Media Industries Publishes Spring 2015 Issue

We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2015 issue of Media Industries is now online. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that our submission site remains open, and we are accepting manuscripts on a rolling basis.

About Our New Issue

Our Spring 2015 issue is the first issue to feature peer-reviewed essays.

Articles featured in this issue include:

  • Reconsidering Media Economics: From Orthodoxies to Heterodoxies – Stuart Cunningham & Terry Flew
  • Hollywood Creative Accounting: The Success Rate of Major Motion Pictures – Sergio Sparviero
  • Sponsored Data and Net Neutrality: Exemption and Discrimination in the Mobile Broadband Industry – Danny Kimball
  • Mobile Production: Spatialized Labor, Location Professionals, and the Expanding Geography of Television Production – Myles McNutt
  • Cartoon Wasteland: Remediating and Recommodifying Archival Media in Disney’s Epic Mickey – Colleen Montgomery

Our previous three issues (Volume 1, Issues 1-3) featured short think pieces authored by the 36 members of our esteemed editorial board, representing the breadth and depth of media industries scholarship. Beginning with this week’s issue, Media Industries will feature longer blind peer-reviewed essays that explore a wide range of media industries-related scholarship.

Call for Papers

We are currently seeking high-quality submissions for our second peer-reviewed issue, to be published in winter 2015-2016. 

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, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications. Authors are encouraged to explore a range of industry-related processes, such as production, distribution, infrastructure, policy, exhibition, and retailing. Contemporary or historical studies may explore industries individually or examine inter-medial relations between industrial sectors employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies; of primary importance is that submissions adopt a critical perspective. 

 Authors may, for example, explore how social and cultural factors influence media industry practices or the ways that media industry practices shape cultural products. We 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. Editorial responsibilities rotate bi-annually among six universities: The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Georgia State University; Queensland University of TechnologyUniversity of California, Santa Barbara;University of Nottingham; and University of Texas at Austin. Our Spring 2015 issue was edited by University of California, Santa Barbara. 

All of our issues can be found at mediaindustriesjournal.org.

Call For Papers: Priority submission deadline April 1, 2015

Media Industries seeks quality research articles for priority consideration in the publication of the second issue of our second volume. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, but will prioritize submissions received by April 1, 2015 for our Winter 2015/2016 issue.

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.

 Launched last year, Media Industries is a new peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. We seek to take advantage of the online format by encouraging inclusion of multimedia elements and hyperlinks within the submitted article as well as utilizing a fully online submission process through our website.

Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words; word count includes image captions and endnotes, but does not include the bibliography. Full guidelines can be found on our submission page.

If you have any questions, please contact the journal at mediaindjournal@gmail.com.

To keep up-to-date with our publications and news, follow us on social media at Twitter.com/mediaindjournal and facebook.com/mediaindustriesjournal.

Issue 2 is online

The second issue of Media Industries is now online. Also, please remember that October 1st is the deadline for which to be guaranteed consideration for publication in our first peer-reviewed issue, to be published in spring 2015.

About Our Second Issue

Issue 2 is the second in a series of three issues to be published this year 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 second issue include:

  • Work in the Media – Mark DeuzeMedia Industires 1.2
  • Media Industries in an Era of Big Audience Data – Timothy Havens
  • Transnational TV: What Do WE Mean by “Co-Production,” Anymore? – Michele Hilmes
  • Media Industries in Revolutionary Time – Marwan M. Kraidy
  • Media Industries in India: An Emerging Regional Framework – Shanti Kumar
  • Welcome to the Unregulated Wild, Wild, Digital West – Denise Mann
  • Media Industries and Ecological Crisis – Richard Maxwell
  • “It’s TV’s Fault I Am This Way”: Learning From Love/Hating the Media Industries” – Phil Oppenheim
  • Politically Charged Media Sites: The “Right,” the “Left,” and the Self in Research – Yeidy M. Rivero (US)
  • Navigating the Two Worlds of Research – James Schwoch
  • The Ramifications of Media Globalization in the Global South for the Study of Media Industries – Herman Wasserman
  • Home is Where Hollywood Isn’t: Re-casting East Asian Film Industries – Emilie Yeh

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. To learn more, visit our submissions page.

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

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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.