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Welcome to TV Surveillance. This place is operated by Cory Barker. Cory is a PhD student focusing on television, branding, audiences and new media in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. He recently completed his Master’s thesis on USA NetworkYou can follow him on Twitter @corybarker and check out his other work at This Was Television and TV.com.

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  1. Dear Cory,

    I am currently writing an article about “shipping” as it recently happened to me with a show called Community on NBC. I got a bit obsessed with the romantic relationship of two of the show’s main characters Jeff and Annie. Then I found out that my interest was apparently shared widely across YouTube, with tons of fan videos and clips having been posted throughout the last year.
    I’d like to speak to you a bit about your research. I guess the questions I have are a bit more basic: I think of people who do this kind of stuff or write fan fiction as very fringe types of people, but somehow this particular couple really caught me. My questions are

  2. Dear Cory,

    I am currently writing an article about “shipping” as it recently happened to me with a show called Community on NBC. I got a bit obsessed with the romantic relationship of two of the show’s main characters Jeff and Annie. Then I found out that my interest was apparently shared widely across YouTube, with tons of fan videos and clips having been posted throughout the last year.
    I’d like to speak to you a bit about your research. I guess the questions I have are a bit more basic: I think of people who do this kind of stuff or write fan fiction as very fringe types of people, but somehow this particular couple really caught me. My questions are
    1.Why do you think people start shipping? What do they get out of it?
    2.How does one come to stop shipping? Is there a cure? :>)
    Would love to hear your input on this when you have a chance. Thanks!

  3. Hey Cory, I’m a journalism student in the UK and I’ve recently started my own TV blog. As I’ve just started out I’d love for fellow TV bloggers to have a look and tell me what they think so if you could I’d appreciate it.
    Love the blog, given it a follow.
    Keep watching, keep blogging.

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