IAMCR is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Climate Change Communication Award: Manoj Kumar Das and Subha Das Mollick (Sikkim University, India), Joseph Gotte (Universite Paris-Est-Creteil, France) and Julia Cope (Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA).

The voting period for the Sections and Working Groups heads election has ended. We would like to thank all of the candidates who expressed their willingness to serve as a section or working group officer and also to all who voted. See the results here.

IAMCR is pleased to announce that the 2023 Prize in Memory of Dallas W. Smythe will be awarded to Tianyang Fu (University of Chicago, US), Christopher Petersen (Lakehead University Orillia, Canada) and Guo Xiaoxin (School of Culture and Media, Central University of Finance and Economics, China).

IAMCR invites its members to submit proposals proposing new Working Groups. Proposals for new working groups should focus on topics consistent with the Association's aims, and which are not addressed by the existing Working Groups or Sections. Applications will be received until 15 August 2023.

The Participatory Communication Research Section regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The May 2023 includes information about AMCR 2023 and important keydates to keep in mind.

16 May, 2023 - The Environment, Science and Risk Communication working group sponsored a webinar centered on the Indian environmentalist Ashish Kothari’s work on radical alternatives to today's unsustainable, inequitable society and economy.

IAMCR books

Edited by Margaret Gallagher and Aimee Vega Montiel, the ninth title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series engages contemporary debates on women’s rights, democracy, and neoliberalism through the lens of feminist communication scholarship.

Edited by Joe F. Khalil, Gholam Khiabany, Tourya Guaaybess and Bilge Yesil, The Handbook of Media and Culture in the Middle East is the eight title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series, co-published by Wiley and IAMCR. The volume was launched at a special session in Lyon 2023.

Members' books

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.

Edited by Lee Artz, this book brings together leading scholars from multiple perspectives, in a serious dialogue about continuity and change in global media production and content. Featuring contributions by IAMCR members.

By Jonathon Hutchinson, this book draws on empirical and theoretical research to carefully identify and describe a number of unseen digital infrastructures that contribute to a predictive media production process through technologies, institutions and automation.

Edited by Maarit Jaakkola, this handbook aims to inspire and empower so that journalism educators can help both journalism students and working journalists do justice to one of the major issues of our times. Available as open access.