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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

The Research Webinar, "De-Westernizing Global Media Studies", aims to challenge the field's Western-centric bias and pave the way for a more inclusive future. To be held on 12 December, the event will explore strategies to diversify perspectives and foster global collaboration. Doctoral students, particularly those focusing on the Global South, are encouraged to apply by 20 October.

With the goal of fostering academic dialogue and collaboration across conflict zones, we have established IAMCR Peace Fellowships, two-year fellowships that aim to unite scholars from regions or communities involved in antagonistic conflicts. By offering travel grants, membership benefits, and platforms for academic discourse, we seek to create collaborative contact zones that contribute to peace-building and mutual understanding.

This year, 23 travel grants were awarded to early-stage scholars who are also members of IAMCR from low and middle-income countries. The grants provided them with the opportunity to participate in and present their work at the Lyon conference. Among the recipients, there were 13 women and 10 men, representing 16 different countries.

Launched during a special session of IAMCR's recent conference in Lyon, the 34 chapters of "Reflections on the International Association for Media and Communication Research: Many Voices, One Forum" offer numerous reflections on the Association's first 65 years.

The University of Canterbury will host IAMCR's 2024 conference from 30 June to 4 July in Christchurch, New Zealand. Speaking at the closing plenary of IAMCR 2023 in Lyon, Donald Matheson, chair of the Christchurch local organising committee, introduced Christchurch and extended a warm invitation to all IAMCR members.

Featuring fifteen papers by authors from nine countries, including South Africa, Chile, China, and India, the "Media - History - Social Inequalities" pre-conference was held in Lyon, jointly organized by the Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies Working Group and the History Section of IAMCR.

IAMCR books

We are pleased to announce the release of the seventh title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series, co-published by Wiley and IAMCR. Edited by Yoel Cohen and Paul A. Soukup, The Handbook of Religion and Communication provides a contemporary view of the intertwined relationship of communication and religion.

Edited by Sarah Anne Ganter and Hanan Badr, this is the 19th title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. The book offers a critical map to navigate the field of media governance.

Members' books

Edited by Maarit Jaakkola, this handbook aims to inspire and empower so that journalism educators can help both journalism students and working journalists do justice to one of the major issues of our times. Available as open access.

Edited by Eytan Gilboa, this book proposes a clear starting point for contemporary research into important areas of public diplomacy.

By Surbhi Dahiya, this book uses a longitudinal case study approach to analyze key digital media startups in the Indian journalism industry today.

Edited by Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi and Levi Zeleza Manda, this book provides the theoretical and historical context of the practice, guidelines, and tools for covering health, pandemics, sanitation, education, and development in Africa.