TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

The Voices
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:16

The Voices

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The Voices by Jim Mainland, with images by Peter Long The voices arrived every morning. In fact, I often seemed to wake to their jibber-jabber. They weren’t the voices of anyone I knew, despite the intimacy they assumed. They weren’t people who would normally have anything to do with the…
Call the wealthy to account! Serial incest in Game of Thrones and Taboo, and serious tax avoidance in the real world
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:02

Call the wealthy to account! Serial incest in Game of Thrones and Taboo, and serious tax avoidance in the real world

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Dennis Broe finds parallels between the rich and powerful in the final season of Game of Thrones, and their modern-day equivalents in the real world It’s wildly and devilishly seductive, glamourous, and the ultimate expression of unbridled passion. It functions as a key plot device driving the story in shows,…
Uma Thurman at Series Mania
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:00

Serial TV: Platforms, Concentration and The Same Old Thing

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Dennis Broe reports from the Series Mania festival, previews some of the new series due to hit our screens, and surveys trends in the ever-concentrating, hugely profitable industry of digital media There certainly was mania, with over 60 series being screened, three days of industry panels, and with masterclasses (extended…
Serial TV, Digital Accumulation, and Distracted Working-Class Audiences
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 22 March 2019 14:42

Serial TV, Digital Accumulation, and Distracted Working-Class Audiences

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Dennis Broe outlines the thesis of his new book, Birth of the Binge, about the way the television series has developed more intrusive, abrasive and profit-generating ways of manipulating viewing habits, preparing some sections of the working class for digitally advanced jobs, and others for the drudge sectors of the…
The media, manipulation, and democratic cultural policies
Friday, 04 May 2018 19:08

The media, manipulation, and democratic cultural policies

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Martin Cloake discusses issues around media manipulation and self-censorship, ownership, and the questions for a progressive cultural policy on the media to address.  On the morning after the last General Election, Channel 4’s Jon Snow introduced the channel’s post-election roundup with the following words: “I know nothing. We, the media,…
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