The voting period for the Sections and Working Groups heads election has ended. We would like to thank all of the candidates who expressed their willingness to serve as a section or working group officer and also to all who voted. See the results here.

IAMCR is pleased to announce that the 2023 Prize in Memory of Dallas W. Smythe will be awarded to Tianyang Fu (University of Chicago, US), Christopher Petersen (Lakehead University Orillia, Canada) and Guo Xiaoxin (School of Culture and Media, Central University of Finance and Economics, China).

IAMCR invites its members to submit proposals proposing new Working Groups. Proposals for new working groups should focus on topics consistent with the Association's aims, and which are not addressed by the existing Working Groups or Sections. Applications will be received until 15 August 2023.

The Participatory Communication Research Section regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The May 2023 includes information about AMCR 2023 and important keydates to keep in mind.

16 May, 2023 - The Environment, Science and Risk Communication working group sponsored a webinar centered on the Indian environmentalist Ashish Kothari’s work on radical alternatives to today's unsustainable, inequitable society and economy.

27 April, 2023- The Audience Section sponsored a webinar to launch the book "Creating Chaos Online: Disinformation and Post-publics”. The event focused on a broader discussion on how to do audience research with the current trends of dark participation. Watch it at the IAMCR Webinars Channel on Vimeo.

IAMCR books

We are pleased to announce the release of the seventh title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series, co-published by Wiley and IAMCR. Edited by Yoel Cohen and Paul A. Soukup, The Handbook of Religion and Communication provides a contemporary view of the intertwined relationship of communication and religion.

Edited by Sarah Anne Ganter and Hanan Badr, this is the 19th title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. The book offers a critical map to navigate the field of media governance.

Members' books

Edited by Maarit Jaakkola, this handbook aims to inspire and empower so that journalism educators can help both journalism students and working journalists do justice to one of the major issues of our times. Available as open access.

Edited by Eytan Gilboa, this book proposes a clear starting point for contemporary research into important areas of public diplomacy.

By Surbhi Dahiya, this book uses a longitudinal case study approach to analyze key digital media startups in the Indian journalism industry today.

Edited by Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi and Levi Zeleza Manda, this book provides the theoretical and historical context of the practice, guidelines, and tools for covering health, pandemics, sanitation, education, and development in Africa.