Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network

This is the official publication of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network. It is a fully indexed open-access peer-reviewed journal run exclusively by, and featuring content solely from, postgraduate and early career researchers. 

Networking Knowledge nurtures academic talent in the fields of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, offering early career scholars a vibrant space for innovative scholarly debate, through opportunities to publish their work and get involved in all stages of the editorial process.  

Over the years of its existence, Networking Knowledge has extended its impact and reach, driven by the expertise of hundreds of contributors – authors, editors, guest editors, reviewersLaunched in September 2007, initially with the specific intention to serve the MeCCSA PGN community in the UK, the journal has evolved into a global network of scholars, featuring work from all over the world. Many of our past contributors are now leading academics in their respective fields.  

The journal is driven by the values of rigour, openness, collaboration and academic freedom. It is therefore its core goal to serve the community of postgraduate and early career scholars by fostering a supportive network and advancing knowledge in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies.

Chief Editor:
Bissie Anderson, University of Stirling


Climate, Creatures and COVID-19: Environment and Animals in 21st Century Media Discourse

July 7, 2020

Few issues dominate twenty-first century media and public consciousness quite like climate crisis and the environment. Existing research invites updated considerations of the need for the media to articulate holistic, rooted understandings of the place of the human in the world. There is a need for further work which speaks to the rapidly changing reality of the twenty-first century, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing urgency of climate crises, and changed ways of working, communicating, and thinking and being in the world. In particular, there is a need to consider how media voices during the current pandemic, and increased interest in environmental themes over the last few years, have informed public action, attitudes and even policy.

Networking Knowledge invites contributions from postgraduate and early career researchers for a special issue dealing with this topic from any disciplinary perspective or across disciplines, including both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Read more about Climate, Creatures and COVID-19: Environment and Animals in 21st Century Media Discourse

Current Issue

Vol. 12 No. 2 (2019): Standard Issue

In contrast to previous themed and conference-based issues of the journal, the papers in this standard issue are diverse in their exploration of themes and modes of enquiry. Their themes range from health communication to protest, and from queer narratives to search for home. Significantly, the papers engage with different forms, platforms, and means of mass media, communications, and culture, including community-based communication, forms of political communication, strategies of lobbying, and creative cultural resistance. At the same time, the research contexts of these authors are also varied, with case studies drawn from the EU, Israel, Kenya, and India. However, it is in the diverse nature of these papers that a unique standpoint is offered, bringing together global perspectives on culture, people, and organisations, and their complex interactions with and understandings of media and forms of communications.

Published: September 17, 2019

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