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May 2006, Week 3


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Mon, 15 May 2006 08:51:22 -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. In addition to the first part of an
in-depth interview with student filmmakers and screen writers, this issue
features columns by Tim Anderson, Melissa Crawley, Craig Jacobsen, Shanti
Kumar, Megan Mullen, Yvonne Tasker, and Jennifer Warren.

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

This issue's columns in brief:

"'New Media'? Please Define." by Tim Anderson:
New gaming systems are acting as sites of hyper-convergence for media. But is
media convergence all that "new"? Should we be reconsidering the "new" in "new

"CSI is Effecting Me" by Melissa Crawley:
CSI makes it look so easy.

"Buy Robot" by Craig Jacobsen:
The mimicking of commercial promotional forms to hawk fictional wares has become
a potent tool for the creation of verisimilitude in entertainment.

"Fox News and the Redefinition of 'Objectivity' in U.S. News Media" by Shanti
In the world of 24-hour cable news, Fox News has emerged as the dominant channel
by redefining journalistic "objectivity" as only a path toward a greater goal.

"Zoey 101 and the Tween Supertext Circa 2006" by Megan Mullen:
A new aggressive commercialization in TV programming is in tune to a new
multiple-technology and multiple-platform entertainment that most in the
electronic entertainment industries believe is the wave of the future.

"Enforced Talk: Crime and Confessional in Family Forensics" by Yvonne Tasker:
What revelations does Family Forensics uncover?

"The Dancer or the Dance?: Uses of Television and Video" by Jennifer Warren:
Internationally acclaimed dance troupe Capacitor uses video to add texture and
depth to performances.

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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