Freelancing Fears

We’re living in a world where finding work has become increasingly competitive. In her article “Skills for Creative Industries Graduate Success,” Ruth Bridgstock asserts that “Work in the creative industries is often freelance or performed on a short-term contractual basis, as creative businesses constantly form and re-form value chains to create new products.” For someone […]

Re-awakening the kitchen with the power of Patreon.

Just two years ago, Andrew Rea, more commonly identified as his online persona, Oliver Babish, started a YouTube channel and subsequent brand of content under the title Binging with Babish. His brand has since cornered the market and excelled at the one thing every person has to do at some point: cook. He exudes confidence […]

“Whimsically Volatile,” on life, drag, and drugs.

Katya Zamolodchikova, famous for competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 and Craig MacNeil started their podcast, Whimsically Volatile, in March of this year, following the “rock bottom” point of Katya’s personal life and her release from rehab. As of today, there are 33 episodes, each around an hour and half long. A bit scatterbrained, […]

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 […]