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“Real” Transmedia: Cultures and Communities of Cross-Platform Media in Colombia

January 27, 2016
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“Real” Transmedia: Cultures and Communities of Cross-Platform Media in Colombia

Transmedia is more than just a tool for commercial industries. Matt Freeman looks at South American views and uses of transmedia to rethink its contributions to cultural memory and political history.
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The Conflicted Populism of Parks and Recreation

March 5, 2015
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The Conflicted Populism of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>

Though widely praised for its political optimism and progressiveness, NBC's Parks and Recreation also expresses a more complex and pessimistic view about the American voting public.​
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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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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

June 4, 2014
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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

Thai protesters' appropriation of the three-finger salute articulates the relationship between popular culture and politics and places the protests within a history of fan-based civic engagement.
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Gogglebox: A Crash Course on Personal Politics in the UK

June 2, 2014
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Gogglebox: A Crash Course on Personal Politics in the UK

For a foreigner in the UK, the most telling part of this observational documentary are British households’ responses to recent political events.
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Fordian Slip: On the Mayor Rob Ford Scandal

December 13, 2013
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Fordian Slip: On the Mayor Rob Ford Scandal

The underlying discourse of the interview is that media scrutiny and critique is the modus operandi of liberal/leftist/elitists. But who, exactly, are the elitists?
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Letterman’s “Stooge of the Night” and Late Night Politics

May 11, 2013
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Letterman’s “Stooge of the Night” and Late Night Politics

Within the context of network late night television, David Letterman's shaming of senators opposed to gun control is startlingly bold.
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WWE vs. Glenn Beck: Potshots to Publicity, Controversy to Cash

February 28, 2013
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WWE vs. Glenn Beck: Potshots to Publicity, Controversy to Cash

While the issue is ostensibly about the negative portrayal of the Tea Party, Glenn Beck and WWE have taken advantage of the situation for publicity.
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The Domestic Apolitics of 1600 Penn

January 11, 2013
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The Domestic Apolitics of <i>1600 Penn</i>

NBC's new First Family sitcom, 1600 Penn, is surprisingly devoid of conventional political engagement, instead relying on traditional domestic comedy in the form of interpersonal conflict.
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What Are You Missing? November 4-17

November 18, 2012
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What Are You Missing? November 4-17

Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
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Seeing is Disbelieving

November 5, 2012
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Seeing is Disbelieving

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, an unexpected celebrity has emerged - Lydia Callis, a sign language interpreter who appeared on-screen alongside Mayor Bloomberg during his warnings in advance of the hurricane. But Callis, as a visible form of media access, makes it all too clear how access is usually hidden from view.
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The Middle East: Inside, Outside, and Online

October 26, 2012
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The Middle East: Inside, Outside, and Online

Antenna introduces a new series on the mediation of Middle Eastern politics, edited by Matt Sienkiewicz and articulated through the side-by-side perspectives of bloggers and academics.
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Beyond Content: Paternalism and Foreign Policy in the Presidential Debates

October 25, 2012
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Beyond Content: Paternalism and Foreign Policy in the Presidential Debates

U.S. paternalism and egoism takes center stage in the third round of presidential debates.
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That’s Debatable: Truth and Values in the Vice-Presidential Debate

October 14, 2012
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That’s Debatable: Truth and Values in the Vice-Presidential Debate

How fact-checking and the win/lose paradigm may distract voters from the more important moments in a debate.
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Adaptation by Remix: Vidding Feminist Science Fiction

June 19, 2012
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Adaptation by Remix: Vidding Feminist Science Fiction

The video “Parable” by Chaila is a fascinating example of what the crossover of fandom and political engagement can achieve.
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