Tumblr’s GIF Economy: The Promotional Function of Industrially Gifted Gifsets
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Lesley Willard examines the industrial logics and consequences of the television industry’s creation and distribution of GIFS on Tumblr, as well as the potential implications for fandom’s gift economy.
There’s a Place for Us: Finding a Home for Theater in Media Studies
Peter C. Kunze / University of Texas at AustinRead more »
Peter C. Kunze proposes greater consideration for theater within media studies, especially in an age of convergence and conglomeration.
Legitimating/ed Complexity and Religion in The Leftovers
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Kiwi Lanier examines the ways in which HBO’s The Leftovers allows an audience with waning participation in organized religion to explore a variety of spiritual attitudes and beliefs in a compelling fictional environment.
Señal 3 La Victoria: Communication in Service of the People
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Kate Cronin examines the dual role of the first community television station in Chile (Señal 3 La Victoria) as broadcasting pirates and human rights archivists.
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Lane Mann looks into SVOD audience constructions, brand strategies, and definitions of success in order to understand the industry’s ever-changing views of audiences.