by: John McMurria / DePaul University
With the divide growing between consumer groups, global corporations, government agencies, and end users, there are increasing calls for genuine change in the way digital music is disseminated. Is the time right for compulsory licensing as a viable alternative?
by: Adam Fish / UCLA
Subcultures become pop cultures and today’s underground emerges as tomorrow’s mainstream.
by: Chuck Tryon / Fayetteville State University
How will voter-created viral videos shape the mediascape of the forthcoming 2008 US Presidential Election?.
by: Nichola Dobson / Independent Scholar
Caught in between disputing media cable providers, audiences find alternative ways to circumvent the
media’s economically driven programming strategies.
by: Jennifer Warren / Independent Scholar
Critics of photography envisioned a world where people had consumed the image and thought they had experienced the thing itself. It seems they weren’t far off the mark.
by: Alan McKee / Queensland University of Technology
Why is television my favourite medium, moreso than cinema, radio, even than books? Why does art make me so angry, television so joyful?
by: David Lavery / Brunel University
On media and the observation that we still have no valid, philosophically sophisticated theory of why we laugh and cry.
by: Gareth Palmer / University of Salford
In programmes ranging from Extreme Makeover to Ten Years Younger our flexible selves are seen to be empowered by experts striving to bring forth ‘the real you.’
by: Craig Jacobsen / Mesa Community College
What’s new, or at least notable by degree, is the attention being given to the portrayal of storytelling within broadcast network programming.
by: Ray Cha / Independent Scholar
Peers accepted, provide online channels for established media.
by: Lynne Joyrich / Brown University
How does–or should–narrative television deal with issues of sexual violence? Lynne Joyrich considers the meaning of rape on Veronica Mars…and in our culture as a whole.
by: Judith Halberstam / University of Southern California
At a time when Hollywood has very little use for women of a certain age, perhaps television is where women over 40 can go to find roles beyond the bitter mother-in-law, the predatory divorcee or the lonely spinster.