Petersen, Anne Helen
University of Texas at Austin
Anne Helen Petersen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas-Austin, where her dissertation will focus on the relationship between Hollywood and the gossip industry during the postclassical period. She has been published in Television and New Media, Film & History, and Jump Cut and authored several book chapters on contemporary stardom. She currently serves as the co-editor of FlowTV.org and blogs on celebrity gossip, academic style at annehelenpetersen.wordpress.com.
ArticlesBeing a celebrity sure ain’t what it used to be. Or, perhaps more accurately, the process of maintaining a stable star persona isn’t what it used to be. With the rise of new media technologies—including digital photography and video production, gossip blogging, social networking sites, and streaming video—there has been a rapid proliferation of voices which serve to articulate stars’...Read more