CITAMS thanks our sponsors!

Individuals: Eszter Hargittai, Harrison Rainie, & James Witte
Schools and Departments: Michigan State University, Department of Media & Information; Oxford Internet Institute; Rutgers University New Brunswick, Communication Department; & Temple University, Department of Sociology
Publishers: Taylor & Francis: Information, Communication & Society;  Emerald Group Publishing: Emerald Studies in Media and Communications


Michigan State University 

MSU’s Department of Media and Information offers an interdisciplinary and energetic learning environment united by a passion for media and information. In our state-of-the-art labs and centers, we’re researching new avenues of communication technology and computer-centered interaction. In our classrooms, our world-class, award-winning faculty teach all aspects of the vibrant media ecosystem.

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The Oxford Internet Institute 

The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.

Digital connections are now embedded in almost every aspect of our daily lives, and research on individual and collective behaviour online is crucial to understanding our social, economic and political world.

  • Research: We have unprecedented access to a huge volume of rich social data, and are developing new theories, concepts and methods to analyse it. About our research.
  • Teaching: Our Masters and doctoral programmes bring students from all over the world, to work with our faculty at the cutting-edge of their fields. Study at the OII.
  • Policy: We provide the empirical data and conceptual analysis that is so needed to design policy solutions to societal problems. About our policy work.

Our academic faculty and graduate students are drawn from many different disciplines: we believe this combined approach is essential to tackle society’s ‘big questions’. Together, we aim to positively shape the development of our digital world for the public good.

Information, Communication & Societyics

Since 1997, the journal Information, Communication & Society (iCS) has been charting the global diffusion and implications of digital media, communication and information technologies for individuals, households and society at large. The ubiquity of such media is a striking testimony to their influence in the contemporary world. This rich interdependence and inseparability of social and technical manifestations is well represented in the titles of articles published in iCS covering almost every facet of our lifestyles including patterns of work and leisure, entertainment, consumption, education, environmentalism, political activity, domestic life and individual identity. A defining objective of iCS is the publication of the highest quality material and to provide an international forum for accessible but critical analyses of the social shaping and implications of technological change. It has always avoided the more hyperbolic claims of technological futurists and has instead sought to ground our knowledge and understanding on high quality empirical and theoretic studies of media, communication and information technologies and society. Published articles in iCS have all been subjected to rigorous peer review comprising initial editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two referees. 2017 Impact Factor 3.084 Journal Citation Reports – 5/84 in Communication Studies and 7/146 Sociology

For more information on the journal, please see about iCS . For the current issue of iCS, please see: iCS current issue

Emerald Publishing


Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of over 290 journals and over 2,500 books and book series volumes. Among these publications, Emerald Studies in Media and Communications publishes two annual volumes that capitalize on the series’ sponsorship by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS). The annual volumes are highlighted at the CITAMS business meeting.

For more information on Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, please see  http://www.emeraldmediastudies.com/