The new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
This issue features columns from Lisa W. Kelly, Chris Russill, Cynthia Chris, Christine Quail, Jacqueline Vickery, and Julia Lesage
This issue's columns in brief:
"You're Fired! Reflecting the Economic Crisis in the Business Entertainment Format"
by Lisa W. Kelly
An exploration of business-minded television shows and the recent economic climate.
"Whale Wars: A Deeper Shade of Green on the Public Screen" by Chris Russill
A look at Animal Planets?s Whale Wars and the sensational media tactics involved.
"The End" by Cynthia Chris
How should a TV series end? A look at the final episodes of Battlestar Galactica and ER.
" I'm A Loser, Baby" by Christine Quail
An exploration of the value contemporary audiences place on the losers of competitive reality television shows.
" House, FB: A Consideration of Convergence Marketing" by Jacqueline Vickery (http://flowtv.org/?p=3557):
A look at the ways in which television capitalizes from the convergence of social media such as Facebook
" 'Scared Crazy' and Torture " by Julia Lesage (http://flowtv.org/?p=3473):
An examination of how fiction develops, indeed structures, social issues.
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