Amateur activism, or, classless broadcast

Fellow majors, I address you directly: the time has come for our last official reading. And what a ride it’s been! I know more about the workforce I’ll (hopefully) soon enter than I ever thought possible. This still may not prepare me for a career, but we can dream. Anyhow. The chapters we’re focusing on […]

If You Like Privacy Invasion, You May Also Enjoy: Streaming’s Influence on Pop Culture

For decades, consumers looking for a distraction at dinnertime or a new sitcom to follow were forced to invest in a television set and all the stations that came along with it. Networks benefitted from this form of broadcasting; in splicing on-air programming with ad content, these TV companies were able to generate massive amounts […]

Australia, Broadcasting and Convergence

There was a odd feeling in the air at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in March and April of 2013. During my internship, many of the employees felt uneasy about their futures at this government-funded organization. If you can believe it (you should), many of these employees were older. “Theengs ah cheingin’ ‘round heeyah. Eet’s a […]

The Affect of Digital Media & Streaming

I remember there was a time where I would only use the computer for class assignments that were required to be typed in Microsoft Word and then I would end up spending most of my time watching TV. Later on this did not continue as I started spending more time on the computer watching things […]