Activities, Awards and services

IAMCR manages a number of publications series. It offers awards in memory of Herbert Schiller, Dallas Smythe and Stuart Hall for outstanding papers in critical media research and has recently established a prize for research in urban communication and another one for research on communication of climate change.

Every two years IAMCR holds a General Assembly and Scientific Congress and in the year in between it holds a Conference. Both meetings welcome participation through the presentation of academic papers or posters or contributing to workshops and other open sessions.

Conferences are organized in collaboration with local academic partners. In recent years conferences have been held in Cairo, Paris, Stockholm, Mexico City, Braga, Istanbul, Durban, Dublin, Hyderabad, Montreal, Leicester, Cartagena, Eugene, and Madrid, each attracting more than 1,000 researchers from over 80 countries. Our next conference will be in Beijing from 12-16 July 2020.


IAMCR members have access to a variety of services and activities. IAMCR maintains an Announcements list for the dissemination of activities, publications, reports, meetings, and other information that is open to the media and communications research community at large. Members and friends can follow IAMCR on Twitter and Facebook.

We invite you to explore this website to learn of other benefits of being a member of IAMCR, including our publishing activities, membership in any of our 32 thematic Sections and Working Groups, and a variety of scholarships, awards and funds.

Paid-up members are entitled to special registration fees for conferences. Members from low and middle-income countries are eligible for additional discounts.