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Elvis sings for the BBC: broadcast branding and digital media design (2010)
Journal Article
Grainge, P. (2010). Elvis sings for the BBC: broadcast branding and digital media design. Media, Culture and Society, 32(1), 45-61. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443709350097

This essay uses a striking example of digital remix promotion - BBC Radio 2’s Elvis ad - to examine developments in the contemporary branding and broadcast environment. Developing work by John Caldwell, it examines the Elvis ad as a ‘deep text’, a pr... Read More

The democratic role of campaign journalism: partisan representation and public participation (2009)
Journal Article
Birks, J. (2010). The democratic role of campaign journalism: partisan representation and public participation. Journalism Practice, 4(2), doi:10.1080/17512780903407437

Campaign journalism is a distinctive but under-researched form of editorialised news reporting that aims to influence politicians rather than inform voters. In this it diverges from liberal norms of social responsibility, but instead campaigning new... Read More

Trading Auntie: the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights during the BBC’s monopoly years (2009)
Journal Article
Johnson, C. (2009). Trading Auntie: the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights during the BBC’s monopoly years. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 7(4), doi:10.1080/17400300903307019

Most histories of British television date the emergence of a trade in programming to the mid- to late-1950s when recording technologies turned previously ephemeral programmes into exchangeable goods and ITV brought a commercial impetus to British bro... Read More

“Be patient, dear mother … wait for me”: the neo-infirmity film, female illness and contemporary cinema (2009)
Journal Article
Gallagher, M. (2009). “Be patient, dear mother … wait for me”: the neo-infirmity film, female illness and contemporary cinema. Feminist Media Studies, 9(2), doi:10.1080/14680770902814868

In social reality, illness and death occur in myriad ways, yet Hollywood films have historically preferred spectacular, violent death over realist depictions of the terminal stages of life. Yet an ever-growing number of popular films, which I term ne... Read More

Tele-branding in TVIII: the network as brand and the programme as brand (2007)
Journal Article
Johnson, C. (2007). Tele-branding in TVIII: the network as brand and the programme as brand. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 5(1), doi:10.1080/17400300601140126

In the era of TVIII, characterized by deregulation, multimedia conglomeration, expansion and increased competition, branding has emerged as a central industrial practice. Focusing on the case of HBO, a particularly successful brand in TVIII, this art... Read More

Contingency and Event in China's New Documentary Film Movement (2007)
Book
Robinson, L. (2007). Contingency and Event in China's New Documentary Film Movement. Nottingham EPrints

This paper addresses the issue of contingency and the event vis-a-vis private and public documentaries. In China, the private and the public documentary form are often understood as mutually antagonistic, with the former defining itself explicitly ag... Read More

Character, Audience Agency and Trans-Media Drama
Journal Article
Evans, E. (2007). Character, Audience Agency and Trans-Media Drama. Media, Culture and Society, 30(1),

Changes in the television industry with regards to the development of new media technologies are having a significant impact on audience engagement with television drama. This article explores how the internet is being used to extend audience engagem... Read More

Wearables or infrastructure: contrasting approaches to collecting behavioural data in the home
Conference Proceeding
Victoria, S., Tim, C., Sarah, M., Kher Hui, N., Elizabeth, E., Richard, M., & Stuart, R. (2014). Wearables or infrastructure: contrasting approaches to collecting behavioural data in the home

This paper examines and contrasts two approaches to collecting behavioural data within the home. The first of these involves filming from static video cameras combined with network logging to capture media consumption activities across multiple scree... Read More