New issue of Political Economy journal

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 9, Number 1 is now available online. 

9.1 is the Covid pandemic-themed issue. Contents are listed below. 

Submissions for Volume 9.2 and 10.1 in 2022 are now being received. Authors of papers submitted to IAMCR 2021 online conference with a political economy theme are encouraged to submit their papers for publication.

The Political Economy of Communication, Volume 9 Number 1


Pandemic Lessons: Total Surveillance and the Post-Trust Society  
by Mark Andrejevic, Zala Volcic

The Rush to Return to Live Sports Events: A Political-Economic Analysis of Sports Entertainment in the Time of COVID-19
Jennifer M Proffitt, Nivia Escobar Salazar, Juliann Cortese, Patrick F. Merle 

Nigerian Newsrooms Under COVID-19 Lockdown
By Fatima Abubakre

Controversy in the Time of COVID: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Three Case Studies from South African Online News Sites
By Ruth Teer-Tomaselli   


From the Ashes: Imagining a Post-Commercial Future for Media  
By Victor Pickard

Private Deals Between Digital and Media Lords to Save Journalism: The Case of the Australian News Media Bargaining Code
By Benedetta Brevini  

Book Review

Robotics, AI and Humanity
By Russell A. Newman