New Media & Society

New Media & Society is an international journal that strives to stimulate examination of the social dynamics of media and information change. New Media & Society encourages critical discussion of the key issues arising from the scale and speed of new media developments, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and on both theoretical and empirical research.
The journal publishes contributions on topics such as:

  • the social, cultural and political dimensions of new media
  • the global and local aspects of new media and social change
  • contemporary and historical perspectives on new media
  • the implications and impacts of, and determinants and obstacles to media change
  • the relation and tension between theory, policy and practice
Multidisciplinary Perspective


New Media & Society publishes material grounded in both the social sciences and the humanities, and includes contributions from communication, media and cultural studies, as well as from sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, and the information sciences.

Articles in recent issues have addressed issues related to:

  • digitalization and convergence
  • interactivity and virtuality
  • consumption and citizenship
  • innovation, regulation and control
  • cultures of the Internet
  • patterns and inequalities of use
  • community and identity in electronic space
  • time and space in global culture and everyday life
  • politics of cyberspace


The Reviews Section of New Media & Society contains both essay length and shorter contributions. The former often review a series of publications on a topic; the latter usually examine a single book or other form of publication (e.g., cd-rom, video, Web site)

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