Welcome to the world of Big Copyright: Paul McDonald looks at the new regime of national, regional and global industry alliances policing intellectual property in screen media.
Jason Loviglio reports from the Podcast Movement 2015 industry conference, providing a state-of-the-industry rundown that includes the divide between professional radio broadcaster “Pro-casters” and amateur “Podcasters” and the shared discourse of podcasting-as-rebirth.
Brian Fauteux inaugurates our “The Podcast Review” series with an analysis of The Only Music Podcast, a music podcast from Gothenburg, Sweden that offers a refreshing take on the music industries by critically engaging with bi-weekly topics.
Bruce Lenthall discusses the challenges and opportunities of teaching radio history to a generation of students for whom even the metaphors we often use to think about radio’s early history no longer resonate.
Michele Hilmes’ legacy for radio and sound studies, broadcasting history, and cultural studies is clearly profound and prodigious, but her influence extends further, as well: this quintessential cultural historian is also a profound new media scholar.
Karen Petruska reflects on the importance of conference participation in the form of SIGs, committees, and public policy and promotion, all of which operate as the less visible yet vital backbone of SCMS.
Comedy Central has long courted young men with disconcerting portrayals of women, but several of its programs this spring provide small indications of a different politics of representation.
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.
Devices like Roku that sync existing television sets with the Internet are imperfect technologies.
I invested in a Roku box to reduce costs by streaming television over the Internet rather than paying for cable. Mission accomplished? Kind of.
While Time Warner may expect educators to follow its “thought leadership,” in fact industry programs give us the opportunity to develop our own informed critiques of media industry strategies.