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: Andrea Medrado [contact]
Co-Chair: Vinod Pavarala (UNESCO Chair on Community Media / University of Hyderabad, India) [contact]
Vice chair: Claudia Magallanes-Blanco [contact]
Vice chair: Alejandro Barranquero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) [contact]

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An OURMedia event in collaboration with the Community Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), the Global Communication and Social Change Division of the International Communication Association (ICA), the Community Radio Forum of Ireland (CRAOL), and Irish community media activists.
Dublin, IRELAND...
The IAMCR Community Communication Section invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2013 IAMCR conference to be held from June 25-29 at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.The deadline for submissions is January 28, 2013.