Geographies of Media at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

2016 AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 29 – April 2, 2016

 Sponsored by the Communication and Media Geography Specialty Group

We are seeking papers for several sessions that examine geographies of media, including (but not limited to) film, television, music, art, advertising, the Internet, social media, newspapers and magazines, radio, video and animation etc. These sessions should include contributions to current issues surrounding these media, whether theoretical, methodological, pedagogical, etc.

We hope to present a wide range of both topics and contexts, and we seek participants interested in the geographical implications—social, political, cultural, and economic—that are often contained within the spaces and places of different forms of media. Importantly, media often extend beyond their original form, so papers that also envision these media geographies as part of a broader industrial, cultural, and political complex are welcomed, as are papers that consider the broad linkages between media and our daily lived experiences, from our cities to streets to living rooms to imaginations. These contexts invite inquiries into the production, distribution, exhibition, and consumption of all types of media, and we encourage critical, theoretical, methodological, pedagogical, and discursive contributions. We also welcome inquiries from anyone wishing to assemble a special themed session or act as a discussant in a session.


Priority deadline is October 23, 2015 (Friday). Final deadline is October 30, 2015 (Friday).

1. Compose an abstract following the AAG guidelines.

2.  Register online with the AAG to obtain a PIN.

3.  Email Presenter Identification Number (PIN) and abstract to Joseph Palis ( and Laura Sharp (


For further information please contact:

Laura Sharp, University of Arizona (

Joseph Palis, University of the Philippines (


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