Posts Tagged “television”

Convergence, Confluence, Concurrence: the iPad’s implications for transmedia

By | April 12, 2010

A couple of dramatic developments in the world of media and technology from the past couple of weeks. First, the release of the iPad, which has everyone speculating about the future of media, publishing, advertising, and the mobile web. And second, the introduction of Transmedia Producer as an official Producer’s Guild of America credit, which […]

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Weekly round-up [2/19/10]: Old media memes, new media TV audiences, race + tech, and awesome uses of twitter

By | February 19, 2010

First, a couple of pieces that looks at “traditional media” concepts in light of new media practices and insights: Over at Harvard’s Berkman Center, there was a recent talk from Jure Leskovec that tracks quotations-as-memes use in news cycles. While I’m more of a qualitative gal myself, I do have to admit a certain amount […]

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Weekly round-up [11/06/09]: Post-broadcast TV, piracy from porn to academia, and finally a manual for google wave

By | November 6, 2009

A quick scattershot of readings this week. First, two pieces that discuss the shifting role of television in a post-broadcast era: Over at Politico, Michael Calderone and Daniel Libit report that people are turning to Twitter over Cable TV for up-to-the-minute political coverage, especially for election updates. Tim Jones over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation […]

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Unimaginable Audiences: why broadcasters miss their targets

By | October 14, 2009

A recent article in Ad Age Mediaworks discusses the success of more “conventional” shows like the new NCIS spin-off, NCIS:LA, noting that broadcast networks are shying away from “clever, unique concepts that drive buzz and conversation” and opting for clones of successful programs as a safer bet for ratings. One part of the article caught […]

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Dramafever.com full interview (part 4/5)

By | June 15, 2009

The 4th installment of my interview with the founders of Dramafever.com delves into their relationship with fans and efforts to fulfill what they viewed as a clear market need. Of particular interest is the discussion on how they select content based on observing audience-enagement on fan-driven sites and the site’s success in collaborating with the […]

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Collaborative (transational) Audienceships: Viikii.net

By | June 4, 2009

[This was originally written for the Convergence Culture Consortium blog] I’ve been thinking a lot recently on audiences and audienceship, and what it means for media audiences and the communities they form when being part of an audience can increasingly involve collaborating on the (re)production, distribution, and curation of content. One of the sites that […]

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Globalization/Delight: surprise Korean boyband cameo in Mexican telenovela

By | March 7, 2009

I’ve realized recently that I really do need a special category dedicated to the intersection of globalization and awesome. For the complex routes of global media flow occassionally spawn some of the many unexpected and strange (and I have add, because I’m a killjoy, not unproblematic) combinations. This past week, in particular, has been full […]

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Globalization and delight

By | February 13, 2009

Sometimes the cultural ripples of globalization don’t have to be complicated to enjoy: Sometimes, it can just be about trying to eat a surprisingly large hamburger with a few of your closest stylishly groomed pop star friends on national television while Bruce Springsteen plays in the background and you take turns wearing the leather jacket […]

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Surplus Global Audiences and How to Court a Community: Insight from Dramafever.com

By | February 4, 2009

Originally written for the Convergence Culture Consortium Last week I introduced Dramafever, a new content-distribution and community platform dedicated to bringing Asian entertainment content to the US (currently in closed beta) that is posing some interesting questions about engaging niche audiences in an increasingly global media landscape. This week, I had a chance to sit […]

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Global Media and Niche Audiences: Introducing Dramafever.com

By | January 28, 2009

Originally written for the Convergence Culture Consortium On of the fascinating results of the increasing speed and accessibility of the present media landscape is that as the global reach of media content broadens, companies are becoming aware of increasingly fragmented, niched, and narrow audience segments. Such as the case with a new online VOD platform, […]

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