The future of academic writing?

  • Avi Santo Old Dominion University
Keywords: Academic publishing, Knowledge communities, In Medias Res, MediaCommons


Contemporary academic debates about online publishing raise important questions about the future of scholarly writing practices as more academics begin to explore the multinodal and participatory digital environment, seeking not only to study it but also to engage in the praxis and community building it makes possible. Through exploring why media studies scholars might choose to participate in online endeavors like In Media Res, I want to show how digital interactive technologies might enable a rethinking of the forms and functions of scholarly writing.

Author Biography

Avi Santo, Old Dominion University
Assistant Professor Department of Communication and Theatre Arts