Links to discussion lists and listservs devoted to media history, scholarly centres concerned with to the study of media history, libraries holding Australian regulatory and policy material and links to histories of individual Australian radio and television broadcasting stations. Also contains links to a number of Australian peak media industry bodies. Significant Australian and international scholarly journals devoted to the study of media, multimedia and journalism history are also listed.


Australian Media History Listserv

The Australian Media History Listserv, hosted by Macquarie University, Sydney, focuses on histories of advertising, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film and the new media.

The Australian Media History Listserv provides:

  • a mechanism for disseminating information about events, new publications and education courses in Australian media history;
  • an outlet to share information about resources for researching Australian media history;
  • a means for posting queries about research and gaps in the field; and
  • a place for discussing broader research and epistemological issues pertaining to Australian media history.
Communication History Discussion List

The Communication History Discussion List is an international, scholarly listserv devoted to all aspects of media and communication history.


Australian Historical Association

The AHA was founded in 1973 and is the premier national organisation of historians, academic, professional and other, working in all fields of history. Its members number more than 800, including universities, libraries and other affiliates. AHA conferences are held annually and a number of prizes, awards and honorary fellowships are offered.

Australian Radio and Audio Researchers Association

Contact: Dr John Tebbutt


Centre for Media History, Macquarie University, Sydney

The Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University is home to Australia's first centre dedicated to conducting and fostering research on the interactions between media and history. Established in 2007, the Centre for Media History is interested in the history of the media, history in the media, and history and the media. Our members are drawn from the Departments of Modern History, Politics, Media, Sociology, English and Economics.

Centre for Broadcasting History Research, Bournemouth University, UK

The Centre for Media History seeks to:

  • Stimulate an interest in media history
  • Develop partnerships with national and international partners to promote the study of media history
  • Work for the preservation of media and specifically broadcasting archives
  • Develop new ways of incorporating media history into teaching and learning
  • Bid for research grants to further our aims
  • Provide a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate researchers.
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Washington D.C.

Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. CHNM combines cutting edge digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship to promote an inclusive and democratic understanding of the past as well as a broad historical literacy. CHNM's work has been recognized with major awards and grants from the American Historical Association, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Education, the Library of Congress, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan, Hewlett, Rockefeller, Gould, Delmas, Mellon and Kellogg foundations.

Centre for the History of the Media, University College Dublin

The Centre for the History of the Media (CHM) is an initiative of the School of History and Archives at University College Dublin. The Centre offers an interdisciplinary forum for researchers from across the University and beyond to explore the history of the media, giving equal attention to the pre-modern and modern periods. It seeks to promote two main areas: the study of the media within a broad contextual framework and meaningful interdisciplinary discourse. The Centre hosts an annual Distinguished Public Lecture. In addition, the Centre organises research seminars and international conferences, bringing together leading scholars active in this burgeoning field of enquiry. The Centre was launched in February 2007 by the distinguished cultural historian Professor Peter Burke.

Center for Media, Culture and History, New York University

The Center for Media, Culture and History is a collaborative project, drawing on faculty from the Africana Studies Program and the Departments of Anthropology, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, History and Religious Studies. We address issues of representation, social change, and identity construction embedded in the development of film, television, video and new media worldwide. Our focus on the role that these media play in shaping our perceptions of history and culture; in forging individual, collective, national, and transnational identities; and in mediating the direction and character of social change. Support for the Center for Media, Culture and History is provided by the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science, the Department of Anthropology and the Tisch School of the Arts Department of Cinema Studies.

Centre for Media History, University of Wales

The Centre for Media History at the University of Wales Aberystwyth is a new research centre based in the Department of History and Welsh History that recognises and builds on the strength within the university of research into the history of the mass media both within the Department of History and Welsh History itself, and in other departments (principally the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies). The purpose of the Centre is threefold:

  • To promote the exploration of media in a specifically historical context
  • To promote teaching and research in the field of media history
  • To publicise and popularise the use of media and media-related sources as a  key research tool for a wide range of historical studies.

Aberystwyth’s research expertise in this field is internationally recognised, and the journal Media History is currently based at the university.  We also benefit from the vast archival and book resources of the National Library of Wales, based in Aberystwyth, in particular its National Screen and Sound Archive.  We see media history in its widest context, from the early modern period (and where possible earlier) to the present day, and encompassing the broadest possible range of media, from print culture, cinema and broadcasting to photography, advertising, etc.

Centre for the Study of Journalism and History, University of Sheffield

The Centre for the Study of Journalism and History was formed in Autumn 2009 to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research on journalism and history. It uses seminars, research projects and publishing ventures to set up dialogues about using journalism both as a source for understanding the past, and for clarifying ideas about the public sphere, language and discourse. It is particularly interested in developing robust methodologies for exploiting digital archives of journalism content.

European Television History Network

ETHN is a network that connects scholars, archivists and institutions working on the history of television in Europe. The network encourages the exchange of research and experiences and the development of collaborative research projects that help to explore a comparative approach to television history.

Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany

The Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany is a cooperative project of the Hans Bredow Institute with the University of Hamburg (Department of Languages, Literature and Media I) and the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (North-German Broadcasting Corporation). Its objective is to analyse media historical processes. To do so, scientific research projects are conducted. Furthermore the cooperative project advances close collaboration between media providers and scientific researchers, and strengthens the cooperation with the University of Hamburg and other research facilities in the field of media-historical studies and teaching.

Hans Bredow Institute Media History Research Centre


Australian Communications and Media Authority Library

Library holdings are accessible through Libraries Australia

The Library is widely regarded as having one of the major collections of broadcasting, media, telecommunications and radiocommunications in Australia. The major subject areas to be found in the Library are communications law, administrative law, radio and television broadcasting, communications and competition policy, broadcasting technology, mass media, media culture, telecommunications, radiocommunications, consumer issues, new technologies, mobile and satellite communications, internet and online issues. The library has holdings in Sydney and Melbourne.

Department of Communications Library, Canberra

The information available in the DC Library is in electronic format and hard copy journals. Journals and books cover subjects such as: the digital economy, intellectual property and copyright, Australian and international broadcasting, advertising, convergence, information technology, telecommunications policy, current affairs and economics. The collection also includes annual reports, newspapers, CD-Roms and videos. There are also a number of online services that DC Library staff can search to find information relevant to the portfolio. Lending policy: The collection is available for use by students, researchers and members of the public. Borrowing from the Library is possible through the standard procedures and conditions listed in the Australian Inter Library lending Code, that is, your library (public, school, TAFE, university etc) can borrow DC Library material on your behalf.


Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance

The Alliance is the union and professional organisation which covers everyone in the media, entertainment, sports and arts industries. Our 36,000 members include people working in TV, radio, theatre & film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds, journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists, photographers, orchestral & opera performers as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing & website production fact everyone who works in the industries that inform or entertain Australians. The Alliance was created in 1992 through the merging of the unions covering actors, journalists and entertainment industry employees:   Actors Equity (AE)  The Australian Journalists Association (AJA)  The Australian Theatrical & Amusement Employees Association (ATAEA) Since amalgamation, the Symphony Orchestra Musicians Association (SOMA) & the NSW Artworkers Union have joined the Alliance, a Professional Sports Branch has been created & the Screen Technicians Association of Australia (STAA) reconstituted itself under the Alliance banner. The MEAA Information desk is based in Redfern, Sydney, and the organisation has branches in each State.

Walkley Foundation

The annual Walkley Awards recognize excellence in Australian journalism across all media including print, television, radio, photographic and online media. The prestigious Gold Walkley is considered the pinnacle of journalistic achievement. The Walkleys were established in 1956, with five categories, by Ampol Petroleum founder Sir William Gaston Walkley. Upon his death, the awards were bequeathed to the-then Australian Journalists' Association (now the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance). The Association and, from 1990, the Alliance remained proud custodian of the awards for many years. In 2000, the Alliance voted to formally establish the awards as the Walkley Foundation for Journalism.

The Walkley Foundation's aims and objectives are to organise, administer and promote the Walkley Awards as well as continuing to advance the interests of professional and ethical journalism in Australia. The Walkley Foundation is located at the MEAA headquarters in Redfern, Sydney.

The Walkley Magazine is Australia’s premier media publication dedicated to exploring media issues. The Walkley Magazine is the only forum for the discussion of the media by Australia’s most senior journalists and media professionals, canvassing all the issues of the day from politics to business and insider industry info. Produced six times a year, the full colour Walkley Magazine showcases the best in Australian journalism and photojournalism and creates a unique forum for discussion of professional issues as well as interesting news on the craft and practice of journalism and public relations.


Australian Cartoonists’ Association

The ACA is the world's oldest cartoonist organisation, formally the Australian Black and White Artists' Club, founded in 1924. ACA was known for many years as the Australian Black and White Artists’ Club. Our first objective is to “improve the standing of ‘black and white’ artists in Australia and to stimulate public interest in ‘black and white’ art.” The second objective is “to promote competitions and/or awards with the object of improving the standards of ‘black and white’ art.” ACA members include Australia’s best cartoonists, caricaturists, illustrators, comic book artists, animators and illustrators who work for newspapers, magazines, and production houses. Attention is focused on matters such as syndicated cartoons from overseas and issues of copyright, public education and promotion to newspaper and magazine editors and publishers. ACA’s membership stands at over 200 nationwide. The Association is based in Strawberry Hills, NSW.

Australian Press Council

The Australian Press Council Incorporated is the self-regulatory body of the print media. It was established in 1976 with two main aims: to help preserve the traditional freedom of the press within Australia and ensure that the free press acts responsibly and ethically. According to its Constitution, the objects of the Australian Press Council are to promote freedom of speech through responsible and independent print media, and adherence to high journalistic and editorial standards. The Press Council is based in Kent Street., Sydney.

The Newspaper Works

The Newspaper Works advocates across a spectrum of commercial and editorial areas on behalf of the news publishing industry. Promotion of the compelling value of our audiences in print and digital, and the protection of press freedom, are priority activities. Following 2011 the role of The Newspaper Works has changed. It was established originally to communicate the value of newspaper readership to advertisers and agencies. Today, it has embraced the responsibilities of other industry organisations that have been merged to create one industry body. It has assumed the responsibilities of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association / Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association; the Publishers National Environment Bureau, and the Publishers Advertising Advisory Bureau. This website, launched in November 2013, was the final step in the amalgamation of these groups.


A history of Australian radio

A brief overview of the history of radio broadcasting in Australia (PDF format).

Radio in Australia

Produced by the Australian Government, this is an overview of the history of radio in Australia to 2007 together with links to further resources and sources of information.

A history of community radio

A brief overview of the early history of Community Radio broadcasting in Australia extracted from a paper, ‘The Social and Political forces that led to the Development of Public Radio in the 1960s’, written by Dr Jeff Langdon in 1995. The paper looks at the development of community radio in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

World leading and state-of-the-art, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, champions and explores the moving image in all its forms - film, television, games, new media and art. Through a diverse and engaging annual calendar of award winning major exhibitions, film programs, live events, creative workshops, education programs, community activities and lending services, ACMI brings the best of moving image culture from across the globe to Australian audiences.

Starting life as the State Film Centre in 1946, ACMI evolved from being a Collection based institution to a hub for screening and industry advocacy, education and audience development to the point where it became a centrepiece of Federation Square on its opening in 2002. As the newest of the Victorian State Government’s arts agencies, since then ACMI has strengthened its world-class position and independent voice as one of only a handful of international moving image centres.

Australian Children’s Television Foundation

The ACTF is a national non-profit organisation. It is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience. The ACTF is funded by the Commonwealth Government, and the governments of each State and Territory in Australia.

The ACTF develops and produces high quality television programs for children. It aims to create innovative, entertaining and educational programs. ACTF programs have screened in over 100 countries and have won over 95 local and international awards. The ACTF actively engages in debate on issues concerning Australian children’s program content. It prepares submissions to regulatory bodies and government, and seeks to inform key decision makers.

Australian Screen

Australian Screen is operated by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). It is a promotional and educational resource providing worldwide online access to information about the Australian film and television industry.
It contains information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years.

Australian Television History

Aus TV is a resource for Australian television history, preserving the telly we all grew up with. On this site you can revisit the history of the big networks and the local regional channels, watch the catchy station idents and promos we all sang along to, and find lots of stuff that makes you say ‘ I remember that!’ So go exploring, and celebrate the first 50 years of Australian television!

Commercial Radio Australia

Commercial Radio Australia Ltd is the national industry body representing Australia's commercial radio broadcasters. Commercial radio broadcasting began in 1925. Commercial Radio Australia Ltd was established in 1930 as the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters (FARB). FARB became an incorporated company in 1993 and changed its name to Commercial Radio Australia Limited in 2002. FARB was founded with 33 members. Today Commercial Radio Australia Ltd has 260 members, representing 99% of commercial radio licensees on air. Commercial Radio Australia is based in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

The CBAA is the peak body for community radio and television stations. We provide leadership, advocacy and support for our members to actively provide independent broadcasting services and to build and strengthen local communities. We are the national representative organisation for community broadcasters, both fully licensed stations and groups aspiring to hold a permanent licence. Organisations and individuals who support the development of community broadcasting can also join as affiliate members. Besides its representative function, the CBAA constitutes a forum for discussion and implementation of policies designed to advance the development of community broadcasting and the interests of community broadcasters. The CBAA also hosts the Community Radio Network satellite service (CRN), which distributes programming produced by member stations and affiliated groups to around 180 stations throughout Australia. The CBAA is based in Alexandria, Sydney.

Digital Radio Plus

Provides information about the rollout of digital radio services, including coverage, stations, radios, an industry tutorial, news and information searches by postcode.

Free Television Australia

Free TV Australia began life as the Federation of Commercial Television Stations (or FACTS) in 1960, just four years after the advent of television in Australia. It now represents all of Australia's commercial free-to-air television licensees and is one of the few industry bodies in Australia which represents every organisation in its sector. Free TV provides a forum for discussion of industry matters and is the public voice of the industry on a wide range of issues. Free TV is governed by a Board of Directors representing the major member groups; the Nine Network, the Seven Network, Network Ten, Southern Cross Austereo, Prime Television, WIN, NBN and Imparja Television. The Board is supported by a number of committees which formulate advice and recommendations in relation to policy and regulatory issues, engineering and technical issues, marketing and other areas affecting the industry.

Friends of the ABC

Friends of the ABC (FABC) represents the public's interest in its national public broadcaster. It is comprised of Friends of the ABC organisations from every Australian state and territory working together in a national campaign.

Friends of the ABC's objectives:

  • to support the maintenance and advancement of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • to fulfil to a high standard its role as an independent and comprehensive national public broadcaster
  • to be adequately funded by government to fulfil its role;
  • to remain independent of government influence, commercial sponsorship and advertising; and
  • to promote Australian culture in all its diversity

Friends of the ABC engages in a range of activities at national, state and local levels. These include informing the public, communicating with Members of Parliament and media, presenting submissions to government reviews and inquiries, addressing public meetings, conducting rallies and publishing newsletters.

Radio Adelaide 101.5 (formerly 5UV)

On 28 June 28 1972, Radio VL-5UV was the first licensed community station to go to air in Australia. Although the official name has evolved and changed over the years, Radio Adelaide has been the station name since 2003. The 1990s was a decade of great change for the station. It became one of the first Australian stations to broadcast 24 hours a day on the internet. As part of a plan to emphasize the greater community reach of the station and to refresh the station image in 2002 it made the move from 5UV on 531 AM to Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM (this became the station’s formal name from 1 January 2003).

Radio Melbourne 3AW, news publicity material from the 1960s

Digital scans of original publicity material held by Ian D Richardson who worked in the 3AW Newsroom from 1963-68 inclusive before moving to London to join the BBC World Service. He is now an author and screenwriter:

Digital scans of original publicity material held by Ian D Richardson who worked in the 3AW Newsroom from 1963-68 inclusive before moving to London to join the BBC World Service. He is now an author and screenwriter:

Radio station 2SM

A fan site for Sydney radio station 2SM….“If you are a former 2SM junkie like me, this is the place for you!! Settle in for a long trip down memory lane”. The site contains animations, promotions, jingles and other snippets.

The site also contains a brief station history written by media historian Glen A. Baker:

The Radio Wave

The Radio Wave is a free e-letter which goes out to radio people world-wide every three weeks. The Radio Wave is aimed at people who'd like to be in radio, newbies who've just started and full-time professionals. Editor Ian MacRae can be contacted at Back issues are available at: on archives). To subscribe just send a blank email to:

Radio Yesteryear Inc., History of Australian Broadcasting

Radio Yesteryear broadcasts from Kariong situated above the city of Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Volunteers at Radio Yesteryear Inc. are researching the development of early Australian broadcasting, compiled on a ‘station by station’ and ‘State’ basis. Radio yesteryear has conducted research into the early history of each AM radio station (over 600). Contact Bruce Carty at

Seven West Media

Seven West Media is the leading, listed national multi-platform media business based in Australia. We comprise Seven Television, the leading free to air capital city television network; Pacific Magazines, the country's second largest magazine group by readership; Yahoo!7 one of the nation’s most successful internet platforms, as well as Western Australia's leading newspaper, The West Australian and associated WA regional newspapers and radio stations. Seven West Media was created through the acquisition of Seven Media Group by West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited (WAN) as approved by WAN shareholders on 11 April 2011.

Southern Cross Austereo

Southern Cross Austereo is the creator of more hours of live content than any other broadcast media in Australia and can connect brands with 95% of Australians each week via our regional free-to-air TV networks, national radio networks, online, mobile and unique one off events

2WG Women’s Club

Radio station 2WG began broadcasting from a site in Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga in 1932 and after struggling during the Depression, was a great success. In 1937, Nan Roberts, wife of the station owner, Eric Roberts, and more generally known by her radio name of Auntie Nan, launched the 2WG Women's Club. For the next 30 years, the Club played a pivotal role for women of the Riverina with its president for much of this time, Ada 'Cobby' Webb, leading it with commitment and enthusiasm. The establishment of The Haven, Wagga's first aged care facility, was the major achievement of the 2WG Women's Club. With the advent of television, increased mobility for women in regional and rural areas, the growth in women working outside of the home and changing approaches to the support and funding of public services, the role of the Women's Club declined, and finally ceased in the mid 1960s.

Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)

SBS is unique. Its radio and television services broadcast in more languages than any other network in the world. Sixty-eight languages are spoken on SBS Radio. Programs in more than 60 languages are broadcast on SBS Television, and Online, SBS New Media provides text and audio-on-demand services in more than 50 languages. SBS was established to give voice and exposure to multicultural Australia; to define, foster and celebrate Australia's cultural diversity in accordance with our Charter obligation to "provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians and, in doing so, reflect Australia's multicultural society".

For a document detailing the landmarks in the SBS story, from the beginning of experimental ethnic radio broadcasts in 1975, through the establishment of the permanent radio service, the launching of television in 1980, and its development until mid 1997, see:

Talkback Radio: An Emotional Homeland and Heartland

Australia's first extensive study of talkback radio audiences. As part of this study, talkback (also known as talk radio) listeners and callers discussed a range of topics, including why they listen to and/or call talkback, the role it plays in their lives and how they use it.

Ten Network (Television)

The first of the stations that are part of today’s TEN Network began broadcasting in 1959, as ADS-7 in Adelaide (now ADS-10). ATV-0 (later ATV-10) began broadcasting in Melbourne in 1964, the year of The Beatles visit. The following year, TEN hit the airwaves in Sydney, with a variety spectacular “TV Spells Magic,” along with TVQ-0 (later TVQ-10) in Brisbane. NEW-10 Perth began broadcasting in 1988. What is today's TEN network was created in 1995 with the purchase of the Adelaide and Perth stations – ADS-10 and NEW-10. Always the innovator, TEN was the first station to broadcast television in colour in 1975 and has lead the way toward the introduction of digital television on January 1, 2001. The Ten Network has offices in most state capitals.

WIN Television Corporation – formerly Crawfords

Since it began broadcasting in Wollongong with one station in 1963, the WIN Television Network is now the largest regional television broadcaster in Australia and is the fourth largest in Australia behind Networks Nine, Seven, and Ten. This site gives a brief overview of the company’s history.


Jazz archive

Jazz Australia is an interactive website resource for the Australian jazz community. The site was commissioned by the Australia Council as part of the National Jazz Initiative, and is designed to act as a national resource, bringing together jazz organisations, institutions, musicians and enthusiasts from across the country. The website structure is interactive enabling individuals, groups and organisations to contribute directly to the site, assisting the promotion and dissemination of jazz information regionally, nationally and internationally. The site content is provided by writers from all over Australia and overseas as well as key jazz organisations across the country.

Miles Ago

MILESAGO is a work in progress. Our mission is to compile a comprehensive web-based resource about Australasian (i.e. Australian and New Zealand) popular music, popular culture and social history in the twelve-year period from 1 January 1964 to 31 December 1975. Milesago aims to provide an accurate, comprehensive resource about the groups and solo artists from both sides of the Tasman who produced this music, and also to provide some background about the environment in which they worked. We are gradually building a database of information on the media – radio stations and DJs, newspapers and magazines, TV shows, films and documentaries. We are also developing comprehensive sections with information about promoters, managers and agents, the lightshows and sound systems, roadies and technicians, record labels, producers and engineers, and studios. We also document the vanishing history of our live music scene and music venues – the clubs and discotheques, and the booming city and suburban dance circuit of the late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s.


Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of over 12,000 significant and representative persons in Australian history. The ADB is produced by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University (ANU) and is available both as a hardcopy publication and online. The ADB Online is available free on the web. It has been designed to enable and encourage scholarly practice in the electronic world, and to provide a service to all users of the Internet. A range of search options are available, from name (e.g. Howe, Murdoch, Syme) to occupation (e.g. journalist, broadcaster, film director).

Mamma Lena & Dino Gustin

A site dedicated to radio broadcaster, Mamm Lena, and her husband, Dino Gustin, who broadcast Italian language programs in Sydney for nearly twenty years. The site contains a variety of material relevant to radio historians including pictures, sound recordings and digitised archival material.

John Pearce

For the Love of Mike is an online autobiography and memoir of Australian radio written by bombastic talk radio personality John Pearce (1925-1996).

William Edward Pidgeon

A site dedicated to William Edwin Pidgeon, a 3 times Archibald Prize winner, Australia’s premier prize for portrait painting. Pidgeon was also famous for his cartoons and illustrations for the The Daily Telegraph in Sydney and for the Australian Women’s Weekly. Pidgeon helped create the original dummy for the Weekly back in 1933 and became a household name for his covers which were featured on many issues through to the 1950s.

Sir Geoffrey Syme

Site dedicated to Geoffrey Syme, Managing Editor of The Age and The Leader newspapers from 1908 until 1942. Geoffrey Syme began as an Age journalist since 1892, first as a cadet, later as a senior journalist. In 1902 he became Editor of the newly founded weekly paper Every Saturday, the forerunner of the Saturday Age. On the death of his father David Syme on the 14th February 1908 he became Managing Editor of The Age and responsible for the editorial policy of the paper.


Australian Studies in Journalism, University of Queensland

Australian Studies in Journalism was an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to promoting research and scholarship on journalism and the news media in Australia published between 1992 and 2007.

Communication, Politics & Culture

Communication, Politics & Culture (CPC) is a fully refereed journal, published twice a year with support from the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. CPC was formerly titled Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture. Established as an interdisciplinary journal in 1963, CPC focuses on connections between communication and politics. Archive issues of Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture can be accessed via:;res=IELHSS;issn=0038-4526

Film History

Film History focuses on the historical development of the motion picture and the social, technological, and economic context in which this has occurred. Its areas of interest range from the technical and entrepreneurial innovations of the early and pre-cinema experiments, through all aspects of the production, distribution, exhibition, and reception of commercial and non-commercial motion pictures. The journal is published by Indiana University Press.

Film & History, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The Historians Film Committee exists to further the use of film sources in teaching and research, to disseminate information about film and film use to historians and other social scientists, to work for an effective system of film preservation so that scholars may have ready access to film archives, and to organize periodic conferences and seminars dealing with film. For the past thirty years Film & History has been an inexpensive journal that even "poor" libraries can afford. We study how history is being shaped by media as well as how media are being shaped by history. We examine the evolution of genre over time and how the changes in genre formulas are affected by contemporary pressures. We review relevant books, films, and television specials. Film & History is published twice a year by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (as of June 1, 2007), in affiliation with the American Historical Association and under the direction of the university's Center for the Study of Film and History.  The journal is also a partner with Project MUSE, of The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television is an interdisciplinary journal concerned with the evidence produced by the mass media for historians and social scientists, and with the impact of mass communications on the political and social history of the twentieth century. The needs of those engaged in research and teaching are served by scholarly articles, book reviews and by archival reports concerned with the preservation and availability of records. The journal also reviews films, television and radio programmes of historical or educational importance. In addition, it aims to provide a survey of developments in the teaching of history and social science courses which involve the use of film and broadcast materials. It is the official journal of the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST), and is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Louisiana State University.

Journalism History, Ohio University

Journalism History is published four times a year by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, with the support of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Journalism Historyseeks articles on topics related to the full scope of mass communication history. Articles may discuss individuals, institutions, or events. Manuscripts which provide fresh approaches and new, significant understanding about a topic in its broader context are especially sought. The journal also will consider topical essays, particularly if they are clearly argued and well supported with documentation.

Media History

Media History is an interdisciplinary journal which welcomes contributions addressing media and society from the fifteenth century to the present. Its perspective is both historical and international. It will explore all forms of serial publication in manuscript, print and electronic media and will encourage work which crosses the boundaries of politics, culture and communications. The journal includes contributions covering a wide area of Media History, and welcomes contributions from across the globe. Contributors are encouraged to submit illustrations where appropriate. The journal is published by Routledge.

Media History Monographs, Elon University

Media History Monographs (MHM) is an online journal devoted to publishing scholarly journalism and mass communication history works. The journal is affiliated with the American Journalism Historians Association. Media History Monographs is devoted to publishing historical scholarly works which are too long for regular journal articles and too short for books. All articles are peer-reviewed and all methodologies are welcome. The journal was created to accommodate the increased study of history in the field of mass communications and is sponsored by the School of  Communications at Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. Media History Monographs is published in association with the American Journalism Historians Association. All information contained within published articles is copyrighted and owned solely by the authors of the respective works.

Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, University of Queensland

Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy publishes new scholarly and applied research on the media, telecommunications, and the cultural industries, and the policy regimes within which they operate. MIA was founded by Professor Henry Mayer in 1976. It was published by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School until 1997, when it moved to the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy at Griffith University. At that time, it was merged with the Centre's journal, Culture and Policy. From 2004, it became a publication of the School of EMSAH and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, at The University of Queensland. In 2005 the Henry Mayer Lecture was established in memory of the journal's founder. Broadly inclusive and inter-disciplinary, the journal welcomes the writing of history, theory and analysis, commentary and debate. While its primary focus is Australia, the journal also aims to provide an international perspective. MIA receives review copies of recent publications from a number of publishers, and these can be made available to reviewers who will undertake to produce the review within the stated time. For more information and a list of available titles, see the Books Available for Review page. MIA is published by the School of English, Media Studies and Art History, in association with the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland.

Prometheus, Routledge

The aim of Prometheus is to publish high quality peer reviewed research papers and contributions to national and international policy debate relating to technological change, innovation, information economics, and telecommunications and science policy.
The journal seeks to act as a bridge between disciplines, as well as between scholarly work and the policy process.

Screening the Past, La Trobe University

Screening the Past is concerned with:

  • the history of photography, film, television and multimedia;
  • the representation of history on/in these media;
  • the role of these media in social history;
  • the history and development of critical and theoretical analysis in these areas.

It publishes material of interest to historians of film and media, to film and media scholars, to social historians interested in the place of film and media within general history, to film makers interested in the history of their craft or in representing history through their productions, to film and media librarians and archivists. The editorial team invites and encourages submissions across the full spectrum of international film history.


VIEW, Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. With its interdisciplinary profile, the journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including television history, media studies, media sociology, cultural studies and television studies.

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