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CMCS Newsletter - Edition 65
Advisory & Editorial Board:
Dear all, 

We are pleased to share that the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) has been mentioned in Yahoo! Entertainment news, covering the death of iconic figure Aretha Franklin. You can read the coverage here:  

Also, NPR affiliate KQED news interviewed CMCS member Jacque Lynn Foltyn on mourning the loss of Aretha Franklin. You can listen to her views along with Franklin’s music in the episode “The Public and Personal Pain of Celebrity Deaths”

We are looking forward to featuring key speakers Kevin Del Principe and Victoria Kannen in our live webinar on persona branding and sustainability next Saturday – not to be missed. Register here and save the dates & times to join us:
Saturday, September 1 (9 am PDT / 12 pm EST / 5 pm GMT)
Webinar Registration:
We have limited space, so please register in advance and log in 5 minutes prior to the start time.  Meanwhile, learn about our key speakers here:
Special thanks to our board members and forthcoming book editors Nicole Bojko and Kiera Obbard for continuing our conference discussions.

In the meantime, listen to Sean Redmond’s views on David Bowie in our latest episode of Celebrity Chat video series. Special thanks to Jackie Raphael for the episode. Please see her call for next interviews and join her for Season 5!
Finally, read the latest publications by celebrity studies scholars Ellis Cashmore and Celia Lam – links are below.
Hope you have a lovely end to August and we’ll see you next Saturday!
Samita Nandy @famecritic
Director, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
Call for Interviews
By Jackie Raphael
Celebrity Chat – Call for Season 5
Join a long list of guests on Celebrity Chat including David Marshall, Sean Redmond and Veronica Grey. We will be launching Season 5 of Celebrity Chat in 2019, so please submit videos by October 30 by following the instructions here -
This is a great opportunity for you to share your research and gain some exposure for any of your recent publications or projects. Celebrity Chat is about building a dialogue outside of conferences and creating an archive of information that is accessible to all.
Recommended Publications
By Celia Lam
IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 5 – Issue 1
By Ellis Cashmore
“What Explains our Fascination with Celebrities”
“Scandal, Exposure and Sex: Madonna Turns 60”
Centre for Media & Celebrity Studies is an international research network facilitating media commentaries on fame. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of high quality research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame.  The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media industry.  Using the critical lens of celebrity studies , CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, productions, and commentaries to mobilize informed opinions in media. 
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