media studies

Fear culture is alive and well

It's been a little over three years since I completed my master's in Media Studies. Just about four years since the source material for my thesis manifested itself on the nightly news. And it's just about five days since the IS attacks on the city of Paris. This far along [ … ]


Music as Art vs Commodity Culture

Why Taylor Swift's reasoning is flawed even if the end result is good We're all aware of Taylor Swift's decision to remove her 1989 album from Spotify's streaming music catalog. There are many reasons that as a student of media and media markets, and as a musician myself, that I [ … ]