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Annedroids Appisodes and the Potential of Interactive Kids TV

December 11, 2014
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Annedroids Appisodes and the Potential of Interactive Kids TV

How the Amazon series' interactive "Appisodes" reveal the possibilities and limitations associated with an emerging platform-based viewing experience.
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Poetry by Radio: Paul Blackburn and WBAI

December 8, 2014
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Poetry by Radio: Paul Blackburn and WBAI

The New York poet Paul Blackburn’s tape collection documents his involvement with Pacifica station WBAI as a radio producer and a radio listener.
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And the Grammy Nominees are [On Twitter]…

December 5, 2014
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And the Grammy Nominees are [On Twitter]…

The Recording Academy's decision to use Twitter to announce its nominees reinforces social media's role in shaping industrial practice surrounding award shows.
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Researching from within kids’ culture

November 22, 2014
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Researching from within kids’ culture

Caroline Ferris Leader explores alternative methodologies for working on children's media culture.
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

November 21, 2014
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

Advancing Our Way to the Bottom? My kids' “now” and “just what I wanted” style of viewership encourages them to be tiny, impatient content bullies.
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Moving Beyond Screen Time

November 20, 2014
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Moving Beyond Screen Time

What's all this nonsense about "screen time"?
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Reflections on the “Tinker-verse”

November 19, 2014
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Reflections on the “Tinker-verse”

Disney's “Tinker-verse” presents both compelling and troublesome aspects for a feminist media scholar-mom.
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Announcing a New Series: Antenna Kids

November 18, 2014
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Announcing a New Series: Antenna Kids

The charge for the series is simple and broad – to engage critically with media for children.
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Why Care About Radio Broadcast History in the On-Demand Digital Age?

November 17, 2014
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Why Care About Radio Broadcast History in the On-Demand Digital Age?

Locating and making publically accessible radio broadcasts and their supporting archival documents mitigates the generalized understandings that radio broadcasting’s past was a “mass” media of little variety, low quality and limited engagement.
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

November 5, 2014
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

The New York TV Festival's "Digital Day" makes one wonder just how independent the digital TV landscape is.
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Choose Your Own Narrative: The 2014 Emmy Awards

August 26, 2014
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Choose Your Own Narrative: The 2014 Emmy Awards

How this year's ceremony's lack of narrative created discursive space filled in by everything but the production itself.
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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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