Synchronizing Creatives in Music Video Production
Laurel Westrup / University of California, Los Angeles
Laurel Westrup examines the partnerships and production constraints of various music videos to illustrate its collaborative creative labor.
The Reflexivity of Rigged Ratings: Nielsen in our Cultural Memory
Jennifer Hessler / Bucknell University
Jennifer Hessler discusses how television’s recurring trope of rigged ratings has shaped our cultural memory of Nielsen.
According to Netflix, Adam Sandler dominated the platform in 2019. Danielle Williams breaks down his success by looking at the numbers.
The second installment of his three-part series sees Taylor Miller consider the implications of edits made to syndicated TV programs on their textuality and reception.
Kit Hughes explores the cable industry’s dual missions to uphold quality programming for children while pushing for deregulation.
Interactive Television as a Cultural Forum: Storytelling and Meaning-Making in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Ryan Stoldt / University of Iowa
Interrogating audiences’ ability to share ideological interpretations of interactive texts, Ryan Stoldt argues people’s cultural tastes impact the range of questions they will encounter through interactive texts.
From Crazy Rich Asians to Netflix: The “Rebirth” of Romantic Comedies, pt. 2
Katherine E. Morrissey / San Francisco State University
Katherine E. Morrissey explores how the recent successes (and failures) of Crazy Rich Asians and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before illustrate two emerging distribution strategies for rom-coms within the increasingly global media market.