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Mon, 6 Nov 2006 09:06:03 -0600
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We just wanted to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is out. This issue features columns by Eric
Freedman, John Corner, Sarita Malik, Tim Gibson, Katherine Haenschen, and Janet
McCabe and Kim Akass.

Please visit the journal at to read these columns and
contribute responses to them.

This issue's columns in brief:

"Intervention and the Kodak Moment" by Eric Freedman:
Photographic objecthood, migratory patterns, and the familial gaze in A&E's

"Enemies Within" by John Corner:
The limits and possibilities of political critique on "Spooks".

"Muslim-Mania and the Liberal Impulse on British TV" by Sarita Malik:
British factual television is widely considered to be the best in the world. Yet
the coverage of stories foregrounding Muslims has been both sensationalist and
simplistic. This kind of bias emanates for two reasons: first, from commercial
pressures that even the publicly-funded BBC face, and two, from traditional
TV's quest to be seen to offer a fair and even-handed approach within the
broader paradigm of "public service broadcasting" through which it operates.

"More food for thought..." by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass:
Vesuvio, Artie Bucco, and Melodramatic Melancholy on "The Sopranos".

"studio 60 and the Limits of Self-Critique" by Tim Gibson:
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" promises a "behind the screens" look into the
television industry. Here viewers sit ringside in the battle between art and
commerce, as a team of actors, writers, and producers work frantically to
broadcast ninety minutes of Saturday-Night-Live-style sketch comedy each week.

"Editorial: A Netroots Majority" by Katherine Haenschen:
Progressive Internet groups are finally changing the political map.

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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