Journal of Media Critiques [JMC]

Journal of Media Critiques, is an international peer-reviewed publication in which various critical approaches on media and mass communication come together plus developments in cultural, social and political sphere are discussed. Journal of Media Critiques is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal with thematic issues, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines such as information and informatcs, social sciences and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study. Official language of the journal is English. Journal of Media Critiques is proud to be indexed on the following indexing sources: Advanced Science Index — IAMCR Open Access Journal Index — Google Scholar — Journal Seeker by Research Bible — CrossRef — European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (Erih Plus) — WorldCat — AcademicKeys — Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) — JournalTOCs — International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR) — JURN — CiteFactor — Miar.

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Issue: Call for Papers NeoLiberalism and Media Vol.2. No.7


Dear Colleagues,

We apologize for the delay of the 2016 issues, JMC has been remedied the deficiencies to publish critical manuscripts. Author guidelines, review process by new review form to be helpful for our reviewers, copyright notice to contribute open access, and the design of the site has been updated. Moreover, we are proud to be announced that AcademicKeys, CrossRef, Erih Plus, Scientific Indexing Services (SIS), WorldCat, JournalTOCs, International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR), JURN, CiteFactor, Miar indexes are now indexing JMC in advance.

This year, the first volume of JMC will be published in Vol.2. No.7 and the theme is determined as “Neo-Liberalism and Media”. The deadlines of the publication are below:

-Completed paper submission: August 25, 2016 Extended to: September 11, 2016

-Announcement of accepted papers and editing: September 25, 2016 Extended to: October 2,2016

-Online publication: September 30, 2016 Extended to: October 7, 2016

Please register international online journal, Journal of Media Critiques for uploading your completed paper at by August 25, 2016, extended to: September 11, 2016.  If you need any assistance during this processes you can contact directly our Editor-in-Chief Arif Yıldırım via email Peer reviews will be completed until September 25, 2016, extended to: October 2,2016 and after final revisions journal will be published by September 30, 2016, extended to: October 7, 2016.

Thank you in advance for your interest and contribution. We hope to cooperate with you in our new projects.



Vol.2. No.7




Interrogating the role of knowledge, methods and practices of communication and media in the formation, reproduction, and reflection of neoliberal modes, this issue will look at the ways in which intervening in bodies of communication and media knowledge offer pathways for structural transformation. By the order of neoliberalism since the 1980s, many media and communication scholars have redirected their criticisms from capitalism to neoliberalism. Therefore; mapping the legacies and meanings of the terms liberalism and neoliberalism and revealing the complexity and specifity of what neoliberalism is today, indicate the necessity of prospecting.

The term neoliberalism has been taken up keenly in critical analyses in recent years. Criticisms of neoliberalism can be separated roughly into three directions. In the first, the Foucauldians who draw on Foucault’s comments on neoliberalism. The second direction of Marxists draws on Marxist political economy to frame neoliberalism as the dominant capitalism ideology of the present. A third one, which might be called the epochalists, uses neoliberalism as one of a set of epochal concepts to describe recent developments in conceptual terms.

The neoliberal discourse is characterized by shielding the responsibility of society over the individual destinies and transferring this burden to each one. Transferring that individuality transformed by media, communication and thus information.

Journal of Media Critiques is expecting critical papers from different perspectives, as indicated above neoliberalism context based on the media, communication and information theme. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Hegemony of Pluralism in Media and Cultural Studies
  • Determinism or Functionalism in Media and Technology
  • Marginalization of Media and Communication Studies
  • Neoliberalism and Media, Communication Studies
  • Neoliberalism as a Replacement of Capitalism
  • Media and Cultural Industries as Neoliberal Markets
  • Commercialization of Culture in Media
  • Democratic Populism in Media
  • Globalized Media vs. Localized Culture
  • Conservative Media and Conservative Governments
  • The Transformation of Ideology
  • NeoLiberalism and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big Data Issue in a NeoLiberal Space
Posted: 2016-06-01
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Vol 1, No 2 (2015): December 2015

Media, New Communication Technologies and Social Violence

The debate over media’s relationship to crime and violence has endured throughout the history of communications studies as a field. From the “hypnosis” effect contained within Gerbner’s “Cultivation Theory,” through recent arguments that the main effect of violent media is to sustain a sense of insecurity among populations, the question of media’s direct relationship to violent behavior remains highly disputed. At the same time, a moral critique of violent media has arisen which, while not assuming a direct effect between media representations and social behavior, nevertheless criticizes the stereotyping of certain social groups as predominantly violent in character. Irrespective of the causal relationship between media and behaviour, might we assume that media of entertainment and information serve to “other” social groups by casting them as the principal instigators of violent behaviour and the sources of social insecurity. Might we point to a pattern whereby violent media content organizes populations into the violent and the peaceful, the perpetrators of violent acts and their victims?

If media remain the principal source of information for a citizenry, what “lessons” about violence are being propagated? If, as is suggested, entertainment content, in cinema and on television, is increasingly violent in character (as evident in the proliferation of crime-oriented series within “quality” television) what conclusions may be draw about the society in which these programs flourish? If new digital media (such as social networks) are displacing conventional print and broadcast media, how are they reshaping the social understanding of violence and its causes?

Guest Editors


Georgeta Drulă is a Professor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies. Her professional interests are related to multimedia, new media, convergence media and new technologies. She gained grants and led national and international research projects, contributed with articles published in peer reviewed journals and in volumes of conference proceedings. She is a member of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) and the coordinator of the master programme ‘Multimedia and audio-video production’.


Will Straw is Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Professor within the Department of Art History and Communications Studies at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 1950s America, and co-editor of several books, including Circulation and the City: Essays on Urban Culture, Formes urbaines: circulation, stockage et transmission de l’expression culturelle à Montréal and Aprehendiendo al delincuente: Crimen y medios en América del norte. His work on cinema, urban culture and media includes over 100 articles in a variety of venues.

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Karim Pourhamzavi, Philip Pherguson
Gulsum Calisir
Camelia Gradinaru
Azmat Rasul
Dincer Atli
Neşe Kaplan, Ali Barış Kaplan