“Change and Continuity: Journalism Education in the Digital Era” is the theme of the 6th World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC). It will be held in Beijing, China, between July 6 and 8, 2023, with a post conference in Shanghai, China, on July 10, 2023.

The conference is being organized by the Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing and the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) in Shanghai. It follows the successful fifth congress held in Paris, France, in July 2019. For details see http://www.wjec.paris.

With the support and participation of journalism education organizations worldwide,* the Congress provides a necessary discussion forum on journalism education worldwide. The WJEC also supports and encourages the continuing evolution of journalism and journalism education around the globe. 


The WJEC is currently soliciting academic paper abstracts under the wide umbrella of journalism education. Accepted abstracts will be presented as refereed research papers at the forthcoming conference in Beijing, China. 

Although abstracts will be accepted on a variety of journalism and mass communication topics, submitters are encouraged to focus on the broader conference theme: “Change and Continuity: Journalism Education in the Digital Era.”


Deadlines: WJEC invites interested presenters to electronically submit abstracts only (minimum 500 words; maximum 800 words) by October 15, 2022

When submitting an abstract, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the conference abstract submission platform (https://bit.ly/WJEC2023).
  2. Click on “Registration” in the Menu bar or click on “Create Account” in the Login Menu. It will take you to “Create New Account,” which is self-explanatory and guided. Finish signing up by confirming your email address.
  3. Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.
  4. To submit the abstract, click on “Create a New Paper Submission.”
  5. The next step will require you to provide the title of the paper and an abstract (9,000 charactersmaximum). If your abstract’s character count exceeds 9,000 characters, you can also attach it as a doc or PDF file. However, you cannot leave the abstract box empty. Write a brief abstract or keywords for your paper if you choose to upload it as an attachment. The abstract should give a clear sense of the scope of the research, research objectives and methods of inquiry. If researchers have completed their projects by the submission deadline, paper abstracts must also include research results and discussion/conclusions.
  6. Next, you can add additional authors if there are any. You can add as many authors as you need.
  7. Finally, click the submit button to upload the abstract.
  8. You can log into the site at any time to check the status of your submission or if you need to edit something. But you can only do this up to the submission deadline of October 15, 2022. You will not be able to make any changes to your submission after the deadline.
  9. Full papers are due May 1, 2023, to be eligible for inclusion in the online conference proceedings. 

Also note the following:

  • Ensure that the document you upload does NOT include ANY information that identifies the author/s or his/her affiliation/s. Abstracts submitted with author identifiable information will automatically be removed from the pool of submissions and will not be considered for review or included in the conference program.
  • Ensure that you add ALL your name, affiliation, email address and other required information in the online system before uploading your paper abstract. This enables the conference organizers to keep track of individual authors and their abstracts. Ensure the email address you include is the one you want the paper chair to use to communicate with you about your submission and where you will receive a confirmation once you have successfully submitted your abstract.

Review process: A panel of international judges will blind-review all submissions. Paper selections will be finalized by the end of December 2022, and presenters will be informed. 


For more information about the 2023 WJEC in China, please contact:

For more information about the call for papers, please contact:

*The World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) is a coalition of 32 academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass communication at the university level. They include: 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), Canadian Committee for Education in Journalism (CCEJ), 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, French Speaking Journalism schools Théophraste Network.

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