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. 

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