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Media Studies Student Lands Internship at CBS

unnamedMedia Studies student Justin Frazier-Wright will be living and working in New York City this summer. He has accepted an internship with CBS Interactive, where he will be doing production and post-production work for entertainment, news, sports, and CNET.

“I’m very excited to start my second internship representing the Media Studies Department,” said Wright. He interned for A&E in Los Angeles last summer.

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April 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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Professor Ingram to Screen Two Features in France

Brett_2_2013Media Studies Associate Professor Brett Ingram will screen two of his documentary films at two separate events in France this May and June.

Rocaterrania, a feature length documentary about the life and work of visionary illustrator Renaldo Kuhler, will screen in May at the Raw Vision Exhibition at Halle St. Pierre Museum in Paris. The screening will be part of the Best of the Best of Raw Vision Magazine artists over the past 30+ years.


Raw Vision is the most important international publication dedicated to Outsider Art. As a direct result of Ingram’s documentary film, his discovery of the work of Kuhler’s work, and his efforts to exhibit the work, Raw Vision has deemed Kuhler to be one of the “Best of the Best” ever in the world of Outsider Art.

Monster Road, a feature length documentary about the life and work of Seattle animator Bruce Bickford, screened at the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film in Annecy, France back in 2004 when it was released. Annecy is widely considered to be the most prestigious festival for animated film in the world. Ten years later, the director of Annecy invited Ingram to again screen Monster Road as a celebration of Bruce Bickford’s astoundingly original contribution to the world of international animation.

Ingram was also recently contracted to author a book on the life and work of illustrator Renaldo Kuhler.

Read more about the films and the artists here:  http://www.brettingram.org/

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April 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

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Media Studies Head Writes on Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

GeoffBaym (1)A column by Dr. Geoffrey Baym has been posted in Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture, discussing the replacement of David Letterman with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show. Dr. Baym, who is the Head of the Media Studies Department at UNCG has followed Colbert’s career; he published From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News in 2009.

In the Antenna column, Dr. Baym offers his expectations for how Colbert’s presence might shift the direction of the Late Show.

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April 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm

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Dr. Frierson to Travel to Paris to Screen “FBI KKK”

5330ca6160c65.preview-300Our own Dr. Michael Frierson, professor of media studies and director of graduate studies, will screen his documentary in Paris France this month. The film, FBI KKK will be screened at the Ethnografilm Festival on April 17, 2014, with Dr. Frierson in attend.  The festival is sponsored by International Social Science Council (ISSC), Society for Social Studies of Science (4s), and the University Film and Video Association.

FBI KKK LogoFBI KKK, is a personal, one hour documentary about Frierson’s father, Dargan, an FBI agent in Greensboro, NC and the intersection of his life with George Franklin Dorsett, the Grand Kludd, or chaplain, of the United Klans of America.  In the 1960s, Dorsett became one of the highest ranking, paid informants who secretly provided information about Klan activities under the FBI s COINTELPRO:  White Hate program.

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April 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

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Media Studies Professor Is Three-for-Three in Best Paper Competition

KimberliannePodlasphotoAssociate Professor Kimberlianne Podlas has won the Broadcast Education Association’s 2014 “Best Paper Award” in the Law & Policy division.

Podlas will present her paper entitled “Off the Campaign Trail and Into the Courthouse: Can a Political Campaign’s Use of a Song Infringe on a Musical Artist’s Trademark?” in April, at the annual convention in Las Vegas.

This is the third time Podlas has entered the Law & Policy Division’s Best Paper Competition, and is also her third win.


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March 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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MFA Alum Racking Up Awards for Her Thesis Documentary

579229_10100635871026427_618757479_nMariah Dunn, MFA ’13, attended the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (aka POWFest) this past weekend to show her film, The Healing Power of Art. Dunn’s film won both the Audience Choice Award and Honorable Mention Award at the Bolderlife Film Festival, as well as a Royal Reel Award from the Canada International Film Festival.

A few more festivals to go – keep bringing them home, Mariah!


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March 12, 2014 at 12:10 am

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MFA Student to Screen Short at Alice Fest this Weekend


Carol Hammerstein, a student in UNCG’s MFA program for film and video production, will screen her 9-minute documentary, Girls Rock: Pass It On! at Alice Fest in Durham, North Carolina this Sunday.

Girls Rock North Carolina is a summer music and empowerment camp for teen girls, one of some 40 independent non-profits that have been popping up all over the country. The film looks at the motivation of the women musicians who created this dynamic organization.

Alice Fest is a film and media festival with work by women in recognition of Women’s History Month. It is named for Alice Guy-Blaché, a pioneering filmmaker who is credited with systematically developing narrative filmmaking. The festival takes place Sunday, March 9 at the Full Frame Theater in the American Tobacco District at 320 Blackwell Street.


Photo by Martha J. Moore

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March 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm

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