From Crazy Rich Asians to Netflix: The “Rebirth” of Romantic Comedies
Katherine E. Morrissey / San Francisco State University
Katherine E. Morrissey explores the evolution of the romantic comedy and its audience since the 1980s in order to understand the contemporary “rebirth” of these films.
The Gamification of Television? Bandersnatch, Video Games, and Human-Machine Interaction
Ryan Stoldt / The University of Iowa
Ryan Stoldt compares and contrasts interactive television film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and video game Until Dawn to draw out how the formal elements of seemingly similar media can result in different types of audience engagement.
Rather than policing the boundaries of what constitutes a visual album, Laurel Westrup examines what is quintessential to the music video form using The Lumineers’ “Gloria” as a key text.
Cord-Cutting Here, Untethering There: One Social Consequence of Cord-Cutting
Matthew Dewey / University of California, San Diego
While the industry frames cord-cutting as a “life hack,” Matthew Dewey considers the social consequences that cord-cutting has on a city’s cable franchise fee.
Kit Hughes explores the influence and implications of midcentury NYSE-sponsored training films for everyday stock market investors.
From Catchphrase to Single: Examining Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer”
Danielle Williams / Georgia Gwinnett College
As “Hot Girl Summer” has officially come to a close, Danielle Williams traces the evolution of a catchphrase into a branding strategy for freshman rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Syndication 201: Syndication Is Dead. Long Live Syndication.
Taylor Cole Miller / University of Georgia
In the first installment of a three-part series, Taylor Miller breaks down the intertwined economic and industrial practices of TV syndication.
To Each Their Own Ad: Nielsen and the Addressable Future of Linear TV
Jennifer hessler / Bucknell university
Jennifer Hessler discusses how Nielsen’s new machine learning systems are leading the drive to make linear TV addressable and what this means for the future of broadcasting.