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MTV Shows Its Seams

August 25, 2014
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MTV Shows Its Seams

MTV's 2014 VMA Awards visualize the music industry's feminist growing pains.
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Category Agnostic: The 2014 Emmy Nominations

July 10, 2014
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Category Agnostic: The 2014 Emmy Nominations

As cases of so-called "category fraud" increase, the Emmy Awards' arbitrary points of distinction risk becoming the story.
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Beyond the Nominations: The Emmys and Representation

July 1, 2014
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Beyond the Nominations: The Emmys and Representation

While we typically judge Emmy diversity through the nominees, campaigns and ballots offer other spaces to explore politics of representation.
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On Radio: Live Music Festivals as Satellite Radio’s Premium Content?

June 10, 2014
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On Radio: Live Music Festivals as Satellite Radio’s Premium Content?

Sirius XM's recent live broadcast of the Governors Ball highlights the persistence of place, of musical “hotspots,” within the satellite radio universe.
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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

May 1, 2014
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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

A report on the recent Craft of Criticism conference at University of Notre Dame.
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Console Your Passions: A 2014 CP Conference Report

April 18, 2014
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Console Your Passions: A 2014 CP Conference Report

This year's Console-ing Passions conference emphasized the heritage and pedigree of the organization, as well as assessed the future contours of feminist media studies as a field.
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Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

April 11, 2014
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Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

Risks, rewards, and a pair of empty shoes; how much can his political edge can he retain?
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The Aesthetic Turn: Toward a Television Aesthetic (Again)

March 6, 2014
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The Aesthetic Turn: Toward a Television Aesthetic (Again)

How do we teach television aesthetics, and what does it mean to analyze or evaluate television aesthetics?
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Oscars 2014: It’s Time

March 4, 2014
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Oscars 2014: It’s Time

The 2014 Oscar theme may have been “Heroes in Hollywood,” but the narrative that formed was the film industry’s contestable progress and diversity.
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What Are You Missing? Jan 13 – Jan 26

January 26, 2014
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What Are You Missing? Jan 13 – Jan 26

Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
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From Mercury to Mars: After the Martians: The Invasion of “Daytime” in the War of the Worlds Controversy

January 20, 2014
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From Mercury to Mars: After the Martians: The Invasion of “Daytime” in the War of the Worlds Controversy

In this final post in our series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years, Jennifer Hyland Wang analyzes how responses to the War of the Worlds broadcast exposed much of the gender and class discourses underpinning the American Broadcasting system.
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From Mercury to Mars: Vox Orson

January 16, 2014
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From Mercury to Mars: Vox Orson

The From Mercury to Mars series continues today with a new post from Murray Pomerance about Orson Welles' voice.
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Google’s Aesthetic Turn: One Simple Beautiful Useful Google

January 13, 2014
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Google’s Aesthetic Turn: One Simple Beautiful Useful Google

In this latest entry in the Aesthetic Turn series, Megan Sapnar Ankerson explores how Google's aesthetic shift from "transparency" to "beauty" serves as a site for critical engagement with the aesthetics of digital artifacts.
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What Are You Missing? Dec 30 – Jan 12

January 12, 2014
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What Are You Missing? Dec 30 – Jan 12

Back from the break, here are ten or more media industry news items you might have missed recently.
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From Mercury to Mars: The Shadow of the Great Detective: Orson Welles and Sherlock Holmes on the Air

January 10, 2014
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From Mercury to Mars: The Shadow of the Great Detective: Orson Welles and Sherlock Holmes on the Air

The Antenna-Sounding Out! series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years continues on into the new year with a post on Sounding Out! from A. Brad Schwartz about the influence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories on Orson Welles' radio work.
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