New journal issue

The Political Economy of Communication is the journal of IAMCR's Political Economy Section

The Political Economy of Communication is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the auspices of the IAMCR Political Economy section. It showcases original research from established and emerging scholars and commentaries on contemporary media-related issues. Volume 8, Number 1 is now available online. 

The Political Economy of Communication, Volume 8 Number 1

This volume includes:


Wayne Hope


Advertising as a Tax Expenditure: The Tax Deduction for Advertising and America’s Hidden Public Media System
Brenton J Main

The Political Economy of The Hobbit Labour Dispute: Global Hollywood, National Interests and Film Policy
Natàlia Ferrer-Roca

“Betting on Women”: A Feminist Political Economic Critique of Ideological Sports Narratives Surrounding the WNBA
Christopher Garcia

Review essays

Marx and Art
Martin Hirst 

The deadline for issue 8.2 is 12 October 2020. Author guidelines can be found at