Perspectives

Goodbye to Antenna

February 4, 2016
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Goodbye to Antenna

After just over six years in business, Antenna is done. Goodbye and thanks!
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What’s New in Media Industries? A Revised Edition of Understanding Media Industries

February 2, 2016
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What’s New in Media Industries? A Revised Edition of Understanding Media Industries

What's new in Amanda Lotz and Timothy Havens' Understanding Media Industries 2?
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Original or Exclusive? Shifts in Television Financing and Distribution Shift Meanings

January 1, 2016
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Original or Exclusive? Shifts in Television Financing and Distribution Shift Meanings

In addition to increasing the possible objects of study, broadband-distributed television services have introduced new challenges to grounding the television shows we study in their industrial milieu.
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Pretty in Pink: BBC iPlayer and the Promotion of On-Demand Television

November 19, 2015
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Pretty in Pink: BBC iPlayer and the Promotion of On-Demand Television

TV on demand: always there when you need it, but for what? Paul Grainge explores the promotional imagination of on-demand television, and the move from “platform mobility” to current industry rhetoric of “need-states.”
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A Tribute to Barbara Klinger

November 3, 2015
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A Tribute to Barbara Klinger

We asked several scholars who have worked with the retiring Barbara Klinger, past and present, to offer some words.
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She Works Hard for the Money/Man/Shoes/Herself/Her Sisters…

October 27, 2015
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She Works Hard for the Money/Man/Shoes/Herself/Her Sisters…

In the fourth and final installment of a limited series on Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century, contributor Elizabeth Nathanson outlines the anthology's "Labors" section and argues that mediated depictions of femininity are always working hard in public and private spheres while striving for creativity, community, and sisterhood.
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“Bodies” That Matter

October 20, 2015
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“Bodies” That Matter

In part three of a limited series on Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn, contributor Kyra Hunting outlines the anthology's "Bodies" section in order to argue that critical consideration for women's media cultures facilitates a deeper understanding of embodiment in relation to community practices, self-presentation, and technology.
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Fall Premieres 2015: The Best and the Worst

October 18, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: The Best and the Worst

What have been the best and the worst new additions to TV this Fall?
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Reimagining Passions, Pleasures and Bad Lady Texts

October 13, 2015
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Reimagining Passions, Pleasures and Bad Lady Texts

In part two of a series on the anthology Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century, Kristen Warner discusses the "Passions" section, where scholars consider how pleasure functions for women viewers who use female-centric media texts as models for who they want to be and what they want to...
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Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century

October 6, 2015
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Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century

In the first installment of a four-part series on the new anthology Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn, editor Elana Levine outlines some of the motivations for this collection as well as its guiding theoretical and thematic frameworks.
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Fall Premieres 2015: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

October 6, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

If Jon Stewart saved or ruined democracy -- depending on who you ask -- what about Trevor Noah?
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Disrupt San Francisco: TechCrunch Puts Startups Onstage

September 30, 2015
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Disrupt San Francisco: TechCrunch Puts Startups Onstage

Li Cornfeld reports on the 2015 Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt San Fransisco, and critiques the neoliberal underpinnings of subjecting creators of innovative technologies for diverse industrial sectors to restrictive and uniform presentational paradigms.
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Bollywood’s Superhero Genre: Transnational Appropriations, Labor and Referentiality

September 24, 2015
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Bollywood’s Superhero Genre: Transnational Appropriations, Labor and Referentiality

Nandana Bose unmasks the postmillennial Bollywood superhero to reveal a bricolage of transnational intertexts.
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TIFF 2015 Report

September 23, 2015
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TIFF 2015 Report

As a teacher-scholar, Courtney Brannon Donoghue observes how the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) serves as a microcosm for understanding contemporary media industries where activities span production, distribution, and exhibition as well as reflect the evolving nature of film festivals.
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Feeling Good About Feeling Bad About Aylan Kurdi

September 22, 2015
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Feeling Good About Feeling Bad About Aylan Kurdi

Rebecca Adelman on the photos of drowned 3-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi, questions of ethical spectatorship, and how much of the debate surrounding the images obscures the complexities inherent in any act of looking at casualty photos.
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