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Critical Studies in Television: scholarly studies of small screen fictions
Editorial board: Kim Akass, Stephen Lacey, David Lavery, Janet McCabe, Robin Nelson and Rhonda V. Wilcox.

Listed here are online media journals as well as newspapers and specialist magazines carrying articles and reviews on television.


Bad Subjects: Political Education of the Everyday.
Often carries online articles on television.


BBC Programme Catalogue
Details of 948,471 BBC radio & TV programmes, dating back 75 years 503,193 subject categories, from Pig Farming to Pirate Radio 1,185,496 contributors, from Bruce Forsyth to Imelda Marcos .


First appearing in 1987, Continuum has two issues per volume. Funded by The Australian Film Commission, and is associated with Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University, it a cultural studies-based journal focusing on screen media (Australasia and Asia) as well as the connections between medias (film, TV, publishing, visual arts and exhibitions).


Genders Online Journal
Genders publish essays about gender and sexuality in relation to social, political, artistic and economic concerns. Presenting social theories and innovative work in the arts and humanities, it has several papers dealing with television and gender.


Flow TV
Flow is a critical forum on television and media culture published fortnightly by the department of Radio, Television and Filmat the University of Texas at Austin


Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media
Framework: the Journal of Cinema and Media is an international journal dedicated to plural approaches to film and media.


Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture
Quarterly journal, Images publishes articles about movies, television, videos, and other popular visual arts.


Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media
Peer-reviewed online journal produced at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University dealing with all aspects of cult media including television.


Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media
Published first in 1974, Jump Cut looks at media in its social and political context, analysing media in relation to class, race and gender.


Magazine Americana: The American Popular Culture Online Magazine.
Managed by Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture. Articles address contemporary American television for mainstream readership.


Media and Communication in Japan.
Discussion paper in The Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies (April 2001). Prepared by Barbara Gatzen.


M/C Journal (M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture).
"M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - a journal of media and culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. As such, it is fully blind peer-reviewed, but also open to submissions and responses from anyone on the Internet. We take seriously the need to move ideas outward, so that our cultural debates may have some resonance with wider political and cultural interests. Each issue is organised around a one word theme (see our past issues), and is edited by one or two editors with a particular interest in that theme. The editors change for each issue. Each issue has a feature article which engages with the theme in some detail, followed by several shorter articles."


Participations is an online journal devoted to audience and reception studies.


PopMatters: A Magazine of Global Culture.
Popular culture journal that aims to provide theoretically informed criticism in an accessible style. 


Postmodern Culture
Founded in 1990 as an experiment in scholarly publishing on the Internet, Postmodern Culture has become the leading electronic journal of interdisciplinary thought on contemporary cultures.


The Scholar and Feminist Online
Special on Feminist Television Studies: The Case of HBO. Ed. Lisa Johnson.


Scope: Online Journal for Film Studies
Scope is an entirely free online journal of film studies edited by staff and students within the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham It provides a forum for discussion of all aspects of film history, theory and criticism.


Screen Studies
Screen Studies features a broad and extensive selection of writings and reference material related to film and television, and is a valuable resource for students and those interested in screen industries and screen culture.


Screening the Past
An international, refereed, electronic journal of visual media and history.


Sight and Sound
Focusing primarily on film, Sight and Sound also carries articles, current news and reviews related to TV and the television industry.


Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies


Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC)
is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. 


Specialist Magazines Online:


Action TV
Action TV Online homepage for the British magazine of archive and cult television. Subscription only


Cult TV: The Official Magazine
Latest news and reviews. Includes a shop and news about the Cult TV Festival


TV Zone
Longest running cult TV magazine.


Newspapers (articles and reviews) online:

Broadcasting and Cable: the Business of Television.
Covers virtually every TV station (as well as radio stations and major cable operations) and all key regulations and legislators.

Daily Telegraph (UK)

Financial Times (UK): film and television

The Hollywood Reporter: television

The Globe and Mail (USA): television articles and reviews.

The Independent (UK): Media

International Herald Tribune: Culture

Media Guardian Online (UK) Articles, current news and reviews on UK and international media (including television).

New York Post (Online edition) Includes television reviews (for America).

The New York Times (Online edition) Includes television reviews (for America).

Salon.com: Arts & Entertainment (often include articles on current television). Subscription required.

The Times (The Times and Sunday Times, UK): TV and Radio

Variety.com Holds information on the television industry, and current news and reviews.

The Village Voice
New York-based magazine, The Village Voice prides itself on its ‘no-holds barred reporting and criticism.’ It carries reviews on television and an ‘article search’ option to search the archive for past reviews and television-related articles.