Responding to member interest, IAMCR invites proposals for new thematic Working Groups. This invitation provides an opportunity for members to identify, encourage and shape specialized areas of research and collaboration. Read on for details and to seize this chance to actively contribute to the IAMCR community.

02/10/2023 - As technological advancements in AI redefine research and practice in various domains, they also pose ethical and security challenges. The statement emphasises the need for equitable access, AI literacy, open-source systems, and more, in ensuring an ethical and inclusive digital future. See IAMCR's statement on the role of information and communication sciences in the governance of artificial intelligence.

With the goal of fostering academic dialogue and collaboration across conflict zones, we have established IAMCR Peace Fellowships, two-year fellowships that aim to unite scholars from regions or communities involved in antagonistic conflicts. By offering travel grants, membership benefits, and platforms for academic discourse, we seek to create collaborative contact zones that contribute to peace-building and mutual understanding.

Launched during a special session of IAMCR's recent conference in Lyon, the 34 chapters of "Reflections on the International Association for Media and Communication Research: Many Voices, One Forum" offer numerous reflections on the Association's first 65 years.

The University of Canterbury will host IAMCR's 2024 conference from 30 June to 4 July in Christchurch, New Zealand. Speaking at the closing plenary of IAMCR 2023 in Lyon, Donald Matheson, chair of the Christchurch local organising committee, introduced Christchurch and extended a warm invitation to all IAMCR members.

Featuring fifteen papers by authors from nine countries, including South Africa, Chile, China, and India, the "Media - History - Social Inequalities" pre-conference was held in Lyon, jointly organized by the Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies Working Group and the History Section of IAMCR.

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.