The Everett C. Parker Book Series at Fordham University Press

The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center’s Everett C. Parker Book Series is devoted to the publication of research that addresses social and ethical issues in communications policy.  Published by Fordham University Press, this series seeks to publish research that can inform the work of policy makers, scholars, and students as they grapple with today’s rapidly changing communications environment and the variety of policy issues arising within it.  This series employs a broadly defined notion of communications policy, in that it considers not only scholarship addressing specific policy issues, but also more broadly focused communications scholarship that has implications for policymaking.

This series is particularly focused on publishing inter-disciplinary work that integrates research and advocacy in support of communications policies that serve the public interest.  The series commemorates the work of Everett C. Parker, a founding figure in public interest communications policy activism, founder of the McGannon Center, and a pioneer in the linking of communications research with policy advocacy.

Specific topics of interest for this book series include:

  • The adaptation and formulation of communications policy principles for the new media environment.
  • Policy issues emerging from new media technologies.
  • The changing dynamics of the relationship between media institutions and their audiences, and the policy implications of these changes.
  • International and comparative communications policy research.
  • The past, present, and future of communications policy advocacy.
  • The relationship between policy research, policy advocacy, and policy making.
  • The performance and evolution of policy making and governance institutions.

Everett C. Parker Book Series Titles:

Communications Research in Action: Scholar-Activist Collaborations for a Democratic Public Sphere, edited by Philip M. Napoli & Minna Aslama (2011)

Rethinking Media Pluralism, by Kari Karppinen (2013)

Beyond Broadband Access: Developing Data-Based Information Policy Strategies, edited by Richard Taylor & Amit Schejter (2013).

Submission Guidelines

The McGannon Center welcomes proposals from researchers from any disciplinary background with an interest in communications policy.  Proposal submissions should include the following:

  • A cover letter outlining the book’s focus, research approach, and contribution to the field
  • A detailed table of contents that includes summaries of individual chapters
  • A discussion of the potential market for the book that includes a discussion of related books
  • A timeline for completion of the project and an estimate of the project’s length
  • One or two sample chapters
  • A current curriculum vitae for all authors

Proposals can be submitted electronically to Jaqueline Reich, Series Editor, at Jreich8@fordham.edu. Proposals can also be submitted in hard copy form to the following address:

  • Donald McGannon Communication Research Center
    Fordham University
    Faculty Memorial Hall, 4th Floor, Room 430
    441 E. Fordham Rd.
    Bronx , NY 10458

Please direct any questions or requests for additional information to Jaqueline Reich at Jreich8@fordham.edu or at 718-817-0454

Everett C. Parker Book Series Editorial Board

Patricia Aufderheide, American University
Ellen Goodman, Rutgers University
Allen Hammond, Santa Clara University
Robert B. Horwitz, University of California at San Diego
Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois
Jorge R. Schement, Rutgers University