Honoring Hilmes: Best. Colleague. Ever.

May 6, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: Best. Colleague. Ever.

An ode to collegiality.
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Honoring Hilmes: Curious Mentoring

May 5, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: Curious Mentoring

In the second post in our "Honoring Hilmes" series, Ben Aslinger praises Michele Hilmes for her intellectual curiosity and willingness to mentor a diverse array of students and projects.
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A Voice Made for Radio Studies: Michele Hilmes and the Building of a Discipline

May 4, 2015
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A Voice Made for Radio Studies: Michele Hilmes and the Building of a Discipline

In the first post in our "Honoring Hilmes" series, Bill Kirkpatrick argues that the quality of Michele Hilmes’ scholarship is undisputed, yet the example of her great work alone is not why Radio Studies is now thriving. It is also because Hilmes has done the (arguably much harder) work of field-building.
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Marvel, Wired? Daredevil and Visual Branding in the MCU

May 1, 2015
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Marvel, Wired? <i>Daredevil</i> and Visual Branding in the MCU

How far are Marvel Studios’ film and television franchises visually coded for homogeneity? How insistently, that is to say, is brand identity maintained at the levels of design, cinematography, editing and post-production processing?
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On Radio: The Influence of Comedy Podcasts on TV Narrative, Production, and Cross-Promotion

April 29, 2015
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On Radio: The Influence of Comedy Podcasts on TV Narrative, Production, and Cross-Promotion

The influence and overlap between the worlds of podcasting and television (and live comedy) is expanding as visual and audio media continue to fragment, making issues of narrative construction and narrative influence ripe for questioning,
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The Wire, Freddie Gray, and Collective Social Action

April 28, 2015
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<i>The Wire</i>, Freddie Gray, and Collective Social Action

Why hasn’t The Wire, which showed us how structural racism and an abusive police department defines black life in Baltimore, translated into collective social action? Why are there only thousands in the streets? Where are the millions of fans of The Wire? And why aren’t they supporting black folks in Baltimore?
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The Peabody Awards and Dialogic Declarations of Value

April 24, 2015
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The Peabody Awards and Dialogic Declarations of Value

Media and cultural studies is right to be concerned about singular, monologic declarations of value, but there’s something to be learned from the Peabodys’ mode of deciding upon value dialogically.
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Bullshit Jobs in the Creative Industries

April 23, 2015
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Bullshit Jobs in the Creative Industries

Jack Newsinger reflects on the idea of bullshit jobs in the creative industries and what this might mean for pedagogy.
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Devilish Partners: Daredevil, Netflix, and Exclusive Original Programming

April 21, 2015
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Devilish Partners: <i>Daredevil</i>, Netflix, and Exclusive Original Programming

Marvel’s Daredevil launched April 10 on Netflix, marking a new milestone for Netflix’s original content strategy and the expansion of Marvel Television into the streaming space.
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“Aren’t We Such a Fun, Approachable Dynasty?”: Clinton’s Presidential Announcement, Cable News, and the Candidate Challenge

April 17, 2015
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“Aren’t We Such a Fun, Approachable Dynasty?”: Clinton’s Presidential Announcement, Cable News, and the Candidate Challenge

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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