The International Association for Media and Communication Research invites proposals for IAMCR 2023, to be held in Lyon, France, from 9 to 13 July (Lyon23) with an Online Conference Papers (OCP23) component from 26 June to 5 July. The theme of the conference is Inhabiting the planet: Challenges for media, communication and beyond.

IAMCR welcomes the new Executive Board of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación (ALAIC - Latin American Association of Communication Researchers) elected during ALAIC's general assembly on 7 November.

16 November, 2022 - The Music, Audio, Radio and Sound Working Group sponsored a webinar celebrating the publication of The Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies. The book brings together scholars from various parts of the world, both well-established and emerging scholars, to conceptualize this multidisciplinary field.

Edited by Carlos F. Del Valle Rojas and Francisco Sierra Caballero, this is the 18th title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. The book explores how communication confronts power, property and the market in Latin American cultures.

If you are going to be at the 2022 conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) be sure to drop in to IAMCR's special session. Titled "How to learn to change to world? Communicative-pedagogical strategies for social change", it will be held on 22 October from 13h30 to 15h00.

20 October, 2022 - Julia Pohle, co-Chair of the Communication Policy and Technology Section, will participate in a "special panel" at the upcoming ECREA conference in Aarhus, Denmark, entitled "Essential yet Endangered: The State of CLP Research in Europe"

IAMCR books

Edited by Margaret Gallagher and Aimee Vega Montiel, the ninth title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series engages contemporary debates on women’s rights, democracy, and neoliberalism through the lens of feminist communication scholarship.

Edited by Joe F. Khalil, Gholam Khiabany, Tourya Guaaybess and Bilge Yesil, The Handbook of Media and Culture in the Middle East is the eight title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series, co-published by Wiley and IAMCR. The volume was launched at a special session in Lyon 2023.

Members' books

Questioning what it means to ‘grow up digital’ in twenty-first century India, "Childscape, Mediascape: Children and Media in India" explores a variety of themes relating to children and the media landscape. Edited by IAMCR co-Vice president Usha Raman, and Sumana Kasturi.

Edited by Lee Artz, this book brings together leading scholars from multiple perspectives, in a serious dialogue about continuity and change in global media production and content. Featuring contributions by IAMCR members.

By Jonathon Hutchinson, this book draws on empirical and theoretical research to carefully identify and describe a number of unseen digital infrastructures that contribute to a predictive media production process through technologies, institutions and automation.

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.