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The Death of the Critic in the Digital Media Age

Andrew McWhirter

Dr Andrew McWhirter is a lecturer in Media Studies and Programme Leader of the BA/Hons Media and Communications degree in the department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at the University of Glasgow. Previously McWhirter worked in advertising as a copyrighter and as a freelance journalist covering international film festivals and writing articles for Glasgow-based DC Publishing, The Glasgow Film Theatre and London-based Tribune Magazine. He completed his PhD exploring contemporary film criticism and the digital media landscape at the University of Glasgow where he also achieved his MLitt in Film Journalism. He is currently working on pre-production plans for a documentary film project about media representations of forensic science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and The Democratisation of Opinion

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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... argues was itself declared ‘dead’ even though it still publishes. At the turn of this century, Raymond Haberski (2001 :1) talks of films as being in a ‘state of crisis’ and at the same time Andrew O’Hagan (2004) shows that UK critics were...

(Film) Criticism

Andrew McWhirter

Dr Andrew McWhirter is a lecturer in Media Studies and Programme Leader of the BA/Hons Media and Communications degree in the department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at the University of Glasgow. Previously McWhirter worked in advertising as a copyrighter and as a freelance journalist covering international film festivals and writing articles for Glasgow-based DC Publishing, The Glasgow Film Theatre and London-based Tribune Magazine. He completed his PhD exploring contemporary film criticism and the digital media landscape at the University of Glasgow where he also achieved his MLitt in Film Journalism. He is currently working on pre-production plans for a documentary film project about media representations of forensic science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and The Democratisation of Opinion

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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... or direction before his ideas were challenged by Andrew Sarris and Pauline Kael, referred to as ‘Young Turks’ in the Peary film in a nod to their earlier counterparts at Cahiers. For a thorough description of Sarris and Kael, see Haberski (2001...

‘Other’ Film Criticism

Andrew McWhirter

Dr Andrew McWhirter is a lecturer in Media Studies and Programme Leader of the BA/Hons Media and Communications degree in the department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at the University of Glasgow. Previously McWhirter worked in advertising as a copyrighter and as a freelance journalist covering international film festivals and writing articles for Glasgow-based DC Publishing, The Glasgow Film Theatre and London-based Tribune Magazine. He completed his PhD exploring contemporary film criticism and the digital media landscape at the University of Glasgow where he also achieved his MLitt in Film Journalism. He is currently working on pre-production plans for a documentary film project about media representations of forensic science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and The Democratisation of Opinion

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...The preceding chapters show that while there are disruptions and transformations in contemporary film criticism, such as job losses or the speed at which many practitioners are working, there are customs and norms in working practices which...

Film Critics in Print

Andrew McWhirter

Dr Andrew McWhirter is a lecturer in Media Studies and Programme Leader of the BA/Hons Media and Communications degree in the department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at the University of Glasgow. Previously McWhirter worked in advertising as a copyrighter and as a freelance journalist covering international film festivals and writing articles for Glasgow-based DC Publishing, The Glasgow Film Theatre and London-based Tribune Magazine. He completed his PhD exploring contemporary film criticism and the digital media landscape at the University of Glasgow where he also achieved his MLitt in Film Journalism. He is currently working on pre-production plans for a documentary film project about media representations of forensic science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and The Democratisation of Opinion

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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... their business models as that of a web presence first with print editions attached. According to Film Editor at the Guardian, Andrew Pulver, his traditionally print institution is now more concerned with concentrating its efforts in online...

Film Criticism Online

Andrew McWhirter

Dr Andrew McWhirter is a lecturer in Media Studies and Programme Leader of the BA/Hons Media and Communications degree in the department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at the University of Glasgow. Previously McWhirter worked in advertising as a copyrighter and as a freelance journalist covering international film festivals and writing articles for Glasgow-based DC Publishing, The Glasgow Film Theatre and London-based Tribune Magazine. He completed his PhD exploring contemporary film criticism and the digital media landscape at the University of Glasgow where he also achieved his MLitt in Film Journalism. He is currently working on pre-production plans for a documentary film project about media representations of forensic science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and The Democratisation of Opinion

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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... minutes. The standard format has the host Brooks joined by other critics like Peter Bradshaw and Andrew Pulver to discuss the big releases that week: usually British or US output and no more than three films. The format this review show...

Conclusion

Andrew McWhirter

Dr Andrew McWhirter is a lecturer in Media Studies and Programme Leader of the BA/Hons Media and Communications degree in the department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at the University of Glasgow. Previously McWhirter worked in advertising as a copyrighter and as a freelance journalist covering international film festivals and writing articles for Glasgow-based DC Publishing, The Glasgow Film Theatre and London-based Tribune Magazine. He completed his PhD exploring contemporary film criticism and the digital media landscape at the University of Glasgow where he also achieved his MLitt in Film Journalism. He is currently working on pre-production plans for a documentary film project about media representations of forensic science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and The Democratisation of Opinion

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...With faster and more powerful devices, and innovative applications as constant standard, it is difficult to stay abreast of digital cultures. If you can believe it, even Twitter turned ten in 2016! The originality and importance...

Introduction

Andrew McWhirter

Dr Andrew McWhirter is a lecturer in Media Studies and Programme Leader of the BA/Hons Media and Communications degree in the department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at the University of Glasgow. Previously McWhirter worked in advertising as a copyrighter and as a freelance journalist covering international film festivals and writing articles for Glasgow-based DC Publishing, The Glasgow Film Theatre and London-based Tribune Magazine. He completed his PhD exploring contemporary film criticism and the digital media landscape at the University of Glasgow where he also achieved his MLitt in Film Journalism. He is currently working on pre-production plans for a documentary film project about media representations of forensic science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and The Democratisation of Opinion

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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... the Guardian’s film editor Andrew Pulver and Allan Hunter from Screen International and the Daily Express to IndieWIRE’s chief critic, Eric Kohn, and Cineaste editor Richard Porton. Moreover, I interviewed critics working with a broad...