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We are very sad to report the death of Yassen Zassoursky, President of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, who died on 1 August 2021 at the age of 91 in Moscow, Russia. He was a leading figure in media and journalism studies and education – both in the Soviet Union and in the Russian Federation.
In this letter to the members, IAMCR's president, Nico Carpentier, reflects on preparations for the upcoming online conference and on a few innovations that will have lasting impact on the association.
25 January 2021 IAMCR endorsed the International Declaration of Communications Professionals and Researchers for a healthier, viable, better world, sponsored by ORBICOM - Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication.
November 2020 - This letter was sent by Nico Carpentier, IAMCR President, to thank IAMCR members for their support in 2020 and to invite them to renew their membership for 2021.
In alignment with the possibilities offered by the COVID-19 pandemic, IAMCR 2021’s conference will offer multiple modalities for participation. It will be an online conference with an African “hub” at USIU-Africa, and satellite activities at various points around the globe.
In this letter to the members, IAMCR's newly elected president, Nico Carpentier, reflects on IAMCR's 2020 conference and the opportunities and challenges raised by the events of 2020.
The elections for IAMCR Executive Board (EB) and International Council (IC) are over. Nico Carpentier was elected president and will be joined on the Executive Board by 2 vice-presidents, Andrea Medrado and Usha Raman, the current secretary general, Gerard Goggin, and treasurer, Elske van de Fliert, who have both been reelected.
The IAMCR 2020 online conference will begin on 12 July with an opening plenary with welcoming words from IAMCR's Executive Board and the conference host, Tampere University, plus keynote speakers reflecting on the conference theme. Following that will be the launch of IAMCR Online Conference Papers.
This month IAMCR holds elections for the Executive Board and International Council. The online voting period will run from 11 May to 31 May 2020. All current members are eligible to vote, including those who take out or renew their IAMCR membership until Wednesday, 27 May.
UPDATE: On 19 March IAMCR appealed to its members for help translating “Journalism, Fake News & Disinformation” into new languages. According to UNESCO, 200 proposals were received and the handbook is being translated into 30 new languages. Thank you to all the IAMCR members who offered to help!
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.
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.
Dear colleagues,
Finland and Tampere are waiting for you in July. It will be midsummer, with sunrise at 04.00 and sunset at 23.00, leaving us with plenty of daylight for our intellectual and social exchanges. Only a thousand kilometres north, above the Arctic Circle, the sun will be above the horizon all night. 
As part of its ambassador initiative, IAMCR co-sponsored the ‘Journalism in 2019: Creativity, Profession, Industry’ that took place at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University on 6-8 February 2020.
The unfortunate and difficult situation resulting from the Covid-19 virus has led IAMCR and our partners in China, Tsinghua University in Beijing and XJTLU in Suzhou, to agree not to hold IAMCR 2020 in Beijing. The conference will now be held in Tampere, Finland, on the same dates, 12-16 July 2020.
IAMCR is holding elections for its Executive Board and International Council in 2020. Nominations will be accepted for candidates for the Executive Board (president, two (2) vice presidents, secretary general and treasurer), and fifteen (15) members of the International Council. Online voting will take place from 11 May – 31 May 2020.
IAMCR is holding elections for its Executive Board and International Council in 2020. Nominations will be accepted for candidates for the Executive Board (president, two (2) vice presidents, secretary general and treasurer), and fifteen (15) members of the International Council. Online voting will take place from 11 May – 31 May 2020.
We are sad to report the passing of Ibrahim Saleh, who was an active IAMCR member for many years. Ibrahim served on the International Council, was Chair of the Journalism Research & Education section and a member of the Publications Committee.
IAMCR Newsletter - January 2020

Dear Colleagues,
Greetings and best wishes for the new year and a new decade!