We’re excited to announce that MediaCommons will find a home at ODU beginning this fall!

Created in 2006 as an experiment in born-digital publishing in the humanities, MediaCommons (http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org) has built a national and international reputation as an innovative scholarly hub for new forms of scholarship and new processes for producing and vetting digital works. MediaCommons projects like In Media Res, The New Everyday, #Alt Academic, and MediaCommons Press attract over 10,000 unique visitors each month, and our collaborations with NYU Press and Shakespeare Quarterly have generated important innovations in conceptualizing pre-and-post-publication open peer-to-peer review systems.

MediaCommons will be launching a new front page this September and with it assembling a new front page editorial team tasked with developing a unique identity for the front page as well as extending MediaCommons’ core mission and projects. We are thrilled that Old Dominion University and the M-Park lab will be the homes for the MediaCommons front page and we are eager to get graduate students with interest in the digital humanities involved in the project.

The MediaCommons front page will be co-sponsored the Departments of Communications and English as well as by The Media Park Lab. Project advisors are Dr.’s David Roh, Kevin Moberly, Shelley Rodrigo, and Avi Santo. MediaCommons was created by Dr.’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Avi Santo and is funded through grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation.