Hello, CSCA Media Studies Interest Group Members! I wanted to give you one last reminder that your submissions to the Media Studies Interest Group for the upcoming CSCA conference are due THIS Friday! I’ve attached a link to the call: http://csca-net.org/aws/CSCA/pt/sp/callforpapers_media. Once again, the submission deadline is THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th!!!
To refresh your memory, you discussed several exciting panel possibilities at your meeting in April:
~ An examination of political economy and critiquing productions.
~ Elevating traditional media theory to demonstrate how they apply in a new media environment.
~ An examination of cloud media with a form like BioShock, looking at how the new media environment elevates the audience into producers online.
~ Elevating public space.
~ An examination of print journalism in Minneapolis as they are one of the only major cities with two papers. Discussion of editorial hold and how it continues. It was suggested to invite the desk chief of each paper for a panel.
~ A debate that would elevate the conversation between popular culture and media studies. It would examine elements such as methods and artifacts in order to define spaces.
~ Involving the Media Education Foundation. It was suggested to screen an M.E.F. video and hold a subsequent discussion along with someone from MEF to provide institutional perspective. It was also suggested that there could be a live documentary of it in conjunction with the original media call.
~ Suggestion for the pre-conference of a production bootcamp with a theme of “use what you have.”
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to your submissions!
Sara L. Drabik
Chair, CSCA Media Studies Interest Group
Northern Kentucky University