What to Make of the Historic Net Neutrality Win

March 11, 2015
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What to Make of the Historic Net Neutrality Win

The FCC’s new Open Internet rules are a major come-from-behind victory for net neutrality. How in the world did this actually get done? And what exactly happens now?
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Selma, “Bloody Sunday,” and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century

March 10, 2015
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Selma, “Bloody Sunday,” and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century

The most consequential TV newsfilm of the 20th century records the beating of voting rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. It led directly to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. With the 50th anniversary commemorations of “Bloody Sunday,” network and cable news channels...
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Kim Gordon’s Self-Fashioning

March 9, 2015
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Kim Gordon’s Self-Fashioning

In her memoir, Girl in a Band, musician Kim Gordon addresses how fashion and music are mutually constitutive outlets for creative expression and feminist critique.
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The Conflicted Populism of Parks and Recreation

March 5, 2015
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The Conflicted Populism of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>

Though widely praised for its political optimism and progressiveness, NBC's Parks and Recreation also expresses a more complex and pessimistic view about the American voting public.​
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Straddling the “Edge”: The Invisible Trend of Religion on TV

March 4, 2015
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Straddling the “Edge”: The Invisible Trend of Religion on TV

With religion on fictional television growing, why is it so difficult for press and PR to acknowledge this shift within the industry?
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As Seen on Shark Tank: Tech Entrepreneurship’s Portable Aesthetics

March 3, 2015
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As Seen on <i>Shark Tank</i>: Tech Entrepreneurship’s Portable Aesthetics

In a recent episode of ABC's Shark Tank, debate over what constitutes a technology takes on industrial dimensions as the stylistics of Silicon Valley shape popular images of entrepreneurship across industrial sectors.
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The Formation of a Bootleg Radio Fan Culture

The Formation of a Bootleg Radio Fan Culture

Eleanor Patterson explores the history of hobbyists who collected and traded recordings of classic radio programs in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, considering the cultural significance of a US bootleg radio culture.
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 2)

February 27, 2015
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 2)

In part two of their conversation, Cory Barker and Drew Zolides discuss the future of the WWE Network and what other over-the-top (OTT) services can learn from it.
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From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

February 26, 2015
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From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

In this first installment of our new "From Nottingham and Beyond" series, curated by the Department of Culture, Film and Media at the University of Nottingham, Roberta Pearson discusses the contemporary moment in British classical radio.
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Mapping Popular Music Studies: Report from IASPM-US 2015 Conference

February 25, 2015
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Mapping Popular Music Studies: Report from IASPM-US 2015 Conference

Kyle Barnett reports on last week's IASPM-US 2015 annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
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