The SCMS TV SIG Graduate Student Essay Contest

We are excited to announce Grace Jung as this year’s winner of the SCMS TV SIG Graduate Student Essay Contest. Jung’s article, titled “Recovering the TV Career of Korean American Comedian Johnny Yune” is featured in our Winter 2020-21 issue (18.4).


“A Comedy of Errors:  NBC’s Sitcom Failings of the 1970s”

Laura C. Brown
PhD student 
Department of Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin

“The First Footing for Disney Plus:  Liminality and Ritual in the New Media Norms of Parental Controls”

Maureen Mauk
PhD student 
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Fellow
Dept. of Communication Arts-Media & Cultural Studies