The Media and Communication Geography Specialty Group aims to provide a forum for intellectual exchange between geographers studying media and communication issues within a political, economic, or cultural geography framework as well as geographers studying communication technologies and infrastructure. Our mission statement reads: The Media and Communication Specialty Group of the AAG strives to enhance geographic research and scholarship on matters relating to media and communication by: (a) encouraging the exchange of ideas among geographers studying technical, social, economic, political, and/or cultural aspects of media and communication, (b) promoting research in topics related to media and communication contexts (infrastructure and institutions) and content (discourses, texts, and images), (c) encouraging reflection on the communicational role and social mission of geographers both in and out of the classroom. In doing so, we support the AAG’s mission of advancing professional studies in geography and encouraging the application of geographic research in education, government, and business.
Chair: Donald Colley
Oklahoma State University
The AAG has 75 specialty and affinity groups, which offer members valuable networking opportunities within their areas of interest. To join one of these groups, you must be an AAG member.