M/C — Media and Culture was founded in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism, analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Our publications and other activities serve as a point of crossover between the popular and the academic — we take seriously the need to move ideas outward, so that our debates may have some resonance with wider political and cultural interests.

Its first publication was M/C Journal, which was initiated and developed (as "M/C — A Journal of Media and Culture") at the Media and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 1998 by MCSC Director P. David Marshall and a group of postgraduate students. Launched in July 1998, M/C Journal was followed in September of the same year by M/C Reviews.

Since mid-2004, M/C is published with the support of the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. In November 2004, it launched its third publication, the M/Cyclopedia of New Media.