IAMCR will make several awards and grants available to members in 2020: The Prize in Memory of Dallas Smythe, the UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant, the New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship and the IAMCR Travel Grants for early-stage scholars. The deadline to apply for most awards is 30 April 2020.
This Tampere update was sent to all IAMCR members and IAMCR 2020 participants on 25 February 2020.
Nominations are now open for candidates for IAMCR’s Executive Board (president, two (2) vice presidents, secretary general and treasurer), and fifteen (15) members of the International Council. Nominations close on March 17, 2020, 23:59 UTC.
As part of its ambassador initiative, IAMCR co-sponsored the ‘Journalism in 2019: Creativity, Profession, Industry’ that took place at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University on 6-8 February 2020.
The unfortunate and difficult situation resulting from the Covid-19 virus has led IAMCR and our partners in China, Tsinghua University in Beijing and XJTLU in Suzhou, to agree not to hold IAMCR 2020 in Beijing. The conference will now be held in Tampere, Finland, on the same dates, 12-16 July 2020.
The submission site for IAMCR 2020 will be reopened for a two week period, from 17 February to 2 March for authors who did not submit to the Beijing conference but want their work considered for Tampere, and authors who submitted to Beijing and want to reconfirm their interest in Tampere.
IAMCR will make several awards and grants available to members in 2020: The Prize in Memory of Dallas Smythe, the UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant, the New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship and the IAMCR Travel Grants for early-stage scholars. The deadline to apply for most awards is 30 April 2020.
This Tampere update was sent to all IAMCR members and IAMCR 2020 participants on 25 February 2020.
Nominations are now open for candidates for IAMCR’s Executive Board (president, two (2) vice presidents, secretary general and treasurer), and fifteen (15) members of the International Council. Nominations close on March 17, 2020, 23:59 UTC.
As part of its ambassador initiative, IAMCR co-sponsored the ‘Journalism in 2019: Creativity, Profession, Industry’ that took place at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University on 6-8 February 2020.
The unfortunate and difficult situation resulting from the Covid-19 virus has led IAMCR and our partners in China, Tsinghua University in Beijing and XJTLU in Suzhou, to agree not to hold IAMCR 2020 in Beijing. The conference will now be held in Tampere, Finland, on the same dates, 12-16 July 2020.
The submission site for IAMCR 2020 will be reopened for a two week period, from 17 February to 2 March for authors who did not submit to the Beijing conference but want their work considered for Tampere, and authors who submitted to Beijing and want to reconfirm their interest in Tampere.

IAMCR books

The Handbook of Media Education Research

Edited by Divina Frau-Meigs, Sirkku Kotilainen, Manisha Pathak-Shelat, Michael Hoechsmann and Stuart R. Poyntz, 2020

This timely volume discusses recent developments in the field in the context of related scholarship, public policy, formal and non-formal teaching and learning, and DIY and community practice.

Edited by Loïc Ballarini, this is the 15th title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Using numerous case studies, this book helps to define how complex the question of independence is today.

Members' books

The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prague 1946–2016

In this book, Finnish scholar Kaarle Nordenstreng provides a unique account of the Prague-based International Organization of Journalists, a group that was at one time the world’s largest media association.

COVID-19 from the Margins. Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society

Edited by Stefania Milan, Emiliano Treré and Silvia Masiero, this book is a multilingual conversation that celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity but also de-centers dominant ways of being and knowing while contributing a decolonial approach to the narration of the COVID-19 crisis.

Digital contention in a divided society

By Paul Reilly, this book explores how platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are used by citizens to frame contentious parades and protests in 'post-conflict' Northern Ireland.

Free Speech and Hate Speech in the United States

Drawing on Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition, Chris Demaske develops in this book a two-tiered framework for free speech analysis that will promote a strategy for combating hate speech.