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Communication & Media Studies News

Welcome to SAGE Communication & Media Studies News! Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in the field, including new special issues and noteworthy articles. Stay up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals. View the latest books, upcoming conferences, and more!

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Special Issues

Communication Research

Check out the new 2017 Communication Research themed issues on Health and Communication, Organization, and Media Entertainment.

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Graduate Preparation for Research – with an introduction from guest editors Kelli Cargile Cook and Rebecca Rickly.

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International Journal of Business Communication

Leadership Communication: Reflecting, Engaging, and Innovating-Part II – April’s themed issue of International Journal of Business Communication with guest editors Jacqueline Mayfield and Milton Mayfield.

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The Big Squeeze: Freedom of Speech Under Pressure – the spring issue of Index on Censorship looks at how pressures on free speech are currently coming from many different angles, not just one.

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British Journalism Review

The March issue of British Journalism Review explores the world of "post-truth", why dyslexia needn't be a writer's block, and other subjective views on matters journalistic.

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Journal of Visual Culture

Journal of Visual Culture presents this themed issue on “50 Years of ‘Art and Objecthood’: Traces, Impact, Critique.”

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Top-Read and Featured Articles

Students and Social News: How College Students Share News Through Social Media

By Dana Rosengard, Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, and Tim Brown

Business Communication Practices From Employers’ Perspectives

By Tina A. Coffelt, Matthew J. Baker, and Robert C. Corey

Journalism & Communication Monographs

“The Birth Control Divide”: U.S. Press Coverage of Contraception, 1873-2013 

By Ana C. Garner and Angela R. Michel

Presence of online reader comments lowers news site credibility

By Lindsey Conlin and Chris Roberts

An Examination of Print and Broadcast Journalism Students’ Personality Traits

By Serena Carpenter, Anne Hoag, and August E. Grant

Differential Influences of Depression and Personality Traits on the Use of Facebook 

By Sebastian Scherr and Antonia Brunet

Journal News

Announcing New Editor of JMCE

The AEJMC and SAGE welcome incoming Editor, Jami Fullerton (Oklahoma State University), leading on Journalism & Mass Communication Educator – one of the AEJMC’s flagship journals.

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Calls for Papers

Special Issue "Social Media in Political Campaigning Around the World"

This special issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ) will focus on the content and use of different social networks and their perceived and observed effects during most recent political campaigns in the United States and internationally. There is a need for more research on how social media function in a global context. Producing a volume that goes beyond stand-alone research studies and that combines individual articles in a comprehensive journal issue allows for better understanding of the underlying processes and potential outcomes of social media use across various demographic groups and different national contexts. Deadline to submit: June 1, 2017

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Communication & Sport

Communication & Sport (C&S) engages a broad intellectual community through its Aims and Scope statement: Communication & Sport is a peer-reviewed research journal that publishes six bi-monthly issues each year to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport. C&S publishes research and critical analysis from diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives to advance understanding of communication phenomena in the varied contexts through which sport touches individuals, society, and culture.

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The International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP), published quarterly, is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors.

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The Public Speaking Playbook

By Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble

Digital Media and Society

By Simon Lindgren

Economies of Design

By Guy Julier 


Resources and Podcasts

Download a Free Checklist for Smoking Out Fake News

Concerned about the proliferation of fake news, CQ Press has created a short checklist aimed at students and teachers that offers some tools for divining what’s solid news and what’s bogus with information published in CQ Researcher

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Podcast: Creating a Unique Transnational Place: Deterritorialized Discourse and the Blending of Time and Space in Online Social Media

Written Communication Editor Christina Haas talks to M. Sidury Christiansen about her article from the April 2017 issue, "Creating a Unique Transnational Place: Deterritorialized Discourse and the Blending of Time and Space in Online Social Media."

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Upcoming Conferences

International Communication Association (ICA)

ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. The 67th Annual Conference theme is Interventions: Communication Research and Practice. Come by the SAGE booth to see the latest journals and products in Communication & Media Studies.

May 25-29, 2017 | San Diego, California, USA

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

The IAMCR is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. The theme of the 2017 IAMCR conference will be New Discourses and New Territorialities: Cultural and political mutations and communication.Come by the SAGE booth to see the latest journals and products in Communication & Media Studies.

July 16-20, 2017 | Cartagena, Colombia

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

The AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The Association's mission is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication. This year’s theme is Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession. Join SAGE in celebrating the 100thyear of the AEJMC Annual conference!

August 9-12, 2017 | Chicago, Illinois, USA

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

The AoIR is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. Tartu, Estonia is emergining as one of the most advance e-societies in the world and will play host to the 2017 AoIR conference. Come by the SAGE booth to see the latest journals and products in Communication & Media Studies.

October 18-21, 2017 | Tartu, Estonia

National Communication Association (NCA)

The NCA advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. The 103rd Annual Convention theme is Our Legacy, Our Relevance. Come by the SAGE booth to see the latest journals and products in Communication & Media Studies.

November 16-19, 2017 | Dallas, Texas, USA

Social Media

Top Tweets so far in 2017 from @SAGEmedia_comm:

  1. Call for Papers! "The Evolving Role of Social Media in Political Campaigning" JMCQ Special Issue @AEJMC
  2. Special issue from Convergence: Writing Digital: Practice, Performance, Theory
  3. Media & politicians demonising #immigrants & #refugees - in Politics of Fear, winner of Austrian Book of the Year
  4. Special Section from @mobilemediacomm: Pokémon GO: Playful phoneurs & politics of digital wayfarers
  5. Andrew Mcstay's new book, out today, discusses the theory and reality of privacy and the media in the 21st century