Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Journal of Children and Media

The Taylor & Francis Group is in the process of launching a new journal (published by Routledge) dedicated entirely to my field of study (yay!), the Journal of Children and Media. Here's the description of the journal's aims and scope, from the publisher's website:
Journal of Children and Media is an interdisciplinary and multi-method peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children. It is a unique intellectual forum for the exchange of information about all forms and contents of media in regards to all aspects of children's lives, and especially in three complementary realms: Children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media organizations and productions for children as well as by them. It is committed to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers and professionals, through discussion of interaction between children and media in local, national, and global contexts; concern for diversity issues; a critical and empirical inquiry informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; and dedication to ensuring the social relevance of the academic knowledge it produces to the cultural, political, and personal welfare of children around the world.

The journal will be launched this year (2007), and they are currently accepting submissions on any relevant topic. The editorial board includes numerous heavy-hitters in the field, including Dafna Lemish (Editor), Charlotte Cole (Review & Commentary Editor), David Buckingham, Stephanie Donald, Kirsten Drotner, Shalom Fisch, Maya Götz, Dale Kunkel, Sonia Livingstone, Norma Pecora, Ellen Seiter, Patti Valkenburg, Elizabeth Vandewater,and Ellen Wartella. Very exciting news to say the least.

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