Contribute

CMCI @ King’s welcomes submissions for brief news and research-focus blog posts from staff and PhDs across the CMCI department. We are interested in contributions that discuss any aspect of media, cultural production and the creative industries, including digital media, popular culture, music, visual and performing arts, literature, theatre, and cinema.

If you would like to share aspects of your academic research, fieldwork, information on recent publications and any other interesting activity you are involved with as a member of the department, please email us cmci-microsite@kcl.ac.uk. We are an informal and friendly editorial team and would be happy to discuss ideas for your posts. 

Guidelines for Research Blog

Posts should be written and researched to a high standard, but suitable for a general reader. Above all else, posts should be personal, reflective and future-looking.

Research reflections:opinion pieces and reflections on contemporary issues or research and works in progress in culture, media and the creative industries

Reports and posts inspired by conferences, seminars, workshops and reading groups you are organising or attending, or creative projects you are involved in, especially those that have received funding from the College.

Interviews and conversations.

Title

Each contribution should include a title.

Length

Research reflection: 500-1000 words

Reports: 500-1000 words

Interviews: up to 2000 words

Structure

Posts don’t need an argumentative structure, introduction or conclusion. They can be a meditation, a conversation, or a story.

References

No in-text references or endnotes should be included in your submission. Readers aren’t expected to follow up on research outside of your post, so make sure that it contains everything they need to appreciate what you are saying.

Instead of references, we suggest you use hyperlinks to direct readers to other online sources (articles, media, events and so on) and create an online conversation.

Visuals

We welcome images, pictures and videos to accompany your text. You can submit up to 4 images per each contribution. Please include copyrights and credits.

Guidelines for News

News updates should be suitable for a general reader.

News: brief updates on projects, events and other activities organised, run or attended by CMCI members.

Title

Each contribution should include a title.

Length

News: up to 200 words

References

No in-text references or endnotes should be included in your submission. Readers aren’t expected to follow up on research outside of your post, so make sure that it contains everything they need to appreciate what you are saying.

Instead of references, we suggest you use hyperlinks to direct readers to other online sources (articles, media, events and so on) and create an online conversation.

Visuals

We welcome images, pictures and videos to accompany your text. You can submit up to 4 images per each contribution. Please include copyrights and credits.