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IAMCR 2018 - Eugene, Oregon
IAMCR 2018 will take place in Eugene, Oregon, USA from 20-24 June. Theme: "Reimagining sustainability"
Advancing Media Production Research
"Health Communication in the Changing Media Landscape: Perspectives from Developing Countries". The 5th title in the "Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research" series.
IAMCR is the worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. Its members promote global inclusiveness and excellence within the best traditions of critical research in the field.
The 2017 IAMCR conference in Cartagena was particularly successful for the Community Communication and Alternative Media Section (COC). We enjoyed a large, diverse and very lively program.
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In this article IAMCR's executive director, Bruce Girard, looks at who the 1,389 people who went to IAMCR 2017 were. IAMCR aims for diverse participation at its conferences and, while we can always do better, the article concludes that 2017 was a pretty good year. English & español.
Professor Robin Mansell, a long-time member and supporter of IAMCR, was presented with a Distinguished Contribution Award in a ceremony during the opening session of IAMCR's 2017 conference in Cartagena, Colombia. Robin Mansell was IAMCR President from 2004 to 2008 but, as current president Janet Wasko said when announcing the award:
Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe
Edited by Divina Frau-Meigs, Irma Velez, Julieta Flores Michel - This book offers the first analysis on public policies in Media, information and computer literacy in Europe.
Eight graduate students from the Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México (UNAM) were among the more than 100 participants from Mexico who attended IAMCR 2017. In their reflections on the conference (in Spanish) they say it reaffirmed the value of communication research and knowledge and the important role of IAMCR as a global space for dialogue....
Camila Garcia Kieling is a PhD candidate in Social Communication at the Pontifical Catholic University in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In this note she reflects on the multilingual nature of IAMCR 2017 and volunteers to help ensure that future IAMCR conferences are at least bilingual.


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