Thank you and until next time!

The Center for Journalism of the University of Southern Denmark and the management team of the ECREA Journalism Studies Section would like to thank all the participants and contributers to the conference. Thank you for joining us in Odense!

The next planned ECREA Journalism Studies Section event will be during the next bi-annual ECREA conference from 31 October until 3 November 2018 in Lugano (

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We are all set to welcome close to 100 participants for the 2017 ECREA Journalism Studies Section Conference.

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Practical information for your travels

On the website we gathered some practical information on the venue, conference dinner, and transportation to and within Odense.

The conference starts on 23 March with registration from 9.00 and the keynote at 9.30.

The conference takes place at the University Campus (Campusvej 55). This is a 20 minutes bus ride away from the city center where most of the hotels are located. Please allow for enough time to travel to the campus. You can read more information on how to get there under transportation.

On Thursday we will have the conference dinner. Below we gathered some suggestions on where to go for dinner if you are in Odense on Wednesday or Friday.

In case of questions, please contact us on, or call +45 40227625.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Odense next week!


There are plenty of restaurants in the city center of Odense. A good overview can be found here. Be aware though that some of the restaurants might be expensive or may require pre-reservation.

Here is a selection of reasonably priced restaurant, where there is a good chance of finding a place without reservation:
Cafe Biografen:
Cafe Dalle Valle:
Bergama (Turkish food):
Burger anarchy:
Resturant Paprika (Indian food):  

Or join communal eating at to the new concert center Odeon. Every evening there is the possibility to eat together with local Danes for 85 dkk. There is no need to reserve. Just show up at “Odeon Social fællesspisning” at 18.00. More info and the menu of the day can be found here (in Danish).

Programme available

The programme and list of participants can now be found on the Programme-page.

Each presenter will have 15 minutes for their presentation. All conference rooms are equipped with projectors, but not necessarily with a computer.You would ideally bring your own computer or bring your presentation on a memory stick and ask one of the other presenters if you can use their computer

Apart from the keynote and 16 panels, the conference also features two special sessions on Thursday afternoon:

High density session Participants present their research on a poster, which will be put up in the hall way. The session starts with an introduction round, where each presenter introduces her poster in a brief talk. After these talks the audience is invited to visit the posters and discuss the work with the researchers.

YECREA Workshop Interested phd-candidates, postdocs and assistant professors are invited to join the YECREA workshop ‘Publication strategies: How to successfully collaborate with international colleagues’. The workshop is chaired and organized by YECREA representative Corinna Lauerer.

Invitations sent out

Yesterday notifications were sent out to everybody who submitted an abstract to the conference. Please contact us at in case you submitted an abstract,  but did not receive a notification.

All abstracts underwent blind peer review and were reviewed by two reviewers. A big thanks goes out to the 35 dedicated reviewers who reviewed  abstracts and provided feedback to the submitters.

Registration for the conference is open until 28 January 2017. More information about registration, accomodation and travel is now avaiable on this website.


Many abstracts received

We are pleased to announce that we received a high number of abstracts for the conference.

The abstracts are currently undergoing double-blind review, and we aim to get back to the submitters in the beginning of November.

Please contact us ( in case you submitted an abstract, but did not get an acknowledgement of receipt of your submission.


Keynote speaker announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Irene Costera Meijer from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will be keynote speaker at the conference.

We are certain that she will offer plenty of food for thought related to the conference theme ‘Changing audiences, changing journalism’, based on her work on changing news use and journalism innovation.  More information about Irene Costera Meijer and her work can be found here.

Needless to say, we hope you will consider applying for the ECREA Journalism Studies Section Conference. From our experience, the smaller size Section Conference offers a good opportunity to get to know new colleagues and to discuss your work.

Besides papers focusing specifically on the role of the audience in journalism, we invite papers which study cultural, political, economic, social and professional aspects of journalism and news work in a broad sense. Deadline for submission is 10 October.

Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou (Chair of the ECREA Journalism Studies Section)

Rosa Berganza, Arjen van Dalen (Vice-chairs)


This website informs about the upcoming 2017 conference of the Journalism Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association, ECREA.

The conference takes place in Odense, Denmark, on 23 and 24 March 2017 and is hosted by the Centre for Journalism of the University of Southern Denmark.

The conference theme is “Changing audiences, changing journalism”.
The public plays an increasingly important role in the news making process, and boundaries between news producers and consumers are blurring. The empowerment of the audience poses new theoretical, empirical and normative questions. Besides papers focusing specifically on such questions, we welcome papers dealing with journalism and news work in the broadest sense.

Submissions can be sent by email to ecrea [at] until 10 October 2016. To read the call for papers and find more information on how to submit your abstract, click here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Odense!