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The Department of Media and Communications

John Woolley Building

University of Sydney

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1. JERAA 2019 Google News Initiative workshop 9am-12pm

   Join the Google News Initiative trainers for a workshop on basic data journalism and       advance verification skills. During the workshop we'll cover a range of modules, which     you can the revisit and share with material available online.


  • Public Data Explorer: Access a world of data       

  • Google data gif maker

  • Flourish: Data Visualization Templates

  • Google Trends: Understanding the data

  • Google Trends: Improving search results


  • Google Fusion Tables: Creating intensity maps

  • Google Sheets: Scraping data from the internet

  • Google Sheets: Cleaning data

  • Google Sheets: Visualizing data

  • Data Studio: Make interactive data visualizations


  • Advanced Search: Researching with precision

  • Google Alerts: Stay in the know

  • Verification: Emerging technology

  • Verification: Advanced reverse image search

  • Verification: Chrome Plugins & Extensions

2. Educating Journalism Academics on Gender and Inequality 12-1pm






3.JERAA Early Career Researcher Workshop 2-5pm

This workshop will supercharge your career and get you thinking about new research management strategies. Professors Mia Lindgren (Swinburne University) and Elizabeth (Libby) Lester (University of Tasmania) will lead this afternoon of ideas about how to be a better researcher. You'll talk about:

  • How to publish in the right places,

  • How to understand grants systems,

  • How you promote yourself within the academy,

  • What sort of track record wins postdocs and DECRAs,

  • How to plan a career trajectory, and

  • How you juggle home and work lives.

Bring questions and challenges! Afterward we'll move to the Holme Courtyard cafe for drinks and chat.





In this workshop, presenters Prof Lisa French and Dr Alex Wake, will discuss ways in   which journalism academics can be role models for shaping progressive attitudes to   gender. It explores the UNESCO Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media and introduces   a newly-prepared gender curriculum to Australian journalism academics. As   UNESCO's Gender, Media and ICTs: New approaches for research, education &   training syllabus notes, for the past 30 years, women have been in the majority in   journalism and communication classes. However that majority has not yet translated   into a noticeable change in the gender patterns of either media content or media   decision-making structures. As such UNESCO's materials set out a clear case for the   “urgent need to equip a new generation of journalists, media and communication   professionals who are gender-aware in their workplaces and gender-sensitive in the   content they produce ” (p. 28).

Following the pre-conference workshops you are invited to attend an exclusive preview of the new Australian film, Wild Butterfly, followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer/director

Shireen Narayanan, hosted by

Peter Greste.

The preview is exclusive to JERAA 2019 registrants. Information on how to attend will be sent by email.