In Focus section from each issue is available for open access on the
SCMS website in PDF form. The In Focus for Issue 55.4 presents short pieces on Film and Media Studies and the State of Academic Publishing.
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. This issue's In Focus will run at IMR this week (August 22-26).
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 is an extended summer installment courtesy of the SCMS Sound Studies Scholarly Interest Group (SIG). Produced by Tim Anderson, the episode features segments with Jeremy Morris on music formats, metadata and tagging; Brian Fauteux on Canadian college radio; Joan Titus on Shostakovich and musicology; and Nina Cartier on Blaxploitation soundtracks.
Cinema Journal and TeachingMedia.org's partnership
to develop a quarterly feature called the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier fosters 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 Integrating Production in Film and Media Courses.
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 is features videographic work by Kevin L. Ferguson, Nick Warr, Miriam Ross, John Gibbs, and Jasper Stratil.
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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.