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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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Negotiating Authorship: Showrunners on Twitter VI

December 19, 2013
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Negotiating Authorship: Showrunners on Twitter VI

Twitter serves not only as a platform for high-profile showrunners, but also a space where more nuanced television authorship is negotiated by writer-producers.
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The Aesthetic Turn: In Search of the Pictorial Intelligence

December 18, 2013
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The Aesthetic Turn: In Search of the Pictorial Intelligence

Colin Burnett continues our Aesthetic Turn series with a call to revise our thinking about moving image intelligence beyond just language and verbal systems of thought.
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The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: The Hype of the Doctor

December 17, 2013
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The Cultural Lives of <i>Doctor Who</i>: The Hype of the Doctor

In this final post in Antenna's The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who series, Matt Hills looks at the promotion and marketing that's occurred around the Doctor Who franchise across 2013.
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From Mercury to Mars: The Legacy of War of the Worlds: What Happened Here?

December 16, 2013
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From Mercury to Mars: The Legacy of <i>War of the Worlds</i>: What Happened Here?

In this latest post in our ongoing series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years, Michele Hilmes ponders the relative absence of innovation in American radio drama over the past three decades.
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The Best Show on WFMU: 2000-2013

December 12, 2013
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The Best Show on WFMU: 2000-2013

Some reflections on The Best Show on WFMU as it ends its thirteen-year run.
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