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July 2006, Week 5


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Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:34:12 -0500
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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 Craig B.
Jacobsen, Yvonne Tasker, Jennifer Warren, Tim Anderson, Heather Hendershot, and
Hugh Kesson.

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

This issue's columns in brief:

"Break Over" by Craig B. Jacobsen:
Craig Jacobsen continues the FLOW conversation on ARGs and "The Lost
Experience", speculating on the advertising strategy and the relationships
between text and audience.

"Meet the Dead -- Live!: Paranormal Programming by Yvonne Tasker:
An exploration of the recent paranormal trend in television.

"The summer of the superheroes" by Jennifer Warren:
When I walked out of Superman I found myself wondering about the filter
Superman's seductive mythology created, with characters clearly defined as
Heroes or Villains. And how did that visual mythology effect how we viewed the

"At the End of the Day We're all 'End Users'" by Tim Anderson:
Reflections on audio-visual media's entrance into the world of the "end user".

"Don Knotts: Reluctant Sex Object" by Heather Hendershot:
Heather Hendershot explores Don Knotts' unique on-screen sexual persona.

Special Feature: "Seeing the back of Berlusconi?  The current situation of the
media in Italy" by Hugh Kesson:
Will Italy's media be changed by its recent changes in leadership?

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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