editorships

Gary Edgerton's editorial experience begins with a longstanding relationship with the Journal of Popular Film and Television: first as a Member of the Editorial Board (1982-1984), then as Associate Editor (1984-1991), later as Senior Associate Editor (1991-1998), and finally as Co-Executive Editor (1998-present).  In this capacity, he and his co-editor (Michael Marsden) decided to devote their 30th anniversary issue (in spring 2002) specifically to “Media Literacy and Education: The Teacher-Scholar in Film and Television.”  In 2006, Gary was also invited to become General Editor for a book series from the University Press of Kentucky.  “The Essential Readers in Contemporary Media and Culture Series” is designed to be a state-of-the-art synthesis of the best scholarly thinking on some highly significant topical area in television/film/media and culture.
 
Moreover, Gary Edgerton’s scholarly interests extend well beyond the usual boundaries of communication as a discipline into subjects and analytic techniques that also include fields as diverse as anthropology, cultural studies, English, history, and sociology.  One of the indications of his multidisciplinary approach is his service on the editorial boards of a dozen scholarly journals (past and present), which include mainstream communication quarterlies (i.e., The Review of Communication, Journal of Family Communication, and Communication Booknotes Quarterly as editor for popular and critical studies), as well as those more affiliated with media studies (i.e., Critical Studies in Television, Critical Studies of Media Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Medial Literacy Education, and Series/Season/Show), an American Studies approach (i.e., Journal of American Culture where he is an associate editor), history (i.e., Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies which is sponsored by a subgroup within the American Historical Association), and popular culture (i.e., Journal of Popular Culture and The Mid-Atlantic Almanack).