Journal of Environmental Media (Journal)

ISSN 26322463 , ONLINE ISSN 26322471

The Journal of Environmental Media offers a scholarly platform to bridge work in environmental studies, identity and social justice, and science communication through the prism of screen media, focusing on the role of new and emerging digital media in our understanding and perception of the environment and related social issues.

The Journal of Environmental Media is published with the support of the Abess Center, University of Miami.

Volume 1 Issue 1 coming soon in November 2019.



Editors

Hunter Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
hvaughan@colorado.edu

Meryl Shriver-Rice
University of Miami
shriverrice@miami.edu

Reviews Editors

Nicole Starosielski
New York University
nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu

Anne Pasek
University of Alberta
apasek@ualberta.ca

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Johns
University of Miami
l.johns@umiami.edu

The Journal of Environmental Media offers a scholarly platform to bridge work in environmental studies, issues of social justice and science communication  through the prism of screen media. In particular, the journal will promote studies in the technology, messaging and reception of environmentally themed content, policy and activism through the mediation of digital mobile screens. As both the general population and academic world experiences a growing awareness of how integral visual and digital culture are to our understanding, discussion, and behaviour around the natural environment in an era of accelerating climate change, this journal responds to an urgent cultural, scientific and scholarly intersection.


Screen media plays a major role in influencing public perception of environmental problems and solutions; it is integral to new developments in environmental understanding, from sensors to data visualizations, and by becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our daily behaviours is not only surrounding us as we live, but producing new forms and distributions of waste in our wake. For new scientists, science communicators, humanists, artists and environmental messengers, the defining creative and intellectual challenge of the twenty-first century exists in the use and design of digital content aimed at engaging an increasingly participatory digital media culture. Comparable in its cultural complexity and historical significance to the invention of the book, interactive sharable digital content has become the dominant means of contemporary communication, social perception and normative behaviour. Understanding the role that media plays in environmental issues is a necessary step towards creating effective communication strategies and products for education, entertainment and public warning. Successfully communicating scientific information is a particularly critical and challenging endeavour that reaches far beyond issues of effective information communication aimed at heightening scientific literacy. The challenge of effective environmental communication is riddled with issues of stylistic and narrative engagement that are not popular nor familiar among scientists; similarly, the challenge of impactfulness for humanities, policy and industry studies lies in the ability to communicate and relate specific social and cultural issues to a broad audience.


The Journal of Environmental Media offers a forum where these challenges can be met together. By bringing together communications issues of rhetoric and messaging, social science perspectives from ethnography to cognitive psychology, and humanities approaches to ecocinema, media industries sustainability, and environmental justice, the Journal of Environmental Media will not only examine issues of scholarly, philosophical, technological and artistic interest, but will offer an arena to discuss the most pressing and prescient of twenty-first century problems regarding the role of cultural practice in the shaping of society and the natural environment.


Editors

Hunter Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
hvaughan@colorado.edu

Meryl Shriver-Rice
University of Miami
shriverrice@miami.edu

Reviews Editors

Nicole Starosielski
New York University
nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu

Anne Pasek
University of Alberta
apasek@ualberta.ca

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Johns
University of Miami
l.johns@umiami.edu

Editors

Hunter Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
hvaughan@colorado.edu

Meryl Shriver-Rice
University of Miami
shriverrice@miami.edu

Reviews Editors

Nicole Starosielski
New York University
nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu

Anne Pasek
University of Alberta
apasek@ualberta.ca

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Johns
University of Miami
l.johns@umiami.edu

Editors

Hunter Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
hvaughan@colorado.edu

Meryl Shriver-Rice
University of Miami
shriverrice@miami.edu

Reviews Editors

Nicole Starosielski
New York University
nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu

Anne Pasek
University of Alberta
apasek@ualberta.ca

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Johns
University of Miami
l.johns@umiami.edu

Notes for Contributors Download

Call for Papers Download


Call for Papers: Journal of Environmental Media

Volume 1, number 2

(deadline 1 November 2019)

 

The new interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental Media (JEM) invites long-form (7000 words) and short-form (1000 words) article submissions on the role of digital culture and emergent media in shaping environmentally themed content and activism, constructing environmental data and impacting social perceptions of the environment. JEM is a scholarly platform aimed at bridging work in environmental studies, digital culture studies, issues of identity and social justice, media industry studies, science and technology studies (STS) and environmental communication, covering a range of environmental issues such as climate change, sea level rise, environmental racism, fossil fuel economics, Superfund pollution, species extinction, renewable energy technologies, climate migration and e-waste. We promote work that engages with diverse methodological and disciplinary approaches, bringing social science research approaches such as ethnography, strategic messaging and non-Western communication studies into dialogue with humanities approaches to production cultures, screen studies and environmental justice. As such, the Journal of Environmental Media explores a broad landscape of media forms and practices, including but not limited to: smart devices, machine learning, wearable interfaces, machine-to-machine communication, popular cinema and streaming services, social media platforms of environmental activism, GIS networks, CGI animation, green lifestyle apps and new developments in augmented reality. Addressing the messages and effects of environmental media requires that we not only address their expansiveness and ubiquity, but the social configurations they shape and the new distributions of power and waste they leave in our wake. In response to a global moment of environmental, political and philosophical crisis, the Journal of Environmental Media invites authors to submit new research on the most pressing and prescient twenty-first century problems regarding the role of media practice in shaping the relationship between human societies and the natural environment. 

Please email article and review submissions by 1 November 2019, in Harvard Style and with endnotes, to jem@intellectbooks.com for double blind peer review. We will respond within six weeks of submission. Address any editorial, formatting, or other journal queries to the editors at hvaughan@colorado.edu or shriverrice@miami.edu, and any reviews queries to nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu.

Keywords: media studies, environmental studies, augmented reality (AR), digital culture, new media, virtual reality (VR), environmental communication, Science and Technology Studies (STS), smart technology, strategic messaging, materiality, environmental justice, ecocriticism. 

Editors

Hunter Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
hvaughan@colorado.edu

Meryl Shriver-Rice
University of Miami
shriverrice@miami.edu

Reviews Editors

Nicole Starosielski
New York University
nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu

Anne Pasek
University of Alberta
apasek@ualberta.ca

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Johns
University of Miami
l.johns@umiami.edu

Editorial Board

Jemal Ahmed
Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)

Alison Anderson
University of Plymouth

Maxwell Boykoff
University of Colorado Boulder

Kenny Broad
University of Miami

Alenda Chang
UCSB

Kiu-Wai Chu
Western Sydney University

Amanda D. Concha-Holmes
University of Florida

Tom Conley
Harvard University

Sean Cubitt
Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

Finis Dunaway
Trent University

Jen Fay
Vanderbilt University

Christina Gerhardt
University of Hawaii

Alison Griffiths
Baruch University

Nik Norma Nik Hasan
Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town (USM)

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Colin Hoag
Smith College

Adrian Ivakhiv
University of Vermont

Brian Jacobson
University of Toronto

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick, UK

Selmin Kara
OCAD Toronto

Adi Kuntsman
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Antonio Lopez
John Cabot University (Rome)

Zenia Kish
University of Tulsa

Scott Mackenzie
Queen's University

Elizabeth Miller
Concrodia University

Theresa Miller
Smithsonian

Salma Monani
Gettysburg College

Lisa Parks
MIT

Elena Past
Wayne State University

Jennifer Peterson
Woodbury University

Phaedra Pezzullo
University of Colorado Boulder

Juliet Pinto
Penn State University

Joost Raessens
Utrecht University

Jon Raundalen
Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Justin Rawlins
University of Tulsa

Cameron Riopelle
University of Miami

Shirley Roburn
York University, UK

Amy Rust
University of South Florida

Steve Rust
University of Oregon

Matthew Schneider Mayerson
Yale-NUS College

Jim Schwoch
Northwestern University

Nicole Seymour
CSU Fullerton

Nicole Starosielski
New York University

Anna Stenport
Georgia Tech University

Rick Stepp
University of Florida

Noel Sturgeon
York University

Chiu-Ling Tam
University of Calgary

Graig Uhlin
Oklahoma State University

Janet Walker
UCSB

Alexa Weik von Messner
University of Klagenfurt

Laura Zanotti
Purdue University

Editors

Hunter Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
hvaughan@colorado.edu

Meryl Shriver-Rice
University of Miami
shriverrice@miami.edu

Reviews Editors

Nicole Starosielski
New York University
nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu

Anne Pasek
University of Alberta
apasek@ualberta.ca

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Johns
University of Miami
l.johns@umiami.edu

Editors

Hunter Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
hvaughan@colorado.edu

Meryl Shriver-Rice
University of Miami
shriverrice@miami.edu

Reviews Editors

Nicole Starosielski
New York University
nicole.starosielski@nyu.edu

Anne Pasek
University of Alberta
apasek@ualberta.ca

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Johns
University of Miami
l.johns@umiami.edu

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