Media Industries Publishes Winter 2015 Issue


We are pleased to announce that the Winter 2015 Issue of Media Industries is now online. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that we accept submissions on a continuous rolling basis.  Please note that we are still accepting submissions for our Spring 2016 issue.

About Our New Issue

Our Winter 2015 issue is the second issue to feature peer-reviewed essays.

Articles featured in this issue include:

  • “PR and Politics at Hollywood’s Biggest Night: The Academy Awards and Unionization (1929-1939)” – Monica Roxanne Sandler
  • “The Impact of Working Conditions and Personality Traits on the Job Satisfaction of Media Professionals” – M. Bjørn von Rimscha
  • “The Sony Hack: Data and Decision in the Contemporary Studio” – J.D. Connor
  • “Hacking Radio History’s Data: Station Call Signs, Digitized Magazines, and Scaled Entity Search” – Kit Hughes, Eric Hoyt, Derek Long, Kevin Ponto, and Tony Tran
  • “Cultural Diversity as Brand Management in Cable Television” – Melanie Kohnen
  • “TV Got Better: Netflix’s Original Programming Strategies and the On-Demand Television Transition” – Chuck Tryon

To view previously published issues, as well as our series of think pieces by our editorial board members, please visit our website:

Call for Papers

We are currently seeking high-quality submissions for our third peer-reviewed issue, to be published in Spring 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 Technology; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Nottingham; and University of Texas at Austin. Our Winter 2015-2016 issue was edited by the University of Nottingham.


For additional information about the Board and Collective, please visit:

Media Industries







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