It may be a holiday in the U.S. today, but I’m busy doing the final edits on the paper I will be presenting at the “Mapping the Magazine 3″ conference this week at Cardiff University in Wales. This conference is going to be incredibly interesting. Check out the paper abstracts, and watch for tweets with the hashtag #mtm3 once we get started on Thursday.
The research I will present is, at last, a fulfillment of my January blog post about my interest in digital activist magazines and how activist publishers are using digital platforms for their work. (I also looked at this topic in a MediaShift story.) It took me a while to complete the project — and the paper itself is still very much a work in progress — but I’m excited about it, and so grateful to the 15 individuals at various publications who agreed to be interviewed. I’ll provide an update on the project as it develops.
After I return from Wales, I’ll be packing, moving to Oregon and getting ready for a new academic year (oh, and also attending the AEJMC conference in St. Louis in August!) so I expect things may be a bit quiet here on the blog until August. Have a great summer!