Religion and Communication Working Group

This Working Group has a special interest in religious aspects of communication. It seeks to foster international cooperation in the field, discussion and exchange of ideas, and common research projects.

This Working Group considers important topics around the interaction between religion and the media, including: images of religion in mass media; news coverage of religion; film and religion; the impact of media and communication on religious communities;  religious media; and religious public relations. In addition, the working group has an interest in theological approaches to the mass media - ancient and modern; and in communication theories  and religion.

Chair: Yoël Cohen (School of Communication, Ariel University, Israel) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Míriam Díez Bosch (Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals Blanquerna. Fundació Blanquerna, Spain) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Krishna Sankar Kusuma (AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, India) [contact]

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IAMCR 2013 - Media, Religion and Culture Working Group - Call for Papers

IAMCR 2013 - Media, Religion & Culture Working Group - Call for Papers

altThe Media, Religion & Culture Working Group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual conference for the International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR) at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland from 25th-29th of June 2013. The website address of the Dublin conference is:

The IAMCR conference will be held under the general theme, Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders. The conference theme centres on whether and how the current economic crisis and its attendant gales of "creative destruction" may serve to reshape the geo-political and communication orders. Will this crisis prompt or enable multi-dimensional change in the prevailing forms and modes of mediated communication on the one hand, and in global power structures and control processes on the other?

Braga 2010 - CFP for Media, Religion & Culture Working Group

Braga 2010Citizenship continues to be practiced, to evolve, and to be qualified by the mix of media, religion & culture, usually at implicit levels. It is not always clear, though, how religion serves in a communicative role, especially in the mass media.  The IAMCR Media, Religion and Culture Working Group invites proposals for papers exploring clarifications of the religious as  a context for civil participation and responsibility both more generally and also focused on the conference theme: "Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change".

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