The Participatory Communication Research Section regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The March 2024 issue includes information about the upcoming Section Head elections, IAMCR 2024 keydates and events and a call for abstracts. Read it here.

The Participatory Communication Research Section February newsletter includes a note on the sad passing of Arun John, details about the ongoing review of submissions for IAMCR Christchurch 2024, information about the upcoming election for a new PCR Head in 2024, and announcements regarding IAMCR 2024 Awards & Grants, including travel grants for the conference. Read it here.

The Gender and Communication Sectionhas issued its latest newsletter including information about the upcoming Christchurch conference, past and future events, and publications that might be of interest to its members. Read it here.

IAMCR is saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Mosco, a leader in our field and a longtime member and supporter of the association. The following obituary was shared by his family.

IAMCR is deeply saddened by the loss of Arun John on February 5, 2024. Arun was an active member and Vice-Chair of the Participatory Communication Research Section. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Read on for a tribute from his doctoral advisor and colleague, Vinod Pavarala, and his colleagues from the PCR Section Head.

7 March, 2024- The Religion and Communication WG will host the webinar "Ethics of Religious Practices in Emerging Digital Platforms". The webinar aims to analyze how far mediating through digital platforms is ethical to sustain the sanctity of the religion and religious practices of different religions across the world. Pre-register by 5 March.

IAMCR books

Edited by Minna Aslama Horowitz, Hannu Nieminen, Katja Lehtisaari and Alessandro D'Arma, Epistemic Rights in the Era of Digital Disruption is the 21st title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research.

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

In 'The Digital Double Bind,' Mohamed Zayani and Joe F. Khalil extensively examine the digital changes occurring in the Middle East, specifically emphasising socio-cultural, economic, and political factors. They also propose a conceptual framework for analyzing technology and development in the Global South.

'The Palgrave Handbook of Everyday Digital Life', edited by Hopeton S. Dunn, Massimo Ragnedda, Maria Laura Ruiu, and Laura Robinson, comprehensively evaluates how digital technology influences our daily lives. This publication offers a theoretical and empirical framework, examining digital technologies from various disciplines and non-Western perspectives.

This distinctive publication, edited by Joan Pedro-Carañana, Rodrigo Gómez, Thomas F. Corrigan, and Francisco Sierra Caballer, is the first dedicated solely to research methods in political economy of media and communication. It offers a toolkit for analyzing media, technology, and cultural industries in various contexts.

Edited by Tim Dwyer and Derek Wilding, this book explores media pluralism policies for online news and the impact of innovative practices on public opinion in the social media era. The authors advocate for media policy updates to address platform and media concentration risks, prioritizing news diversity, sustainability, and quality.