We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum
on Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
This issue features columns from: Daren C. Brabham, Cindy Conaway and
Sheila Marie Aird, Andrew King, Jayson Harsin, and Christopher Lockett
This issue's columns in brief:
The Potential of Vernacular Video for Queer Youth by Daren C. Brabham
An examination of the potential positive and negative roles of video
in the lives of LGBTQ youth, and a call to action for members of the
critical scholar community.
Black Guy Corner: What the Upfront Photos Say about the State of TV by
Cindy Conaway and Sheila Marie Aird
A critical examination of "upfronts," the photographs distributed by
television studios to promote new shows.
The Politics of 'dirt' in Dirty Jobs by Andrew King
The concept of dirt is used as a way to explore significant class
taboos in the Discovery Channel series, Dirty Jobs. King's article
examines the politics behind the production of this program.
That's Democratainment: Obama, Rumor Bombs, and Primary Definers by
In this article, Jayson Harsin reconsiders the definition of news in
response to the emergence of the rumor bomb and convergence culture.
Masculinity and Authenticity: Reality TV's Real Men by Christopher Lockett
A look at the visions of blue-collar masculinity provided by reality TV.
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