09 January, 2023 - IAMCR hosted the 2023 IAMCR Presidential PhD Research Webinar on “Media Literacy: A Critical Pedagogy in Difficult Times of War, Pandemic and Beyond”, co-convened by Priyanka Sachdeva and Atashi Bhattacharya. 

As part of the VIC CineClub, the Visual Culture Working Group invities members to share their insights on two French movies: "Muriel" by Alain Resnais and “Rust and Bone” by Jacques Audiart. VIC is also planning a dossier about French Cinematography organized by Denize Araujo and edited by Claudia Lambach. 

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.

The Participatory Communication Research Section regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The December 2022 issue includes calls for papers for IAMCR 2023 and for a special issue of Conjunctions Journal, and season´s greetings from the section´s head.

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.

IAMCR books

The Global Media Policy Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads, the 20th title in the IAMCR/Palgrave series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Edited by Claudia Padovani, Véronique Wavre, Arne Hintz, Gerard Goggin and Petros Iosifidis.

Edited by Margaret Gallagher and Aimee Vega Montiel (2023)

This book engages contemporary debates on women’s rights, democracy, and neoliberalism through the lens of feminist communication scholarship.

Members' books

By Yerkebulan Sairambay, "New Media and Political Participation in Russia and Kazakhstan: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Young People in Eurasia" confronts the sociological problem of the usage of new media by young people in political participation, particularly in Eurasian countries.

Edited By Paul Reilly and Virpi Salojärvi, heads of IAMCR's Crisis Security and Conflict Communication Working Group, the this book explores how both elite and non-elite actors frame societal threats such as the refugee crisis and COVID-19 using both digital and traditional media.

Centered around Mexico as a case study, this book explores the production of political entertainment in post-authoritarian legacy media and how political and economic conditions constrain the range and edge of discourse. By Martin Echeverría and Frida V. Rodelo.

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.