IAMCR Newsletter - January 2016


International Association for Media and Communication Research - Newsletter

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The newsletter is edited by IAMCR Vice-Presidents Aimée Vega and Pradip Thomas with the assistance of Comunica. 

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IAMCR Newsletter | January 2016

From the President's desk

Janet Wasko, President, IAMCR

IAMCR serves members by organizing conferences, connecting members, sharing information, and many other activities. As we begin the new year, I’d like to reflect on a few of our accomplishments during 2015.
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Leicester 2016

The 2016 International Association for Media and Communication Research conference will be held at the University of Leicester, UK from 27-31st July 2016, hosted by the department of Media and Communication.
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Travel  Grants

This year, twenty-six travel grants of up to US$1,500 will be made available to early-stage scholars, who are members in good standing, reside in low and middle income countries and have papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming conference in Leicester, UK.
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The announcement of the 26 travel grants is the first in a series of announcements about awards and prizes that IAMCR will offer in 2016. In the coming weeks, we will announce others.
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IAMCR regional conference in India

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata, India will host an IAMCR regional conference on January 18, 2016.
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Palgrave/IAMCRNew titles in Palgrave/IAMCR Series

Three new books have been published in the Palgrave/IAMCR series, Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research.
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Membership renewal campaign 

IAMCR's annual membership renewal campaign is in full flight. If you haven't yet paid your membership fee for 2016, you will receive a notice in the next few days.
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Have you updated your IAMCR member profile recently?

Your IAMCR online member profile is the place where you can choose the Sections and Working Groups that you want to join, select keywords that describe your research interests, and keep your email and other contact information up to date.
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Membership survey

A comprehensive survey of IAMCR's membership conducted between October 12 and November 3 has revealed what many in the organization have long suspected —that members prioritize both scholarship and global engagement. By Derek Moscato, University of Oregon
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rmIAMCR Feature: Prof. Robin Mansell

In the last few issues of IAMCR's newsletter we have featured key members of IAMCR who have contributed to the life and work of the organisation. In this issue we highlight Robin Mansell.
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zClimate Change Award winner 2015

This regular feature in the newsletter highlights past winners and their contributions. In this issue, Cornelia Brantner, winner of  the 2015 New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship, describes her research.
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News from the regions

ANZCA - Australia and New Zealand Communication Association
Annual conference from 6-8 July 2016

ALAIC - Asociación Lationamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación
Escuela de verano y Congreso 2016.

AMIC - Asian Media Information and Communication
The 25th AMIC conference in Manila promises to be a cut above the rest.

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Co-sponsored events

In addition to our own conferences and related activities, IAMCR co-sponsors conferences, seminars and other activities around the world.
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booksMembers' Books

A selection of recently published books or books chapters by IAMCR members.

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