New Open Access Journal: History of Media Studies

AHP readers may be interested in the launch of a new open-access journal devoted to the history of media studies. The full journal announcement is below.

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new international journal, History of Media Studies, and the publication of 16 short, programmatic essays written by the editors and members of the editorial boardHistory of Media Studies (HMS) is an open access, refereed academic journal dedicated to scholarship on the history of research, education, and reflective knowledge about media and communication broadly conceived—as expressed through academic institutions; through commercial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations; and through “alter-traditions” of thought and practice often excluded from the academic mainstream. HMS aims to open space outside the commercialized academic publishing industry—space that is nonprofit, community-led, care-based, and transparent. The journal’s inaugural essays address the geopolitics of the history and historiography of the media and communication fields, structural inequities and exclusions that have helped constitute them, and alternative conceptualizations and methodologies for investigating them, among other topics. Read more about the journal.

Editors Introduction

Launch Essays

History of Media Studies is published by, a non-profit, scholar-led OA publisher. The journal is affiliated with the Working Group on the History of Media Studies, the History of Media Studies Newsletter, and the History of Communication Research Bibliography. Receive updates on new articles through RSS

Questions? Contact us at

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.