The Participatory Communication Research Section regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The January 2024 issue includes information about IAMCR 2024, a call for reviewers, and the upcoming PCR head elections. Read it here.

From his home in wintry Prague, IAMCR President, Nico Carpentier, has recorded a final fireside chat. In it he reflects on some of the challenges and achievements of the past four years and, with the nomination period for candidates ending on 5 February, he also offers timely encouragement to members who might want to get involved in the upcoming Executive Board and International Council elections.

The Global Media Policy Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads, the 20th title in the IAMCR/Palgrave series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Edited by Claudia Padovani, Véronique Wavre, Arne Hintz, Gerard Goggin and Petros Iosifidis.

IAMCR will be offering several awards and grants for members participating in our 2024 conference. These include the Urban Communication Award, the Climate Change Communication Award and the award in memory of Annabelle Sreberny.

The Community Communication and Alternative Media Section issued its January newsletter with some relevant Calls for Papers, including for IAMCR 2024 in Christchurch, and for a pre-conference, a call for reviewers and other topics that might be of interest to its members.

In cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IAMCR will offer three awards of 2,700 USD to authors of papers that advance our understanding of applications of Rural Communication Services (RCS). The awards are to be used to defray the costs of presenting the work at a special panel at IAMCR’s 2024 conference.

IAMCR books

The Global Media Policy Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads, the 20th title in the IAMCR/Palgrave series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Edited by Claudia Padovani, Véronique Wavre, Arne Hintz, Gerard Goggin and Petros Iosifidis.

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

By Yoel Cohen, "Rabbis, Reporters and the Public in the Digital Holyland" focuses on the triangular relationship between rabbis, journalists and the public analysing each group’s role in influencing the agenda around religion in Israel.

By Yerkebulan Sairambay, "New Media and Political Participation in Russia and Kazakhstan: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Young People in Eurasia" confronts the sociological problem of the usage of new media by young people in political participation, particularly in Eurasian countries.

Edited By Paul Reilly and Virpi Salojärvi, heads of IAMCR's Crisis Security and Conflict Communication Working Group, the this book explores how both elite and non-elite actors frame societal threats such as the refugee crisis and COVID-19 using both digital and traditional media.

Centered around Mexico as a case study, this book explores the production of political entertainment in post-authoritarian legacy media and how political and economic conditions constrain the range and edge of discourse. By Martin Echeverría and Frida V. Rodelo.