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Butler analyzes TV shot length trends in new issue of Cinema Journal

Shot Logger screen shot
Shot Logger iIllustration from article.

In an article just published in Cinema Journal, TCF faculty member Jeremy Butler examines what statistical analyses of shot length can tell us about TV editing.

Butler, Jeremy G. “Statistical Analysis of Television Style: What Can Numbers Tell Us About TV Editing?” Cinema Journal 54, no. 1 (Fall 2014), 25-45.

Cinema Journal:

New article on the TV framing of the Arab Spring

Just out in the Journal of Middle East Media is as an article by TCF faculty member Michael Bruce, a study of how Al Jazeera and other transnational TV channels covered the Arab Spring conflicts.

Bruce, M. D. (2014). Framing Arab Spring conflict: A visual analysis of coverage on five transnational Arab news channels. Journal of Middle East Media, 10, 1-26.

Journal of Middle East Media

Professor Kim and C&IS students co-author paper on journalists’ Twitter use

TCF faculty member Yonghwan Kim is first author of “Tweeting the public: Journalists’ Twitter use, attitudes toward the public’s tweets, and the relationship with the public,” which has been accepted for publication by the journal Information, Communication & Society.

Dr. Kim’s co-authors include four C&IS graduate students: Youngju Kim, Joongsuk Lee, Jeyoung Oh, and Na Yeon Lee.

Information, Communication & Society

TCF student wins “Pitch Perfect” competition at New Orleans Film Festival

TCF student Danny Ryan won the “Pitch Perfect” competition at the New Orleans Film Festival. The win earns Mr. Ryan $1,000 to help finance production of the film he pitched. TCF faculty member Nick Corrao stewarded TCF student participation in this competition.

25th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

Pitch Perfect competition at the New Orleans Film Festival

TCF students cover Magic City Miracle for WVTM-TV

TCF faculty member Chandra Clark supervised a team of TCF students who covered yesterday’s Magic City Miracle community service event in Birmingham for WVTM, Channel 13, Birmingham’s NBC affiliate station. As explains:

“[On] Sunday, September 28, 2014, WVTM-TV Alabama’s 13 and hosted student journalists from the University of Alabama and the University of Montevallo. Participating students came together to cover the 2014 Magic City Miracle Community Service Event. They wrote web stories, captured photographs, and produced video stories about the numerous volunteer projects on the day of the event. Their work was showcased on”

A live-streamed 30-minute newscast about this event featured student anchors and reporters and aired last night. A rough recording of the newscast has been posted to YouTube for those too impatient to wait for a more authorized version of the newscast:

“Magic City Miracle mobilizes thousands of volunteers for third consecutive year”
WVTM: Alabama’s 13

TCF’s “Zom-Com” and “Clean Break” at Sidewalk Film Festival

The Sixteenth Annual Sidewalk Film Festival wrapped up Sunday. Featured among its short film entrants was  Zom-Com:

Sidewalk also saw the premiere of TCF professor Nick Corrao’s short film Clean Break:

Together these projects involved dozens of TCF faculty and students. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped keep TCF on the program of this competitive and highly-regarded film festival.