Journal of Civic Media inaugural issue announced 

The Engagement Lab is pleased to announce the launch of the Journal of Civic Media (JCM), a first-of-its kind publication dedicated to robust civic media discourse and discussion. 

 JCM will be published twice per year and edited by graduate students in the Civic Media: Art and Practice program at Emerson College. JCM’s inaugural call for submissions for its October 2018 issue is “Public Engagement in the Smart City.”

The focus of the journal is on the practices of using media and technology to facilitate democratic process, ranging from global digital platforms to community based media initiatives.  JCM’s objective is to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners, students and the general public to read about and discuss the complex landscape of civic media. 

“A forum for the contemplation and discussion of civic media topics is necessary to promote this young but critical field,” said Eric Gordon, Engagement Lab Founder and Director.

The first edition will be published in October 2018 and submissions will be accepted until May 4, 2018. 

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