Volume 14, No. 2
April 2002

Mercurial Matters

SHOT 2002 in Toronto

Graduate Student Bonus

Survey of Local TV History

News of Mercurians and their Projects

Citizens (Band) of France Unite!

Printing a Revolution?

The End of Books

Reading Red Ochre: Parting Thoughts on Mixed Receptions

Dishing It Up: Really Big Antennas

Journal Announcements

Communications Under the Seas

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Journal Announcements

Explorations in Media Ecology, the journal of the Media Ecology Association, is dedicated to extending our understanding of media and media environments. EME publishes articles, essays, research reports, reviews, and probes. In addition to the study of media as they are traditionally understood, media ecology is concerned with the examination of communication, language, symbolic form and signification, technology and technique, information, systems, and both humanly modified and natural environments.

EME welcomes diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of media environments. Manuscripts will be subject to blind review. To submit manuscripts, contact either of the coeditors, Judith Yaross Lee, School of Interpersonal Communication, Lasher Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 <>, or Lance Strate, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 <>.

For submissions focusing on teaching strategies and resources, contact Teaching and Education Editor, Sal Fallica, Department of Culture and Communication, New York Unviersity, 239 Greene St., Suite 735, New York, NY 10003 <>. Potential reviewers should contact EME Review Editor Thom Gencarelli, Department of Broadcasting, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 <>.

Individual subscriptions and more information are available with membership in the Media Ecology Association. <>

The Journal of Radio Studies (JRS) seeks manuscripts & book or video reviews for its Summer 2002 issue by May 1, 2002. Studies may focus on any contemporary or historical area of radio including: rhetorical studies, propaganda, personalities, drama/popular culture, radio in national development, alternative/minority radio, internet radio, talk radio, management, ethical/legal issues, advertising, cultural history of radio, political use of radio, and international studies.
JRS encourages interdisciplinary inquiries. The call for papers can be found at <>.
Contact: Frank Chorba, Journal of Radio Studies Editor, Mass Media Program, Washburn University, Topeka, KS 66621; 785-231-1010 x1805; <>

A new interdisciplinary journal Visual Communication will define “visual” to include still and moving images, graphic design and typography, fashion, the built and landscaped environment, the role of the visual in relation to language, music, sound and action. It will critically investigate how the social world is constructed, represented, and contested in visual discourse; examine the use of the visual in a range of sociological, anthropological, historical, and scientific research areas; explore the structures and histories of the languages and technologies of visual communication, and their relation to those of other modes of communication; describe and contextualize (socially, culturally and historically) the use of these visual languages and technologies.
Visual Communication issues will include academic papers, visual essays, reviews covering books, magazines, films, CD-ROMs, websites, exhibitions and artifacts. For more information see <>.
Contact Debbie Cock, Journals Marketing Manager, SAGE Publications, 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4PU; Tel: +44 (0) 20 7374 0645, x2212; Fax: +44 (0) 20 7374 8741; <>.