WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 1)

February 24, 2015
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 1)

In part one of their conversation, Cory Barker and Drew Zolides discuss the Network's impact on WWE's storytelling and its financials.
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

February 19, 2015
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

As podcasters experiment with advertising, they face issues of authenticity and sincerity that strikingly resemble those of the “golden age” of radio.
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

February 18, 2015
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

Country radio programmers find themselves fighting back against the domination of “bro-country.” This battle, along with the forcing of Paramore's Grammy-winning Rock Song of the Year into the Pop format, further shows why music radio needs more female singers.
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

February 17, 2015
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Can The Walking Dead be read as an unconscious desire to return to the frontier, or a cautionary warning about the destructive path of the modern world?
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

February 16, 2015
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

Broadcasters are paying top-dollar for the last useable scraps of the FM spectrum. John Anderson explores the booming market in translator stations and their implications for diversity on the dial.
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

February 13, 2015
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agent Carter’s has been the center of many feminist critiques since its premiere earlier this year. Some praise the show as a victory for feminists and female fans, since Peggy Carter is the first female protagonist in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe franchise, while others criticize it for its blatantly obvious feminist messages. While I do...
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Keep it 100: The Nightly Show Flips the Script on “Fake” News

February 12, 2015
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Keep it 100: <i>The Nightly Show</i> Flips the Script on “Fake” News

As an obsessive fan of the genre that has become known—somewhat inaccurately—as “fake news,” I was incredibly curious to see where Larry Wilmore, the host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, would take the genre. Wilmore faced the challenging task of replacing The Colbert Report, a show that had brilliantly satirized right-wing punditry. Colbert...
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Feminism and Anorexia: A Complex Alliance

February 9, 2015
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Feminism and Anorexia: A Complex Alliance

Critical feminist approaches to anorexia have become increasingly visible as an area of academic study since the late 1970s. Such approaches have done much to question and critique the ideological nature of medical conceptions of the "eating disorder," but they continue to raise questions about how to "give voice" to those who suffer from...
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Experts, Dads, and Technology: Gendered Talk About Online Music

February 6, 2015
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Experts, Dads, and Technology: Gendered Talk About Online Music

New experts are needed to find and listen to music online, and gender is key to what is considered expertise in the field of music and media technology.
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The More You Know About Cross-Promotion

February 4, 2015
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The More You Know About Cross-Promotion

Was Katy Perry's Super Bowl ride on a star resembling one made famous by a series of 1990s PSAs an example of cross-promotion? We don't know and NBC doesn't care--but the incident tells us something important about the logics of contemporary media industries.
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