Open call for papers

MedieKultur continues to have an open article section in addition to the themed section. We welcome contributions dedicated to the study of media and communication from around the world. We are interested in studies in all areas of media and communication research. Contributions may introduce new aspects of media and communication research in the field of political, economic, historical, aesthetic, or social contexts. We are especially interested in articles which promote critical reflection and the further development of theory and method within media and communication studies. Languages: English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian

  • Call for papers: Datafication of media (and) audiences

    2019-11-13

    Academic knowledge built over the last five decades on media audiences may be called into question by algorithmic recommendations, machine learning, platform design and new metrics that describe, anticipate and shape the audience’s every move. While we hold that audiences are selective in their choice of content (Katz et al., 1974), form communities of interpretation (Fish, 1980) and are freely giving their attention to public issues (Warner, 2002), it would appear that they are now increasingly being selected, calculated, interpreted and anticipated by media on the basis of a wide range of data provided more or less willingly and consciously. This datafication of media (and) audiences – i.e. the quantification of audience mediated experiences – is not to be understood simply as a new form of knowledge, but also as a new era in the commodification of audiences, challenging our understanding of audiences as an agentic and autonomous subjects. 

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