Should you be worried that tech giants are making huge investments in cultural content?
Movies from the “neo-noir” genre offer a darker and bleaker vision of the city, in stark contrast to the world of the TV sit-com.
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Movies often portray the city as a dystopia, particularly in the 'neo-noir' genre, which explores postmodern themes. TV shows and ads present an altogether sunnier picture of life in the city.
Ian Hanomansing, left, and Adrienne Arsenault are part of a new four-person anchor format that will be used by The National newscast on CBC.
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The CBC has unveiled its revamped flagship news show, "The National," with a brand new four-anchor format. The role of the news anchor has changed dramatically over the last 20 years.
In Africa, communication technologies have been used in education since the late 1960s.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.
Bachelorette Sophie Monk with this year’s contestants.
The Bachelorette might appear to be a progressive alternative to The Bachelor, but it is actually doing nothing for women when male bonds are central to its drama.
Kathryn Bigelow: leading lady in film directing.
Women change working cultures – and as the Harvey Weinstein allegations show, Hollywood is badly in need of it.
Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.
A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room.
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After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
‘Assault on Fort Sanders’ by Kurz & Allison (1891).
Those calling it slavery fan fiction are ignoring the long, nuanced tradition of articles and films that wonder what would have happened if the South had won.
Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison in Homeland: in one episode, she stops taking her medication in order to solve the puzzle of who is attempting to kill her.
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A spate of recent TV shows feature protagonists whose mental health condition gives them special skills. But these are often accessed by rejecting medication.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
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Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.
Hang on mum, I’m just catching up on The Conversation.
Technology enables many ways of interacting. We need to be more specific and scientific.
Matty J, the current Bachelor in the Australian version of the franchise, prepares to reward one of his suitors with a rose.
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A pattern of male leadership and female passivity in heterosexual romance is woven into the formula on the popular TV show The Bachelor.
In the wake of Trump’s proposed transgender military ban, new research highlights the potential for entertainment –more than news coverage – to open minds on even the most polarizing issues.
As the show’s popularity surged, interest in suicide also grew.
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Researchers found that suicide-related searches soared in the weeks after the show's release. What are the broader public health implications?
The stereotype of the conventionally attractive female weather reporter is alive and well on Australian television.
The weather segment at the end of news bulletins has stuck to a familiar format for more than 50 years. But the question of who should actually present the weather has been in a constant state of flux.
Not everyone got to see Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey ) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in the opening season seven episode of Game of Thrones.
The problems some people had trying to watch Game of Thrones via the internet shows we still have a long way to go before we can live-stream major events to a mass online audience.
Sylvester McCoy was Doctor Who in 1987, when Julie Collins appeared as Leader of the Red Kangs in the TV show.
In the late 1980s, a gang of feisty teenage girls briefly helped the good Doctor. But his female companions were still mostly there to show how clever he was.
Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor.
Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th, and first female, Doctor Who, an announcement that has been a long time coming.