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Flow is an online journal of television and media studies, published by the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. It was conceived by graduate students Christopher Lucas and Avi Santo and launched in October 2004.
Flow is intended to foster conversations amongst media scholars and non-academic communities. Flow's mission is to provide a space where researchers, teachers, students, and the public can read about and discuss the changing landscape of contemporary media at the speed that media move.
Flow is organized around short, topical columns written by respected media scholars on a bi-weekly schedule. These columns invite response from the critical community by asking provocative questions that are significant to the study and experience of media.
The first Flow Conference, which brought together Flow columnists, scholars, industry representatives, and students interested in the topics covered by the journal, was held October 26-29, 2006 at the University of Texas at Austin. A second conference is planned for October 9-11, 2008.
The journal is run by RTF graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. The current Coordinating Editors are Annie Petersen and Jacqueline Vickery. Michael Kackman serves as faculty supervisor.
The Former Coordinating Editors, in order, are:
Chris Lucas (Vols. 1-2)
Avi Santo (Vols. 1-2)
Marnie Binfield (Vols. 3-5)
Bryan Sebok (Vols. 3-4)
Matthew Thomas Payne (Vols. 5-6)
Alexis Carreiro (Vols. 6-7)
Peter Alilunas (Vol. 7)
Annie Petersen (Vols. 8 - ?)
Jacqueline Vickery (Vols. 8 - ?)