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IAMCR 2024

Communicative projects of decolonising, engaging, and listening

30 June to 4 July in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Many Voices, One Forum:
Reflections on the International Association for Media and
Communication Research


Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research Series.

Offers definitive, state-of-the-art
handbooks that bring a global
perspective to their subjects.


Palgrave/IAMCR Book Series.

Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research

IAMCR invites presenters for the upcoming IAMCR Presidential PhD Research Webinar titled "News Agencies in Transition: An Exploration of Their Current State, Challenges, and Future Prospects", convened by Jasmin Surm. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to 1 May 2024, 23h59 UTC.

The elections for IAMCR Executive Board (EB) and International Council (IC) are over. Daya Thussu was elected president and will be joined on the Executive Board by 2 vice-presidents, Karen Arriaza Ibarra and Andrea Medrado, alongside Jeremy Shtern as Secretary General and Skye Doherty as Treasurer. Congratulations to the new EB and IC members, and thanks to all participants and candidates.

Several of IAMCR's sections and working groups are holding online elections from 23 April to 14 May. Current members of IAMCR who are also registered as members of the section or working group, are eligible to stand for a position and to vote. The list of candidates and their statements are now available.

The Gender and Communication Section has issued its April newsletter with updates on the upcoming Christchurch conference, highlights of the recent International Women's Day 2024 webinar, and calls for papers and publications that might be of interest to its members. Read it here.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ayesha Jehangir and Shabir Hussain as the IAMCR Peace Fellows for their project Bridging Narratives: Exploring feasibility and impact of collaborative peace journalism initiatives between Afghan and Pakistani journalists.

The Participatory Communication Research Section regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The March 2024 issue includes information about the upcoming Section Head elections, IAMCR 2024 keydates and events and a call for abstracts. Read it here.

IAMCR books

Edited by Minna Aslama Horowitz, Hannu Nieminen, Katja Lehtisaari and Alessandro D'Arma, Epistemic Rights in the Era of Digital Disruption is the 21st title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research.

Edited by Margaret Gallagher and Aimee Vega Montiel (2023)

This book engages contemporary debates on women’s rights, democracy, and neoliberalism through the lens of feminist communication scholarship.

Members' books

This distinctive publication, edited by Joan Pedro-Carañana, Rodrigo Gómez, Thomas F. Corrigan, and Francisco Sierra Caballer, is the first dedicated solely to research methods in political economy of media and communication. It offers a toolkit for analyzing media, technology, and cultural industries in various contexts.

Edited by Tim Dwyer and Derek Wilding, this book explores media pluralism policies for online news and the impact of innovative practices on public opinion in the social media era. The authors advocate for media policy updates to address platform and media concentration risks, prioritizing news diversity, sustainability, and quality.

Edited by Monique Lewis, Eliza Govender, and Kate Holland, "Communicating COVID-19: Media, Trust, and Public Engagement" brings together different scholars from around the world to explore and critique the ongoing advances of communicating COVID.

By Sílvio Henrique Vieira Barbosa and Luiz Henrique de Castro Pereira, "Press and Censorship in Brazil" explores the state of journalism in Brazil and the various forms of censorship it faces.