Flow roundtable on TV criticism and digital publishing
I am working on proposing a roundtable for the 2010 Flow Conference on the topic of digital publishing and television criticism, building on some of the thoughts explored in my recent post. If you’re not familiar with the Flow Conference, the idea is that instead of formal papers, there are roundtable structured conversations from invited and interested participants centering around a core topical prompt.
Below see the draft of my prompt, which I’ve also posted on a Google Wave for feedback – since Wave is still a semi-restricted work-in-progress, I wanted to open it up in a more accessible form here to solicit ideas and feedback. Here is the draft prompt (which cannot be much longer than this):
The rise of blogs, Twitter, and online publishing platforms has coincided with crises in journalistic and academic publishing, with television criticism straddling all of these eroding boundaries. How does television criticism adapt to these transformations? What is the place of criticism within academia and journalism today and into the future? What previous roles of criticism might be abandoned or renewed in the digital era? And how do critics from the ranks of journalists, faculty, graduate students, and amateurs intermingle in the realm of “TVitter” today?
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