JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Digital distribution, participatory culture, and the transmedia documentary

 

Chuck Tryon

Chuck Tryon is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Fayetteville State University, where his teaching and research has focused on various aspects of film, television, and convergent media, including digital cinema, documentary studies, political video, and on using technology in the language arts classroom.  He is the author of Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Media Convergence (Rutgers UP, 2009). (http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Cinema-Movies-Media-Convergence/dp/0813545471)

He has also written several essays on the role of YouTube in the 2008 election, including “Political Video Mashups as Allegories of Citizen Empowerment" (with Richard L. Edwards) for First Monday
(http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/
index.php/fm/article/view/2617/2305
);

and “Pop Politics: Online Parody Videos, Intertextuality, and Political Participation” for Popular Communication  (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/hppc).

In addition he has published essays in The Journal of Film and Video on the media horror film and in Film Criticism on Dark City. He frequently writes about film and media at The Chutry Experiment, where he has been blogging since 2003. (http://chutry.wordherders.net/wp)