Section Head Election 2020 - Call for candidates and statements
Media, Communication and Sport Section
The IAMCR Media, Communication and Sport (MCS) Section will run elections for one position of Co-Chair in 2020.
The current officers of the Section are Xavier Ramon who was elected in July 2019 and will be staying in office and Alina Bernstein who will be running for re-election.
Any IAMCR member who would like to serve as an officer of the Media, Communication and Sport Section must submit their name and institutional position, a statement of no more than 400 words (e.g. a bio and motivation statement), to the current officers (see contact details below) with a copy to IAMCR General Secretary Gerard Goggin (gerard.goggin [at] ntu.edu.sg) and to the IAMCR secretariat (membership [at] iamcr.org), by 10 June 2020.
Please note these statements will be published on the IAMCR website.
Section officers must be current IAMCR members, either directly or through an IAMCR institutional member who has listed them among its IAMCR representatives, and must be members of the Media, Communication and Sport Section.
The elections will be held this time online from 6 to 12 July 2020 using the SurveyMonkey platform. Voting lists will be generated on 10 June. Individual members and representatives of institutional members who are also registered as members of the MCS Section at the time the voting lists are generated will be sent ballots. Members who join the Section after the voting list has been generated will not be able to vote.
You can find the election rules at: https://iamcr.org/governance/swg-online-rules
You can find more information about the Media, Communication and Sport section at: https://iamcr.org/s-wg/section/mcs
- Co-Chair: Dr Alina Bernstein alinabernstein [at] gmail.com
- Co-Chair: Dr Xavier Ramon xavier.ramon [at] upf.edu
- Alina Bernstein, PhD (School of Media Studies, College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS) and The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Alina Bernstein, PhD (School of Media Studies, College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS) and The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University, Israel)
I am a senior lecturer at the School of Media Studies, College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS) and at The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University, Israel. I hold a PhD in Communication and Media Studies from the Leicester University, England. My main research area is Media and Sport with a special, but not exclusive, interest in Gender related aspects.
Over the years, I have published articles in this area of research and co-edited the book (with Neil Blain) Sport, Media, Culture: Global and Local Dimensions (UK: Frank Cass, 2002) as well as co-edited book (with Cornel Sandvoss and Michael Real) Sports Stars, Media, and the Global Public: Bodies of Discourse (USA: Peter Lang Publishing, 2012).
My relationship with IAMCR goes back to Bled in 1990 when I joined the organization and presented my first paper to what was then the Media and Sport Working group founded by Prof. Michael Real. This was also the last time this working group met for nearly a decade until I was able to revive it for the 1999 Leipzig conference. The time was ripe for media and sport scholars and at the Barcelona 2002 conference we became a section. Our, by now, long standing section has gone a further step forward with Xavier Ramon joining the leadership. I would very much like to continue working with him as co-chair and if given the opportunity, at the end of this term, I will be happy to pass on the section to his very capable hands. We would like to work together and to further develop the section as an international venue that contributes to advance the understanding of the media, communication and sport nexus. Through different activities, this section will continue to bring together a global community of researchers to stimulate the debate about a broad range of areas in the field (equality and diversity, emerging technologies, ethics and accountability, production and coverage of sporting mega-events, the evolution of the sports media rights market, and more). In the forthcoming years, on top of the required regular activities, we would to increase the visibility of the section, intensifying the dialogue with other IAMCR sections and working groups and cooperating with other academic associations such as the International Association for Communication and Sport (IACS), the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and the International Communication Association (ICA). To support young researchers and exploring new ways to publish special issues will be also fundamental for the Media, Communication and Sport Section.
School of Media Studies, College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS)
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University
alinabernstein [at] gmail.com