Industry

“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

November 13, 2014
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“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

President Obama’s statement calling on the FCC to implement the strongest possible net neutrality regulations is significant for many reasons, including what it signals about citizen engagement in communications regulation and the politics of media policy.
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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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Bad Blood: “Taylor Swift” vs. Spotify

November 3, 2014
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Bad Blood: “Taylor Swift” vs. Spotify

The removal of the artist's songs from the streaming service represents the latest development in an ongoing distribution struggle in the music industry.
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A National Icon Deficit: What the Ghomeshi Scandal Illustrates About the State of CBC Radio One

October 31, 2014
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A National Icon Deficit: What the Ghomeshi Scandal Illustrates About the State of CBC Radio One

The sudden departure of Jian Ghomeshi from Q illustrates that the CBC's once innovative radio division needs to focus on developing new personalities and formats if it is to adapt to a rapidly evolving mediascape.
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Redefining “Public” Education: Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

Redefining “Public” Education:  Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

We have been to three girl-focused cons this summer and fall: LeakyCon, DashCon and GeekGirlCon. These cons are non-profit, largely run by volunteers, and provide alternative geeky spaces to male-dominated cons. These cons extend the work of social media such as Tumbr by providing safe public spaces where feminist, feminine, and queer young people can...
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There Are Worse Things Fox Could Do: Grease Live and TV’s Sad Affair with the Live Musical

May 29, 2014
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There Are Worse Things Fox Could Do: Grease Live and TV’s Sad Affair with the Live Musical

In the era of multiple platform viewing and increased time-shifting, television turns to the musical. But Fox's selection of Grease seems to ignore a string of warning signs.
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Why Kickstarter?: Corner Gas and Crowdfunding as Promotion

May 21, 2014
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Why Kickstarter?: Corner Gas and Crowdfunding as Promotion

When fans are asked to crowdfund the marketing of a film that will exist without their support, the meanings of Kickstarter shift considerably.
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Pre-Prime: HBO’s Off-Channel Revenue Legacy

April 23, 2014
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Pre-Prime: HBO’s Off-Channel Revenue Legacy

How HBO's deal with Amazon Prime reflects its history of embracing new forms of distribution in the interest of connecting with and monetizing audiences unable or unwilling to subscribe to the channel.
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Bro-Friendly Fandom: The Blue Mountain State Kickstarter

April 16, 2014
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Bro-Friendly Fandom: The Blue Mountain State Kickstarter

By leveraging Kickstarter as a safe space for masculinized fandom, Blue Mountain State has the potential to live on despite lacking its progenitor's coverage, prestige, and formalized fan engagement.
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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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What Are You Missing? Dec 30 – Jan 12

January 12, 2014
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What Are You Missing? Dec 30 – Jan 12

Back from the break, here are ten or more media industry news items you might have missed recently.
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What Are You Missing? Nov 25 – Dec 8

December 8, 2013
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What Are You Missing? Nov 25 – Dec 8

Ten or more media industry news items you might have missed recently
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What Are You Missing? Nov 11 – Nov 24

November 24, 2013
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What Are You Missing? Nov 11 – Nov 24

Ten or more media industry news stories from the past two weeks.
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Rethinking Media Distribution

November 20, 2013
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Rethinking Media Distribution

Chuck Tryon discusses Jeff Ulin's latest book on media distribution, focusing on temporal and spatial considerations in a global, digital marketplace.
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