The Community Communication and Alternative Media section focuses on media that originates, circulates and resonates from the sphere of civil society. Broadly defined, this is the field of communication that exists outside of the state and the market (often non-government and non-profit), yet which may interact with both.  We seek to advance...
In addition to research papers, the section welcomes the submission
of panel proposals on current issues and problems in the field. 
Applicants should submit a 500 word abstract that describes the topic
of their research and its significance, their theoretical framework,
and their methods.  Submissions in the author’s native language...
This report is an update on the activities that IAMCR President Robin Mansell has been directly involved in since the Taipei conference in July 2005 when the International Council of IAMCR last met.  It is meant to give members an sense of what initiatives are underway on various fronts.
 Download the report ... (1.26 MB)
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The Community Communication and Alternative Media section focuses on media that originates, circulates and resonates from the sphere of civil society. Broadly defined, this is the field of communication that exists outside of the state and the market (often non-government and non-profit), yet which may interact with both.  We seek to advance...
In addition to research papers, the section welcomes the submission
of panel proposals on current issues and problems in the field. 
Applicants should submit a 500 word abstract that describes the topic
of their research and its significance, their theoretical framework,
and their methods.  Submissions in the author’s native language...
This report is an update on the activities that IAMCR President Robin Mansell has been directly involved in since the Taipei conference in July 2005 when the International Council of IAMCR last met.  It is meant to give members an sense of what initiatives are underway on various fronts.
 Download the report ... (1.26 MB)
 Download Newsletter (.pdf) (1.75 MB)

IAMCR books

The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication

The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication is the latest title in the IAMCR/Palgrave series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. The volume interrogates the intertwining of the local and the digital in environmental communication.

Communication and Peace: Celebrating Moments of Sheer Human Togetherness

By Cees J. Hamelink. The book provides a robust conceptualization of peace. From the Palgrave/IAMCR series "Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research".

Members' books

Media Management Matters: Challenges and Opportunities for Bridging Theory and Practice

Edited by Ulrike Rohn and Tom Evens, this collection is essential reading for scholars and practitioners of media management, business and policy.

Digital Detox: The Politics of Disconnecting

By Trine Syvertsen, this book explores the phenomenon of digital detox: users taking a break from digital media or adopting measures to limit smartphone and social media use.

Digital Capital: A Bourdieusian Perspective on the Digital Divide

By Massimo Ragnedda and Maria Laura Ruiu, this book examines how digital capital can be defined, measured and impact policy.

Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety

By Sadia Jamil, this book is an essential reference source that evaluates how diverse threats impact on journalists’ wellbeing, their right to freedom of expression, and overall media freedoms in various contexts.