IAMCR Newsletter - January 2020

Dear Colleagues,
Greetings and best wishes for the new year and a new decade!
Issues of accessibility of academic conferences for participants with disabilities have become more visible and imperative in recent years. An IAMCR working group has now embarked on a project to establish accessibility guidelines for the association's conferences.
The following text was prepared by the IAMCR Election Committee.
IAMCR conducts elections for its Executive Board and 15 International Council members every four years. 2020 will be the second time IAMCR members vote electronically. The election timeline is as follows:
IAMCR 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.
Janet WaskoNovember 2019 - This letter was sent by Janet Wasko, IAMCR President, to thank IAMCR members for their support in 2019 and to invite them to renew their membership for 2020.
Janet WaskoDecember 2019 - Message from Janet Wasko, IAMCR President, in appreciation to all IAMCR members for their support in 2019, inviting them to renew their membership for 2020.
IAMCR stands in solidarity with journalists and news outlets working to provide coverage of the current crisis in Chile in a way that allows the reasons for the protests to be understood, gives voice to peaceful protesters, and documents abuses by the military and police anti-riot squads.
The Science of the Commons: A Note on Communication Methodology, by Muniz Sodré, is the ninth book to be published in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research.