About the ICD
The International Communication Division (ICD) was launched in 1965. The division’s main focus has been the study of processes and effects of mass communication in the international arena. With increasing globalization, rapid technological convergence and shifting geopolitical realities, the division has expanded its interests that now span the discourses of international and global as they pertain to journalism and media.
ICD is one of the major divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The Association’s mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to cultivate the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice and a better informed public. The division publishes the International Communication Research Journal.
Founding of ICD
At the 1965 annual convention held at Syracuse University, the American Association for Education in Journalism (AEJ) approved the formation of an International Communication Division, petitioned by 47 faculty members from 37 universities in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In a few months, 20 other members joined the Division. The first three officers ever elected in ICD were: John B. Adams (North Carolina), Head; James W. Markham (Iowa), Vice Head; Carter R. Bryan (Maryland), Secretary-Treasurer. The Division Head set up five committees: Executive, Teaching, Research, Liaison, and Objectives Committees. The Press Freedom and Responsibility Committee was formed in 1975.
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