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This article examines the ways in which adult education seriesFor the Love of Albert(1977) represents and advises people living on benefits by hybridising different factual and fictional forms and embracing the potential of the television studio. Interweaving genres – including light entertainment, Ken Campbell Road Show routines, plays by Alan Plater and audience discussion formats – the programme's televisuality and theatricality construct a potential community space. The programme's mixed ...
Queen Elizabeth's visit to the Irish Republic in May 2011 was seen by many as a significant moment in the long process of normalisation in Anglo-Irish relations, facilitated by the peace process in Northern Ireland. For journalists, it was a newsworthy story because it captured the values of this process of peace-making in a concrete, organised media event, involving high-profile heads of state, official speeches and photo opportunities. This article examines the representation of this state ...
First paragraph: The image is a central and vital component in modern communication. Yet the photographers who are responsible for making, processing, and disseminating professional pictures on a daily basis have rarely been studied. Who are they, where and how do they work, what rewards do they receive, and what problems and risks do they face? This report presents information about the world’s professional photographic community with a special focus on photojournalists. It is the outcome of...
Amazon leads the market in ebooks with the Kindle brand, which encompasses a range of dedicated e-reader devices and a large ebook store. Kindle users are able to share the experience of reading ebooks purchased from Amazon by selecting passages of text for upload to the Kindle Popular Highlights website. In this article, I propose that the Kindle Popular Highlights database contains evidence that readers are re-appropriating commonplacing – the act of selecting important passages from a text...
Lindsay Anderson directed David Storey's plays In Celebration (1969) and Home (1970) on the Royal Court stage, London. He later directed the first of these for the American Film Theatre, and the second for National Educational Television, New York. This chapter compares the stage productions with their successors on large and small screen respectively.
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