Welcome to CITAMS! (Formerly CITASA)

We are the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS). 

You can find out more about what we do here.

You can join our section or renew your current ASA membership here.

Graduate students who are members of ASA may request a free CITAMS membership.

To join our listserv, please subscribe by sending email to: citams-join@list.citams.org

Call for Papers: Media Sociology Preconference 2017

Venue: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Date: August 11, 2017

Free registration to the preconference will be offered to all current CITAMS members.

Keynote speaker will be Nicholas Boston (Lehman College, CUNY).

Afternoon Plenary: “Intersectionality and Media” will feature Wenhong Chen (UT Austin), CJ Pascoe (University of Oregon), Jeffrey Lane (Rutgers), Melissa Guzman-Garcia (San Francisco State), Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University), Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University), Apryl Williams (Texas A&M), and others sponsored by Emerald Studies in Media and Communications.

Submissions: Abstract deadline is March 31, 2017.

Send submissions to Media Sociology Preconference Founder and Organizer Casey Brienza at casey.brienza@gmail.com following submission instructions at: https://citams.org/media-sociology-preconference/ or http://asamediasociology.blogspot.com/


Emerald Studies in Media and Communications Sponsored by CITAMS

CURRENT Calls: Deadline November 15, 2016

Volume 14: e-Health: Current Evidence, Promises, Perils, and Future Directions

Editors: Timothy M. Hale, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, and Shelia R. Cotten

Submission and Correspondence Email: ehealth@emeraldmediastudies.com

The purpose of Volume 14 is to build on past research and explore the impact of the Internet and other ICTs on health care, health outcomes, illness management, and interactions with health care professionals, services, and peers. We are seeking papers that address one or more of the cross-cutting themes and topics highlighted below. Empirical work using quantitative or qualitative research methods are preferred over commentaries, reviews of previous research and trends, or papers focusing strictly on theory. Contributions will be peer-reviewed through editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by external reviewers. For more information, please email: ehealth@emeraldmediastudies.com. Please see http://www.emeraldmediastudies.com/Guidelines.html for detailed call for papers and submission instructions.

Volume 15: Social Movements and Media

Editors: Jennifer Earl and Deana Rohlinger

Submission and Correspondence Email: media.and.movements@gmail.com

Volume 15 will focus on “new” and “old” media and social movements. We encourage submissions on the relationship between older media (e.g., newspapers, books, music, radio and network and cable television) and/or “new” media (e.g., the Web, social media) and social movements, activism, protest, and/or movement-relevant political communication. We welcome submissions using a wide variety of data and analytic techniques, assuming they are rigorously employed, and theoretical or methodological submissions, assuming they focus squarely on the topic of the volume. Contributions will be peer-reviewed through editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by external reviewers. For more information, please email: media.and.movements@gmail.com or see detailed call for papers and submission instructions including submission form at http://tinyurl.com/media-and-movements at http://www.emeraldmediastudies.com/Guidelines.html.

Call for Papers: ICS Special Issue (Deadline October 31 2016)

You are invited to submit your paper for consideration in a special ‎issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society (ICS).

For the tenth year, the journal ICS ‎will publish a special issue in cooperation with our section.

Eligible papers are those ‎presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association and the Media Pre-Conference in Seattle, Washington.

The special issue welcomes papers that focus on any facet of media, technology, communication, information, or related topics.

ICS has enabled ‘green open access,’ meaning that authors may post pre-print versions of their paper on their own website, in an institutional repository or in a subject repository, such as the SocARXIV.

Please submit manuscripts for consideration through ScholarOne, available at:http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rics. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Also, be sure to check the box for “Special Issue” and indicate “CITAMS” in it, so that it will be routed appropriately.

All accepted manuscripts must respect a word limit of 6,000-8,000 words (depending on the number of submissions accepted) and conform to the ‎journal’s submission guidelines.


Full papers due: October 31, 2016

Refereeing completed: December 1, 2016

Final version of accepted papers due: January 1, 2017

Special issue publication (anticipated):  June 2017 ‎

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the co-editors:


citamsWe extend our thanks to Ricci Humphrey for her excellent work creating a logo to match our new section name: Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology of the ASA: CITAMS. Ricci is a designer and photographer based in College Station, TX. We thank her for doing a fabulous job! Like her work? She can be contacted at RicciDHumphrey@gmail.com.


Media Sociology Preconference

Friday, August 19, 2016 | University of Washington, Seattle

Registration is now open! 

Fees this year are $40 for faculty and $20 for students/low income. Current CITAMS section members may write directly to Casey Brienza (casey.brienza@gmail.com) for a free registration.

We are pleased to announced that this year’s keynote will be Eric Grollman (University of Richmond).

A special plenary session in the afternoon organized by David Grazian (University of Pennsylvania) on “Media and Politics in the Age of Entertainment” will feature Laura Grindstaff (University of California, Davis), Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University), and Fred Turner (Stanford University).

If you are a presenter, you must register NO LATER THAN MAY 31, 2016 to guarantee your place on the program. 

A preliminary program schedule will be announced in June.

Information, Communication & Society 

The 2016 CITASA Special Issue of Information, Communication & Society is here!

Introduction: “Fluctuations, technologies and media: social change and sociology change” by Nick LaLone & Andrea Tapia


“Social networking sites and low-income teenagers: between opportunity and inequality” by Marina Micheli

“Contextual social capital: linking the contexts of social media use to its outcomes” by Kelly Quinn

“‘Can you hear me now?’ Phreaking the party line from operators to occupy” by Joan Donovan

“Invaluable values: an expectancy-value theory analysis of youths’ academic motivations and intentions” by Christopher Ball, Kuo-Ting Huang, Shelia R. Cotten, R.V. Rikard, and LaToya O. Coleman

“In game we trust? Coplay and generalized trust in and beyond a Chinese MMOG world” by Wenhong Chen, Cuihua Shen & Gejun Huang

“Agenda setting and active audiences in online coverage of human trafficking” by Maria Eirini Papadouka, Nicholas Evangelopoulos & Gabe Ignatow

“Examining cross-disciplinary communication’s impact on multidisciplinary collaborations: implications for innovations” by Guang Ying Mo

“Interviews with digital seniors: ICT use in the context of everyday life” by Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin & Kathleen Schreurs

 Election Results 2015

Our new section name has been approved!

In August we will become CITAMS:

Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section

Congratulations to our incoming officers and council members:

Chair-Elect Jessie Daniels

Secretary/Treasurer Deana A. Rohlinger

Council Member Mary Chayko

Council Member David Grazian

Student Representative  Nicolas LaLone

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