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  • Veteran HBO comedy development executive ‘Nick Hall has joined Amazon Studios as Head of Development for the studio’s comedy series department. He will report to Joe Lewis, Head of Half Hour TV Series.

  • Facebook<!--  --> Inc.<!--  -->  FB      0.89  %        <!--  --> is paying an array of media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service and has signed nearly 140 contracts totaling more than $50 million, according to a document reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
  • The value of individual contracts varies widely, with 17 worth more than $1 million
  • Justin Osofsky,<!--  --> Facebook’s vice president of global operations and media partnerships

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  • The leading humanities-oriented media textbook (outside of film-exclusive books), Television: Critical Methods and Applications, traces the film-studies spin-off “television studies” as a label “firmly established between 1998 and 2004.” As if embarrassed by that late arrival, the author acknowledges that there is “also a longstanding research tradition that operates under the umbrella term of mass communication research.” While “television studies” employs “critical” methods, he writes, “mass-comm research favors scientific research methods.” The author refers readers interested in the “mass comm approach” to an appendixed summary. Much of the book, he admits, will “look familiar” to “readers who have encountered film-studies textbooks
Feb 22, 16

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