Communication Papers: Gender and Media Literacy Special Issue: Exploring the Nexus of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Gendered Media Practices


Communication Papers: Media Literacy & Gender Studies (ISSN 2014-6752) presents its thematic issue on Exploring the Nexus of Artificial Intelligence and Gendered Media Practices.


In an era marked by the pervasive integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into our daily lives, the Journal of Communication Papers: Gender and Media Literacy extends an invitation for submissions to a special issue, delving into the intricate relationship between AI and gender within the domains of media studies and media literacy, edited by Dr. Maria Pilar Rodriguez Perez and Dr. Miren Gutiérrez Almazor. As AI technologies continue to shape and redefine our interactions with media, there arises a critical need to scrutinize their nuanced implications on gender representation, biases perpetuated, and the potential for empowerment within the ever-evolving media landscape (Lanneskog, 2023; Albalawi, 2023; Ozmen-Garibay et al., 2023).


The convergence of AI and gender in media presents a multifaceted landscape worthy of exploration (Wang, 2023). We seek contributions that engage in a profound and critical examination of how AI technologies intersect with gender dynamics in media content, production, and consumption. This special issue aims to serve as a platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to unravel the complexities of this intersection and contribute to a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the integration of AI in media contexts.


In this critical exploration, we invite scholars to delve into the intricate landscape of gender portrayals within AI-generated or influenced media content and the biases and asymmetries behind them. This content encompasses a broad media spectrum, from visual representations to written text to audiovisual materials, as well as the structures and processes that sustain them. Authors are encouraged to scrutinize how AI technologies contribute to constructing and disseminating gendered narratives, examining the subtleties and nuances embedded in AI-generated media. It includes an examination of visual imagery, linguistic patterns, and the overall thematic underpinnings that shape perceptions of gender in contemporary media landscapes. Through rigorous analysis, we seek to unravel the implications of AI in reinforcing or challenging traditional gender norms and stereotypes across diverse forms of media. Submissions may employ various methodologies, from qualitative content analysis to computational approaches, to deepen our understanding of the complex interplay between algorithms and gender in media.


Communication Papers’ special issue brings together, as always, media and gender studies and aims to summarize essential questions and problems of gender-media studies approaches in a mediated world. The relationship between artificial intelligence and gender is a dynamic and evolving one. It is influenced by social, cultural, and technological factors, and addressing gender biases and inequalities is essential for creating inclusive and equitable mediated spaces.

In this respect, this special issue invites authors within the framework of the following conceptualizations and possible topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Gendered Representations in AI-Generated Content: Analyzing the portrayal of gender in media content generated or influenced by artificial intelligence, including visual media, written content, and audiovisual materials.
  • AI and Media Literacy Education: Exploring how AI technologies can be integrated into media literacy curricula to enhance critical thinking skills, foster digital citizenship, and address issues of gender bias and stereotyping in media.
  • Ethical Considerations in AI and Gender Studies: Investigating the ethical implications of AI applications in media, with a focus on issues such as algorithmic bias, privacy concerns, and the reinforcement of gender stereotypes.
  • Intersectionality in AI Media Analysis: Examining the intersections of gender with other identity markers (race, ethnicity, sexuality) in AI-generated media content and its implications for diverse and inclusive media representation.
  • Feminist Perspectives on AI: Exploring how feminist theories can inform the analysis and critique of AI technologies in media, as well as proposing feminist approaches to the development and deployment of AI systems.
  • AI and Media Production: Investigating how AI technologies are influencing media production processes, including content creation, curation, and distribution, and their impact on gender dynamics in these fields.
  • Feminist Perspectives on Media:Exploring how feminist theories can inform the analysis of media productions, as well as proposing feminist approaches and methodologies to audiovisual works.



Submission Guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit original research articles, case studies, and theoretical papers related to the intersection of artificial intelligence, gender studies, media studies, and media literacy. Submissions should adhere to the journal’s formatting guidelines available on the journal’s website:


Manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission system at


The language for this issue of the journal is English and Spanish.


Articles: 5,000-9,000 words, including a 300-word abstract, 5-7 keywords, a list of references, plus footnotes. Notes should be used with frugality; if something is worth saying, it usually is worth saying in the text.


Submissions from authors are free of charge in all stages of the process.


Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: 18.10.2024
  • Publication: December, 2024


For inquiries and more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Dr. Maria Pilar Rodriguez Perez,

Dr. Miren Gutiérrez Almazor,



We look forward to receiving your contributions and fostering an enriching dialogue on the complex relationship between artificial intelligence, gender, media studies, and media literacy.



Dr. Carmen Echazarreta-Soler

The Editor-in-Chief of Communication Papers


Dr. Hasan Gürkan & Cristina Olivas Ripoll

Managing Editors of Communication Papers &