No 154, February,  Making Media Participatory
No 155, May,  Media Sport: Practice, Culture and Innovation
No 156, August, Situating Public Intellectuals


No 150, February, Looking Forward, Looking Back
No 151, May, Broadband Futures: Content, Connectivity and Control
No 152, August, Public Spheres and the Media in India
No 153, November, Digital Interventions in Everyday Creativity


No 146, February, Investigating Public Service Media as Hybrid Arrangements
No 147, May, Lifestyle Media and Social Transformation in Asia
No 148, August, Sound Media, Sound Cultures
No 149, November, Indigenous Media Practice


No 142, February, The Media's Role in Social Inclusion and Exclusion
No 143, May, Internet Histories
No 144, August, The 'New' News
No. 145, November, Rethinking Digital Ethnography Today


No 141, November, Riding the Korean Digital Wave
No 140, August, Sport Media and Journalism
No 139, May: Cinema-Going, Audiences and Exhibition
No 138, February: Chinese Media Studies: The State of the Field


No 137, November: The Victorian Bushfires and Other Extreme Weather Events
No 136, August: Film, Cinema, Screen
No 135, May: Children, Young People, Sexuality, and the Media
No 134, February: Television Comedy and Light Entertainment


No 133, November: The Globalisation of Advertising in Asia
No 132, August: General Issue
No 131, May: Australian Media Reception Histories
No 130, February: Computer Games: Co-Creation and Regulation



No 129, November: Making Media Policy: Looking Forward, Looking Back
No 128, August: Digital Literacies
No 127, May: Ecomedia
No 126, February: Beyond Broadcasting



No 125, November: Wireless Cultures and Technologies
No 124, August: Mapping Media


From issue 124 the journal was again known simply as Media International Australia

No 123, May: Popular Music: Networks, Industries, and Spaces
No 122, February: Talkback Radio


No 121, November: 50 Years of Australian Television
No 120, August: Media Education
No 119, May: Advertising and the Media (30th Anniversary Issue)
No 118, February: Practice-Led Research


No 117, November: A Clever Little Country? Cultural Change and Identity in New Zealand
No 116, August: Digital Anthropology
No 115, May: Popular TV Drama: Nation, Agency, Identity
No 114, February:Copyright, Media and Innovation


No 113, November:American Empire: Media & International Insecurity
No 112, August: Creative Networks
No 111, May: Culture, Trade, Services
No 110, February: The Games Issue: Studying Computer Games as Media


No 109, November: The New 'Others': Media and Society post-September 11
No 108, August:Drugs and Media
No 107, May:The Uses of the Internet
No 106, February: Soap Operas and Telenovelas


No. 105, November: Ratings in Transition
No. 104, August: Visible Evidence: New Factual Forms
No. 103, May: Citizens' Media
No. 102, February: Culture: Development, Industry, Distribution


No. 101, November: Internet Regulation
No. 100, August 2001: New Television Formats
No. 99, May 2001: Australian Media History
No. 98, February: Technoculture


No. 97, November The Olympics: Media, Myth, Madness
No. 96, August Australian Telecommunications: Liberalising, Privatising, Reregulating
No. 95, May International Issues in Media Regulation
No. 94, February Revisiting McLuhan


No. 93, November Children's Television Policy: International Perspectives
No. 92, August Satire, Censorship, Sex
No. 91, May Radio
No. 90, February Media Wars


No. 89, November Museums and New Media
No. 88, August Rural and Remote Convergence
No. 87, May Making Information Policy; Menzies, ASIO and Australian TV; Cultural Policy in Cool Britannia
No. 86, February Marketing on the Internet

Prior to 1998 Media International Australia was published by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Culture and Policy was published by the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy at Griffith University. The journal was officially known as Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy.

Media International Australia
Culture and Policy



No. 85 November Panic: Media, Morality, Culture

The August issue was not published in 1997, due to the relocation of MIA from Sydney to Brisbane

No. 84 May Sex Acts
No. 83 February Our ABC, Your ABC, No ABC?

Volume 8, Number 3, 1997
Volume 8, Number 2, 1997
Volume 8, Number 1, 1997



No. 82 November Documentary: Strangely Compelling
No. 81 August Digital Desires
No. 80 May Cinema, Past and Present
No. 79 February Tensions and Transitions

Volume 7, Number 3, 1996
Volume 7, Number 2, 1996
Volume 7, Number 1, 1996


No. 78 November Queer Media
No. 77 August Media Barons

With Issue 77 MIA was officially renamed Media International Australia

No. 76 May Cultural Export: Re-orienting Australia
No. 75 February Sport: Changing the Angle


No. 74 November Superhighway Gives
No. 73 August Policy Moment
No. 72 May Body's image
No. 71 February Media Games


No. 70 November Schooling for Screen
No. 69 August Art and Cyberculture
No. 68 May Publishing Progress
No. 67 February Digital Worlds


No. 66 November Market to Market
No. 65 August Contents
No. 64 May Discs and Discourse
No. 63 February Rewriting the Rules


No. 62 November Broadcasting dominions
No. 61 August Contents
No. 60 May Contents
No. 59 February Popular Culture and the State


No. 58 November AUSSAT: Culture, Policy, and Technology
No. 57 August Contents
No. 56 May Contents
No. 55 February Contents


No. 54 November Contents
No. 53 August Public Culture
No. 52 May Contents
No. 51 February Contents


No. 50 November The Imaginary Industry
No. 49 August Contents
No. 48 May Contents
No. 47 February Contents


No. 46 November Contents
No. 45 August Contents
No. 44 May Contents
No. 43 February Contents


No. 42 November Contents
No. 41 August Radio
No. 40 May Contents
No. 39 February Contents


No. 38 November Aussat and After
No. 37 August Contents
No. 36 May Contents
No. 35 February Contents


No. 34 November Contents
No. 33 August Contents
No. 32 May Contents
No. 31 February Advertising and Marketing


No. 30 November Contents
No. 29 August Contents
No. 28 May Contents
No. 27 February Training for the Media


No. 26 November Contents
No. 25 August Contents
No. 24 May Contents
No. 23 February Media in the Developing World


No. 22 November Contents
No. 21 August Contents
No. 20 May Contents
No. 19 February Contents


No. 18 November Contents
No. 17 August Contents
No. 16 May Contents
No. 15 February Multicultural Media


No. 14 November Contents 12 - 14
No. 13 August
No. 12 May
No. 11 February Media and the Child


No. 10 November Contents 7 - 10
No. 9 August
No. 8 May
No. 7 February


No. 6 November Contents 3 - 6
No. 5 August
No. 4 May
No. 3 February

The first issue of Media Information Australia was published in July 1976 and this and the following five issues were published on a volunteer basis—largely by Henry Mayer—and with the support of the Australian Film and Television School and the Australian Film Commission. From Issue No 7 (February 1978) the journal was formally published by the Media
Information Research Exchange, in association with the Australian Film and Television School.

Former editor Helen Wilson writes:

The first few issues were effectively thick newsletters, so devoted was Henry [Mayer] to gathering and categorising relevant information and resources. Now they look more like an annotated Google search than a journal, with early categories established of Research in Progress, Books and Media Briefs. The first section consisted of an assortment of items of various lengths and authorship which were later to evolve into the article format, including various survey reports, production reports, news from the bureaucracies and CAEs, where new media and communication courses were beginning.

"Thirty years of MIA: A Commemorative Editorial," MIA 119 (May 2006) Available here.


Journal Contents and Abstracts section

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Media International Australia 2011

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Media International Australia 2014


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