Archive for July 2015

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]

[ecrea] Announcing the launch of new journal Communication and the Public

Fri Jul 24 01:32:13 GMT 2015

Communication and the Public
16> is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes both
theoretical and empirical research articles in the intersections of
communication and the public broadly defined. It welcomes research in
these areas from and about any parts of the world, especially the parts
of the world where the experiences have been under-considered in the
extant social and cultural theories or in communication studies. It
publishes quality works in both social scientific and humanistic

The journal aims to build a community of scholars who seek to carry out
dialogues and intellectual fusion across disciplinary, national, and
cultural boundaries. The thematic focus of the journal is the mutually
constituting dynamics between communication and the public. The journal
will highlight the ongoing theoretical contentions concerning various
uses of "public" (as in, for example, public communication, public life,
public discourse, public opinion, public interests, and the public
sphere) and "the public," as in contrast to other forms of social
collectivity (e.g., crowd and the mass). It aims to galvanize concerted
intellectual efforts toward understanding the formation of publics,
public interests, public representation, and public contestation.

The journal is interested in publishing articles on a wide range of
topics, including but not limited to: the formation of publics and public
spheres; new technologies and digital publics; historical trajectories
and cultural variations of civil society, citizenship, social capital,
and network society; the changing meanings of public and private; the
relationship between publics and other social categories such as class,
gender, race, and nation; media and social movements; and communication
ethics in the formation of publics and public opinion.

ECREA-Mailing list
This mailing list is a free service offered by Nico Carpentier and ECREA.
To subscribe, post or unsubscribe, please visit
To contact the mailing list manager:
Email: (nico.carpentier /at/
ECREA - European Communication Research and Education Association
Chaussee de Waterloo 1151, 1180 Uccle, Belgium
Email: (info /at/

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]