Category: Media Studies

Move Fast and Make Things

Move Fast and Make Things

—David Craig and Stuart Cunningham
From Netflix’s Black Mirror to Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, social media representation in our media abounds. See what two media and communications scholars think of being “woke” in the wake of this techlash.

Don’t Forget About Serena

Don’t Forget About Serena

—Ralina L. Joseph
A black woman icon such as Serena Williams has to bear the disproportionate burden of not only being the target of racist attacks, but also of being above responding to them, maintaining a pose of “strategic ambiguity.”

What We Talk About When We Talk About Crazy Rich Asians

What We Talk About When We Talk About Crazy Rich Asians

—Lori Kido Lopez
Effective Asian American media activism requires analyses of media industries and audiences as well as readings of a film’s specific meaning and how fictional representations connect to larger structures of racism.

Playing to the Crowd: The Soundtrack

Playing to the Crowd: The Soundtrack

—Nancy K. Baym
A soundtrack to Playing to the Crowd, an inside look at what happened to music—for both artists and fans—when music went online.

Should we face the dead? Censoring or seeing mass shootings in America

Should we face the dead? Censoring or seeing mass shootings in America

Some of the worst mass shooting in US history recently took place, capping off a year with many other mass shootings. With each mass shooting, our news media respond by urgently updating us on the latest tragedy, breathlessly reporting the death toll. But did you see any of the bodies in Las Vegas, Texas, or elsewhere?