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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 facilitates placing our media past within their particular material locations in place and time, while mitigating 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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On Radio: Live Music Festivals as Satellite Radio’s Premium Content?

June 10, 2014
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On Radio: Live Music Festivals as Satellite Radio’s Premium Content?

Sirius XM's recent live broadcast of the Governors Ball highlights the persistence of place, of musical “hotspots,” within the satellite radio universe.
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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

May 1, 2014
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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

A report on the recent Craft of Criticism conference at University of Notre Dame.
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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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