Past events

We've archived the details of some past events here for reference. Browse and click through for details.

Global Journalism Film Festival 2019

June 2019
A programme of award-winning fact-based films exploring some of the responsibilities and dilemmas faced by journalists

International Journalism Week 2018

November 2018
The seventh international week of discussions around media research and practice from a global perspective

The role of the factual mass media in post-conflict reconstruction

June 2018
A conference from our research institute Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), exploring the role the media can play in helping to (re-)build civil societies

International Journalism Week 2017

November 2017
Our sixth annual series of events exploring media issues globally looked at Journalism in High-Risk Environments

Cato Street and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

September 2017
A conference exploring the 1820 plot against the UK government
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CHINED VI: The Sixth International Conference on Historical News Discourse

June 2017
This event scrutinised the social implications of genre in historical news language

Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Researching Journalism and Media in a Digital Age

January 2017
A two-day conference looking at new directions in the media in the age of global communications technology

International Journalism Week 2016

November 2016
Our fifth annual international week focused on issues surrounding global media freedom and journalists' safety

Our BBC, Our Channel 4: A future for public service television?

June 2016
A public forum as part of Sheffield Doc:Fest exploring the possible outcomes for public service broadcasting in the UK

Global Journalism Conference

May 2016
A day of discussions around digital journalism and reporting of European issues, specially for students taking MA Global Journalism

International Journalism Week 2015

November 2015
Our fourth series of lectures and seminars on media and journalism from an international perspective

Media & Governance in Latin America 2015

June 2015
Our second conference looking at the relationship between power, governance, communcation and civil society in Latin American and the Caribbean

Reporting Politics

March 2015
A discussion on political journalism and the relationship between press and politics. Co-hosted with the Parliament Outreach Service, chaired by former Home Secretary David Blunkett MP and featuring a panel of top journalists and academics

International Journalism Week 2014

November 2014
Discussions from a global perspective on the theory and practice of journalism, including reporting of climate change, financial journalism, photojournalism and more

After Snowden: 20th Anniversary Lecture with Alan Rusbridger

October 2014
A visit from the Guardian editor to celebrate our birthday and discuss journalism after the NSA/GCHQ revelations

Media & Governance in Latin America 2014

May 2014
A two-day conference looking at media, participation, civil society and government in Latin America

Statistics in Journalism Practice & Education

January 2014
A seminar exploring the teaching of statistics in undergraduate journalism education

International Journalism Week 2013

November 2013
Seminars and workshops sharing the latest international research in journalism

The Newsworks

October 2013
A student media masterclass, led by key figures from the department and the profession

Representations and Social Change in Africa

May 2013
A one-day international symposium on the bicentenary of David Livingstone

International Journalism Week 2012

November 2012
Five days of sessions bringing together journalism research from across the globe