The digital superhero comics business received a relevance boost in early 2020, when print comic books distribution was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How has this affected the medium's most prominent genre, the Superhero?
This paper analyzes the media storm around hydroxychloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment through the lens of Golebiewski and boyd's concept of data voids (2018) and Venturini's concept of 'junk news' (2019).
The DIY philosophy the state promotes for those who want to integrate in Dutch society has resulted in a 50% decrease in those who pass the exams in the regular timeframe. What has the policy's role been in this?
How authentic are we really? The increase of digital influencers and the pressure on users to reach a certain following or look a certain way before posting a photo, questions the idea of online authenticity.
The Crown has become one of the most popular shows on Netflix and it has been praised for its accuracy. The show balances between historical accuracy and fictional elements. This article analyzes the balance the show strikes as a docudrama.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest congresswoman ever to be elected and a rising political star. This article analyses her "relatable" media presence with regard to how it boosts her continuously growing influence.
Millennials are a diverse group of independent individuals, who travel more and in all sorts of ways. Although they do not have the same purchasing power as previous generations, they are willing to spend for an 'authentic' travel adventure.
Dark Side of the Moon (2002) is a French mockumentary which exposes the idea of the moon landing being filmed in a studio with the goal of invoking critical reflexivity to question the reliability of the presented discourse in media.
For several years, conspiracy theorists have promoted the idea that 5G waves are harmful for one's health, now even relating this to the coronavirus. This paper explores how memes are used to define (in)visibility as evidence within this theory.
Anna De Fina met Jan Blommaert in the early 2000’s during a workshop on Narrative and Identity. That workshop was one of the pivotal experiences of her academic career and, to a certain extent of her life.
Some meat comes from animals that had a terrible life. In protest, organization Wakker Dier went viral with a campaign in which they followed supermarket home delivery trucks. But how did they achieve virality?
The article places direct address in the TV-series Fleabag in the context of trends in self-representation on social media. Fleabag uses self-disclosure as a form of self-branding, to manipulate the audience and distract herself.