IAMCR calls for candidates for the IAMCR peace fellowships, which aim to promote collaboration between scholars from two regions or communities that are currently, or have recently been, involved in an antagonistic conflict. The deadline for application is 1 September 2023.

IAMCR will offer three Climate Change Communication Awards in 2023 for papers accepted for presentation at IAMCR 2023 (online or in-person). The awards are for papers that develop and explore innovative approaches to climate change communication.

9 February, 2023 - The IAMCR Publications Committee hosted the first in a series of talks exploring the politics of knowledge and its dissemination. The event was titled "What does the Open Science Movement mean for the future of the field of media and communication?". Watch it here.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden passing of Annabelle Sreberny on 30 December. Annabelle was president of IAMCR from 2008 to 2012 and will be remembered by many for her contributions to the field, for her eloquence and for her lively sense of humour. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

IAMCR has been active in debates on the need to decolonise and de-westernise theory and research in the field. IAMCR supports affirmative action and policies that ensure greater diversity and social inclusion amongst media scholars and is concerned about a case that represents a dangerous backlash against these policies in Brazil.

Call for papers to be presented at "Governing the Internet for Democracy: Lessons from Research Embracing a Multicentred World", an IAMCR preconference to the UNESCO 2023 Global Conference “Regulating Digital Platforms for Information as a Public Good”. Paris, 21 February 2023

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.