Media+Environment is a new journal of transnational and interdisciplinary ecomedia research, founded on the premise that media and environment is a crucial conjunction for our time. Peer-reviewed, open access, and published online by the University of California Press, the journal is the first both to center environmental media criticism and creative scholarship and to ensure that this vital work is widely and publicly accessible.

The journal showcases the many ways that media and environments affect, influence, and co-constitute one another, from the representation of environmental issues in film, television, and new media to media infrastructures and their historical, technological, and regulatory contexts. Rooted in humanistic research, Media+Environment is nonetheless expansive and inclusive in its orientation. We seek to advance conversations with natural and social scientists, artists, and other interlocutors, and to stimulate new research and imaginative practices that might help us connect media experiences and their production to broader spatial and ecological questions of urgent interest.

In 2022, we published our new stream, “Energy Justice in Global Perspective,” which features eight articles that advance a just global energy transition by centering voices and epistemologies of historically marginalized groups.

M+E+ (The Blog)

Calls for reviews

Book and media review submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Please visit this page for complete reviewer guidelines.

Calls for submissions

Submissions may be made through the Media+Environment online portal.  Submissions will be peer-reviewed through a double-blind process. Please visit this page for author guidelines.


We invite your institution to join the University of California Press and founding sponsors the University of Vermont and the Carsey-Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, by committing a one-time, renewable, or sustaining contribution. All sponsors will be clearly acknowledged on the journal’s website and marketing materials.

Visit this page for full journal sponsorship information.

Founding Editors

Alenda Chang, University of California, Santa Barbara

Janet Walker, University of California, Santa Barbara

Adrian Ivakhiv, University of Vermont