True Crime Podcast : Generation Why

18,411 subscribers. The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. The New Yorker claimed that podcasting was ‘humanising the news’ (Larson 2015). Larson (2015) further suggested that podcasting-as-audio-storytelling occupied a post-public radio space in the United States: ‘Creators of podcasts, which are largely […]

Madea Franchise : Born by Accident

Madea, a one time character from I Can Do Bad All By Myself turned into an audience’s favorite. In 2000 Tyler Perry introduced Madea. The tell you how it is, marijuana-smoking, badass grandmother that a lot of people relate to. In 2001 Perry featured Madea in his play Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Then […]

Writers in Reality Television

It’s no hidden secret that reality television isn’t exactly, reality. Yes, it’s unscripted, uses real people, and is completely unrehearsed; but reality programming also has the same basic goals as scripted television which is to move/entertain people. Reality television has become a catch-all phrase. It covers everything from documentary series to large scale game shows, […]

Mergers: A Strategic Weapon

In current years, merging and acquisition (M&A) activity in TV broadcasting and distribution has been searing up. Consolidation in these industries follow a cyclical pattern, with economic and regulatory policies accelerating or slowing down. A mixture of vertical and horizontal integration and conglomeration, more accurately describes the shifts in political economy and regulatory policy. Below […]

Influencers: Brand Ambassadors in the Tech Era

Many may say being a social media influencer is not a real job. Turns out being an influencer is one of the most trendy jobs to have today. What is an Influencer? “A user on social media who has established credibility in a specific industry. A social media influencer has access to a large audience’s […]