A few journals to cross my desk with themed issues, all available as e-journals on library homepage:
Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism (Volume 37, Number 2). Scholars, educators, and activists contribute to this special issue on Media Literacy in a journal that is always in the media vanguard.
Journalism (Volume 10, Number 5, October 2009) is devoted to Newswork, the work that journalists, i.e. newsworkers do in a time when ‘journalists are expected to do more with less time, fewer resources, and fewer colleagues” to quote issue editors Mark Deuze and Timothy Majoribanks.
Continuing the theme of newswork, the Fall 2009 Nieman Reports (Volume 63, Number 3) is devoted to social media, Let’s Talk: Journalism and Social Media, with articles on the role of blogs, tweets, Facebook, etc. in today’s news business.
Communication Research Trends (Volume 28, Number 3, 2009) features the topic, Children’s Rights and the Media, guest edited by Katharine Heintz. The issue includes an extensive bibliography of resources on the topic.