Journal of Communication Inquiry

The Journal of Communication Inquiry was founded in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1974 by graduate students and remains one of the only scholarly journals edited by graduate students. Graduate students elect the advisory board, and the managing and reviews editor are selected from SJMC graduate students. 


JCI was one of the first journals in the United States to publish work in media and cultural studies. Many luminaries in the field have published in the journal, including Stuart Hall, Angela McRobbie, Lawrence Grossberg, Ien Ang, Dick Hebdige, Janice Radway, and Edward Said. It continues to be a major outlet for media and cultural studies scholarship.

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Tom Oates

Managing Editor

Patrick Johnson

Book Reviews Editor

Munachim Amah