IAMCR will offer three Climate Change Communication Awards in 2023 for papers accepted for presentation at IAMCR 2023 (online or in-person). The awards are for papers that develop and explore innovative approaches to climate change communication.

IAMCR invites applications from graduate students and early-career scholars for three prizes in memory of Dallas Smythe, to be awarded at the IAMCR 2023 conference to be held in Lyon, France. The awards will be granted to outstanding papers accepted for presentation in OCP23 or Lyon23.

At least 25 travel grants of up to US$1,500 will be made available to early-career scholars, who are members of IAMCR, reside in low or middle income countries, and have papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming conference in Lyon.

9 February, 2023 - The IAMCR Publications Committee hosted the first in a series of talks exploring the politics of knowledge and its dissemination. The event was titled "What does the Open Science Movement mean for the future of the field of media and communication?". Watch it here.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden passing of Annabelle Sreberny on 30 December. Annabelle was president of IAMCR from 2008 to 2012 and will be remembered by many for her contributions to the field, for her eloquence and for her lively sense of humour. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

IAMCR has been active in debates on the need to decolonise and de-westernise theory and research in the field. IAMCR supports affirmative action and policies that ensure greater diversity and social inclusion amongst media scholars and is concerned about a case that represents a dangerous backlash against these policies in Brazil.

IAMCR books

We are pleased to announce the release of the seventh title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series, co-published by Wiley and IAMCR. Edited by Yoel Cohen and Paul A. Soukup, The Handbook of Religion and Communication provides a contemporary view of the intertwined relationship of communication and religion.

Edited by Sarah Anne Ganter and Hanan Badr, this is the 19th title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. The book offers a critical map to navigate the field of media governance.

Members' books

By Pradip Ninan Thomas, this volume provides an introduction to some of the issues and challenges related to platform regulation and the conundrums and paradoxes involved.

By Justine Humphry, this book examines how mobile phones and the internet have become a vital part of the everyday lives of people experiencing homelessness.

Edited by Teresa Puente, Jessica Retis, Amara Aguilar and Jesus Ayala Rico, this book offers a critical and practical guide for journalists reporting on issues affecting the Latinx community.

Edited by Abiodun Salawu, Tshepang Bright Molale, Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed and Mohammad Sahid Ullah, this book brings together voices from the margins in underrepresented regions of the Global South, within the context of scholarship focusing on indigenous languages and development communication.