DC Comics must move beyond its traditional business model if it really wants to attract new readers.
How to transform the potential of online communities like Simple Machine into local, public support for independent filmmaking?
In this latest post in our From Mercury to Mars series, Josh Shepperd discusses the “War of the Worlds” broadcast as a foundational subject for intellectual history and, as the subject of social research like Hadley Cantril’s The Invasion from Mars, one of the events that legitimated the very study of media.
Adrienne Shaw explores how academics, fans, and industry professionals are all laborers of love and how a coalitional attitude could benefit all parties in our quest to engage with our beloved media objects.
In this inaugural post in Antenna’s new series on cultural studies and media aesthetics, “The Aesthetic Turn,” Kyle Conway queries media’s experiential dimensions.
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
After two episodes of trying to decide how I feel about the show, I started to wonder: Who does HBO hope will watch Girls? Girls’ small initial audience suggests that its audience “isn’t easily defined.”
Republican and anti-choice ultrasound bills and laws have justifiably come under fire for being physically invasive, but what they say about women as audiences and as citizens is every bit as disturbing.
Is the comics industry doomed or simply too insular?
Nielsen’s planned return to being publicly traded is the latest significant change for a company that has become much more than the primary source of television ratings, but rather has evolved into the primary arbiter of media audiences of virtually all types.
There’s so much more to QVC than chirpy hosts, costume jewelry, and the bloopers you see on The Soup. One fan and scholar attempts to explain and redeem the oft-mocked shopping channel.