by: Tim Gibson / George Mason University
On Everybody Hates Chris, class issues are largely explored in Chris’s home life, while the show’s writers
use Chris’s travails at Corleone to foreground questions
by: Mark Andrejevic / University of Iowa
Rip-on-your-favorite-show sites elevate the attempt to make bad TV more entertaining to a popular art form. In the Television Without Pity world, the show is no longer the final product, but rather the raw material to which value is added.
by: Drew Morton / UCLA
By constructing visual essays, cinema and media studies scholars dip their hands into processes they think and write so much about.
by: Sarita Malik / Brunel University
Now that we can begin to look back at Celebrity Big Brother in less impulsive, more diagnostic ways, the major upshot – aside from a surefire boost to Shilpa Shetty’s international career following her win –
should be the critical attention paid to Channel 4’s role.
by: Eric Freedman / Florida Atlantic University
Do the suspects of Dateline: To Catch a Predator have any right to privacy, or can they be freely featured as part of the flow of network television?
by: Kim Akass and Janet McCabe
Sanctifying sexism as long as your target is a racist – this article explores the sexist discourse surrounding media coverage of the recent “race row” on the UK show Celebrity Big Brother and the controversial figure of Jade Goody.