Going with the Flow: On the Value of Randomness, Flexibility, and Getting Students In on the Conversation, or What l Learned from Antoine Dodson

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Summer 2011


In this article the author discusses television studies and examines how various technologies, including Internet videos, video on demand options on television, and online social networks, have made it difficult for teachers in the field to define the scope of their discipline. The author focuses on ways in which individuals consume media has changed since the beginnings of television studies and comments on his belief that randomness and flexibility in television viewing can benefit both teachers and students in regards to the theories of television studies and the social and political elements of media scholarship.