A letter from Janet Wasko, IAMCR's president, informs us of the association's plans in light of the rapid and unpredictable developments associated with COVID-19. IAMCR and its partners at Tampere University, are planning online activities in lieu of a face-to-face conference in Finland.
2,432 abstracts were submitted to IAMCR 2020 by authors in 86 different countries. Our 33 sections and working groups have now begun their review of the work, while we also monitor coronavirus Covid-19 developments.
IAMCR will make several awards and grants available to members in 2020: The Prize in Memory of Dallas Smythe, the UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant, the New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship and the IAMCR Travel Grants for early-stage scholars. The deadline to apply for most awards is 18 April 2020.