The IAMCR Executive Board extends a warm welcome to our two newly appointed faculty ambassadors: Surbhi Dahiya from the Department of English Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and Padmakumar K, from Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The IAMCR EB also congratulates Jude William Genilo on continuing to become a faculty ambassador in Bangladesh. With the newly appointed ambassadors joining the network, IAMCR now has ten ambassadors from around the world. The network continues to grow, and IAMCR welcomes new applications to become IAMCR faculty ambassadors and IAMCR PhD ambassadors.
IAMCR established the global network of ambassadors in 2015 to bring members together for contributing to IAMCR's aim to support and develop communication and media research throughout the world through intellectual exchange, networking and sociality. IAMCR Ambassadors programme aims to expand IAMCR's footprint worldwide, build and retain the association's membership and reputation, and publicise and promote the association's work in relevant academic and policy fields. IAMCR Ambassadors explore opportunities to contribute to these aims in a variety of ways. These can include working with university departments, local and regional communication and media research bodies and think tanks, and NGOs involved in media advocacy and research.
Our two recently appointed ambassadors enhance the network; however, we still have some way to go to more fully reflect the diversity and international reach of IAMCR's membership. For more information about the initiative, visit the Ambassador initiative´s section on the website; if you wish to have further information on becoming an ambassador or the details on how to apply, you can take a look at the open call for ambassadors. Moreover, you can contact Mazlum Kemal Dağdelen, the ambassador initiative coordinator and the assistant of Nico Carpentier, IAMCR president. If you are interested in joining the network, see the article Become an IAMCR ambassador.