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Media Peripheries is a new journal of media and communication studies based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Established in 2022, Media Peripheries continues the legacy of MEDIANZ (which in turn was formerly known as The New Zealand Journal of Media Studies). Media Peripheries aims to be a forum of academic debates that are regional in focus and global in scope and is particularly interested in research that focuses on the peripheries of the global media system both in geographical and cultural terms. The journal conceives the broad notion of periphery as referring to both the specific location of Aotearoa as situated at the margins of the Global North, as well as topics and voices that are under-researched within media and communication studies.

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Launch Issue - Call for Papers
CFP Media Peripheries – Launch Issue Media Peripheries is a new journal of media and communication studies based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Continuing on the legacy of MEDIANZ, Media Peripheries aims to be a forum of academic debates that are regional in focus and global in scope. For its inaugural issue, Media Peripheries invites contributions that explore some of the issues and themes that are at the core of the journal’s mission. The journal is particularly interested in research that focuses on the peripheries of the global media system both in geographical and cultural terms. The journal conceives the broad notion of periphery as referring to both the specific location of Aotearoa as situated at the margins of the Global North as well as topics and voices that are under researched within media and communication studies.    Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
 The relationship between Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and/or Pacific rim screen industries and cultures The interaction both within regional media industries and between regional and global media systems. Geographies of New Zealand and Pasifika media Indigenous media and communication practices New history of New Zealand and Pasifika media and communication Economic, government and regulatory influences on the Aotearoa New Zealand media industries Gender and sexuality in New Zealand and Pasifika media cultures Critiques of labour circulation and practices in the New Zealand and Pasifika media industries New interpretations of New Zealand and Pasifika media texts, genres, cycles and aesthetics Representations of the antipodean and Pacific imaginaries  Reception studies of New Zealand and Pasifika media locally and/or internationally ICT, emerging technologies and platforms in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and/or Pacific rim Please  an abstract of the contribution as well as name, institutional affiliation, full contact details, and a short biographical note. Full articles will be due by 31 July 2022 and should be maximum 8000 words in length. Please direct any enquiries or questions about the special issue to medianz.journal@otago.ac.nz .
Published: 2022-05-24
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MEDIANZ:Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand is the new name for the New Zealand Journal of Media Studies, the back issues of which are archived on this site. 

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