Comments on: Goodbye to Antenna Responses to Media and Culture Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:35:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ryan Pumroy Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:35:04 +0000 I’m saddened to read this news. Antenna was, and still is, an inspiration for me. I loved what you all worked towards — creating and supporting an accessible, responsive academic community. Thank you to everyone for your contributions and work on this over the years.

By: Kristina Busse Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:05:34 +0000 Thank you, Jonathan!

Writing for Antenna was a wonderful way to be part of a blog without feeling guilty about not posting enough. It was a way to meet and engage others and learn about corners of the field I knew little about. Most of all, however, as Allison says above, it was always a place to share the love–or, admittedly, the anger and frustration, but even then it was passion!

You made a great thing happening here, not only getting various generations of grad students involved and motivated, but also doing a large amount of the work yourself when no one else would or could do it.

And I hope we’ll always have an archive of all these posts here. I keep going back to reread and cite and teach certain posts and conversations.

Thank you for all your years of work and for making this space happen in the first place!

By: Michele Hilmes Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:25:14 +0000 Jonathan, it was your vision and leadership that built Antenna into the huge success it was! I admit not having ever quite caught the blog bug myself, but I could certainly appreciate what your efforts added to our graduate program and to the field of media and cultural studies generally. I’m sad to see Antenna go! And all of you who contributed so much are to be congratulated. A fabulous success. Well done, everyone.

By: Allison McCracken Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:18:49 +0000 I am so, so sad about Antenna ending. I really valued having a space where scholars could respond in a timely manner to media events in a forum that could be shared not only among ourselves but also publicly available. I learned a lot reading others’ posts and found them to be excellent teaching tools as well. Personally, I have a lot to thank all the Antenna editors for, especially Jonathan and Myles in the early days. They allowed me to not only write whatever I wanted but took care of all the technical aspects of posting for me. They put in an enormous amount of unpaid labor, and I join Jonathan in thanking and saluting all of the editors.

Antenna really kept me engaged as a writer when i was too burdened by administration to write very much or very often. My posts for Antenna remain some of my favorite pieces because they were “what I did for love” and they always re-inspired me as a writer. Having the opportunity to share my passions was invaluable to me, and I will miss this forum and community more than I can say. Thank you all, so very much.

By: Sumana Harihareswara Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:06:06 +0000 I only discovered Antenna within the last couple years, but appreciated the in-depth posts on media and cultural studies, on cultural artifacts and trends, and on interdisciplinary experiments. I don’t come from a media studies background academically and I learned from Antenna about the scope, history, and major schools within your field; thanks so much.

I might suggest that people who liked Antenna also check out Crooked Timber , an academic group blog that sometimes covers an intersecting topic area.

Thanks again for all your work in making Antenna; I hope the archives continue to provide valuable insight to all who stop by.