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.
by: John Corner / University of Liverpool
What does the Royal Navy’s recent hostage crisis in Iran say about television’s involvement in the conduct of war and conflict?
by: Florence Toussaint / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Aunque la televisión cultural permanece en distintos lugares, los vaivenes de la política la han mantenido
en un permanente desasosiego. / Although cultural television survives in certain places, inconsistent
policies have left it in a permanent state of anxiety.
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: Laurie Ouellette / Queens College, CUNY
ABC’s programming shifts toward “do-good” reality shows. What can explain ABC’s foray into the helping culture?
by: Derek Kompare / Southern Methodist University
An investigation of the tangled creative relationship between fans and the television industry in the age of the internet.
by: John McMurria / DePaul University
Extreme Makeover Home Edition contestants are portrayed as good and deserving citizens who are the victims of misfortunes beyond their control. However, while EMHE helps these deserving citizens, the corporate sponsored show fails to recognize the irony inherent in the fact that it is these very corporations that contribute to these problems in the first place.
by: Will Brooker / Richmond University
In an article from 2000, seeking a word to describe the cross-platform convergence of early 21st century popular culture…I fixed on “overflow” as an update of Raymond Williams’ 1974 coinage, “flow.”
by: Tara McPherson / University of Southern California
I have to confess that the chance to ‘look ten years younger’ in ten days has its appeal.
by: Allison McCracken / DePaul University
I have finally found a reality program that I can watch without cringing with embarrassment for the participants and/or becoming enraged at the producers. Not surprisingly, it’s trailing in the ratings and on the brink of cancellation.
by: Michele Hilmes / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Every so often a core concept emerges in an historical or theoretical field that serves a purpose at the time of its invention but slowly loses its explanatory power…
by: Sharon Strover / University of Texas at Austin
Our household finally succumbed to the lure of the big flat screen TV. I wonder what we’ve brought into the house that may not be as obvious as the big screen itself.