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Honoring Hilmes: Curious Mentoring

May 5, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: Curious Mentoring

In the second post in our "Honoring Hilmes" series, Ben Aslinger praises Michele Hilmes for her intellectual curiosity and willingness to mentor a diverse array of students and projects.
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A Voice Made for Radio Studies: Michele Hilmes and the Building of a Discipline

May 4, 2015
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A Voice Made for Radio Studies: Michele Hilmes and the Building of a Discipline

In the first post in our "Honoring Hilmes" series, Bill Kirkpatrick argues that the quality of Michele Hilmes’ scholarship is undisputed, yet the example of her great work alone is not why Radio Studies is now thriving. It is also because Hilmes has done the (arguably much harder) work of field-building.
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On Radio: The Influence of Comedy Podcasts on TV Narrative, Production, and Cross-Promotion

April 29, 2015
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On Radio: The Influence of Comedy Podcasts on TV Narrative, Production, and Cross-Promotion

The influence and overlap between the worlds of podcasting and television (and live comedy) is expanding as visual and audio media continue to fragment, making issues of narrative construction and narrative influence ripe for questioning,
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Bullshit Jobs in the Creative Industries

April 23, 2015
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Bullshit Jobs in the Creative Industries

Jack Newsinger reflects on the idea of bullshit jobs in the creative industries and what this might mean for pedagogy.
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American Idols: ‘Roxy,’ Major Bowes, and Early Radio Stardom

April 14, 2015
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American Idols: ‘Roxy,’ Major Bowes, and Early Radio Stardom

Ross Melnick provides historical context necessary to understand the prevalence of talent programs on contemporary American network television.
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Game of Thrones: Adaptation and Fidelity in an Age of Convergence

April 9, 2015
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<i>Game of Thrones</i>: Adaptation and Fidelity in an Age of Convergence

Using the case of Game of Thrones, Iain Robert Smith considers what happens to fidelity criticism when a show goes beyond the published material and starts to “adapt” material that has been planned but not yet written by the original author.
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“Television Aesthetics” versus Formal and Stylistic Analysis

April 8, 2015
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“Television Aesthetics” versus Formal and Stylistic Analysis

Piers Britton reflects on the unacknowledged divergences in use of the term “aesthetic” within television studies, and suggests that some of the elisions are leading to unproductive argument.
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Volunteers Wanted: Transforming SCMS From Within

April 3, 2015
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Volunteers Wanted: Transforming SCMS From Within

Karen Petruska reflects on the importance of conference participation in the form of SIGs, committees, and public policy and promotion, all of which operate as the less visible yet vital backbone of SCMS.
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The Importance of Being SIG’d: Scholarly Interest Groups and Their Role at SCMS

April 2, 2015
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The Importance of Being SIG’d: Scholarly Interest Groups and Their Role at SCMS

Collenn Glenn reports on the significance of specialized scholarly interest groups for academic organizations like the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), which held its annual conference in Montreal last week.
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#DHSCMS: Digital Humanities, Tools, and Approaches at SCMS 2015

April 1, 2015
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#DHSCMS: Digital Humanities, Tools, and Approaches at SCMS 2015

Derek Long continues our series of SCMS 2015 conference reports with a summary and assessment of some of the digitally-oriented panels and presentations.
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Radio Studies at SCMS: From Justification to Exploration

March 31, 2015
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Radio Studies at SCMS: From Justification to Exploration

Bill Kirkpatrick continues our week-long series of reports from the SCMS 2015 conference. He argues that radio studies within SCMS is coming into its own, and the Society is better for it.
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#SCMS15: The Conference as Media Event

March 30, 2015
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#SCMS15: The Conference as Media Event

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, held this March 25-29, was in many ways a media event. But what kind of media event was it, and what are the implications of the conference's more public presence?
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Screening Socialism: Television, Public Space and the Ideals of Progress

March 26, 2015
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Screening Socialism: Television, Public Space and the Ideals of Progress

Post by Sylwia Szostak, Research Associate, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University This is the third installment in the ongoing “From Nottingham and Beyond,” series, with contributions from faculty and alumni of the University of Nottingham’s Department of Culture, Film and Media.  This week’s contributor, Sylwia Szostak, completed her PhD in the department in 2014. The majority of...
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The Gendered Politics of Digital Brand Labor

March 18, 2015
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The Gendered Politics of Digital Brand Labor

In the so-called “attention economy,” brands increasingly harness the immaterial labor of social media participants. To what extent can these digital activities by understood as gendered? This post draws on findings from a recently published International Journal of Cultural Studies article to explore the gendered politics of social media labor.
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Edgar Dale, Educational Radio, and Sensory Learning

March 16, 2015
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Edgar Dale, Educational Radio, and Sensory Learning

What makes technology educational? Brian Gregory prompts this inquiry in his consideration of how Edgar Dale's ideas about sensory learning fit into the history of educational radio and ed tech.
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