Media Industries

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. Media Industries is furthermore committed to the exploration of innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions. 

The journal is maintained by a managing Editorial Collective and Editorial Board comprised of an international group of media industries scholars.


Vol 1, No 1

Volume 1, Issue 1 of Media Industries

Table of Contents


Welcome to Media Industries HTML PDF
Media Industries Editorial Collective
Dirt Research for Media Industries HTML PDF
Charles R. Acland
Media Policy Research and the Media Industries HTML PDF
Des Freedman
The Value of Ethnography HTML PDF
Tejaswini Ganti
The Menace of Instrumentalism in Media Industries Research and Education HTML PDF
David Hesmondhalgh
Placing International Media Production HTML PDF
Aphra Kerr
On Automation in Media Industries: Integrating Algorithmic Media Production into Media Industries Scholarship HTML PDF
Philip M. Napoli
Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Industries Studies HTML PDF
Thomas Schatz
Selling Television: Addressing Transformations in the International Distribution of Television Content HTML PDF
Jeanette Steemers
There Is No Music Industry HTML PDF
Jonathan Sterne
Globalization through the Eyes of Runners: Student Interns as Ethnographers on Runaway Productions in Prague HTML PDF
Petr Szczepanik
The Case for Studying In-Store Media HTML PDF
Joseph Turow
Industry Proximity HTML PDF
Patrick Vonderau