Media Ecology Association

The Media Ecology Association (MEA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study, research, criticism, and application of media ecology in educational, industry, political, civic, social, cultural, and artistic contexts, and the open exchange of ideas, information, and research among the Association’s members and the larger community.

.MEA Events:

The Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association

Grand Valley State University

Confronting Technopoly: Creativity & the Creative Industries in Global Perspective

June 19-22, 2014
Ryerson University – Toronto, Canada

Convention Coordinators:

Convention Coordinator: Phil Rose (dr.philrose[at]

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The Media Ecology Association at the 99th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association

November 21 - 24, 2013 CONNECTIONS


MEA@NCA Program Planner: Michael Grabowski


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The Media Ecology Association
at the 105th Annual ECA Convention

Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment” in
Dialogue, Diversity, and Discourse

Call for Papers 2014

Providence, Rhode Island
The Omni Providence

April 23–27, 2014

Submission Deadline:
October 15, 2013

MEA@ECA Program Planner:
James Morrison, Boston College [james.morrison{at}]


The Fourteenth Annual Convention of the
Media Ecology Association


Photos by Robert Francos © The Fourteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association. June 20–23, 2013 Grand Valley State University.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Joining MEA

Membership in the Media Ecology Association is open to anyone— faculty, students, business people, professionals—interested in explor- ing the interactions between media, communications, and culture.

Membership dues include annual subscription to our print journal, Explorations in Media Ecology {EME}, published quarterly.

Annual dues for 2013:

Category   Amount
Student *   US$50
Regular   US$100
Institutional   US$200
Sustaining**   US$175
* Full-time students only; please include a photocopy of your full-time student card
** Regular+Convention

The MEA Journal

Explorations in Media Ecology {EME}, the journal of the Media Ecology Association, is an international journal dedicated to extending our understanding of media and media environments. EME welcomes diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of media environments, including (but not limited to) philosophical, aesthetic, literary, historical, psychological, sociological, anthropological, political, economic, and scientific investigations, as well as applied, professional, and pedagogical perspectives. In addition to scholarly articles, EME also publishes essays, commentary, and critical examinations relevant to media ecology as a field of study and practice.

See the journal home page for guidelines for submission, or contact

Paul Grosswiler
Explorations in Media Ecology {EME}
Department of Communication and
420 Dunn Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469

MEA Mailing List

Serving as one of the MEA’s main channels of communication, our electronic mailing list provides a space for reasoned, informed, and civil discussion about communication, media, and culture among persons interested in themes and subjects relevant to the field of media ecology. Subscribers use this list to share views, exchange information, and learn about events, activities, and news related to media ecology.

Now hosted at, the MEA list uses state-of-the-art software to eliminate spam and viruses, offering subscribers a convenient Web-based interface for access to archives of past messages as well as for managing individual subscription settings, such as the option of temporarily suspending message delivery or receiving messages batched in daily digests.




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