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Media Ecology Association

Dear Media Ecology Associate,

Greetings from the Board of Directors of the Media Ecology Association. We are soon to be starting a new calendar year, which means that membership fees for 2016 are coming due. For those who joined MEA in 2015, it is time to renew. For those who joined in previous years but let their membership lapse, we hope that you will return to the fold. We especially invite those who have already participated in MEA activities but are not yet members to join the MEA now.

By joining the MEA, you are engaging in a public good and partnering with a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study, research, criticism, and application of media ecology in educational, industry, political, civic, social, cultural, and artistic contexts. The open exchange of ideas, information, and research among the Association’s members and the larger community is part of our ongoing passion and effort to continue the work of scholars that contribute to the ongoing cultivation of media ecology perspectives.

Joining the MEA is easier than ever. To join online and pay via PayPal, see the instructions on our Web site http://www.media-ecology.org/joinmea To use regular postal service, you can download a printable membership form on our Web site http://www.media-ecology.org/joinmea/mea-memform2016.pdf and then mail it to the address indicated on the form, with a check made payable to the Media Ecology Association. Whichever way you choose, we encourage you to join soon, so you can enjoy in full the benefits that MEA membership includes, such as:

* Venues for showcasing your own scholarly work, such as the annual MEA Convention, as well as featured panels at the yearly NCA, ECA, ICA, NJCA, and NYSCA conventions in the United States, as well as promoting your work through our forthcoming web-based bibliographic database for sources in media ecology

* Forums for professional and intellectual exchange with other MEA associates, including our active electronic discussion list, where you can “talk” directly with leading media ecology scholars and practitioners from around the world

* Participation in MEA elections and governance

* Opportunities to contribute professional service and to help shape the direction of the field

* Our electronic newsletter In Medias Res

* Annual subscription to our print journal, Explorations in Media Ecology {EME}, published quarterly (2016 membership includes Volume 15 of EME, in its entirety)

* Special membership area of our website where you will find pdfs for all issues of our journal {EME}

We encourage you to become further acquainted with the wider membership and friends of the MEA by participating in our electronic discussion list. The MEA list is the online conversation of friends and members of the Association, a space for reasoned, informed, and civil discussion about communication, media, and culture among persons interested in themes or subjects relevant to the field of media ecology. Subscribers use this list to share views, exchange information, and learn about interesting events related to media ecology. If you are not already subscribed to the MEA list, we invite you to visit the MEA Web site for further details (http://www.media-ecology.org/list). Questions relating to the list may be directed to the list managers (listhelp@media-ecology.org).

Finally, a reminder of our upcoming December 1st deadline for submissions to the very first MEA convention to be held outside North America in Bologna, Italy from June 23-26, 2016. Find all the convention details here: http://www.media-ecology.org/activities/

Bologna, Italy

We hope you will see, as we do, that your interest in and commitment to the MEA are essential to our work and our future. So we encourage you who are involved in media ecology to demonstrate your support of our field of enquiry by becoming a 2016 MEA member, and making the Media Ecology Association your intellectual home.

With best wishes,

Media Ecology Association