Cinema Roundtable: Film Criticism in the Modern Age

Miller Learning Center Room 148

The internet has brought dramatic challenges and opportunities to film, media, and arts criticism. Major news outlets no longer enjoy the same authority and control over “expert” opinions during an era of interactive blogs and online criticism, and fewer local and regional newspapers can employ film or television critics. Meanwhile, many students are interested in how to participate professionally in this changing media landscape with its shifting economic models. This panel offers a variety of perspectives on changes to film and media criticism over the past decade and assesses new media opportunities moving forward (i.e., who can make a living as a media critic these days?).

This Willson Center Cinema Roundtable panel includes Nsenga Burton (Journalism), Nate Kohn (Entertainment and Media Studies; Roger Ebert’s Film Festival), Dave Marr (Willson Center), and Andrew Shearer (Online Athens & Athens Banner Herald). Richard Neupert (Film Studies) moderates. The Roundtable is free and open to the public.

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm