Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

November 5, 2014
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

The New York TV Festival's "Digital Day" makes one wonder just how independent the digital TV landscape is.
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Bad Blood: “Taylor Swift” vs. Spotify

November 3, 2014
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Bad Blood: “Taylor Swift” vs. Spotify

The removal of the artist's songs from the streaming service represents the latest development in an ongoing distribution struggle in the music industry.
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: Toph makes for a mean, sarcastic Yoda

November 1, 2014
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<em>Avatar: The Legend of Korra</em>, Season 4: Toph makes for a mean, sarcastic Yoda

It’s just this week that The Legend of Korra's setups have begun to pay off. In this post, I interrogate the character of Toph and her relationship to Korra.
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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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Binging Isn’t Quite the Word

October 29, 2014
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Binging Isn’t Quite the Word

"Binging" and "marathoning" don't cut it -- we need a word in addition to binging to describe emerging viewing behaviors.
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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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Redefining “Public” Education: Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

Redefining “Public” Education:  Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

We have been to three girl-focused cons this summer and fall: LeakyCon, DashCon and GeekGirlCon. These cons are non-profit, largely run by volunteers, and provide alternative geeky spaces to male-dominated cons. These cons extend the work of social media such as Tumbr by providing safe public spaces where feminist, feminine, and queer young people can...
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Vivisecting The Knick

October 22, 2014
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Vivisecting <em>The Knick</em>

Steven Soderbergh and Cinemax's new series, The Knick, has become a critical darling, called the best in a new era of director-centered television. Kristen Warner, Lisa Coulthard, R. Colin Tait, and Andrew deWaard weigh in on its critical accolades.
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: The rise of Girl Hitler

October 19, 2014
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: The rise of Girl Hitler

How Korra's move to online streaming mirrors the show's progressively conspicuous forays into interpersonal and sociopolitical depth and complexity.
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“Under the Vast Sky”: Cantopop Memories and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

October 16, 2014
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“Under the Vast Sky”: Cantopop Memories and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

Against hegemonic memory-draining statist narratives and corporate projects, the Umbrella Movement is about remembering to struggle, and the struggle to remember.
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