Training of Trainers UTA session

Mapping our professional identities as cross-media teachers in the age of active audiences

Dates: 14-18 March 2016

Venue

P2_UTA

School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT)

University main campus, main building, Kalevantie 4

Participants

The list of participants can be downloaded from here

Programme

The full program in pdf format can be downloaded from here

Informative Letter for Participants

Download the informative letter for Participants by Auli Harju

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March 14th, Monday

Room: UTA Newsroom

Learning by doing and reflecting in the UTA newsroom

Suggested preliminary reading: Please download and read all Monday’s handouts posted below. Based on what you have read, then prepare one or two questions to ask the presenters on Monday.

9.00–10.30 Opening the UTA ToT week

Liisa Laakso, rector of UTA and Heikki Hellman, dean of CMT

Professor Ari Heinonen, CMT, professor emeritus Tuomo Melasuo, Tampere Peace Research Institute and professor Jukka Havu, UTA School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

Professors Moncef Ben Abdeljelil from University of Sousse, Abdelwahed Mokni from University of Sfax and Moez Ben Messaoud from University of La Manouba

eMEDia project coordinator, researcher Auli Harju from CMT

10.30–12.00 How to educate critical and reflective journalism professionals?

Introduction to journalism education at UTA. Lecture and discussion with Ari Heinonen, professor of journalism, CMT. [Download Handout in English and in French] [Download Slides]

Includes a guided tour in the CMT cross-media learning environment.

12.00 Lunch

13.00–17.00 Our best practices in teaching cross-media journalism

Brief lectures, peer discussion and sharing best practices with the UTA newsroom teachers Kari Koljonen (news journalism) [Download Handout in English and in French] [Download Slides], Anu Kuusisto (print and online journalism) [Download Handout in English and in French] [Download Slides] , Anssi Männistö [Download Handout in English and in French] [Download Slides] and Reetta Tervakangas (visual journalism) [Download Handout in English and in French] [Download Slides], Gilbert Granholm (radio) [Download Handout in English and in French] [Download Slides]. Discussion chaired by professor Ari Heinonen.

20.00 Welcome Dinner at Restaurant Dabbal

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March 15th, Tuesday

Room: UTA Newsroom

Learning by doing and reflecting in and outside the classroom

Suggested preliminary reading from the Online Repository: From Convergence to Connectivism: Teaching Journalism 2.0. The Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, October 2012. Boers, R., Ercan, E., Rinsdorf, L. & Vaagan. R.W.

9.00–12.00 Making the curriculum meet the demands of the profession

Professor Ari Heinonen [Download Slides] with current visiting professor, journalist Rauli Virtanen and journalism lecturer, journalistic internship system coordinator Maarit Jaakkola, CMT [Download Slides]

12.00 Lunch

13.00–14.15 Discussion with former and current CMT journalism students

Photographer and former photo journalism student Jonne Renvall with current journalism students Essi Lehto and Sanna Pekkonen

14.15–14.45 Coffee/tea and transportation to Aamulehti

15.00–17.00 Field trip: Making cross-media journalism in a daily newspaper

Visit to one of the internship newsrooms, newspaper Aamulehti. Hosted by desk chief Kimmo Koski.

* Aamulehti is situated in the very center of Tampere city. After the visit you can easily stay and enjoy exploring the city, or join Auli Harju for a guided walking tour back to the hotel.

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March 16th, Wednesday

Room: lecture room C9

Profiling the profession of journalism under the light of recent research

Cooperative learning workshop with some journalism researchers and experts from CMT

Suggested preliminary reading: Journalists’ Perceptions of the Future of Journalistic Work. Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism, May 2015. Robert G. Picard.

9.00–10.15 Giving the task and getting ready for the learning expedition with senior researcher Heikki Heikkilä and researcher Auli Harju

10.15–10.30 Break. Groups heading to meet the researchers.

10.30–12.00 Ask an expert about journalism and journalists

French language student volunteers are available to assist each group with translating the discussion if needed.

  • Group 1: Is there still a career out there for journalists? Project (2015): How journalism students see their future Researcher Jenni Mäenpää, CMT [Download Handout]
  • Group 2: How do journalists behave in social media? Project (2012): Online presence and credibility of journalists in social media Researcher Eliisa Vainikka, CMT [Download Handout]
  • Group 3: Can journalists influence their media’s political content? Project (2015): Journalist’s freedom (and obligation) of speech Researcher Esa Reunanen, CMT [Download Handout]
  • Group 4: What happens to journalists’ values in a time of flux? Project (2015): Worlds of journalism – a study on the state of journalism Researcher Jari Väliverronen, CMT [Download Handout]
  • Group 5: How is ethics understood in journalism? Professor emeritus Kaarle Nordenstreng, CMT [Download Handout]

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 Groups preparing to share their findings

14.00–17.30 Sharing what we have found out today

Groups giving their presentation. Researchers participating the discussion.

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March 17th, Thursday

Room: lecture room C9

Journalists working for and with active audiences

Suggested preliminary reading from the Online Repository: Actors, Actants, Audiences, and Activities in Cross-Media News Work. Digital Journalism, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015. Seth C. Lewis & Oscar Westlund.

9.00–9.15 Brief introduction to the day´s topic by Auli Harju

9.15–10.15 Active audiences and the mainstream media organizations

Heikki Heikkilä, senior researcher, CMT

10.15–11.15 Active audiences in participatory news organizations

Laura Ahva, postdoctoral researcher, CMT [Download Handout] [Download Slides]

11.15–12.00 Discussion with Heikki Heikkilä [Download Handout] [Download Slides] and Laura Ahva

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.15 Blogs, social media pages and media collectives – Proactive audiences or non-industrial journalism?

Leonardo Custódio, researcher, CMT [Download Handout] [Download Slides]

14.15–14.45 Coffee/tea and transportation to YLE

15.00–17.00 Field trip: Making cross-media journalism in public service television

Visit to another internship newsroom, Finnish Broadcasting Company’s (YLE) TV2 in Mediapolis. Hosted by producer Pasi Toivonen.

18.00 Dinner at Restaurant Finlayson Palace


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March 18th, Friday

Room: lecture room C9

Cross-media teachers’ Nordic–Mediterranean round table

Suggested preliminary reading: Model curricula for journalism education: a compendium of new syllabi. UNESCO series on journalism education, 2013. Banda & Fackson.

9.00–12.00 Discussing journalism trends in North Africa

Round table discussion chaired by professor emeritus Tuomo Melasuo from Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) [Download Handout] and visiting professor, journalist Rauli Virtanen [Download Handout] from CMT

12.00 Lunch

13.00–15.00 Final workshop: Mapping our professional identities as cross-media teachers

Summing up what we have learned and what kind of questions remain. Professor Ari Heinonen and researcher, eMEDia project manager Auli Harju

15.00–16.30 Feedback and evaluation discussion. Ending the Tampere ToT session.

eMEDia project coordinator Auli Harju

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The full list of suggested preliminary readings as well as links to the handouts can be found below:

Suggested preliminary readings

  1. Monday’s Handouts
  2. From Convergence to Connectivism: Teaching Journalism 2.0. The Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, October 2012. Boers, R., Ercan, E., Rinsdorf, L. & Vaagan. R.W.
  3. Journalists’ Perceptions of the Future of Journalistic Work. Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism, May 2015. Robert G. Picard.
  4. Actors, Actants, Audiences, and Activities in Cross-Media News Work. Digital Journalism, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015. Seth C. Lewis & Oscar Westlund.
  5. Model curricula for journalism education: a compendium of new syllabi. UNESCO series on journalism education, 2013. Banda & Fackson.

Handouts

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

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Local coordinators of the training

Auli Harju and Satu Seppä, School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT), University of Tampere, Finland