Archive for May, 2012

Convergent Media Policy: The Australian Case

May 31, 2012
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Convergent Media Policy: The Australian Case

While other countries are considering changes to adapt their media laws for convergence, Australia has been a world leader in commissioning major studies that address these challenges head on.
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On Radio: Up From the Boneyard: Local Media, Its Digital Death and Rebirth [Part 1]

May 30, 2012
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On Radio: Up From the Boneyard: Local Media, Its Digital Death and Rebirth [Part 1]

Is there any such thing as local digital media? Looking at the case of local podcasts, Tim Anderson argues that people indeed do, and always have, inscribed the local in their digital media creations.
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Mom Enough?: The Return of the Absentee Mother as Threat

May 29, 2012
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Mom Enough?: The Return of the Absentee Mother as Threat

There is nothing necessarily new about a character's surprising return, but the particular attention to the absent mother taps into a current and contentious discourse of motherhood: attachment parenting.
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Oops, I Swiped My Book: Nostalgia and Finitude in Digital Media

May 25, 2012
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Oops, I Swiped My Book: Nostalgia and Finitude in Digital Media

Can a book really tell us about our changing attitudes towards knowledge? Can a page-flip user interface really shed light on ways of being in the world? The answers to these questions are not governed by destiny, but by your emergent responses.
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24 Hours in A&E: Public Service and the Fixed-Camera Documentary

May 24, 2012
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24 Hours in A&E: Public Service and the Fixed-Camera Documentary

The series deploys both technological innovation and audience-pleasing storytelling, whilst in the process educating the audience about emergency medicine and affirming the value of Britain’s NHS.
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part Two]

May 23, 2012
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part Two]

Building on Monday's post, a consideration of individual educators and our personal stakes in the Georgia State copyright decision.
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Grimm and the Monstrous Feminine

May 22, 2012
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<i>Grimm</i> and the Monstrous Feminine

Dead women are standard set dressing on most crime dramas, but the more I watched the more I realized the women in Grimm aren’t usually homicide victims – they’re monsters.
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part One]

May 21, 2012
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part One]

While the limited “wins” for the plaintiff have likely made future cases of this type more trouble than they are worth, the wider implications of the case are more concerning.
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Upfronts 2012: An A-Z of What’s New

May 18, 2012
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Upfronts 2012: An A-Z of What’s New

Who gets their own show, and what can we expect, for the 2012-2013 season?
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Upfronts 2012: “Save our Show (On the Industry’s Margins)”

May 16, 2012
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Upfronts 2012: “Save our Show (On the Industry’s Margins)”

With no prominent "Save our Show" campaign following this year's cancellations, we should turn our attention to why we’re not talking about a big cancellation in a year where a number of highly-rated shows got canceled.
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The Pitch: Creativity in Advertising

May 14, 2012
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The Pitch: Creativity in Advertising

AMC's The Pitch documents the legacy of the Creative Revolution by showing proponents of creativity in advertising insisting on the value of artfulness over scientism.
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Creating a Spark: Official and Fan-Produced Transmedia for The Hunger Games

May 11, 2012
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Creating a Spark: Official and Fan-Produced Transmedia for The Hunger Games

With the widespread use of Twitter and Tumblr, official and fan-produced transmedia increasingly share the same media spaces.
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The Dark Knight Rises: Fandom and the Folk Hero

May 9, 2012
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The Dark Knight Rises: Fandom and the Folk Hero

Batman cannot survive as a single, fixed figure. Batman is a virus, a folk hero, an icon, an infection. He belongs to the people. He belongs to us.
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