Month: March 2010

The Dark Side of YouTube Politics

While YouTube offers the opportunity for unprecedented political participation through user-crafted videos, it can also house the performance of political lies mascarading as truth. Can citizens resist the attractions of such visual truthiness?

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What Are You Missing? March 14-27

Ten (or more) media industry stories you may have missed recently: 1.  It’s estimated that News Corp. will end up pulling in upwards of $400 million in profit from Avatar, and Hollywood Reporter has the amazing numbers on how many…

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Report from SCMS: Saturday

In addition to granting Midwesterners like me the chance to reintroduce the concept of sunshine to our bare arms, another one of the advantageous by-products of the Los Angeles setting for the SCMS conference this year has been the opportunity…

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Report from SCMS: Thursday

Many of the Thursday panels at this year’s SCMS conference challenged us to take what is normally considered peripheral–DVD extras, brand logos, and TV re-broadcasts of feature films–and consider that as a central area of scholarly study. This focus is crucial to our ongoing engagement with the practices of media industries today.

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Report from SCMS: Wednesday

The Antenna editors have asked some writers to contribute daily reports on the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Los Angeles this week. First up–a Wednesday report from Derek Kompare.

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Adventures in Music Video

On the heels of the popularity of the Rube Goldberg video for “This Too Shall Pass,” OK Go announced that it was leaving an already beleaguered EMI to establish its own label Paracadute Recordings. Quickly a story emerged treating OK Go as the musical David fighting the evil Goliath of EMI.

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