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Middlesex University Dubai hosts the UAE’s first national journalism and media conference
(21 April 2017)


The region’s best and brightest journalism and media minds descended on Middlesex University Dubai’s Knowledge Park campus on 20 April to mark the First National Conference of Journalism and Media. 

Exploring the theme of emerging trends in global journalism, the conference looked at a wide range of topics, including Journalism in the Post Truth Era, Influence of Media on Ideas and Perceptions and The White Helmets: War Journalism and the Representation of Heroism. The first conference of its kind to be held in the GCC region, the First National Conference of Journalism and Media featured discussions and presentations from some of the world’s leading journalism and media minds, including Chis Ogbondah from the University of Northern Iowa, freelance journalist Mark Lomas and Gulf News Editor, Francis Matthew. 

According to Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, Director, Middlesex University Dubai, the conference looked at trends across a number of subjects and discussed how the trends have changed the media landscape both regionally and internationally. 

“The media sector is changing at a rapid pace. Digitisation and the 24-hour news cycle has resulted in the public consuming media faster than ever before,” said Dr. Fernandes. “The first conference of its kind in the GCC region, the Journalism and Media Conference discussed emerging trends in global journalism and how these trends are dramatically changing not only how journalists are reporting stories, but also the region’s dynamic media landscape.”

Media and journalism is just one of the courses available to study at Middlesex University of Dubai. Enrolments are now open to start studying in September 2017. 

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