A Companion to Media Authorship by Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson

By Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson

A better half to Media Authorship deals 28 groundbreaking chapters which examine the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the learn inside media and cultural experiences, this varied and international assortment offers the definitive paintings at the subject.

Rethinks cultures of authorship and demanding situations the concept that of auteurism throughout a number of media forms

Moves past notions of the person to target how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, analyzing cultures of authorship and the practicalities of the way it works

Draws at the state-of-the-art learn of students and practitioners whose paintings has produced major new insights into the field

Examines quite a lot of media, together with tv, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, song, and comedian books

Offers a magnificent worldwide concentration, together with items on Mexican track, novice movie construction in Nairobi slums, tele-serial construction in Kinshasa, Hong Kong movie, and the selling of Bollywood

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The cover proclaims that here is ‘‘SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE,’’ thereby ‘‘hailing’’ (as Althusser would have put it), everyone as the reader – an act not of possessive enclosure but of journalistic disclosure. The authority for – and, in terms of copyright, the legal author of – all that follows is Vogue, which has its own carefully nurtured identity, an accumulated ‘‘point of view,’’ a position in the expectations of readers . . 31 Indeed, Authorship and the Narrative of the Self 31 the occlusion or endless displacement of any point of origin for the meanings broached by this cover, never mind those let loose within, serves to exemplify the general point of how fugitive the causal agent of creative generation, the agent previously known as ‘‘the author,’’ has become in contemporary media.

However, publishers were quicker off the mark. , one W. Shakespeare of Warwickshire23 ) rapidly extended. It entailed the right to put up ‘‘KEEP OUT’’ notices over land previously held and worked in common. 24 Enclosure was an important catalyst of the modern industrial workforce, separating work from land and creating a pool of available labor. In the same way, and at the same time, ‘‘intellectual property’’ began to take shape, conferring the right to privatize creations of the mind, and to exclude others from the use of that property.

She is a thriving business brand in her own right. 44 It was not for her iconic value alone that she was chosen for the all-important September cover. This time, Moss was newsworthy, because she had just married, and Vogue had the story. ’’ Quite a claim, considering, as Wintour’s customary ‘‘letter from the editor’’ puts it, that ‘‘she wasn’t the only famous Kate to marry this year,’’45 the other having been Kate Middleton, 34 John Hartley marrying into the British royal family. ’’ Kate Moss married a musician called Jamie Hince.

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