IAMCR will be offering several awards and grants for members participating in our 2024 conference. These include the Urban Communication Award, the Climate Change Communication Award and the award in memory of Annabelle Sreberny.

The Community Communication and Alternative Media Section issued its January newsletter with some relevant Calls for Papers, including for IAMCR 2024 in Christchurch, and for a pre-conference, a call for reviewers and other topics that might be of interest to its members.

In cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IAMCR will offer three awards of 2,700 USD to authors of papers that advance our understanding of applications of Rural Communication Services (RCS). The awards are to be used to defray the costs of presenting the work at a special panel at IAMCR’s 2024 conference.

IAMCR invites member PhD students to lead a Presidential PhD Research Webinar on a topic of their choice. The webinar provides an opportunity to showcase your work, foster collaboration, and benefit from IAMCR's support. Apply by 22 January 2024.

15 January, 2024 - The Media Education Research and Emerging Scholars Network Sections organised the webinar "Taming the butterflies: How to write good abstracts and constructively review for Early Career Scholars" with insights into IAMCR conference submissions and the review process. Watch the recording here.

IAMCR invites the submission of abstracts for its 2024 conference, which will be held from 30 June to 4 July 2024, hosted by the University of Canterbury in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand.

IAMCR books

Edited by Minna Aslama Horowitz, Hannu Nieminen, Katja Lehtisaari and Alessandro D'Arma, Epistemic Rights in the Era of Digital Disruption is the 21st title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research.

Edited by Margaret Gallagher and Aimee Vega Montiel (2023)

This book engages contemporary debates on women’s rights, democracy, and neoliberalism through the lens of feminist communication scholarship.

Members' books

'The Palgrave Handbook of Everyday Digital Life', edited by Hopeton S. Dunn, Massimo Ragnedda, Maria Laura Ruiu, and Laura Robinson, comprehensively evaluates how digital technology influences our daily lives. This publication offers a theoretical and empirical framework, examining digital technologies from various disciplines and non-Western perspectives.

This distinctive publication, edited by Joan Pedro-Carañana, Rodrigo Gómez, Thomas F. Corrigan, and Francisco Sierra Caballer, is the first dedicated solely to research methods in political economy of media and communication. It offers a toolkit for analyzing media, technology, and cultural industries in various contexts.

Edited by Tim Dwyer and Derek Wilding, this book explores media pluralism policies for online news and the impact of innovative practices on public opinion in the social media era. The authors advocate for media policy updates to address platform and media concentration risks, prioritizing news diversity, sustainability, and quality.

Edited by Monique Lewis, Eliza Govender, and Kate Holland, "Communicating COVID-19: Media, Trust, and Public Engagement" brings together different scholars from around the world to explore and critique the ongoing advances of communicating COVID.