IAMCR Newsletter - December 2018

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Newsletter: December 2018

Table of Contents

Letter from the president

Janet Wasko, President, IAMCR

In her letter to the association's members Janet Wasko reports on the IAMCR panel held at ECREA's conference in Lugano, Switzerland last month. Read more >

IAMCR 2019

Letter from Madrid

Loreto Corredoira, Chair, IAMCR 2019 LOC

In this letter to IAMCR members, Loreto Corredoira, chair of the Local Organising Committee of the Madrid conference, tells us about recent developments, including exciting news about two excellent plenaries. Read more >

Communication, Technology, and Human Dignity: Disputed Rights, Contested Truths - CfP

The call for proposals for IAMCR 2019 was published in October, as were the individual calls for proposals of our 32 thematic sections and working groups.
See them all on the IAMCR 2019 website >

Travel grants for 2019

Twenty travel grants of up to US$1,500 each will be made available to early-stage scholars who reside in low and middle income countries. Travel grants are mostly financed with a portion of your IAMCR membership fees and with donations from members. Read more >

IAMCR 2019 awards

In addition to the travel grants, the IAMCR awards in memory of Herbert I. Schiller, UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant, and the New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship will also be awarded during the Madrid conference. Details will be published in the new year. Read more >

Video presentations experiment

Five IAMCR sections and working groups have launched an experimental initiative to call for video presentations for the IAMCR 2019 conference. They have pubished a special joint CfP and a technical note for IAMCR video presentations. Read more >

Plenary speakers named

The IAMCR 2019 organisers have confirmed exciting speakers for two of their major plenary sessions. The Spanish philosopher and essayist, Javier Gomá, will deliver the opening speech on July 8 with the short but thought-provoking title, Dignity, a revolutionary principle. Read more >

The next day Cuban blogger, Yoani Sánchez, will talk about how technology has provided her and others Cubans with more freedom. Read more >

Pre and post conference events

A number of pre and post conference events will take place in Madrid and nearby cities. Information about them will be posted on the IAMCR 2019 website as it becomes available.

Membership renewal in full swing

Our 2019 membership renewal campaign has begun.
Last month Janet Wasko wrote to all individual members and the administrators of institutional memberships inviting them to renew. If you didn’t receive her letter, email us and we’ll resend it.

If you are a representative of an institutional members, you can login to your account and select My membership from the menu to see if your institution's membership has been renewed. While you are logged in, you can also see a list of your institution’s representatives, including the administrator.

Membership fees provide us with the majority of our operating income and your support is vital to the continuing health of the organization. Read more >

Thanks IAMCR 2018!

The local organising committee of IAMCR 2018 wrote to thank IAMCR "for trusting the University of Oregon and the School of Journalism and Communication with the organization of the conference". We want to thank them for the fantastic job!
 Read more >

Remembering Denis McQuail

One of the highlights of IAMCR 2018 was the special session, Remembering Denis McQuail. A report on the session, with photos and the papers of the 5 speakers (Helena Sousa, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Janet Wasko, Johannes Bardoel, and Graham Murdock), is on the IAMCR website. Read more >

IAMCR statements on Venezuela, Hungary and Australia

IAMCR's Clearinghouse on Public Statements has issued statements in solidarity with university professors, students and media professionals in Venezuela, supporting Gender Studies teaching in Hungary, and condemning political interference in research funding in Australia research funding. The Clearinghouse makes public statements on issues and events of relevance to its members and in which IAMCR has specific interest and expertise. Any current member of IAMCR may request the Clearinghouse to consider whether a public statement should be made.  Read more >

Section & Working Group news

New Working Group on Rural Communication

Rico Lie and Sarah Cardey, Co-chairs, Rural Communication Working Group

The new IAMCR Working Group on Rural Communication (RUC) was launched at our last IAMCR Conference in Eugene. The working group aims to provide a platform for scholars and professionals working in the field of rural communication. The focus of the working group goes beyond the provision of services in rural areas and adopts a broad understanding of rural communication. Read more >

3 section/working group projects funded

Three projects submitted to the IAMCR Sections and Working Group Fund in the September 2018 round have been accepted for funding. The Audience Section, the Communication Policy & Technology Section and the Participatory Communication Research Section will all receive funding. Read more >

CPT best paper awards

The Communication Policy and Technology Section presented two awards for best papers at IAMCR 2018. The CPT Best Paper Award went to “Airing Imperium: A Historiography of Radio Governance in South Asia”, by Preeti Raghunath, University of Hyderabad, India and the CPT/Internet Policy Review Award went to “Beyond ‘zero sum’: Balancing Network Neutrality and Mobile Broadband Access in the Regulation of Zero Rating”, by Guy T. Hoskins, York University Canada. Read more >

Public Service Media Policies post conference

The Public Service Media Policies Working Group organised an IAMCR post-conference, “Public Service Media in a Time of Global Reordering: Sustainability, Reinvention and Extension”, at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The post-conference was organised in collaboration with the Global PSM Experts Network. Read the conference report >

IAMCR joins global alliance

IAMCR recently became a founding member of the “Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change Communication – Building Informed and Engaged Societies”, a new network with a mission to: “Advance the scale, quality, impact, and sustainability of communication for development, media for development, social change, and behavioural change strategies.” Read more >

IAMCR history group formed

The Executive Board recently created a Commission on IAMCR History. Jörg Becker was appointed head of the commission. Kaarle Nordenstreng and Cees Hamelink , authors and editors of many of the texts currently found in the IAMCR history pages on the website, are among the members. Read more >

Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice

Edited by Sandra Rstovska and Monroe Price, this is the 8th book in the Palgrave/ IAMCR Series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. It includes scholarship on visual media and human rights alongside reflections by human rights practitioners. Read more >

Recent books by IAMCR members

IAMCR's members' books section features recent books by our members. Visit the section to see all of the recent publications >
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