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From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

February 26, 2015
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From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

In this first installment of our new "From Nottingham and Beyond" series, curated by the Department of Culture, Film and Media at the University of Nottingham, Roberta Pearson discusses the contemporary moment in British classical radio.
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

February 19, 2015
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

As podcasters experiment with advertising, they face issues of authenticity and sincerity that strikingly resemble those of the “golden age” of radio.
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

February 18, 2015
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

Country radio programmers find themselves fighting back against the domination of “bro-country.” This battle, along with the forcing of Paramore's Grammy-winning Rock Song of the Year into the Pop format, further shows why music radio needs more female singers.
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

February 16, 2015
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

Broadcasters are paying top-dollar for the last useable scraps of the FM spectrum. John Anderson explores the booming market in translator stations and their implications for diversity on the dial.
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Feminism and Anorexia: A Complex Alliance

February 9, 2015
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Feminism and Anorexia: A Complex Alliance

Critical feminist approaches to anorexia have become increasingly visible as an area of academic study since the late 1970s. Such approaches have done much to question and critique the ideological nature of medical conceptions of the "eating disorder," but they continue to raise questions about how to "give voice" to those who suffer from...
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Experts, Dads, and Technology: Gendered Talk About Online Music

February 6, 2015
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Experts, Dads, and Technology: Gendered Talk About Online Music

New experts are needed to find and listen to music online, and gender is key to what is considered expertise in the field of music and media technology.
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“Hollywood Goes to Harlem”: Radio’s Creation of an African-American Film Star

February 2, 2015
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“Hollywood Goes to Harlem”: Radio’s Creation of an African-American Film Star

75 years ago, African-American radio actor Eddie Anderson parlayed his “Rochester” role into intermedia stardom in film and popular culture.
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Roots and Routes of the Cuban Revolution: Transforming Ideology into Heritage

January 28, 2015
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Roots and Routes of the Cuban Revolution: Transforming Ideology into Heritage

In the wake of the "normalization" of U.S. relations with Cuba, the transitional communist nation is struggling with its cultural heritage policies in what Pablo Alonso González calls "the transformation of ideology into heritage."
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‘Real People, Real Radio’: KXCI community radio in the aftermath of January 8, 2011

January 26, 2015
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‘Real People, Real Radio’: KXCI community radio in the aftermath of January 8, 2011

In the aftermath of the gun violence of January 2011, Tucson’s KXCI community radio responded with music and locally-produced pubic affairs podcasts. The University of Arizona's Mary Beth Haralovich explores how KXCI’s “real people, real radio” format helped people to grieve and to heal.
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Santa’s Lousy Prison Guard: The Elf on the Shelf

December 23, 2014
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Santa’s Lousy Prison Guard: The Elf on the Shelf

If The Elf on the Shelf is trying to set up a panopticon, he's doing it all wrong.
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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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