by: Anna McCarthy / New York University
Dear Food Network, I like cooking and I like eating . . .
Seeing and Being Seen: Lingua Franca and Trans Asian Media Representation/Production
Erique Zhang / Northwestern University
Erique Zhang reflects on the tension in both trans and Asian American representation in Isabel Sandoval’s Lingua Franca.
Through analysis of representation of abortion on screen, Maria San Filippo illustrates the ways in which “Maude’s Dilemma” remains relevant to modern audiences and feminist media scholars.
The Blurring Binaries of Black/Latinidad in US Popular Culture
Isabel Molina-Guzmán / University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Isabel Molina-Guzmán explores how normative visual expectations around race and ethnicity in US casting culture impact the opportunities for Black/Latina/x actors.
Framing Fandom History: The effects of whiteness on memorialization
Rukmini Pande / O.P. Jindal Global University
Rukmini Pande traces how mainstream narratives of fandom history and fandom spaces have been characterized by white-centricity, racism, and anti-Blackness.
Black Widow Won’t Save You: Labor and the Streaming Frontier
Kate fortmueller / University of Georgia
Kate Fortmueller explores the ramifications of contemporary labor conflicts on the entertainment industry in the digital landscape.
by: Anna McCarthy / New York University
by: Michael Curtin / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Most evenings my octogenarian, cigar-chomping, father-in-law likes to crank up the TV to full volume, pour a tall one, and settle into his easy chair where he methodically scans the news and talk channels, riding herd on the world from his perch in coastal Georgia.
by: Lisa Parks / UC Santa Barbara
What was missing in this campaign in my opinion was the lack of discussion of media industry reform, which is surprising given all the ammunition on the democratic side to address such issues.
by: Robert Schrag / North Carolina State University
Communication is, and always has been, a negotiation; technology and society parrying and thrusting, demand and counter, proposition and accommodation.
by: Cynthia Fuchs / George Mason University
About a half hour into Antonia Bird’s The Hamburg Cell, a group of young Muslims are watching TV.
by: Hollis Griffin / FLOW Staff
Sara Leeder: “For me, the hardest thing about working in a 24-hour news environment is keeping myself constantly attuned to what ‘the news’ is, when ‘the news’ is always changing.”
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: Chris Lucas / FLOW Staff
Jason Reich: “I think that part of the reason what we do is so frequently perceived as ‘liberal’ is because we’re talking about the news, and these days, the people making the news are, by and large, conservatives…”
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: Eileen R. Meehan / Louisiana State University
I beat the Rugrats to Paris by two years. In December, 1998, I was on an Air France flight from Houston to Paris. Rosy-fingered Eos was rising over Europe and our French flight attendants were distributing breakfasts. In the middle of the tray was a large container of applesauce whose foil cover was emblazoned with the faces of the Rugrats plugging their first movie.
by: John Sinclair / Victoria University, Melbourne Those of us with an orientation towards political economy and an interest in how the advertising industry propels media development have lost a lot of wind from our sails with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that was passed by U.S. Congress in July, 2002. The purpose of the Act is to protect investors from financial […]Read more
by: L.S.Kim / University of California, Santa Cruz
Typically in reality television, the host is white – famous examples include Jeff Probst in Survivor, Ryan Seacrest in American Idol, and Regis Philbin in Who Wants to be a Millionaire? whose through-the-roof ratings jump-started the reality programming watershed. But in America’s Next Top Model, The Road to Stardom, and Pimp My Ride, the hosts are African American and already stars.