The World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) is a coalition representing 32 academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass communication at the university level. By bringing organizations from six continents together, the Council hopes to provide a common space for journalism educators from around the world and to focus on issues that are universal in the field.
It is an outgrowth of the first World Journalism Education Congress that was held in Singapore in June 2007 and drew 450 delegates from 45 countries. The WJEC is an informal group with no secretariat. The World Journalism Education Council began as the planning group for the Congress, beginning with its first meeting in Toronto in 2004.
The Council’s major projects have been the adoption of a Declaration of Universal Principles of Journalism Education (approved June 2007) and the World Journalism Education Census.