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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 & Collections


British Journalism Review

The September issue of British Journalism Review is entitled “Endangered species” and investigates the crisis in local journalism.

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Index on Censorship

The autumn 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, "Free to air: Why the rebirth of radio is delivering more news", explores the enduring power of radio, the most accessible form of media that continues to contribute to freedoms throughout the world.

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Crime, Media, Culture

This special issue in Crime, Media, Culture makes the case for an alternative way of ‘doing criminology’ in Asia, showcasing research studies within the strong critical tradition in media and cultural studies, sociology and film studies, that deal specifically with themes of power, politics, criminalisation, and postcolonialism.

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Social Media + Society

Infancy Online: While mainstream discussions of children and the Internet have often been driven by moral panics, this open access special issue follows Sonia Livingstone (2009) in recognizing that new technologies, affordances, and shifting social practices relating to children online come with both new risks and new opportunities.

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Communication and the Public

Communication and the Public have recently published two special issues. Read Technological Expertise and Publics and The Arab Revolutionary Public Sphere today! Forthcoming special issues include Sound and Publics, Digital Formations and Chinese Experiences, and Neoliberalism and the Public Sphere.

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Communication Research

Communication Research introduces themed issues! Themes for latest issues include “News & Intergroup Communication,” “Family Communication,” and “Intergroup Communication.” Click below for a full archive.

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Journal News 


Now ranked! Communication & Sport

Communication & Sport (C&S) has been admitted for inclusion to several Clarivate Analytics databases, including abstracting and indexing in the Social Sciences Citation Index®, the Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition (Impact Factor pending), and the Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences products. Coverage will begin with Volume 1.1 of the journal.

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Visual Communication welcomes new team of Editors

Visual Communication is very excited to welcome on board a new editorial team. The new editors, Elisabetta Adami, Morten Boeriis, Louise Ravelli, Janina Wildfeuer, and Francisco Veloso will ensure that the journal continues to develop in exciting ways, as well as bring a new energy and fresh perspective to this facinating publication.

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New Media & Society is ranked number 1!

New Media & Society is now ranked first in the Communication category of the JCR, with a fantastic Impact Factor of 4.180.

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JBTC wins an NCTE Award for Scientific and Technical Communication

Congratulations to Journal of Business and Technical Communication (JBTC) and Joanna Wolfe, author of “Teaching Students to Focus on the Data in Data Visualization” for winning the CCCC award for “Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication.”

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Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Enrollments

The 2015 Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Enrollments is out now in Journalism & Mass Communication Educator!

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Top-Read Articles

Calls for Papers 


Newspaper Research Journal

Founded in 1979, Newspaper Research Journal (NRJ) is a refereed journal that comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. It is unique because it provides a forum for comprehensive, current research and discussion on print and online journalism, serving as a bridge between newspaper professionals and scholars.

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Global Media and China

Global Media and China is a peer reviewed, open access, scholarly journal that provides a dedicated, interdisciplinary forum for international research on communication and media with a focus on China. It covers both Chinese communication and media from a global perspective, and global communication and media from a Chinese perspective. There are no publication fees to publish in Global Media and China as financial support is provided by the Communication University of China.

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Big Data & Society

Special Themed Collection on Data Politics: Big Data & Society welcomes the submission of original research articles building and joining up critical scholarship on data politics. Deadline: July 2018

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Television & New Media

Television & New Media invites submissions that center on any aspect of television and new media and take up questions that point to both the specificities of the object of study and the general implications that one might make with regards to history, geography, cultural formations, political regimes, or economic forces.

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Journal of Language & Social Psychology

The upcoming special issue of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, tentatively entitled “Advice: Integrative Insights,” will showcase scholarship that bridges disciplinary and paradigmatic boundaries to produce greater insight about the structure, function, and outcomes of advice. Abstracts due for competitive review: January 15, 2018

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Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Why publish in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly? Here are the top ten reasons why.

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Media

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media by Jean Burgess, Alice Marwick, and Thomas Poell

Privacy and the Media

Privacy and the Media by Andrew McStay

Exploring Media Research

Exploring Media Research by Andy Ruddock

Digital Media and Society

Digital Media and Society by Simon Lindgren 



Under Surveillance: Examining Facebook's Spiral of Silence Effects in the Wake of NSA Internet Monitoring

Author Elizabeth Stoycheff discusses her article "Under Surveillance: Examining Facebook's Spiral of Silence Effects in the Wake of NSA Internet Monitoring." Stoycheff elaborates on her findings of perceptions and justification of surveillance practices and the effects on the expression of minority political views.

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Upcoming Conferences

Association for Business Communication (ABC)

The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice. The ABC’s 82nd annual conference theme is “Shaping and Expanding the Landscape of Business Communication.”

October 18-21, 2017 | Dublin, Ireland

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 emerging 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 19-21, 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, TX USA

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