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Jay Blumler Commemorative Session

Jay Blumler died on 30 January 2021 at the age of 96. He was a Fellow and Past President of ICA (1989-90), Emeritus Professor of Public Communication at the University of Leeds, Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the University of Maryland, author of 15 books and many articles on political communication, election campaigns, public service broadcasting, comparative research, democracy in cyberspace, and much more.

IAMCR will hold a special online session during the 2021 IAMCR conference to commemorate Emeritus Professor Jay Blumler and to highlight his work and contributions to the field of communication and media studies. The speakers, who all had a chance to work with him, will speak about Jay Blumler and his work during the session.

The special online session will be pre-recorded on 11 May and a limited number of IAMCR members will be able to join in the audience. To reserve your space, you must pre-register.To register you must be a member of IAMCR and logged in to your account.

Title: Jay Blumler Commemorative Session

Who can participate: The special session is free for all IAMCR members but space is limited.

Convenors: Nico Carpentier (Charles University, Czechia) and Sonia Livingstone (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK)


  • Sonia Livingstone (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK)
  • Stephen Coleman (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Claudia Andrea Mellado Ruiz (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)
  • Holli A. Semetko (Emory University, USA)
  • W. Lance Bennett (University of Washington, USA)

Date & time

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 19:00
Beijing, China - Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 01:00
Brisbane, Australia - Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 03:00
Kolkata, India - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 22:30
London, United Kingdom - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 18:00
Moscow, Russia - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 20:00
New York, USA- Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 13:00
Prague, Czechia - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 19:00
Santiago, Chile - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 13:00
Seattle, USA - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 10:00
Corresponding UTC - Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 17:00

Location: The meeting will take place on Zoom. Attendees will receive their personal invitation 24 hours before the webinar begins. 

Registration: There is no charge for IAMCR members but pre-registration is required by 08 May 2021 @ 17h00 UTC. To register, complete the form below. You must log in to your account in order to see and complete the form.

Not sure if you're a member? Check the membership directory. If you are not a member of IAMCR, you can join here. A limited number of guest invitations for non-members may be available. Send an email to mazlum [at] iamcr.org to request to be added to the guest list.