BILLBOARD’S HOT 100 CHART: INDUSTRIALIZED MAINSTREAMS AND CROSSOVERS
Luis E. Rivera-Figueroa / University of Texas at Austin
Luis Rivera-Figueroa questions the concepts of mainstream and crossover as categories constructed by industrial practices.
“Life Is Business and Business Is Life”: The Big Shot with Bethenny and the Social Factory
Ryan David Briggs / University of texas at austin
Ryan David Briggs describes how The Big Shot with Bethenny reflects the increasing demands of the real world job search.
Art Imitates LIFE, NFT verifies ART: Walter Benjamin and Vault by CNN
Andy fischer Wright / University of Texas at Austin
Andy Fischer Wright examines the commodification of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by large media organizations in relation to Walter Benjamin’s (1935) “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”
I Need To Tell You Something: The Confessional Mode In Television
Alex Remington / University of Texas at Austin
Alex Remington explores the complicated set of logics and ethics in the confessional form in reality television.
Kellie Veltri explores the concept and applications of self-aware product integration in television network comedies.
THE EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE: DISRUPTION IN FOOTBALL AND TELEVISION
KATHRYN HARTZELL / UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Kathryn Hartzell discusses the failed European Super League and the influence of television rights and growing global audiences on football.
“Cinema is Here to Stay”: Alamo Drafthouse and the Moviegoing Experience
Emily McTiernan / University of Texas at Austin
Emily McTiernan examines Alamo Drafthouse’s moviegoing model and its viability in the exhibition market.