Transforming Hollywood 5 to be held on April 4

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Current Events | Comments Off

Transforming Hollywood 5:

The Future of Television

Friday, April 4, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

James Bridges Theater, UCLA    

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SCMS Cheat Sheet for Media Industries Sponsored Panels

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Conferences | Comments Off

To assist you in planning your SCMS schedule, we have created a “cheat sheet” noting all of our sponsored events, downloadable here: SCMS14 SIG Schedule 2014 (You can also access the document through Google drive here: here).

In addition to the SIG meeting, which will take place on 3/20 from 3-4:45 pm, please note that the SIG will be sponsoring a happy hour on 3/20 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Alibi Room (85 Pike Street #410).

Also perhaps of interest is the latest flyer for the new peer-reviewed Media Industries journal, downloadable here: SCMS14 MIJ Flyer.

Additional news regarding the journal’s launch, as well as the SIG’s latest activities, will be provided at our meeting on March 20th. We hope to see you there!



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Sponsored Panels at SCMS 2014 in Seattle

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Conferences, Current Events, Scholarship | Comments Off

The Media Industries SIG  is pleased to be able to sponsor the following panels and workshops, and we hope you will consider including them in your conference plans.


Also, please mark in your calendars for our annual meeting on Thursday, March 20, from 3-4:45 p.m. in the Ballard conference room. 


The SIG is hosting a happy hour from  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Alibi Room [85 Pike St (#410) Seattle, WA 98101 (located in Post Alley below the Pike Place Market]. Please join us.


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Job Posting: Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies at UT Austin

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Job Calls, Networking | Comments Off

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film seeks to fill a faculty position in media studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning Fall 2014. We are interested in applicants who bring a critical focus to the study of media industries, media history, global media, and/or digital media (gaming, social media, mobile media, design). Scholars whose work addresses issues of identity, representation (gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity), audiences and reception are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in media studies or a related field is preferred, with a strong record in publishing and teaching, and with experience supervising advanced graduate and undergraduate students. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applicant Instructions:

We will begin reviewing applications on November 25, and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter and CV (including the names of three references) as email attachments to: Bert R. Herigstad, Office Manager, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio-Television-Film, See for more information about the RTF Dept. See for more information about the University. The College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

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Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Industry Studies, UNT

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Job Calls, Networking | Comments Off

The Department of Radio-TV-Film invites applications for a position beginning fall 2014 at the Assistant Professor level in Industry Studies. The faculty member will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Possible teaching areas include law, management, economics, entrepreneurship, social media, and mass communication theory.
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CFP: Velvet Light Trap #75 – Media Distribution

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Calls for Papers, Journals, Scholarship | Comments Off


Deadline: January 15, 2014

Submit to:

Although distribution has long been known as the economic linchpin of the media industries, it remains the least studied aspect of that industry, conjuring images of dour economists combing through dusty ledgers. But scholarly attention is shifting.

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CFP for Dirty, Sexy Policy Conference at UC Santa Barbara

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Calls for Papers, Conferences | Comments Off

Call for Proposals: Dirty, Sexy Policy Conference

February 20-21, 2014 at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Keynote speakers:

  • Nicholas Johnson, former FCC Commissioner and Visiting Faculty, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Des Freedman, Reader in Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London

The Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project [MIP] announces a call for participants in the Dirty, Sexy Policy Conference at UC Santa Barbara.

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