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February 12, 2019

Call for Papers: The Youthification of Television and Screen Culture

Television is constantly testing its definitional boundaries. What was formerly defined by ways of transmission and screen technology, is more and more in dissolution in today’s mediated landscape. Young people, especially, are turning away from traditional broadcast television – and turning towards other screens and formats…

January 31, 2019

The MediArXiv project launched

The new preprint server MediArXiv was launched in January and will begin accepting submissions on Friday, February 1. The project, initiated by Open Access in Media Studies, aims to introduce the concept of pre- and post-print publishing in the fields of media, film, and communication studies. MediArXiv encourages submissions across all domains of media, film, and…

November 21, 2018

Europa TV: the European Broadcasting Dream

In 1985, five European public broadcasters came together to start Europa TV, the first multilingual television channel for Europe. But already in the fall of 1986, the dream of a European television was failing and the channel has been largely forgotten since. In 2018, Europa TV reemerged on the agenda of the Netherlands Institute for…

November 14, 2018

How Television Used To Be Made

Digitisation has enabled archive footage to travel far and wide, but this has created a new problem. It’s easy to misunderstand the origins of that footage. How do we explain how television used to be made? We invited John Ellis, professor of media arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, to tell us about his research…