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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 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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AT&T’s Branded Entertainment, Present and Past

July 7, 2014
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AT&T’s Branded Entertainment, Present and Past

Despite differences in style and content in AT&T’s branded entertainment, @summerbreak and The Bell Telephone Hour share promotional goals of consumer education and aspirational culture.
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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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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

August 14, 2013
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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

This week, Lantern, a search and visualization platform for the Media History Digital Library, reached its first wide public.
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The Velvet Light Trap CFP: On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)

March 5, 2013
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<i> The Velvet Light Trap </i> CFP: On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)

The coordinating editors of The Velvet Light Trap are seeking submissions for a forthcoming issue that explores new directions in sound studies.
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Radio at SCMS 2013

March 1, 2013
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Radio at SCMS 2013

Some thoughts on the current state of qualitative radio scholarship, plus a line-up of radio studies related papers, panels, and events at this year's SCMS conference.
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A Turf War at the Book Club: Considering the Cultural Work of Canada Reads

February 8, 2013
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A Turf War at the Book Club: Considering the Cultural Work of <i>Canada Reads</i>

With the 2013 edition of 'Canada Reads' set to begin on Monday, we consider the cultural work performed by the program in the Canadian context. In particular, what are the potential implications of this year's emphasis on competition between Canada's regions for the program and its contributions to debates and discourses concerning Canadian national...
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The Internet, Baseball Analysis, and the Persistence of Dogma

August 3, 2012
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The Internet, Baseball Analysis, and the Persistence of Dogma

A brief discussion and interview with Baseball Prospectus podcaster Kevin Goldstein on the current state of baseball analysis.
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On Norman Corwin, Poet Laureate of American Radio

November 11, 2011
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On Norman Corwin, Poet Laureate of American Radio

Norman Corwin's recent passing provides an ideal opportunity to consider the legacy of the man who has often been described as the poet laureate of American radio.
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The Materiality of Media

September 8, 2011
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The Materiality of Media

As culture becomes increasingly digitized, arguments for the “dematerialization” of media are becoming commonplace. However, media have always been, and remain, embedded in and structured by material objects, networks, and practices that delimit their uses and meanings.
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Racist Rants as Rebranding Strategies

December 6, 2010
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Racist Rants as Rebranding Strategies

Juan Williams, Laura Schlessinger, Lou Dobbs, and Don Imus all used racially insensitive comments to renew flagging careers and reinvent themselves for a changed media environment. It's rebranding through racism.
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