Matthew Hale’s video essay reflects on remote teaching and provides a walkthrough of his Keynote workflow.Read more
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.
Using Media to Teach Media: How the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Slayed the Online Scene
Sharon Lauricella / Ontario Tech University
Reflecting on the shift to online teaching, Sharon Lauricella explores how social media became a venue for teaching and to learn about teaching from the online academic community.Read more
Over*Flow: “The Sun is Shining on AMC”: Meme Stocks & (Temporary?) Media Industry Reorganization
Peter Arne Johnson / Boston University
Peter Arne Johnson examines the broader industrial and sociopolitical reverberations of the recent market shortening of Game Stock stock by a community of retail investors from the subreddit r/wallstreetbets.Read more
Watching Woke: An Exercise in Restraining Our Burden of Representation
Laura Irwin and Ralina L. Joseph / University of Washington
Through analysis of Hulu’s Woke, Laura Irwin and Ralina L. Joseph explore the complexities of the burden of representation that Black TV faces.Read more
Women Horror Hosts in the Southern United States, 1957-1960
Caroline N. Bayne / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Caroline N. Bayne takes a closer look at the women behind the iconic horror personas working in Southern U.S. television during the 1950s.Read more
Re-Watching Omar: Moesha, Black Gayness and Shifting Media Reception
Alfred L. Martin, Jr. / University of Iowa
Alfred L. Martin, Jr.’s media reception analysis explores how viewers make sense of 1990s representations of Black queer characters in UPN’s Moesha (1996-2001).Read more
Adiós, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: Or Why Sofía Vergara Sometimes Makes Me Cry
María Elena Cepeda / Williams College
After discussing current scholarship on Sofía Vergara’s portrayal of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, María Elena Cepeda proposes contextualizing Vergara’s Caribbean and diasporic identity, her class positionality, her gendered subjectivity, and her racial location for future scholarship on Vergara’s character.Read more
Exploring the design and economics of the newsletter platform Substack, Austin Morris considers both its positive and negative implications for the future of digital media work.Read more
Cynthia Meyers discusses the experiential advertising at the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta, Georgia.Read more
Alyx Vesey considers how musicians have made use of television as a medium for promotional appearances, music videos, and award shows in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Rap Is Not a Luxury in The Forty-Year-Old Version
Christina N. Baker / University of California, Merced
Christina N. Baker incorporates thinking on poetry, hip hop, and creativity to consider Black artistry in Radha Blank’s The Forty-Year-Old-Version.Read more
From Hate Hoaxes to Circulatory Terrorism: The Case of #NotAgainSU
L. Corinne Jones and Mel Stanfill / University of Central Florida
L. Corinne Jones and Mel Stanfill examine the social media phenomenon of “circulatory terrorism” through the #NotAgainSU hashtag.Read more