Presenter Information

Sydney Hammond, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

On February 7, 2014, the day of Fisht Stadiums Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony, NBC ran an eight-hour tape-delay, releasing their idea of a more complete version of the 11:00 a.m. ET ceremony at 7:30 p.m. ET. The tape-delay allowed NBC to make edits to their film, which would include the exclusion of entire segments of the games. These abandoned segments, although no longer then five minutes each, depict a shifting image of Russia that gone unseen, can easily hinder American perceptions of Russia, allowing NBC to exploit dated notions of the countrys character. In the pages to follow, I will take a chronological examination of the Sochi Opening Ceremonies by way of NBC coverage. By employing the NBCs 6 hour live coverage, Full Replay: Opening Ceremony, I will draw attention to what Russias intentions were in their elaborate display of performances and how NBC was able to guide Americas focus on specific aspects of the performance, while simultaneously distance viewers from others.

Faculty Sponsor

Paul Josephson

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Science, Technology and Society Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

185

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 2:00 PM

Russia's Unveiling; An Examination of Political Construction Through Media Coverage

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

On February 7, 2014, the day of Fisht Stadiums Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony, NBC ran an eight-hour tape-delay, releasing their idea of a more complete version of the 11:00 a.m. ET ceremony at 7:30 p.m. ET. The tape-delay allowed NBC to make edits to their film, which would include the exclusion of entire segments of the games. These abandoned segments, although no longer then five minutes each, depict a shifting image of Russia that gone unseen, can easily hinder American perceptions of Russia, allowing NBC to exploit dated notions of the countrys character. In the pages to follow, I will take a chronological examination of the Sochi Opening Ceremonies by way of NBC coverage. By employing the NBCs 6 hour live coverage, Full Replay: Opening Ceremony, I will draw attention to what Russias intentions were in their elaborate display of performances and how NBC was able to guide Americas focus on specific aspects of the performance, while simultaneously distance viewers from others.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/371