The Community Communication and Alternative Media Section focuses on media that originates, circulates and resonates from the sphere of civil society. It seeks to advance research on the objectives, practices and dynamics of community, alternative and citizens' media, including issues of localism, politics, socio-economics, language, ethnicity, gender, or other interests and intersections. Our concerns include issues of media access, participation and reception; media projects undertaken by marginalized and underrepresented groups; development and support of community-based media institutions and infrastructures; communication practices by social movements; innovative forms of media activism; interactions between classic community and new social media; alternative forms of journalism; and theoretical contributions to the research, evaluation and practice of community communication.
Co-Chair: Amparo Cadavid (School of Communication, UNIMINUTO, Colombia) [contact]
Co-Chair: Vinod Pavarala (UNESCO Chair on Community Media / University of Hyderabad, India) [contact]
Vice chair: Alejandro Barranquero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) [contact]
Vice chair: Andrew Ó Baoill (School of English and Creative Arts, National University of Ireland Galway) [contact]
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