How is historic Istanbul recreated for the screen? Drawing on interviews with local media professionals, Ipek Celik Rappas considers the challenges of filming heritage television series in a rapidly changing city.
Kim Wilkins examines spectacular yet familiar scenes of Berlin nightclubs in serial television, arguing that they draw on the city's history of hedonism to promote its present-day image as a nightlife capital.
Examining the impact of his fictional celebrity persona on recent global events, Kelly McGee explores how Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s presidency brings new considerations to the forefront of celebrity and media studies.
Merve Ünsal explores the neighborhood of Kagithane (House of Paper) in Istanbul, Turkey, which was formerly a hub of paper production. Ünsal examines the paper supply crisis in Turkey through the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, which is home to the Ottoman state archives.
In the first installment of a dossier on scarcity and the supply chain crisis, Tyler Klatt explores how the media industries have been affected by the global computer chip shortage related to the COVID-19 pandemic.