Journal of Global Mass Comm., Inaugural issue

To:, 12/8/08

This announcement was just posted to the ECREA listserv  — fascinating articles, take a look:

The inaugural issue of the JOURNAL OF GLOBAL MASS COMMUNICATION is now available (full text, open access) at .  This first issue, focusing on news flow research and guest-edited by Festus Eribo and H. Dennis Wu, is dedicated to Robert L. Stevenson.

Table of contents JGMC, Vol. 1, No. 1-2
In Search of International Comparative Analysis: A New Journal for Global Mass Communication, By Arnold S de Beer

Introduction to the Special Issue on Global News Flows: A Tribute to Robert L. Stevenson, By Festus Eribo and Denis Wu

Toward a More Holistic Analysis of International News Flows, By Folker Hanusch and Levi Obijiofor

Five Views of Development: How News Agencies Cover the Millennium Development Goals, By C. Anthony Giffard and Nancy Van Leuven

Not Enough Time to Cover all the News: An Analysis of International News Coverage on Time and Newsweek Magazine, By Maria M. Garcia and Guy J. Golan

News Agency Majors: Ownership, Control and Influence Reevaluated, By Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Guerrillas in Cyberia: The Transnational Alternative Online Journalism of the Nigerian Diasporic Public Sphere, By Farooq A. Kperogi

“According to Chinese Media”: News Flows, the Associated Press and
Inter-Media Agenda Setting, By Ye Xie and Anne Cooper-Chen

The JOURNAL OF GLOBAL MASS COMMUNICATION is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that seeks theoretical and empirical manuscripts and book reviews that examine the way in which similarities and differences articulate mass communication relations on a global scale. It also explores the way in which similarities and differences open up spaces for discourse, research and application in the field of mass communication praxis. JGMC seeks innovative articles that utilize critical and empirical approaches regarding global mass communication, including, but not limited to, systems, structures, processes, practices and culture. These articles could deal with content, as well as its production, consumption and effects, all of which are situated within inter- and trans-national, cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary and especially comparative perspectives. All theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcomed. All manuscripts undergo blind peer review. JGMC is published online and in hard copy form. The online version is open access, which means it is available at no charge to the public. More information click here.

All submissions should follow the APA style and be submitted in MS Word. U.S. English is to be used. Send submissions to and

Dr. Thomas Hanitzsch, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland. Tel. +41 (0)44 635 20 41; Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34; Co-editor, Journal of Global Mass Communication
“Worlds of Journalisms” Project