MIP Research

MIP maintains a thriving website that publishes critical perspectives on industry practices, policies, and trends. We welcome proposals for original content that fit one of our established formats. 

Authors should familiarize themselves with our formats and their objectives, and carefully draft essays to those specifications. Authors also should consider their potential contributions in light of previously posted material on our website. How might your contribution differ from or build upon our existing content? We are open to a diverse range of topics and perspectives, but are especially interested in submissions that engage with MIP’s special areas of focus: creative labor, digital distribution, and globalization.


MIP Research

MIP Research is an online, peer-reviewed publication that contextualizes key industry concerns in more critical frameworks, drawing attention to the cultural, economic, and political ramifications of change in the media landscape. As part of our mission to promote dialogue across diverse constituencies, the online format is intended to create a more accessible venue for authoritative perspectives on complex ideas or concerns. Submissions are peer reviewed before publication by the MIP directors, research director, and external editorial board.

Things to Know” moves past the headlines to draw critical attention to a current industry concern or development by contextualizing it within a wider historical and/or critical framework. What three to five  “things” will help the reader develop a fuller, richer understanding of this particular topic? Please submit a 250-word proposal that clearly describes your essay’s primary argument and key supporting points. A style guide is available here

Places to Watch” spotlights a particular development affecting media industries outside Southern California that draws attention to the global dynamics of today’s media landscape. What three to five “things” will help the reader develop a fuller, richer understanding of this particular place and its relationship to significant trends in global media? Please submit a 250-word proposal that clearly describes your essay’s primary argument and key supporting points. A style guide is available here

MIP Resources

MIP Resources are short, curatorial essays with more flexible formats, focusing on key industry developments or notable book-length publications. Submissions ideally serve as a starting point for further research or discussion.

The Buzz distills major media developments to their essence. This format offers a venue for timely reactions to breaking news or an emerging trend. We ask interested contributors to submit a short, informal note of inquiry about a potential topic.  A style guide is available here

The Bookshelf” features a growing collection of notable book-length contributions to media industries studies. Each entry highlights a few reasons why the title is significant and includes an excerpt from the book itself. We ask interested contributors to submit a short, informal note of inquiry about a potential title.  A style guide is available here