About Platform

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication is an open-access online graduate publication. Founded and published by the Media and Communications Program, School of Culture and Communication, at The University of Melbourne, Platform was launched in November 2008.

Platform is refereed by an international board of established and emerging scholars working across diverse paradigms in Media and Communication, and edited by graduate students at the University of Melbourne.

Platform is supported by the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, via the SCC Journal & Press Grants Scheme.

The aims of Platform include:

  • to provide a platform for media and communication graduates to showcase, share and support the work of one another through publication, peer-review and comments
  • to provide a platform for emerging media and communication scholars to build a publication record, and to contribute subsequently to other academic publications
  • to increase scholarly appreciation of the various theoretical and methodological aspects of media and communication research
  • to encourage international awareness and collaboration through the discussion of issues associated with the rising significance of multiple media and communication platforms for societies and individuals across various globalised and localised environments.

Platform invites submissions from PhD and Masters students as well as early career researchers working in the field of Media and Communications.
All submissions are double-blind refereed.
Platform does not charge authors for publication.

Current editors

Geoff Hondroudakis

Geoff Hondroudakis is a researcher in media theory and philosophy of technology, with a background in literary theory and philosophy. Currently he is a graduate research student at the University of Melbourne, where his work examines theories of scale and abstraction. The motivating interest of his research is the political implications of how systems organise across structural differences in the milieu of planetary computation.

Ziying Meng

Ziying Meng is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture & Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis explores video creators’ cross-platform practices on Chinese and US-based social media services. Her research interests include digital platforms, creator cultures, digital ethnography, Chinese social media and smart technologies.

Wendi Li

Wendi Li is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture & Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD project explores how young people in Hong Kong and Melbourne communicate about and relate to climate change. Her research interests include civic agency, youth climate activism, and globalised public communication.

Guy Webster

Guy Webster is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. His work has appeared in Textual Practice, Cambridge Quarterly, The Conversation, Cambridge Review of Books and the British Modernist Association. His work researches conceptions of fear in the early 20th century and their function in the work of Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, May Sinclair and Mary Butts. He is Resident Arts Tutor at St Hilda’s College and Vice-President of the Culture and Communication Graduate Committee (CCGC).

Yuzheng Li

Yuzheng Li is a young graduate, teacher and editor from Melbourne. Her master’s thesis explored Chinese fandom culture, para-social relationships, consumerist pseudo-feminism, and gaze study. Her proposed PhD research explores male beauty influencers’ live-streaming e-commerce in China, focusing primarily on the gendered power dynamic, customer intimacy, and cultural identity presentation.

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2 replies on “About Platform”

  1. Congratulations on the new site and on continued publication of the journal. It looks amazing!

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