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Mon, 19 Jun 2006 11:14:50 -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 Jonathan
Gray, David Lavery, Dan Leopard, Jason Mittell, Dana Polan, and John Tomasic.

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

This issue's columns in brief:

"Is New News Better Than No News?" by Jonathan Gray:
While traditional television news shows are stumbling in their efforts to inform
and engage the public, a new crop of innovative news programs offers hope for
the future of the form.

"(TV)antipathy: A Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Television Hating, Part Two"
by David Lavery:
Part Two of Two--An evolving commentary on the critical tendency to love-to-hate

"Micro-Ethnographies of the Screen: Classical Baby" by Dan Leopard:
Part of screen series; discussion of media and the baby spectator, HBO's
"Classical Baby" DVD, how to raise a smart, discerning little person.

"Lost in an Alternate Reality" by Jason Mittell:
What can the online game "The Lost Experience" teach us about cross-media
storytelling and expectations? Is this the future of television?

"Foucault TV" by Dana Polan:
What does it mean when a Foucault text shows up in The West Wing finale, besides
a "TIVo moment for critical theorists?"

"The Curious State of Live TV" by John Tomasic:
With new technolgoies providing access to "realness," the novelty of live
television may be wearing off.

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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