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CFP – Cultural Production in Canada

Cultural Production in Canada Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication Guest Editors, Zoë Druick and Danielle Deveau (La version française suit ci-dessous) The neoliberal turn in global politics and economic policy over the past few decades has given the cultural sector a new prominence as the mechanism of national “branding.” At the same [...]

Montreal tourist season at risk over tuition protests | News | National Post

  As stand-up comedy is often conflated with some sort of critical, political project, it is easy to forget that it is at its base an entirely commercial enterprise. The gatekeepers that deliver the stand-up product are at all times preoccupied with producing the optimum conditions for big sales. Case in point, festival president and [...]

No Joke – JFL Stages ‘Smartphone’ Comedy Festival in Toronto | Mediacaster Magazine – Broadband & Content

   No Joke – JFL Stages ‘Smartphone’ Comedy Festival in Toronto | Mediacaster Magazine – Broadband & Content. mediacaster is reporting that this years Toronto-based Just for Laughs festival will use mobile technology and social media to allow comedy audiences to alter programming choices. Essentially, by creating buzz, audience members will be (supposedly) able to [...]

CanCon Does Well on Youtube

According to recently released YouTube viewership statistics, Canadians not only watch more hours of YouTube per capita than anyone else, they are also equally likely to watch Canadian videos as American ones. This finding renews questions about the relevance and efficacy of Canadian content regulation in other forms of media. northwestern states cement routing code [...]

Cultural Production and the Digital Humour Economy

I have just uploaded a brief paper based upon my research at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, one of the most significant meetings of performers, producers, agents and networks involved in the comedy industry. This document includes some analysis that is no longer being used in my dissertation, and that I have [...]

Creative Work

While television networks and entertainment producers are still debating the feasibility of making money from internet programming, the value of online spaces for the development of creative material is unquestionable. It is increasingly possible for comedians and comedy writers to be “discovered” through online video content, and going viral is an almost sure-fire way to [...]

Stream: Culture/Politics/Technology

The latest issue of Stream was released this spring. It includes reviews, essays and articles on issues pertaining to art, culture and everyday life. northwestern states cement routing code It is also the last issue of Stream that I will be editing. Thanks to the team for helping me put it together. Check it out [...]

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