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Downloading Serial (part 4)

December 18, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 4)

As Serial concludes, what does its successes and shortcomings teach us about the possibilities of podcasting?
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Downloading Serial (part 3)

November 10, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 3)

How do forensic fandom practices work when applied to a serialized non-fiction mystery?
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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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Downloading Serial (part 1)

October 13, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 1)

This new form of serialized nonfictional podcasting is both compelling essential listening, and a challenge to our expectations for journalism.
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Casey Kasem Signs Off (1932-2014)

June 17, 2014
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Casey Kasem Signs Off (1932-2014)

Casey Kasem helped put pop music in a context. In so doing, he provided a resource for listeners to recontextualize that music for themselves.
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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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Exploding Trains! Coming to a city near you!

May 16, 2014
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Exploding Trains! Coming to a city near you!

The consolidation of radio ownership in the largely rural state of North Dakota is especially acute. In moments of disaster, do citizens have access to local and timely broadcasts of the Emergency Alert System?
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Talk of The Nation Signs Off

July 1, 2013
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Talk of The Nation Signs Off

Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio's (NPR) daily weekday call-in program, broadcast its final show on Thursday, June 27th. And with its cancellation goes one less venue for the public to actually access and participate in political debate and discourse on public radio.
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The Nostalgic Pleasure of Signing Off

December 6, 2009
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The Nostalgic Pleasure of Signing Off

A radio station that signs on and off with the phases of the sun? Well that's something I haven't experienced since. . . well, ever.
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