Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network

Networking Knowledge 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 and reviewersLaunched in September 2007, with the specific intention of serving 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.  

Networking Knowledge accepts submissions in a range of academic, creative and collaborative formats, and the editorial team endeavours to make all current and future articles fully accessible and compatible with screen readers. Any historic issues which are not compliant can be provided in an accessible format upon request. We are committed to making improvements with regards to accessibility and inclusivity in order to broaden our readership and increase opportunities to contribute to the journal. We aim to support all early career scholars who would like to be involved as contributors, and are committed to making the editorial process accessible, diverse and fair. 

We are driven by the values of rigour, openness, collaboration and academic freedom. It is therefore our core goal to serve our community of postgraduate and early career scholars by fostering a supportive network and advancing knowledge in media, communication and cultural studies.



Jen McLevey, University of Exeter


CFP: Networking Knowledge upcoming issues

February 9, 2022

MeCCSA PGN Journal Networking Knowledge Invites Contributions for Publication

Networking Knowledge, the journal of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies (MeCCSA) Postgraduate Network, invites contributions from postgraduate students and early career researchers for publication in future issues. Academic articles, creative work, interviews and media reviews from any field of media, communication, and cultural studies are welcome.

Along with our ongoing open submissions, we are particularly interested in contributions on the following topics as we plan upcoming issues:

  • Television, video-on-demand, and binge watching
  • Podcasts, audio entertainment, and radio
  • Diaspora(n) media and mediation, including online journalism, online media distribution and access
  • Journalism, local news, and datafication of news media

We would also encourage creative submissions, including audio, video, and images, both on these topics and on general interactions with media, communications, and cultural studies.

We also invite proposals for special issues and guest editorships for publication in 2022-23 and are always seeking peer reviewers.

Read more about CFP: Networking Knowledge upcoming issues

Current Issue

Vol. 15 No. 2 (2022): MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020 Conference Special: Mediating Place

Pystyll Rhaedr, Powys. Cymru. Photograph Harriet Parry.

This special issue features nine contributions from postgraduate and early career scholars who responded to a call for papers on the theme of Mediating Place for the 2020 MeCCSA PGR conference at the University of Brighton, which sadly had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The diversity of ways in which this issue’s theme ‘Mediating Place’ can be considered and applied is reflected in the range of responses and disciplines from which its contributors are working. This is also reflected in the differing styles of their papers and the methods that they have used for their enquiries. What is common to all is that concepts of ‘place’ and ‘space’ have remained rooted in subjective human perception. 

Published: February 15, 2022

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