What is CID?

About CID

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue operates under the auspices of the Council of Communication Associations (Washington, DC, USA).

Council of Communication Associations

The Council of Communication Associations (CCA) is an umbrella organization for 9 national and international communication associations based in the USA.

CID was originally intended to serve members of CCA member associations, although many individuals who are not members of any of these now follow the site, and participate in various ways, and we are delighted to have them.

Member associations include:

      American Journalism Historians Association

Founded in 1981, the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) exists to foster research of journalism history, to provide a forum, and to be a resource. The association defines journalism in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of mass communication studies.

ABC logoAssociation for Business Communication

The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice.


Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is 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.

ASJMC logoAssociation of Schools of Journalism & Mass Communication

A valuable resource for chairs, deans and directors, the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) promotes excellence in journalism and mass communication education.

BCCABlack College Communication Association

The Black College Communication Association (BCCA) is a not-for-profit organization, established through a grant from the Freedom Forum. The mission of BCCA is to identify resources necessary for strengthening communications programs at HBCUs; provide technical assistance to HBCUs seeking accreditation; and establish state-of-the-art hardware systems which can be shared by member institutions to promote the understanding and advancement of communication as an academic and professional field.

BEA      Broadcast Education Association

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is an international academic organization that focuses on the electronic media, providing a forum for issues and topics of mutual concern to educators and practitioners, thus to facilitate interaction between academicians and leaders in the industry. The Association provides a forum for current scholarly research and analysis in all aspects of the electronic media. These areas include regulation, economics, policy, management, news, aesthetics, social effects, production and criticism, among possible others.

   International Communication Association

The International Communication Association (ICA) is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.

NAMLE logo      National Association for Media Literacy Education

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is a national non-profit organizations for educators, academics, activists, and students with a passion for understanding how the media we use and create affect our lives and the lives of others in our communities and in the world. The NAMLE vision is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in today’s world.

For further information about CID, follow links to AboutMission and Objectives, History, Brochure, or Contact. See What we do and CID People for complete lists of people and activities.

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