IAMCR election results

The elections for IAMCR Executive Board (EB) and International Council (IC) are over. Daya Thussu was elected president and will be joined on the Executive Board by 2 vice-presidents, Karen Arriaza Ibarra and Andrea Medrado, alongside Jeremy Shtern as Secretary General and Skye Doherty as Treasurer. Congratulations to the new EB and IC members, and thanks to all participants and candidates.


If you are going to be at the 2022 conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) be sure to drop in to IAMCR's special session. Titled "How to learn to change to world? Communicative-pedagogical strategies for social change", it will be held on 22 October from 13h30 to 15h00.

IAMCR Beijing 2022

Hosted by Tsinghua University with pre-conferences organised by Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, IAMCR 2022 will be held from 11-15 July, 2022. Watch these videos prepared by the hosts presenting the conference theme Communication Research in the Era of Neo-Globalisation: Reorientations, Challenges and Changing, and the unique settings that will surround IAMCR 2022.

Watch IAMCR @ ICA 2021

Invited by the International Communication Association, IAMCR organised a panel for the 71st Annual ICA Conference held from 27-31 May 2021. The panel titled "Rethinking borders and boundaries: Beyond the global/local dichotomy in communication studies" featured 5 presentations by IAMCR members.

IAMCR session at ECREA 2021

IAMCR will host a special session at the annual conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). The "Roundtable on Arts-based Research in Communication and Media Studies: Strategies and Experiences" will be live online on 9 September from 09h00 to 10h30.

MOU signed for Beijing 2022

We are pleased to announce that IAMCR, together with the Department of Media and Communication of School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), and Tsinghua University, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to host IAMCR 2022 in Bejing, China.&n

Yassen Zassoursky (1929 - 2021)

IAMCR is saddened by the news of 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. He was a leading figure in media and journalism studies and education in the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation, and served many years as vice-president of IAMCR.

Nairobi 2021 to be online

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.

IAMCR election results

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.

IAMCR 2020 programme

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.

IAMCR 2020 to go online

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 results

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.

IAMCR 2020 Transition

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.

From Beijing to Tampere

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.

2020 Election

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.

Ibrahim Saleh

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 statement on Chile

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.

Antonio Pasquali (1929-2019)

We are very sad to report the death of Antonio Pasquali, who died at the age of 90 on October 5th in the city of Reus in Catalonia, Spain. He was an important Latin American communication scholar with a global reach whose life was dedicated to intellectual work, research, teaching and writing.

IAMCR 2019 evaluated

Following each annual conference, IAMCR conducts an online survey of participants to evaluate how we did and to learn how to make future conferences better. 1,766 participants were invited to complete the survey for the 2019 conference and 53% esponded. Respondents came from 73 of the 83 countries represented at the conference.

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