The deadline to apply for the 2020 Urban Communication Research Grant has been extended to 30 April. The grant is worth $1,750 and supports communication and media research that advances understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment.
IAMCR will make several awards and grants available to members in 2020. To accommodate the new schedule of the online IAMCR conference, the deadline to apply for the Prize in Memory of Dallas Smythe and the UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant has been extended to 30 April 2020.
Given the rapid and unpredictable developments associated with COVID-19 at present, and the health and safety issues and constraints associated with travel and conference activity, IAMCR and our partners at Tampere University, are planning online activities in lieu of a face-to-face conference in Finland.
Nominations for the 2020 elections reflect IAMCR’s global membership. For the Executive Board we have one nominee for President, five nominees for Vice President from four continents, and one candidate each for secretary general and treasurer. For the International Council, we have 27 nominees from sixteen different countries and one territory.
Nominations are closed for candidates for IAMCR's Executive Board and International Council. Online elections will be held in May. The complete list of candidates and their statements can be found on the Election 2020 page.
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.
The deadline to apply for the 2020 Urban Communication Research Grant has been extended to 30 April. The grant is worth $1,750 and supports communication and media research that advances understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment.
IAMCR will make several awards and grants available to members in 2020. To accommodate the new schedule of the online IAMCR conference, the deadline to apply for the Prize in Memory of Dallas Smythe and the UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant has been extended to 30 April 2020.
Given the rapid and unpredictable developments associated with COVID-19 at present, and the health and safety issues and constraints associated with travel and conference activity, IAMCR and our partners at Tampere University, are planning online activities in lieu of a face-to-face conference in Finland.
Nominations for the 2020 elections reflect IAMCR’s global membership. For the Executive Board we have one nominee for President, five nominees for Vice President from four continents, and one candidate each for secretary general and treasurer. For the International Council, we have 27 nominees from sixteen different countries and one territory.
Nominations are closed for candidates for IAMCR's Executive Board and International Council. Online elections will be held in May. The complete list of candidates and their statements can be found on the Election 2020 page.
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.

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.