Media Industries is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that supports critical studies of media industries, institutions, and policies worldwide.

Current Issue: Vol. 5, No. 1

Managing Editor Kevin Sanson at Queensland University of Technology provided editorial oversight for Vol. 5, No. 1. He was supported by outgoing Graduate Editorial Assistant Dan Padua and incoming Graduate Editorial Assistant Bondy Kaye.


Is There a Comic Book Industry?

Benjamin Woo (Carleton University)

Special Section: Chinese Digital Platforms

This special section was edited by Michael Keane at Curtin University and Anthony Y.H. Fung at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Both editors wish to thank Daisy Cheng at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for her support. Special sections are coordinated on a rotating basis by members of the journal’s editorial collective.

Digital Platforms: Exerting China’s New Cultural Power in the Asia-Pacific

Michael Keane (Curtin University) and Anthony Y. H. Fung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Lofty Ambitions, New Territories, and Turf Battles: China’s Platforms “Go Out”

Michael Keane (Curtin University) and Huan Wu (Curtin University)


Reviews are edited by Nedda Ahmed and Matt Boyd Smith at Georgia State University.

Book Review: Atari to Zelda: Japan’s Videogames in Global Contexts

Review by Jennifer deWinter (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Book Review: Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production

Review by Ana Salzberg (University of Dundee)

Book Review: Nollywood Central

Review by Connor Ryan (University of West Indies)

Book Review: Transnational Audiences: Media Reception on a Global Scale

Review by Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Temple University)