Welcome to a special WGA strike-themed week from In Media Res. Please feel free to respond to their comments and add your own thoughts and ideas about 
the series as well.

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, December 17, 2007 – Miranda Banks (University of Southern California) presents: “Of Scabs and Cats: The WGA’s Internet Campaign”

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 – Derek Kompare (Southern Methodist University) presents: “The AMPTP vs. the World”

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 – Ellen Seiter (University of Southern California) presents: “Raising the Bar: the Pros take on YouTube”

Thursday, December 20, 2007 – Jennifer Holt (University of California at Santa Barbara) presents:  "Voices of Uncertainty: The AMPTP in Their Own Words”

Friday, December 21, 2007 – Julia Himberg (University of Southern California) presents: “Writers & Authorship”

Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.

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collaborative, multi-modal scholarship that MediaCommons will aim to
foster. Its primary goal is to provide a forum for more immediate critical
engagement with media in a manner closer to how we typically experience
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Each day, a different media scholar will present a 30-second to 3-minute
clip accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response. The goal is to
promote an online dialogue amongst media scholars and the public about
contemporary media scholarship through clips chosen for either their
typicality or a-typicality in demonstrating narrative strategies, genre
formulations, aesthetic choices, representational practices, institutional
approaches, fan engagements, etc.


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