by: Mark Andrejevic / University of Iowa
Commercial broadcasting has, from its inception, been about monitoring viewers; this is why the history of the ratings industry has become entwined with that of military and police surveillance.
by John McMurria / DePaul University
Are we in for more of the same deregulatory policies and neoliberal principles that informed the 1996 Telecommunications Act?
by Amanda Lotz / University of Michigan
How today’s network television depicts (or fails to depict) the changing lives of Generation X.
by: Laurie Ouellette / University of Minnesota
How does the revitalization of social work through television politicize personal choice and parental responsibility? And, what do the televisual excesses represented on Honey We’re Killing the Kids reveal about the politics of desire?
by: Nichola Dobson / Independent Scholar
A closer look at changes in the stylistic conventions of the CSI franchise due to audience reaction.
by: John Corner / University of Liverpool
The impact of commercial marketing techniques in the political landscape.
by: Kathleen Battles / Denison University and Wendy Hilton-Morrow / Augustana College
On the limitations and possibilities of imagining families in a non-heteronormative way in the finale of Will & Grace.