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Pandemic Soundstage: Policy and Reality in Hollywood’s Return to Work Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Jooyoung Kim

Kate Fortmueller (2022). “Pandemic Soundstage: Policy and Reality in Hollywood’s Return to Work” Essential: Global Film and Television Production During the Pandemic. April 9-11. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. https://express.adobe.com/page/ZPOFOt9Mwpd9x/ Abstract: […]

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Vintage Furniture: The Significance of the Casting Couch as Industry Gossip and Rumour Kate Fortmueller

Fortmueller, K. (forthcoming 2022.) “Vintage Furniture: The Significance of the Casting Couch as Industry Gossip and Rumour,” NECSUS European Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Abstract: In this article, I argue […]

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UGA-Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Faculty Mobility Grant  Anandam Kavoori

Anandam (Andy) Kavoori was awarded a UGA-Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Faculty Mobility Grant ($4,500) for a week-long workshop with the Munich Science Communication Lab (https://www.mscl.de/) at LMU. In addition, he will work […]

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“(De/Re)Constructing LGBT Characters in Latin America: The Implications of Mexican Dubbing for Translating Marginalized Identities.” Laurena Bernabo

Abstract: This article responds to calls for more detailed analyses of localization around the world (E. Castelló, 2009; E. Levine, 2009; S. Waisbord & S. Jalfin, 2009) by examining a Mexican dubbing […]

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Panelist on “The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet.” Jay Hamilton

Abstract: This Author Meets Critics conversation (with Edward Timke, Duke University; Mara Einstein, Queens College, CUNY; Nora Draper, Univ. New Hampshire) focuses on Joseph Turow’s book The Voice Catchers: How […]

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Bilchiinsi Philosophy: Decolonizing Methodologies in Media Studies Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed

Abstract: Despite recent calls for decolonization in academia as a whole and the fields of communication studies and media studies in particular—with a focus on narratives such as #CommunicationSoWhite and […]

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One labor network?: Frameworks for Understanding Media Unions and Organizing Across Borders Kate Fortmueller

Panel Overview: In October 2021, with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) on the brink of a strike, film and television unions around the world began to issue […]

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Decolonizing the Curriculum in Media Studies Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed

Abstract: Although there have been extensive discussions on decolonizing the field of media and communication(s), not much attention has been paid to the way that curricula reproduce colonialism, imperialism and […]

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Labor, celebrity, and the carnivalesque in Tiger King Kate Fortmueller

Abstract: When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States and people across the country began to shelter in place, viewers turned to the big personalities of the big cat world, […]

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Following science on social media: The effects of humor and source likability Michael Cacciatore

Abstract: Science communicators have been encouraged to use humor in their online engagement efforts. Yet, humor’s effectiveness for engaging people with science remains an open question. We report the results […]

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