In Focus section from each issue is available for open access on the
SCMS website in PDF form. The In Focus for Issue 54.4 delves into the television show Homeland and was edited by Diane Negra and Jorie Lagerway.
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 the Middle East will run at IMR the week of August 24-28 and was edited by Sara Saljoughi.
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 most recent episode features Kristen Warner talking about "colorblind casting," a Fieldnotes interview excerpt with distinguished German film critic and scholar Gertrud Koch, and Michael and Chris discussing what television programs are keeping them out of the summer heat..
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 is titled
Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times and is edited by Courtney Bailey and Julie Wilson.
This collaboration between MediaCommons and Cinema Journal is the first
peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies. The most recent issue presents a special tie-in with last issue (53.3) of Cinema Journal, as video essay makers were commissioned to respond to the journal essays. The commissioned video essays are from Richard Misek, Jen Proctor, Ben Sampson, Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin, and Austin Fisher.
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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.