Editing as Women’s Work

The Motion Picture Editors Guild, will be celebrating its 81st anniversary this year.  Below is a video that was produced for their 75th anniversary which interviews a variety of guild members, both currently working and retired. The guild was created in 1937. According to the Motion Picture Editors Guild website,  “On May 20, 1937, the […]

So, what is the “public interest,” anyway?

The 1927 Radio Act is the first place where the phrase “public interest” became tied to media regulation. Throughout Jennifer Holt’s Empires of Entertainment, it also becomes increasingly clear that the phrase has undergone a variety of shifts in meaning and can easily be applied to nearly every media context. Early broadcasters were encouraged by […]