Month: January 2013

Current TV, Al Jazeera America, and the Experience of the Foreign

The sale of U.S. cable station Current TV to the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera raises questions about how a foreign network might explain Americans to themselves. Might Al Jazeera provide a foreign lens for Americans to examine themselves? What would that even look like?

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The Soaps Rise Again?

Despite hard times and dire predictions for U.S. daytime soap operas in recent years, the present moment has in fact turned out to be one of the more exciting and promising in the genre’s history.

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On Radio: FM Campus Radio and Community Representation

By broadcasting exclusively online and abandoning space-based FM or AM broadcasting, college radio stations run the risk of losing the local focus that has been integral to the programming and operations of the campus and community radio sector.

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Booth Babe Backlash

A year of misogyny in geek culture resurrected the booth babe debate that has contributed to a backlash against female fandom.

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Golden Globes 2013: Going Home With Jodie Foster

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s co-hosting of the 2013 Golden Globes was one in a number of prominent moments for women at this year’s awards ceremony. Some might be tempted to claim that the event helped raise the banner for women. Not so fast.

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The Real Housewives of (“the New”) Miami—Revisited

A few months ago I examined the re-launched Real Housewives of Miami(RHOM) series, part of Bravo’s immensely popular Real Housewives franchise, in another Antenna post.  Now that the season has officially ended with the airing of the second part of…

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