Rating the Runway: Project Runway and New York Fashion Week

by: Moya Luckett / New York University
Project Runway is an example of how recent reality television shows rely on viewer responses to help construct the narrative. the show maintains a distinct textual presence while they advocate viewer participation, play with the idea of permeable and non-permeable textual boundaries and highlight the different ways in which we can access ‘the real world.’

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Stripping (Part 2)

by: Daniel Marcus / Goucher College
How does stripping popular series for syndication affect the how viewers receive actors, subplots, and secondary characters? In the final installment of his two-part series on stripping, Marcus explores the impact of syndication practices and raises some interesting questions about how cable channels and DVD technology alter how we watch TV.

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