The Media Ecology Association 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.
The Media Ecology Association owns and administers the MEA email discussion list for the benefit of our organization, its members, and the media ecology community. As such, it serves multiple functions that the MEA prioritizes as follows:
To protect this valuable and historic channel of communication, and properly manage this online environment, the MEA has decided that it needs to be moderated. A duly appointed committee will evaluate posts in a timely fashion to ensure that they are appropriate in content and tone for this list. Evaluation will be based on the following criteria:
Relevance to the field of media ecology. In some instances, the relevance may be obvious, for example when posting about one of the core media ecology scholars. In all other instances, it is incumbent on the contributor to clearly explain how the post relates to the field, and this especially true when the main point of the post is to share a link.
Tone of the post. Participants are expected to conform to normal standards of civilized discussion. This does not rule out heated debate — but it does rule out submissions which are personally abusive, insulting, or otherwise qualify as flaming or spamming. Messages that may be construed or interpreted as discriminatory, promulgating hatred or obscenity, or defamation of any kind will not be tolerated.
Frequency of posting. Excessive posting can be disruptive to the list and abusive to subscribers.
The list managers are responsible for ensuring that these guidelines are observed. They reserve the right to take whatever measures are required to ensure these guidelines are respected by participants. Such measures include, but are not limited to, removing from the list those who do not abide by these guidelines.
Moderation questions may be sent to our current Internet Officer Matt Thomas via our Contact Us page.
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Last updated Jan 9, 2023