IAMCR Newsletter - January 2017

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IAMCR Newsletter -  January 2017 

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Letter from the President

IAMCR’s 60th anniversary in Cartagena

Janet Wasko, President

Dear Colleagues, 
Our next conference will be in Cartagena, Colombia, July 16-20, 2017, and celebrates IAMCR’s 60th anniversary. The theme is “Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New Media, New Territories, New Discourses” and will provide us the opportunity to both celebrate and to reflect on the past 60 years of media and communication research, as well as the changing and emerging nature of contemporary culture, politics and communication. Read more >>>


IAMCR 2017

Cartagena, Colombia’s jewel in the Caribbean 

The site of IAMCR’s 2017 conference is the beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias. The local organising committee put together this short article to introduce you to the city. Read more >>

Quick links for IAMCR 2017

Looking for information about IAMCR’s 2017 conference? Want to check a deadline or to know where to submit your proposal? Click here for a list of links to get you quickly to the information you need. Read more >>

Awards and prizes for 2017

Travel grants for Cartagena

Sixteen travel grants of up to US$1,500 will be made available to early-stage scholars, who are members in good standing of IAMCR, reside in low and middle income countries and have papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming conference in Cartagena, Colombia.
The travel grants that IAMCR offers every year are financed with a portion of membership fees and with the voluntary contributions of IAMCR members. If you want to know more, visit the travel grant page on the website where you can read short articles by former travel grant recipients like Chikezie Uzuegbunam from Nigeria, who told us about how the travel grant he received allowed him to get feedback on his work, build his network, publish and eventually open up an opportunty to study in South Africa. You can also make a donation to the Travel Grant Fund from the page or when you renew your membership. 

IAMCR Prize in Memory of Dallas W. Smythe 

The IAMCR Prize in Memory of Dallas W. Smythe is awarded to students and young scholars who are members of the association and have outstanding papers accepted for IAMCR conferences. The Smythe Award will be presented at the 2017 conference in Cartagena. The deadline for submission for the award is 17 April 2017. Read more >>

2017 Urban Communication Research Grant 

The 2017 Urban Communication Research Grant is worth €1,500 and supports communication and media research that advances understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment. The grant is open to all IAMCR members in good standing. Read more >>

Climate Communication award 2017

Applications are now being received for the 2017 IAMCR New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. Initiated by IAMCR and awarded in collaboration with the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). Read more >>
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IAMCR membership renewal campaign in full swing

IAMCR membership is for the calendar year (January-December) and our annual membership renewal campaign is in full swing. Renewal notices were recently sent to all individual members and to the administrative contacts of institutional members and reminders have been sent to those who haven’t yet renewed. If you have already renewed, thank you! If you haven’t, please do renew soon. If you missed the renewal notice, write membership@iamcr.org to ask for a new membership renewal link. 

Photo (cc) Flickr user Ali Moradi

Nominate your PhD student representatives

Institutional members of IAMCR have always been able to name 10 representatives of their institution at no cost and for the past few years they have also been able to designate 10 PhD student representatives. However only a few institutions have taken advantage of this opportunity. If you are a representative of an institution you can see the list of your fellow representatives and PhD representatives by logging into your account and choosing My membership from the menu. If you want to nominate a PhD student representative, tell the account administrator (in the list of representatives this is the person with the role admin). If you have any problems, contact the new institutional helpdesk at institutions@iamcr.org

IAMCR to chair global alliance

IAMCR has been elected to chair the Global Alliance on Media and Gender. Aimée Vega, vice-president of IAMCR, will fill the position. Carolyn Byerly, an IAMCR member, will serve as chair of the Alliance’s Research Committee.

News from IAMCR sections and working groups

IAMCR’s 31 sections and working groups are the heart of the association. At the core of their work is the organisation of sessions at the annual conference – in Leicester there were more than 350 and we expect a similar amount for Cartagena – but many of them also undertake activities outside of the conference. They run mailing lists and produce bulletins for their members, publish books, organise pre-conferences, keep their section or working group members communicated throughout the year with social media accounts, and other activities.

PCR Section initiatives

The Participatory Communication Research Section undertook a particularly ambitious activity recently when it organised a PhD Winter School on Participation and Communication in cooperation with Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. The section’s page features various articles about the initiatives, including the programme, and a selection of photos taken at the event. On the same page you will find an article about the section’s initiative to establish a network of regional officers.

S-WG Activities

We have put together a list of some of the activities, mailing lists and social media accounts of some other sections and working groups. The best way to know what your section or working groups is to make sure that your name is on the list of members. To do so, login to your IAMCR account and select My Sections and Working Groups from the menu. Join up to five groups and you will always have the latest news of their activities. 

New books by IAMCR members

IAMCR members are invited to announce their recently published books and book chapters to the IAMCR community and website visitors. Click here to see a selection of the most recent ones.

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