A Companion to Media Authorship by Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson

By Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson

A spouse to Media Authorship deals 28 groundbreaking chapters which examine the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the research inside of media and cultural reports, this various and worldwide assortment presents the definitive paintings at the subject.

Rethinks cultures of authorship and demanding situations the idea that of auteurism throughout a number of media forms

Moves past notions of the person to target how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, reading cultures of authorship and the practicalities of ways it works

Draws at the state-of-the-art study of students and practitioners whose paintings has produced major new insights into the field

Examines quite a lot of media, together with tv, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, track, and comedian books

Offers a magnificent international concentration, together with items on Mexican tune, beginner movie creation in Nairobi slums, tele-serial creation in Kinshasa, Hong Kong movie, and the selling of Bollywood

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52 This celebrated story, scooped by the Murdoch tabloid The Sun in the UK in March 2011, had already cost Galliano his job as chief designer for Dior. It was dealt with by the French courts in September, while the September issue itself was still on the world’s newsstands. Galliano was convicted. How does Vogue deal with such a tricky story? As far as Galliano’s racial abuse is concerned, it keeps absolutely schtum: not a word on the case. 53 We’ll never know. The scandal isn’t ignored, however: a very particular and corporately authored meaning is constructed across the different elements of Vogue – the cover, editor’s letter, feature story, Authorship and the Narrative of the Self 35 and fashion-shoot.

50 Inside, however, she models several wedding outfits, specially created for this set to channel previous iconic wedding pictures. As one celebrity blog reported, even before the ‘‘highly anticipated’’ issue was published: ‘‘Anna told about 10 designers to pick out their ideal dresses for Kate. [ . . ’’51 All this seems predictably generic, but that only masks the true meaning of the story. In fact, ‘‘real life’’ proves a little too gritty to be shown on the cover, because Kate Moss’s actual wedding dress was made by British designer John Galliano.

85 To which lament, one unsympathetic reader added this comment: ‘‘Well, might as well give up then. [ . . ] Alternatively [ . . ] use your bloody imagination. ’’86 40 John Hartley Can we imagine something other than the end of the world as we know it? What if those billions of new authors are not ‘‘barbarians at the gate’’ but citizens? Unlike authorship, citizenship is a concept where more participation is generally valued positively. 87 Here too an emergent change is occurring that massively expands the practice of citizenship even while displacing some of its existing or elaborate modernist manifestations.

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