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The Media Industry Studies Interest Group (ICAMIS) exists to promote research and teaching practice on the history, organization, structure, economics, management, production processes and cultural forms, and the societal impact of media industries from a variety of theoretical, empirical, and cultural perspectives. The Media Industry Studies Interest Group serves as a place for collaboration and scholarly engagement for academics in a range of fields. Among other things, our members study: the relationship between government and industry; the intersection of audience and industry; audiences as consumers; the business of media; production and creative labor; ownership structure; and content diversity from a range of micro and macro-levels.

View the Media Industries Interest Group's webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/10310863
  • Amanda Lotz Chair

    U of Michigan
    5445 NQ 105 S. State St
    Department of Communication Studies
    Ann Arbor MI  48104
    Ph. 734-615-4036  Fax 734-764-3288
    lotz@umich.edu

  • Philip Napoli Vice Chair

    Rutgers University
    School of Communication & Information
    4 Huntington St.
    New Brunswick NJ  08901
    Ph. 848-932-7568  Fax 
    philip.napoli@duke.edu

  • Sora Park Secretary

    University of Canberra
    News & Media Research Centre
    Bruce, ACT   2601
    Ph. 61 2 6201 5423  Fax 
    sorapark@gmail.com


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Jiyoung Cha wrote on the Interest Groups: Media Industry Studies wall: AEJMC Pre-Conference Workshop Audience Analytics: Social Media and Web Analytics Tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Data Interpretation Date and Time: August 5 (Sunday), 2018 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) Conference: AEJMC Location: Washington, DC, USA Sponsoring Group: Media Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship Division Participation in this audience analytics workshop is limited to 35 attendees. Workshop registration: https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2018-conference-workshops-and-luncheons/ 1. Workshop Description Audience Analytics: Social Media and Web Analytics Tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Data Interpretation This pre-conference workshop will demonstrate how to use leading audience analytics tools, what the key performance indicators are, and how to analyze and interpret audience data to understand audience engagement and achieve media organizational goals. Audience analysis has become more data-driven than ever before; thus, the ultimate goal of this pre-conference workshop is to help AEJMC members keep up to date with the latest industry practices while equipping themselves with tangible technical skills that are essential for teaching and researching audience analytics in the data-driven audience analytics era. This workshop will cover both social media analytics tools and web analytics tools. It will provide attendees with hands-on experiences interpreting audience data as well as opportunities to share ideas about how to teach audience analytics. For information, contact Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu 2. Instructor Biographies Instructor: Dana Chinn (University of Southern California) Dana Chinn is a lecturer at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism who focuses on data journalism, open data and digital analytics. Known for making analytics accessible to numbers-phobic journalists and students, she has been teaching and researching audience analytics for news and nonprofit organizations at USC and as a consultant for a decade. She previously was the director of a $4.2 million media metrics project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations. Her work experience includes management positions in online planning and operations, strategic planning, marketing and finance at Gannett and the Los Angeles Times. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and an MBA from USC. Instructor: Dale Blasingame (Texas State University in San Marcos) Dale Blasingame is a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he received the 2017 Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching – the university’s highest teaching honor. Blasingame is a part of the Digital Media Innovation faculty, and he teaches courses that introduce students to different aspects of how technology is changing journalism, media and marketing. Some of his classes include Advanced Social Media and Analytics, Drone Journalism, Web Design and Publishing, Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media, and Digital Entrepreneurship. Before transitioning to Texas State, Blasingame was a television news producer. He spent nine years at WOAI-TV in San Antonio, where he won two Lone Star Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. He is also the co-founder of Leadhub, an internet marketing company. 3. Registration For registration, you can visit the following website: https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2018-conference-workshops-and-luncheons/
Posted Friday, June 15, 2018
Paul McDonald wrote on the Interest Groups: Media Industy Studies wall: *Updated* Reminder: CfP Media Industry Studies: Current Debates and Future Directions, London, 18-20 April 2018 Great many apologies: old version of this cfp sent out in error earlier. Here is the full current version. MEDIA INDUSTRY STUDIES: CURRENT DEBATES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS 18-20 April 2018 King’s College London International conference hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London Jointly organized by: Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Media Industry Studies Interest Group, International Communication Association (ICA) Media Production Analysis Working Group, International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) Screen Industries Work Group, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) Media Industries and Cultural Production Section, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) European Media Management Association (EMMA) Screen Industries Special Interest Group, British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) AG Medienindustrien, Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GFM) Media Industries journal HOST COMMITTEE Paul McDonald (conference chair), Sarah Atkinson, Bridget Conor, Virginia Crisp, Jeanette Steemers ADVISORY COMMITTEE Hanne Bruun (ECREA), Elizabeth Evans (Media Industries), Tom Evens (EMMA), David Hesmondhalgh (ECREA), Derek Johnson (SCMS), Skadi Loist (GFM), Amanda Lotz (ICA), Alisa Perren (Media Industries), Roel Puijk (IAMCR), Kevin Sanson (Media Industries), Andrew Spicer (BAFTSS), Petr Szczepanik (NECS), Patrick Vonderau (GFM) FOCUS Studies of media industries have formed a distinctive strand of media scholarship. Foundational traditions in this field are marked by the political economy of communications, sociology of media occupations and institutions, media economics, media industry historiography, and critical and cultural studies. Subsequently, insights drawn from critical legal studies, cultural policy studies, economic geography, creative labour, cultural economy, Internet studies, production cultures and informal media economies have diversified and enriched the field. In part this interest arises from contemporary changes within the media industries themselves, with the global extension and integration of media markets, digitalization of media production and distribution, changing business models, proliferation of supply channels, patterns of corporate convergence, and the blurring of producer/consumer relations. These are only the most recent development, however, of industries built on complex and contested histories. With the boom in media industries scholarship and emergence of dedicated degree programmes or single modules, studies of industry have gained a visible place in media curricula. This conference is therefore providing an international and interdisciplinary forum for reviewing the past and present state of media industry studies, and defining the future of the field. Papers, panels and workshop are invited from all traditions in media industries scholarship. We welcome work across the full breadth of media industries – print, publishing and journalism, advertising, recorded music, film/cinema, radio, television, video, games, mobile communications and social media - and in all international or historical contexts. Thematic concerns include but are not limited to: • • critical and conceptual perspectives • methodological approaches • cultural and creative industries • political economy • production cultures and studies • economic sociology • de-westernizing media industry studies • distribution studies • gatekeepers and intermediaries • cultural and economic globalization • impacts of digitalization • independent and alternative media institutions • media industries historiography • cooperative and competitive inter-industry interactions • law and the shaping of media industries • marketing and branding media content • media management • media markets and flows • retail and sales of media • networks, infrastructures and ecologies • ownership and concentration • policy and regulation • politics of media labour • teaching media industries • media technologies as these relate to media industries SUBMISSIONS Deadline: 23.00hrs GMT 15 September 2017 Submissions are welcomed in three categories: open call papers, pre-constituted panels, or pre-constituted workshops. Detailed requirements below. Delegates can contribute to the conference in up to different two capacities, i.e. presenting both a paper and contributing to a workshop but not presenting two papers. Chairing a panel or workshop will NOT count as one of these roles. To submit your paper, panel or workshop, please access the submission portal. 1) Open call papers Format: solo or jointly presented research papers lasting no more than 20mins. Submissions in this category must provide the following details: Type: State this is an open call research paper Title: Paper title Name(s): Speaker(s) Contact: E-mail address(es) for the speaker(s) Abstract: Description of the paper not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the paper Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords: Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the paper 2) Pre-constituted panels Format: 90mins panel of 3 x 20mins OR 4 x 15mins thematically linked research papers followed by questions. Submissions in this category must provide the following details AS A SINGLE SUBMISSION. Type: State this is a pre-constituted panel Title: Panel title Name(s): Chair(s) Contact: E-mail address(es) for the chair(s) Abstract: Description of the panel not exceeding 300 words Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the chair(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords: Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the panel In addition, the submission must provide the following for EACH paper on the panel. Title: Paper title Name(s): Speaker(s) Contact: E-mail address(es) for the speaker(s) Abstract: Description of the paper not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the paper Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words 3) Pre-constituted workshops Format: 90mins interactive forum led by 4 or 5 x 8mins thematically linked informal presentations designed to energize collective discussion and participation amongst the speakers and the audience of matters relating to the practices of researching or teaching media industries. Submissions in this category must provide the following details AS A SINGLE SUBMISSION. Type: State this is a pre-constituted workshop Title: Workshop title Name(s): Chair(s) Contact: E-mail address(es) for the chair(s) Abstract: Description of the workshop not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the workshop Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the chair(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords: Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the workshop In addition, the submission must provide the following for EACH presenter in the workshop. Name(s): Presenter(s) Contact: E-mail address(es) for the presenter(s) Abstract: Description of the presentation not exceeding 150 words Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words
Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Paul McDonald wrote on the Interest Groups: Media Industy Studies wall: REMINDER - CfP MEDIA INDUSTRY STUDIES: CURRENT DEBATES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS 18-20 April 2018   King’s College London International conference hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London Jointly organized by: Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Media Industry Studies Interest Group, International Communication Association (ICA) Screen Industries Work Group, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) Media Industries and Cultural Production Section, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Screen Industries Special Interest Group, British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) AG Medienindustrien, Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GFM) Media Industries journal HOST COMMITTEE Paul McDonald (conference chair), Sarah Atkinson, Bridget Conor, Virginia Crisp, Jeanette Steemers ADVISORY COMMITTEE Elizabeth Evans (Media Industries), David Hesmondhalgh (ECREA), Derek Johnson (SCMS), Amanda Lotz (ICA), Alisa Perren (Media Industries), Kevin Sanson (Media Industries), Andrew Spicer (BAFTSS), Petr Szczepanik (NECS), Patrick Vonderau (GFM) FOCUS Studies of media industries have formed a distinctive strand of media scholarship. Foundational traditions in this field are marked by the political economy of communications, sociology of media occupations and institutions, media economics, media industry historiography, and critical and cultural studies. Subsequently, insights drawn from critical legal studies, cultural policy studies, economic geography, creative labour, cultural economy, Internet studies, production cultures and informal media economies have diversified and enriched the field.  In part this interest arises from contemporary changes within the media industries themselves, with the global extension and integration of media markets, digitalization of media production and distribution, changing business models, proliferation of supply channels, patterns of corporate convergence, and the blurring of producer/consumer relations. These are only the most recent development, however, of industries built on complex and contested histories. With the boom in media industries scholarship and emergence of dedicated degree programmes or single modules, studies of industry have gained a visible place in media curricula. This conference is therefore providing an international and interdisciplinary forum for reviewing the past and present state of media industry studies, and defining the future of the field. Papers, panels and workshop are invited from all traditions in media industries scholarship. We welcome work across the full breadth of media industries – print, publishing and journalism, advertising, recorded music, film/cinema, radio, television, video, games, mobile communications and social media - and in all international or historical contexts.  Thematic concerns include but are not limited to: • critical and conceptual perspectives  • methodological approaches • cultural and creative industries • political economy • production cultures and studies • economic sociology • de-westernizing media industry studies  • distribution studies • gatekeepers and intermediaries • cultural and economic globalization • impacts of digitalization • independent and alternative media institutions • media industries historiography • cooperative and competitive inter-industry interactions • law and the shaping of media industries • marketing and branding media content • media management • media markets and flows • retail and sales of media • networks, infrastructures and ecologies • ownership and concentration • policy and regulation  • politics of media labour • teaching media industries • media technologies as these relate to media industries SUBMISSIONS Deadline: 23.00hrs GMT 15 September 2017 Submissions are welcomed in three categories: open call papers, pre-constituted panels, or pre-constituted workshops. Detailed requirements below.  Delegates can contribute to the conference in up to different two capacities, i.e. presenting both a paper and contributing to a workshop but not presenting two papers. Chairing a panel or workshop will NOT count as one of these roles.   To submit your paper, panel or workshop, please access the submission portal - https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.mediaindustrystudies.wordpress.com&data=01%7C01%7CPaul.McDonald%40KCL.AC.UK%7C3623bffd905f444139cd08d4a4963cd9%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=iyuYGrU8mi9qAWVotdgoNbU5IklTW%2BTQzAyYEhcAhlk%3D&reserved=0 1) Open call papers Format: solo or jointly presented research papers lasting no more than 20mins. Submissions in this category must provide the following details: Type: State this is an open call research paper Title: Paper title Name(s):  Speaker(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the speaker(s) Abstract: Description of the paper not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the paper Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords:  Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the paper 2) Pre-constituted panels Format: 90mins panel of 3 x 20mins OR 4 x 15mins thematically linked research papers followed by questions. Submissions in this category must provide the following details AS A SINGLE SUBMISSION. Type: State this is a pre-constituted panel Title: Panel title Name(s):  Chair(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the chair(s) Abstract: Description of the panel not exceeding 300 words Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the chair(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords:  Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the panel In addition, the submission must provide the following for EACH paper on the panel. Title: Paper title Name(s):  Speaker(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the speaker(s) Abstract: Description of the paper not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the paper Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words 3) Pre-constituted workshops Format: 90mins interactive forum led by 4 or 5 x 8mins thematically linked informal presentations designed to energize collective discussion and participation amongst the speakers and the audience of matters relating to the practices of researching or teaching media industries. Submissions in this category must provide the following details AS A SINGLE SUBMISSION. Type: State this is a pre-constituted workshop Title: Workshop title Name(s):  Chair(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the chair(s) Abstract: Description of the workshop not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the workshop Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the chair(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords:  Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the workshop In addition, the submission must provide the following for EACH presenter in the workshop. Name(s):  Presenter(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the presenter(s) Abstract: Description of the presentation not exceeding 150 words Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words
Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Ian Huffer wrote on the Interest Groups: Media Industy Studies wall: CFP Cultures of Capitalism: Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference 2017 - December 6-8 - Massey University, Wellington Campus - Aotearoa New Zealand - Keynote Speakers: Professor Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland), Professor Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Professor Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Professor Wendy Larner (University of Victoria, Wellington) - The relationship between capital and culture is hotly contested. On the one hand, dominant political discourses valorise “culture” as the solution for ailing communities, cities and industries. Discourses of neo-liberal globalization claim that, in the face of mass migration, war and climate change, communities equipped with the “right” culture will adapt and endure, while others will be left behind; discourses of urban planning celebrate culture as the key to revitalising municipal economies through creativity and social participation; and discourses of post-industrial work, parsing radical shifts in the manufacturing sector, champion cultural, intellectual and creative labour as the paradigm for new forms of work. On the other, a range of critical voices, many of them associated with Cultural Studies, offer a decidedly less rosy vision of the relationship between culture and emergent capitalist formations. For these critics, nascent technologies of capital have led to a renewed reification and exploitation of racialised, sexualised, and classed populations, even as newly precarious conditions of labour give rise to affective economies marked by depression, antagonism and the “crisis ordinary.” The 2017 Cultural Studies Association of Australasia conference will focus on the work that cultures do in constructing, contesting, and constituting new capital formations. While the “culture industry” critique cast culture as the opiate through which economic dominance is propagated, cultures can potentially mediate economic conditions in multiple and heterogeneous ways. This conference invites contributions that explore these mediations. In doing so, we return to one of the key concerns of early cultural studies: to make sense of the mutually-determining relation between culture and its capitalist context. If, following Stuart Hall, we understand ‘culture’ as the production of meaning through language and representation, what are the modes of communication through which capitalism/s are created? How are capitalism/s materialised in different spaces? How is it embodied in different identities and communities? What is the role of the economy in shaping the possibilities for culture? What is the role of Cultural Studies as critical praxis in the present economic time? Papers are invited to address, but are not limited to, the following themes: • The cultural politics of neoliberalism • Precarious and/or immaterial labour • Digital capitalism • Capitalist affects • Trump, Brexit and the resurgence of capitalist nationalisms • Capitalism, culture and technology • The cultural and creative industries • Capitalism, culture and sustainability • Cultures of surveillance and war • Cultural identity and globalisation • Cultural resistance and activism • Productive and unproductive cultures • Base, superstructure and mediation • Formal and real subsumption of culture • Representations of capitalism, class and markets • Political economies of online, digital and social media • Anticapitalist, Socialist, Anarchist and Communist cultures • Racial capitalism • Critical theory, Cultural Marxism and Cultural Studies The conference also accepts papers that fall within the general disciplinary area of Cultural Studies. We are also happy to accept submissions for pre-formed panels: if you wish to submit as part of a pre-formed panel, please indicate this in your submission. In addition, to the regular conference events, we will also be holding a pre-fix day for postgraduate students and early career researchers. More details regarding this event will be announced shortly. Early bird registration costs for the event will be $350 NZD for faculty and fully waged participants, and $250 NZD for students, adjunct faculty and unwaged participants. Registration will include membership of the CSAA. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please send a 250 word abstract with your name, e-mail address and affiliation to csaa2017@massey.ac.nz by August 1 2017. Any other enquires regarding the event should also be addressed to csaa2017@massey.ac.nz. Organising Committee: Nicholas Holm (Massey University), Sy Taffel (Massey University), Holly Randell-Moon (University of Otago), Pansy Duncan (Massey University), Ian Huffer (Massey University), Kevin Veale (Massey University).
Posted Thursday, June 1, 2017
Paul McDonald wrote on the Interest Groups: Media Industy Studies wall: Publication: Media Industries vol. 4 no. 1 Dear All Media Industries is pleased to announce the publication of its latest issue (Vol. 4, No. 1). This issue marks a number of milestones for the journal, including the launch of our new website and partnership with Michigan Publishing. This issue features submissions from Hong Kong, Poland, and North America, and covers topics as diverse as failed technology companies and art cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. It also includes a special section on Media Industries and Engagement. About Vol. 4., No. 1 Featured Articles • Fail Fast: The Value of Studying Unsuccessful Technology Companies – Nora Draper • Zimuzu and Media Industry in China – Darrell William Davis and Emilie Yueh-Yu Yeh • Artist and Repertoire Goes Online: Evidence from Poland – Patryk Galuszka and Katarzyna M. Wyrzykowska • Donald Rugoff, Cinema V, and Commercial Strategies of 1960s–1970s Art Cinema – Justin Wyatt Special Section: Media Industries and Engagement • Introduction – Annette Hill and Jeanette Steemers • Reality TV Engagement: Producer and Audience Relations for Reality Talent Shows – Annette Hill • Industry Engagement with Policy on Public Service Television for Children: BBC Charter Review and the Public Service Content Fund – Jeanette Steemers • Media Industries and Engagement: A Dialogue across Industry and Academia – Julie Donovan, Annette Hill, Jane Roscoe, Jeanette Steemers, and Doug Wood • Afterword: Reflections on Media Engagement – John Corner Michigan Publishing Late last year Media Industries moved its online presence to an open-access platform hosted by Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor. Hosting more than 30 open access journals, Michigan Publishing shares our commitment to making cutting edge research easily discoverable, accessible, and shareable with readers around the world. Michigan Publishing’s platform connects with more than two million readers per year, which we expect will help expand and strengthen the journal’s readership in the years to come. Call for Papers Media Industries accepts open call submissions on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to submit your research for our next peer-reviewed issue. Submissions can address the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications, and query a range of industry-related concerns and processes, such as production, distribution, infrastructure, policy, exhibition, and retailing. Contemporary or historical studies may explore industries individually or examine relations between industrial sectors, employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies. We expect contributions to adopt a critical, rather than instrumental, perspective and engage with relevant media industries literature. We are especially interested in contributions that draw attention to global and international perspectives, and use innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions. We encourage authors to employ the online format creatively by incorporating audiovisual materials and hyperlinks within their articles. About Media Industries The journal is maintained by a managing Editorial Collective and Editorial Board comprised of an international group of media industries scholars. Editorial and administrative responsibilities are shared amongst faculty members at the following institutions: The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Georgia State University; King’s College London; Queensland University of Technology; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Stockholm University; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Nottingham; and University of Texas at Austin. Media Industries Vol. 4, No. 1 was edited by Editorial Collective members Amelia Arsenault at Georgia State University and Alisa Perren at The University of Texas at Austin. Annette Hill at Lund University and Jeanette Steemers at King’s College London provided editorial oversight for the special section with assistance from institutional members of the journal’s editorial collective. Paul McDonald at King’s College London and Elizabeth Evans at the University of Nottingham served as the editorial liaisons between Media Industries and the special section’s external editors. For additional information about Media Industries, please visit: Website: mediaindustriesjournal.org Email: mediaindjournal@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/mediaindustriesjournal Twitter: twitter.com/mediaindjournal Sincerely, the Media Industries Editorial Collective Amelia Arsenault, Christian Christensen, Stuart Cunningham, Michael Curtin, Elizabeth Evans, Terry Flew, Anthony Fung, Jennifer Holt, Ramon Lobato, Paul McDonald, Brian McNair, Ross Melnick, Alisa Perren, Kevin Sanson, Jeanette Steemers, Julian Thomas, and Patrick Vonderau.
Posted Friday, May 26, 2017
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