Welcome to Our First Issue

Dear Friends,

The first issue of Media Industries is now online and we are currently accepting submissions for future issues.

About Our First Issue

Issue 1 is the first in a series of three issues to be published over the summer that features essays authored by our esteemed editorial board. Each of the board essays discusses the state of the field of media industries studies.

Articles featured in this first issue include:

  • “Welcome to Media Industries” - written by the Editorial Collective: Amelia Arsenault, Stuart Cunningham, Michael Curtin, Terry Flew, Anthony Fung, Jennifer Holt, Paul McDonald, Brian McNair, Alisa Perren, and Kevin Sanson.
  • “Dirt Research For Media Industries” – Charles R. Acland
  • “Media Policy Research and the Media Industries” – Des Freedman
  • “The Value of Ethnography” – Tejaswini Ganti
  • “The Menace of Instrumentalism in Media Industries Research and Education” – David Hesmondhalgh
  • “Placing International Media Production” – Aphra Kerr
  • “On Automation in Media Industries: Integrating Algorithmic Media Production Into Media Industries Scholarship” – Philip Napoli
  • “Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Industry Studies” – Thomas Schatz
  • “Selling Television: Addressing Transformations in the International Distribution of Television Content” – Jeanette Steemers
  • “There Is No Music Industry” – Jonathan Sterne
  • “Globalization Through the Eyes of Runners: Student Interns as Ethnographers on Runaway Productions in Prague” – Petr Szczepanik
  • “The Case for Studying In-Store Media” – Joseph Turow
  • “Industry Proximity” – Patrick Vonderau

This issue as well as all future issues and the submission portal can be found at mediaindustriesjournal.org.

Call for Papers

Media Industries is a new peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. We invite contributions that range across the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, electronic games, advertising, and mobile communications. Submissions may explore these industries individually or examine inter-medial relations between industrial sectors. We encourage both contemporary and historical studies, and are especially interested in contributions that draw attention to global and international perspectives, and use innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions. 

More About Media Industries

The journal is maintained by a managing Editorial Collective and Editorial Board comprised of an international group of media industries scholars. For additional information about the Board and Collective, as well as a list of forthcoming essays from Board members, please visit:

Media Industries

Website: mediaindustriesjournal.org

Email: mediaindjournal@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/mediaindustriesjournal

Twitter: twitter.com/mediaindjournal

Sincerely,

Amelia Arsenault, Stuart Cunningham, Michael Curtin, Terry Flew, Anthony Fung, Jennifer Holt, Paul McDonald, Brian McNair, Alisa Perren, and Kevin Sanson

Call for papers

In May 2014, Media Industries, a new peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal, will begin accepting submissions for our first issue, scheduled for publication in Winter 2014-2015. This new journal supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide.

We invite contributions that range across the full spectrum of media industries, including: film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, electronic games, advertising, and mobile communications. Submissions may explore these industries individually or examine inter-medial relations between industrial sectors through such cross-cutting issues as practice, policy, ownership, convergence, and beyond. We encourage both contemporary and historical studies, and are especially interested in contributions that draw attention to global and international perspectives. Media Industries is furthermore committed to the exploration of innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions.

Submissions should be between 5000 and 7000 words and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style note and bibliography system (16th ed.). Contributors are encouraged to employ the online format creatively by incorporating audiovisual materials and hyperlinks within their articles.

Get to know Media Industries

Media Industries is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal that promotes critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. We invite contributions that range across the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, electronic games, advertising, and mobile communications. Submissions may explore these industries individually or examine inter-medial relations between industrial sectors. We encourage both contemporary and historical studies, and are especially interested in contributions that draw attention to global and international perspectives. Media Industries is furthermore committed to the exploration of innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions.