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MTV minus ‘Music Television’

Music largely vanished from the channel years ago, but it took MTV until now to officially drop its “Music Television” tagline from its name and logo. In this post, I look at life in the post-MTV era. Is there any room for “Music Television” in 2010 and beyond? Let’s analyze the current situation and find out.

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Aqua Blue resources for iTunes

This theme is designed to make iTunes look like other Mac OS X Snow Leopard apps, with regular window toolbars, buttons, scrollbars and such. I made several personal judgments about what it means to blend in with Mac OS X.

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More adds and loose ends

Believe it or not, we’re still alive! There’s not very much to add to The 120 Minutes Archive right now, but we have some corrections and one additional classic episode. In this latest update, we also talk about the current state of MTV and its sister channels, and how you can stay on top of new music.

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A farewell that’s fit for a king

In June, as the world knows, we witnessed the tragic death of Michael Jackson, who was known as the king of pop. But he might have also been the king of MTV and music videos. He pioneered music videos as an art form, crafting true short films, not just cheap promotional clips.

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April Fools: MTV set to relaunch

I had some fun with the Internet by writing this fake news article from the “AP”, titled “‘AMTV’ First of Many Changes in Store at MTV”, for April Fools Day. I regret to inform you that this will never happen. But it’s fun to dream, right?

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Another year, another update

Well here we are, it’s 2009, and The 120 Minutes Archive is still alive and kickin’. We welcome in the new year with a 17 new episodes into the vault, our largest update in a long time. Plus, what has happened to MTV, and what’s up at VH1?

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The ghost of MTV2 lingers on

It’s been over a year since Jim Shearer (or anyone) has hosted the show, but we’ve learned some sort of program named Subterranean is still airing on MTV2. What does the ghost of Subterranean look like these days? Plus, a new cover story and some other odds and ends at The 120 Minutes Archive.

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Music videos are back, sort of

Are music videos dead? Not if MTV has anything to say about it — wait, what? The channel has debuted a new weekly video premiere show, FNMTV, and it’s a surprisingly refreshing take on Music Television in the era of the Internet.

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Ethics of campaign coverage

We’re in the midst of the longest U.S. presidential campaign in recent memory — perhaps the longest ever. The endless news cycle and the overexposure of election coverage lead TV news journalists to undermine the seriousness of the situation, and worse, ignore established journalistic and ethical standards.This being the year 2008, we’re also more connected than ever, with more access to cable television and the Internet than ever before. Along with all the access to information also comes an unprecedented amount of presidential campaign and election coverage.

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News with a different worldview

I watched an episode of the PBS series Wide Angle about Al Jazeera, a TV news channel that provides coverage of world events with a worldview that’s very different from similar channels in the U.S. It got me thinking about the value of consuming news from around the world with a variety of perspectives.

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