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.

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.

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

Edited by Eliasu Mumuni, Mark Nartey, Ruby Pappoe, Nancy Henaku, and G. Edzordzi Agbozo, 'Communication and Electoral Politics in Ghana: Interrogating Transnational Technology, Discourse and Multimodalities' examines communication and language in Ghanaian elections, highlighting cultural and socio-political influences on election discourse.

In 'The Digital Double Bind,' Mohamed Zayani and Joe F. Khalil extensively examine the digital changes occurring in the Middle East, specifically emphasising socio-cultural, economic, and political factors. They also propose a conceptual framework for analyzing technology and development in the Global South.

Edited by Martin Echeverria and Ruben Arnoldo Gonzalez, 'Media and Politics in Post-Authoritarian Mexico: The Continuing Struggle for Democracy' analyzes obstacles to Mexican media democratization, with insights from scholars in Mexico and the U.S., covering media systems, journalism challenges, and civil society's role in entertainment.

Authored by James Curran and Joanna Redden, 'Understanding Media: Communication, Power and Social Change' is an authoritative and accessible guide to the world’s most influential force – the contemporary media.