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.

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.

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

By Sílvio Henrique Vieira Barbosa and Luiz Henrique de Castro Pereira, "Press and Censorship in Brazil" explores the state of journalism in Brazil and the various forms of censorship it faces.

By Barry King, "Performing Identity: Actor Training, Self-Commodification and Celebrity
" delves into the impact of persistent casualization and precarity within the realm of acting work. By closely examining the training of actors in both the US and UK, it sheds light on how market pressures have significantly influenced their preparation.

By Eno Akpabio, "Indigenous Communication: A Global Perspective" explores indigenous communication globally, examining traditional and contemporary forms, including music, myths, visual arts, and axiomatic methods.

Edited By María-Cruz Negreira-Rey, Jorge Vázquez-Herrero, José Sixto-García, and Xosé López-García this book aims to explore how the definition of journalism's boundaries has evolved in the past decade, particularly in response to technological advancements.