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.

The Environment, Science & Risk Communication Working Group regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The December 2023 issue includes the call for papers for IAMCR 2024, and information about an upcoming working group's business meeting. Download the newsletter here.

22/11/2023 - The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) has issued a statement on the current situation in Gaza calling for a just and peaceful end to hostilities, and respect for communication rights and the safety of journalists.

In the spirit of honoring the legacy of Annabelle Sreberny, a distinguished scholar and former president of IAMCR, we are pleased to announce the creation of a Memorial Award in her name. This award joins the three existing Memorial Awards and will be granted for the first time to outstanding papers accepted for presentation at the 2024 conference.

Edited by Joe F. Khalil, Gholam Khiabany, Tourya Guaaybess and Bilge Yesil (2023)

This handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand the profound and complex changes shaping the region in the 21st century.

IAMCR books

The Global Media Policy Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads, the 20th title in the IAMCR/Palgrave series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Edited by Claudia Padovani, Véronique Wavre, Arne Hintz, Gerard Goggin and Petros Iosifidis.

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

By Yerkebulan Sairambay, "New Media and Political Participation in Russia and Kazakhstan: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Young People in Eurasia" confronts the sociological problem of the usage of new media by young people in political participation, particularly in Eurasian countries.

Edited By Paul Reilly and Virpi Salojärvi, heads of IAMCR's Crisis Security and Conflict Communication Working Group, the this book explores how both elite and non-elite actors frame societal threats such as the refugee crisis and COVID-19 using both digital and traditional media.

Centered around Mexico as a case study, this book explores the production of political entertainment in post-authoritarian legacy media and how political and economic conditions constrain the range and edge of discourse. By Martin Echeverría and Frida V. Rodelo.

Questioning what it means to ‘grow up digital’ in twenty-first century India, "Childscape, Mediascape: Children and Media in India" explores a variety of themes relating to children and the media landscape. Edited by IAMCR co-Vice president Usha Raman, and Sumana Kasturi.