Noel Holston celebrates the life and work of Les Brown, TV journalist and historian, editor at Variety, and renown expert on the business of television.
Ten or more media industry news stories from the past two weeks.
On the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, this post considers how fictional depictions of Kennedy represent history and engage cultural memory.
In this latest post in Antenna’s The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who series, Jenna Stoeber discusses the recent “The Night of the Doctor” mini-episode and its impact on canonical knowledge of the series.
Chuck Tryon discusses Jeff Ulin’s latest book on media distribution, focusing on temporal and spatial considerations in a global, digital marketplace.
Melanie Kohnen reports to Antenna from her recent experience at Digital Day at the New York Television Festival, and discusses how the NYTF is shifting the focus of Digital Day away from second screen apps offering program-related content towards TV network-preferred Twitter.
An examination of the JFK assassination news coverage suggests that the networks did a woeful job in the early hours, but that a local third-rated ABC affiliate provided remarkable journalism that not only helped ABC scoop NBC and CBS, but also foreshadowed the future of TV news.
Any time I hear the wind blow it will whisper the name Edna. And so let us part with a love that will echo through the ages.
In this latest post in our From Mercury to Mars series, Josh Shepperd discusses the “War of the Worlds” broadcast as a foundational subject for intellectual history and, as the subject of social research like Hadley Cantril’s The Invasion from Mars, one of the events that legitimated the very study of media.
Here are ten or more media industry news items you might have missed recently
Each year, the musician advocacy nonprofit group Future of Music Coalition holds a conference in Washington, DC, bringing together artists, executives, and policymakers. Reporting from this year’s Future of Music Summit, Tim Anderson finds that despite the music industry’s many troubles, much optimism still exists.
Adrienne Shaw explores how academics, fans, and industry professionals are all laborers of love and how a coalitional attitude could benefit all parties in our quest to engage with our beloved media objects.
In this latest entry in The Aesthetic Turn series, Kyle Conway considers the aesthetic experience of media, using translation and metaphor to turn our attention away from the object and toward our experience of media in the age of convergence.
One of the defining characteristics of Doctor Who is that, despite its academic and popular scrutiny, there are many gaps in its history, which remind us that histories – including media histories – are always only assembled from the perspective of the present.