Episode 4: Black Representation!

Good morning, everybody!

My fourth episode is now up! Wow! In this episode, I discuss media milestones for African-Americans and the difference between mainstream media and creating alternative channels.

Today’s question is ‘What is your favorite show that has a primarily black cast?’

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Cast of Moonlight accepts the Oscar for Best Picture

The 2017 Oscars: Diversity Shines Through

Last night, the 89th annual Academy Awards–otherwise known as the Oscars–took place in California. As we will see in my upcoming video on black representation (filmed before the Oscars), receiving recognition from mainstream institutions of prestige in an industry is important. Critics in the past–especially last year–have called out the Academy for overlooking films featuring people of color. Entertainment Weekly said,

AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs spearheaded a campaign to diversify the organization’s membership in January 2016. As part of the ongoing initiative, the Academy invited a record number of new participants, extending offers to 683 film industry professionals from 59 countries. Forty-six percent of invitees were female, while 41 percent were people of color.

The results of this diversification are already promising. The highlights for women, queer people, and people of color:

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Episode 3: Latinx Representation!

Good morning, all!

My third episode is available to view today. In this episode, I go through the history, present representation, and effects of Latinx representation.

Today’s question is ‘Who is the best, most developed Latinx character you’ve seen?’

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Episode 2: LGBT+ Representation!

Good afternoon, everyone!

My second video is now available. Today, I go over some background of American LGBT+ representation and some of the effects as well.

Today’s question is ‘What is your favorite movie that features a queer character?’

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History: Terms

Now, I know that proper terms and definitions are not that fun, but it is important to have similar vocabulary when trying to share ideas. Most of my “jargon” comes from my communication background, sociology classes, and life experience. We’ll start with the communication/media related terms.

Media – plural of medium; channels or means of communication, such as radio, newspaper, television, magazines, or the Internet 1

(Media) Representation – how media present and re-create reality within them by how and how much they show or do not show

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Episode 1: Introductions!

The first video is finally up! I promise to have a more regular schedule now that I understand the process a little bit more. The next blog post and video will be pretty back to back to get back on schedule. Leave an intro about yourself and why you’re interested in media representation in the comments here and on Youtube!

 


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Welcome to The Gab! with Gabby Lundy

 

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Lundy speaking at an event at the University of Illinois, 2016.

Hi there! I’m Gabby Lundy and I hope to be starting this website as a start of many conversations. The conversations I want to start are about the media, specifically media representation. This can take a variety of forms that I will get into through blog posts like this and some videos as well. I hope to introduce people to these sometimes invisible problems and create a further dialogue with those who are already talking about it. I have been studying media representation in multiple classes the past three years at the University of Illinois through the communication, sociology, and media & cinema studies departments. The extent and lenses have varied, but my interest has remained. Do you have a specific piece of media representation you would like to see me discuss? Shoot me an email and I’ll do some research. If not, I hope I can teach you a thing or two about what you see around you•