Academic Journal Seeks Papers about African Media


The International Communication Association (ICA) has called for abstracts from potential authors for its oncoming special publication titled ‘Communication, Culture and Critique (CCC)’. It is intended to be a special issue on Africa, Media and Globalization.

According to ICA, this special issue of CCC on Africa seeks diverse studies that critically address and illuminate 21st century stories about media and globalization relevant to Africa at multiple levels of observation and analysis. It is primarily a qualitative journal of the International Communication Association that publishes critical and interpretive research in media, communication, and cultural studies.

Articles may focus primarily on phenomena relevant to one country, group or region, or may be comparative (one example might be the media’s contemporary role in evangelism and homosexuality legislation).

Articles may also address any aspect of media and globalization, including discourses, practices and structures of: journalism; popular culture (film, television, music, celebrity philanthropy, tourism promotion, beauty pageants, etc.); information and communication technologies (ICTs); foreign aid; and/or infrastructure investment, particularly in telecommunications.

Interested authors should email an abstract of nor more than 500 words to Leslie Steeves ( or on or before August 15, 2014. The editor and consulting editors will review all submissions and successful authors will be invited to submit a full manuscript. Abstracts and manuscripts must be in English as authors of selected abstracts will be notified of acceptance by October 15, 2014