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“We Know More About You Than You’d Like”: Podcasts and High-Status Fandom

September 2, 2015
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“We Know More About You Than You’d Like”: Podcasts and High-Status Fandom

Mark Lashley notes the rise of fan podcasts within the comedy community by discussing Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman's U Talkin' U2 To Me, and the ways in which performances of fandom are complicated by the hosts' celebrity and industry connections.
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What I Learned at Podcast Movement 2015

September 1, 2015
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What I Learned at Podcast Movement 2015

Jason Loviglio reports from the Podcast Movement 2015 industry conference, providing a state-of-the-industry rundown that includes the divide between professional radio broadcaster "Pro-casters" and amateur "Podcasters" and the shared discourse of podcasting-as-rebirth.
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The Visibility and Invisibility of Chinese Independent Films

August 27, 2015
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The Visibility and Invisibility of Chinese Independent Films

Festival film? Underground film? Dissident film? Sabrina Q. Yu on contemporary Chinese independent cinema's proliferating labels and reigning misperceptions.
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Hindi Cinema: Coming Soon To A Tweet Near You

August 13, 2015
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Hindi Cinema: Coming Soon To A Tweet Near You

Social media and Twitter-happy stars are changing the way Hindi films are promoted in India. (With this caveat: for English speakers only.) Sripana Ray looks at film prefiguration targeting India's urban middle class.
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James Bond: A Transmedia Anomaly?

July 30, 2015
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James Bond: A Transmedia Anomaly?

Like time's arrow, transmedia franchises move relentlessly forward. Or do they? Matthew Freeman looks at the retro fixation of the transmedia James Bond storyworld as an anomaly in contemporary entertainment’s perpetual present.
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“Something Into Nothing”: On the Materiality of the Broadcast Archive

“Something Into Nothing”: On the Materiality of the Broadcast Archive

Laura LaPlaca writes about the material resilience of broadcast history from the perspective of a collector and archivist, discussing the importance of acknowledging the stuff that radio and television leave behind, especially in the face of an overwhelming emphasis on the "ephemerality" of these media.
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The Only Music Podcast: Listening to a New Music Podcast Find its Voice

July 24, 2015
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<em>The Only Music Podcast</em>: Listening to a New Music Podcast Find its Voice

Brian Fauteux inaugurates our "The Podcast Review" series with an analysis of The Only Music Podcast, a music podcast from Gothenburg, Sweden that offers a refreshing take on the music industries by critically engaging with bi-weekly topics.
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Textual Analysis & Technology: Information Overload, Part II

July 22, 2015
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Textual Analysis & Technology: Information Overload, Part II

Kyra Hunting continues her discussion of software options for media textual analysis, suggesting that while there is no single perfect qualitative research software application available, a combination of Filemaker Pro, NVivo, Dedoose, and Cinemetrics has helped her dig more deeply into media texts.
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Call of Parental Duty: Advertising’s New Constructions of Video-Gaming Fathers

July 16, 2015
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Call of Parental Duty: Advertising’s New Constructions of Video-Gaming Fathers

Soldiers, survivors, 3 a.m. fathers—Anthony Smith looks at families in recent video-game advertising and finds a "gamer dad" who’s gamer first, dad a distant second (while gamer mom is first and always a mom).
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Textual Analysis & Technology: In Search of a Flexible Solution, Part I

July 15, 2015
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Textual Analysis & Technology: In Search of a Flexible Solution, Part I

Kyra Hunting discusses how the creative use of open-ended software can serve media scholars — yet the available research software is not yet designed for the diversity of information, multiplicity of data input types, and unique twists and turns that accompanies the study of media texts.
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Crowdfunding: Looking Beyond Kickstarter

Crowdfunding: Looking Beyond Kickstarter

Everybody knows about Kickstarter, which is considered to be world’s most popular crowdfunding platform; however, Kickstarter is only one of an estimated number of over 1,000 platforms worldwide. Patryk Galuszka and Blanka Brzozowska look at MegaTotal, a music-oriented platform implementing a significantly different model than Kickstarter.
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Audiovisual Archives and the Context Conundrum

Audiovisual Archives and the Context Conundrum

Stephanie Sapienza, Project Manager at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), advocates for why the audio and paper materials of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)'s radio collection - housed at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison - need to be integrated online to maximize their usefulness...
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Rewarding Damages

July 10, 2015
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Rewarding <i>Damages</i>

Jennifer Jones recommends checking out Damages on Netflix in our "Late to the Party" series.
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Videographic Criticism 101

July 9, 2015
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Videographic Criticism 101

Melanie Kohnen reflects on what she learned at Middlebury College's videographic criticism workshop.
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Out the Back: Race and Reinvention in Johannesburg’s Garden Cottages

Out the Back: Race and Reinvention in Johannesburg’s Garden Cottages

The outdoor "maid’s room" was a common suburban feature of apartheid Johannesburg. In the 21st century many of these spaces have been reimagined as "garden cottages" and transformed into middle class assets, but traces of their segregated histories persist.
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