS),
  • Nigerian Association of Journalism and Mass Communication Teachers,
  • Nordic Journalism Training Association,
  • Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE),
  • Russian Association for Education in Journalism,
  • Russian Association for Film & Media Education,
  • Saudi Association for Media & Communication,
  • Scientific and Methodological Communication in Journalism and Information,
  • South African Communication Association,
  • Théophraste Network
  • CEJ (Conférence des écoles de journalisme) & GIS-Journalisme members