Media research needs faster academic publishing methods

Many media scholars have long been frustrated with the delays in the academic publishing system, but Jeff Pooley says the system is a problem because it makes it impossible for media scholars to keep up with change in the industry. Delays that were once just a bit annoying can now be crippling, rendering research outdated as soon as it’s published. Pooley proposes that instead of publishing more work, scholars should publish more often in “editions” with iterative updates.