Category Archives: Early Work in Media Studies

Work Hard, Play Hard, Steer Roast: The Hidden Celebration of MIT’s Alternative Community

Presented at the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research (ISCLR) at University of Georgia, Athens; June 2005. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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Dare to Ignore Drug War Propaganda

Click Here to Watch the Video Compilation For the past 25 years, American has been fighting a war that cannot be won. The war on drugs has claimed thousands of lives and ruined millions more. The government spends over $20 … Continue reading

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International MTV and Globalization

In 1981, MTV exploded into American homes and changed the entertainment and media industries forever. It combined television and radio, and added a raw flair that was distinctively youth oriented. As the first network to speak directly to the teenage/young … Continue reading

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Hip Hop & MTV: A Cultural Symbiosis

In 1981, a revolution in music, television and mass media began. MTV (Music Television) was launched at 12:01AM on August 1, bringing with it innovations in television and music for years to come. Two years earlier, in October 1979, the … Continue reading

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One World, One Image, One Channel: A History of MTV

Twenty years ago, a start-up television network flickered into homes across America with the words, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock `n’ roll.” Since then, MTV has dominated American popular culture with a fusion of media. MTV combined television and radio, two … Continue reading

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