Month: November 2013

Les Brown: Thinking Inside the Box

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.

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Rethinking Media Distribution

Chuck Tryon discusses Jeff Ulin’s latest book on media distribution, focusing on temporal and spatial considerations in a global, digital marketplace.

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Report from New York Television Festival’s Digital Day 2013

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.

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From Mercury to Mars: War of the Worlds and the Invasion of Media Studies

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.

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Duty Now for the Future of Music: A Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit

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.

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The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: The Lost, Missing, and Redacted Adventures of Doctor Who

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.

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