In Focus section from each issue is available for open access on the
SCMS website in PDF form. The In Focus for Issue 54.2 features the Study of African Cinema and Media Today and is edited Aboubakar Sanogo.
Each In Focus section of Cinema Journal has
a companion week at Media Commons’ In Media Res, where authors can
expand on their topics with multimedia extras and invite further
discussion in the comments section. The In Focus on Studying African Cinema and Media Today is running at IMR the week of February 23-27.
edited by Katherine Groo, this quarterly feature reports recent news highlights
from the media archive community, including: acquisitions, preservation,
institutional and organizational changes, exhibitions, awards, new DVD
releases, online resources, and technology.
Aca-Media is a monthly podcast that presents an academic perspective on media. Hosts Christine Becker and Michael Kackman explore current scholarship, issues in the media industries, questions in pedagogy and professional development, and events in the world of media studies. The January episode features an interview with Jeremy Butler about how he uses quantitative analysis and digital tools to better understand film and television style an excerpt from an SCMS Fieldnotes interview between Thomas Waugh and Linda Williams.
Cinema Journal and TeachingMedia.org have formed a partnership
to develop a quarterly feature called the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier.
The goals of this partnership are to foster critical reflection on media
studies teaching and pedagogy and to engender serious discussion of pedagogical
issues via an active online platform. The
current dossier considers teaching research skills.
This collaboration between MediaCommons and Cinema Journal is the first
peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies.
The fourth issue explores the overlap between the video essay and Hollywood, including video essays by Drew Morton, Douglas Julien, Benjamin Sampson, David O'Grady, and R. Colin Tait.
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In addition to links of all the online initiatives, you can also find high-quality, full color images from each issue of Cinema Journal here.