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Top 10 TV Stories of 2013

2013 was a beauty. While some may claim that television is a dying medium in a digital age, I say that couldn’t be less true. In 1970, at the time considered the peak of television, Americans spent 1,226 hours a year watching television. By 2009, it had jumped to 1,774 hours. Our online habits do…

All I Want for Christmas is Glee: wait a second…

It can be controversial, hilarious, and informative. Those of us in MIT 2100 (Political Economy of Media) know that Professor Burston strongly believes that it could usher in a new era of a renewed public sphere. It’s that ever-popular, never-endingly topical show called Glee, and it has gained a massive, worldwide following as well as critical praise…