Making the Cut & Amazon: The Perfect Entertainment & E-commerce Collaboration
Danielle Williams / Georgia Gwinnett College
Amazon Prime has officially entered into the world of fashion reality TV with new show, Making the Cut. Danielle Williams analyzes the implications of Amazon utilizing livestream shopping as a tool to expand its platform.
In his final installment on television syndication, Taylor Cole Miller examines how particular first-run syndicated programs offered and embraced queerness.
Kit Hughes writes about the necessity of solidarity in academia along with other workplaces in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jennifer Hessler discusses the place of Nielsen and comScore’s ratings panels in the digital age.
A/B Storytelling: Interactive Television, Audience Labor, and the Audience Commodity
Ryan Stoldt / University of Iowa
Ryan Stoldt argues interactive television provides a new way for television industries to gather and commoditize audience data.
Synchronizing Song and (Diegetic) Sound in Music Videos
Laurel Westrup / University of California, Los Angeles
Laurel Westrup examines several contemporary popular music videos to understand how sound design deepens audience engagement with the video’s diegetic world beyond the basic narrative of the song’s lyrics.