The IAMCR 2020 online conference will begin on 12 July with an opening plenary with welcoming words from IAMCR's Executive Board and the conference host, Tampere University, plus keynote speakers reflecting on the conference theme. Following that will be the launch of IAMCR Online Conference Papers.
In this letter, Bruce Girard, IAMCR Executive Director, reflects on the 2020 conference transition from Beijing to Tampere. It was sent on 25 February, 2020, with the first of a series of "Tampere Updates", sent to current IAMCR members and potential participants of IAMCR Tampere 2020.
This month IAMCR holds elections for the Executive Board and International Council. The online voting period will run from 11 May to 31 May 2020. All current members are eligible to vote, including those who take out or renew their IAMCR membership until Wednesday, 27 May.
UPDATE: On 19 March IAMCR appealed to its members for help translating “Journalism, Fake News & Disinformation” into new languages. According to UNESCO, 200 proposals were received and the handbook is being translated into 30 new languages. Thank you to all the IAMCR members who offered to help!
In light of the inability to gather face-to-face, IAMCR's International Council adopted an extraordinary measure to enable online elections for those sections and working groups scheduled to hold elections in 2020. The deadline to submit candidacies is 10 June, 2020.
We have compiled the abstracts accepted for presentation in the Online Conference Papers component of the 2020 annual conference. Download them from the conference website.
The IAMCR 2020 online conference will begin on 12 July with an opening plenary with welcoming words from IAMCR's Executive Board and the conference host, Tampere University, plus keynote speakers reflecting on the conference theme. Following that will be the launch of IAMCR Online Conference Papers.
In this letter, Bruce Girard, IAMCR Executive Director, reflects on the 2020 conference transition from Beijing to Tampere. It was sent on 25 February, 2020, with the first of a series of "Tampere Updates", sent to current IAMCR members and potential participants of IAMCR Tampere 2020.
This month IAMCR holds elections for the Executive Board and International Council. The online voting period will run from 11 May to 31 May 2020. All current members are eligible to vote, including those who take out or renew their IAMCR membership until Wednesday, 27 May.
UPDATE: On 19 March IAMCR appealed to its members for help translating “Journalism, Fake News & Disinformation” into new languages. According to UNESCO, 200 proposals were received and the handbook is being translated into 30 new languages. Thank you to all the IAMCR members who offered to help!
In light of the inability to gather face-to-face, IAMCR's International Council adopted an extraordinary measure to enable online elections for those sections and working groups scheduled to hold elections in 2020. The deadline to submit candidacies is 10 June, 2020.
We have compiled the abstracts accepted for presentation in the Online Conference Papers component of the 2020 annual conference. Download them from the conference website.

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.