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The Shaping of News: An Analysis of Actors in the News

22nd June 2018

Last April, the paper ‘Look Who’s Talking – An Analysis of Actors in Television News (2003-2016)’ was published by Kathleen Beckers and Peter Van Aelst. The paper sheds light on the shaping of news through the study of actors in the news. An enduring topic in Journalism Studies where little systematic knowledge exists upon. We…

This Is How Open Publication of Broadcasting Content Can Make a Difference

13th June 2018

Last year, the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO produced a ten-part documentary series titled The Mind of the Universe, in which leading scientists from various fields were interviewed about their work. Aware of their role as a public institution, and looking for bigger impact, VPRO decided to distribute this series under an open license, allowing other…

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

8th June 2018

A truly special list  all coming from the archive of Czech Television, as archivist Martin Bouda lets us know his top archive-based films and series. 1.  The uncertain future of the earth in the Sci-Fi series “Návštěvníci (Visitors)” This 15 part TV series is filmed between 1981 and 1983, by Czech director Jindřich Polák. With a great…

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

1st June 2018

This week expert Montserrat Bailac of Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals tells us the story behind her favourite archive-based films. 1. The historical “El Perro Negro” “El Perro Negro (2005)” is one of my favourite film for several reasons, but mainly because of the topic, the Spanish Civil War and the aesthetic way it is presented. It’s not easy to…

Video Collection: Royal Weddings

28th May 2018

With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle taking place little over a week ago; this months’ Video Collection reveals nine video’s of royal weddings throughout history. In this video collection we show video clips with historical footage of royal weddings, from 1951 to 2011. A collection of nine videos from the EUscreen…

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

25th May 2018

In this first part of a new serie, where we search for the best archive-based films, Krisztina Tajta of the National Audiovisual Archive in Hungary tells the story behind her top 5 archive-based films. 1. Films by the Hungarian filmmaker Peter Forgacs; “Danube Exodus” & “Private Hungary” In “Danube Exodus”, Peter Forgacs documents the Jewish exodus from…

The Farewell Symposium of Sonja de Leeuw: An Unforgettable Day

23rd May 2018

The Many Lives of Sonja de Leeuw; Symposium and Farewell Lecture on May 16th, 2018 On the occasion of Sonja de Leeuw’s retirement, her colleagues Jasmijn van Gorp, Alec Badenoch and Eggo Müller organized a symposium under the title “The Many Lives of Europe’s Audiovisual Heritage” in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision,…

How the Right Governance Can Strengthen Audiovisual Broadcast Archives

18th May 2018

Recently we had the pleasure of talking with Prof. Dr. Katharine Sarikakis about the research project she supervised: The Governance of Cultural Memory Through Audiovisual Broadcast Archives. Prof. Dr. Sarikakis resides at the University of Vienna where she is a Professor of Media Industries, Media Organisation and Media Governance. Together with senior researchers Olga Kolokytha,…

Historicizing Home Movie Practices: Two Complementary Perspectives

7th May 2018

Recently, two doctoral dissertations on the home movie as a twentieth-century cultural practice saw the light of day. Tim van der Heijden defended his dissertation Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895-2005 at Maastricht University in January. Tom Slootweg followed suit in April, when he defended his dissertation Resistance,…