Community Communication and Alternative Media Section

The Community Communication and Alternative Media Section focuses on media that originates, circulates and resonates from the sphere of civil society.  It seeks to advance research on the objectives, practices and dynamics of community, alternative and citizens' media, including issues of localism, politics, socio-economics, language, ethnicity, gender, or other interests and intersections. Our concerns include issues of media access, participation and reception; media projects undertaken by marginalized and underrepresented groups; development and support of community-based media institutions and infrastructures; communication practices by social movements; innovative forms of media activism; interactions between classic community and new social media; alternative forms of journalism; and theoretical contributions to the research, evaluation and practice of community communication.


Co-Chair: Amparo Cadavid (School of Communication, UNIMINUTO, Colombia) [contact]
Co-Chair: Vinod Pavarala (UNESCO Chair on Community Media / University of Hyderabad, India) [contact]
Vice chair: Alejandro Barranquero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) [contact]
Vice chair: Andrew Ó Baoill (School of English and Creative Arts, National University of Ireland Galway) [contact]

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IAMCR's Community Communication and Alternative Media Section invites the submission of proposals for single papers and multi-paper sessions (the online conference equivalent of a panel in a face to face conference) for IAMCR 2021, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July, with a regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submission is 9 February 2021, at 23.59 UTC.
IAMCR's Community Communication and Alternative Media Section invites the submission of proposals for single papers and multi-paper sessions (the online conference equivalent of a panel in a face to face conference) for IAMCR 2021, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July, with a regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submission is 9 February 2021, at 23.59 UTC.
The IAMCR Community Communication and Alternative Media (CAM) Section will be holding online elections in 2020 for one co-Chair and one Vice-chair positions. The deadline to submit candidacies is 10 June 2020.
IAMCR's Community Communication and Alternative Media Section invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 conference of the association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
La Sección de Comunicación Comunitaria y Medios Alternativos (COC) de IAMCR celebrará elecciones durante la reunión ejecutiva en la próxima conferencia en Madrid, España.
The IAMCR Community Communication and Alternative Media Section (COC) will be holding elections during the business meeting at the upcoming conference in Madrid, Spain.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Community Communication and Alternative Media Section invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The 2017 IAMCR conference in Cartagena was particularly successful for the Community Communication and Alternative Media Section (COC). We enjoyed a large, diverse and very lively program.
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The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Community Communication and Alternative Media Section invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The IAMCR Community Communication Section will hold elections for its section head team during the section business meeting at the upcoming conference in Leicester (27-31 July 2016). We are looking for candidates to fill up to 2 positions as section chair or co-chair, and up to 2 positions as section vice-chair.