Perspectives

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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Moving Beyond Screen Time

November 20, 2014
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Moving Beyond Screen Time

What's all this nonsense about "screen time"?
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Reflections on the “Tinker-verse”

November 19, 2014
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Reflections on the “Tinker-verse”

Disney's “Tinker-verse” presents both compelling and troublesome aspects for a feminist media scholar-mom.
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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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Whose Media Is It, Anyway? Representation on the Caribbean International Network

November 16, 2014
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Whose Media Is It, Anyway? Representation on the Caribbean International Network

The Caribbean International Network (CIN) prides itself on being the only television service that specifically targets West Indian communities situated on the east coast of the United States. As a dominant diasporic media, CIN not only entertains, but provides the texts, scripts and discourses that potentially shape the way West Indians conceive of and...
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Drive-Ins, and the Stubborn Usefulness of Film Nostalgia

November 11, 2014
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Drive-Ins, and the Stubborn Usefulness of Film Nostalgia

Interstellar (2014) made its well-known debut last weekend. In Chicago, the film (yes, we can still call it that) screened in its “intended” format of 70mm at the Navy Pier IMAX. Its appearance there and at other such venues was predictably celebrated by old school cinephiles as yet another defiant declaration of celluloid’s continuing...
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Will 2014 Be the Year of the TV Latina?

November 6, 2014
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Will 2014 Be the Year of the TV Latina?

On September 15 of this year, Rosie Perez took her seat as the first permanent Latina co-host of The View, ABC-TV’s long-running daytime chat show. The network confirmed its hiring of Perez (an Oscar-nominated actress also known for her work as an author, filmmaker and activist) only a week or so prior to the...
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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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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: Toph makes for a mean, sarcastic Yoda

November 1, 2014
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<em>Avatar: The Legend of Korra</em>, Season 4: Toph makes for a mean, sarcastic Yoda

It’s just this week that The Legend of Korra's setups have begun to pay off. In this post, I interrogate the character of Toph and her relationship to Korra.
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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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Binging Isn’t Quite the Word

October 29, 2014
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Binging Isn’t Quite the Word

"Binging" and "marathoning" don't cut it -- we need a word in addition to binging to describe emerging viewing behaviors.
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Downloading Serial (part 2)

October 24, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 2)

As we wait to fill the serial gaps between Serial episodes, let's explore the podcast's use of temporality.
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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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Vivisecting The Knick

October 22, 2014
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Vivisecting <em>The Knick</em>

Steven Soderbergh and Cinemax's new series, The Knick, has become a critical darling, called the best in a new era of director-centered television. Kristen Warner, Lisa Coulthard, R. Colin Tait, and Andrew deWaard weigh in on its critical accolades.
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