The Political Economy of Communication

This publication arises from the political economy section of the International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR). It showcases original research from established and emerging scholars and commentaries on contemporary media-related issues. The journal especially invites contributions which reflect upon the political economy of communication as an evolving field of intellectual inquiry.

Martin Hirst, Deakin University
Wayne Hope, Auckland University of Technology
Peter Thompson, Victoria University of Wellington

Editorial Advisory Board
Janet Wasko - University of Oregon
Graham Murdock - University of Loughborough/University of Auckland
Vincent Mosco - Queen’s University
Helena Sousa - University of Minho
Rodrigo Gomez Garcia - Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
John Sinclair - University of Melbourne
Randall Nichols - Bentley University
Dwayne Winseck - Carleton University
Peichi Chung - The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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Vol 3, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Wayne Hope, Peter Thompson, Martin Hirst


U.S. Empire and Communications Today: Revisiting Herbert I. Schiller PDF
Tanner Mirrlees
Risk and Capitalist Power: Conceptual Tools for Studying the Political Economy of Hollywood PDF
James McMahon
The Social News Network: The Appropriation of Community Labour in CNN’s iReport PDF
Michael Daubs
Journalistic Labour and Technological Fetishism PDF
Edward Comor, James Compton
Toward a Political Economy of Framing: Putting Inequality on the Public Policy Agenda PDF
Oscar Gandy