Category: Politics

“Aren’t We Such a Fun, Approachable Dynasty?”: Clinton’s Presidential Announcement, Cable News, and the Candidate Challenge

Clinton's Announcement Video

Chuck Tryon examines the reception of Clinton’s announcement video to explore the role of cable news in producing election coverage that sidesteps questions about how candidates will actually govern.

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On Leaving the Game Early

Miami Heat fans’ early exit from game six of the NBA Finals is the latest flashpoint in mediated discussions of Florida this year.

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Crowdsourcing as Consultation: Branding History at Canada’s Museum of Civilization (Part II)

As the Canadian Museum of Civilization transforms into the Canadian Museum of History, it seems that meaningful conversations about historical issues that are actually formative of Canadian culture are less compelling than the $25 million incentive that comes with the tunnel vision of the Ministry of Heritage.

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Crowdsourcing as Consultation: Branding History at Canada’s Museum of Civilization (Part I)

Canada’s sesquicentennial is eagerly anticipated by Canada’s Conservative government, which is planning a series of commemorative events. The trouble is, these events are contrived to commemorate the Conservative government far more than the nation’s glorious (or inglorious) pasts.

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