Summer School and Internships

Advancing knowledge on gender equality in the media 

Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI) is an EU-funded project that takes an innovative and integrated approach to combating gender stereotypes and promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive media sector. 

It has three primary elements: 

It is being developed by a group of researchers and practitioners from three universities (Newcastle, Padova, Gothenburg) and two associations of media professionals (EFJ and COPEAM). 



Gothenburg University's Department of Journalism, Media and Communication hosted the Summer School in August 2018 and 30 students from Newcastle University, University of Padova and JMG/University of Gothenburg participated, as well as a number of media professionals, including:

Maria Brändström (Sveriges Television - Swedish public service broadcaster), Erica Hedin, former diversity officer (Sveriges Radio, Swedish public service broadcaster), Claire Kendall (BBC), Safia Kessas (RTBF – Belgian public service broadcaster), Gunilla Ivarsson (former chair of IAWRT - International Association of Women in Radio and TV), Suzanne Moll (independent consultant) and Luisella Serviso and Giovanna Pezzuoli (Gi.U.Li.A, network of Italian women journalists).

The purpose of the AGEMI summer school was to raise awareness of the problems of gender in/equality, to share ideas and experiences among and between students and media professionals and to consider a range of good practices which have been developed by media organisations to promote gender equality.  

During the week, participants worked through some of the learning resources, developed a range of practical skills including mobile journalism (mojo), learnt from each other and from the media professionals who also attended and generally had a brilliant time.  

The Summer School students' blog is here.

Check out the photogallery to see some of the highlights of the week:

AGEMI Summer School
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