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Media Marathoning and Health Coping Study

There’s a decent chance my tonsils are coming out in 2016. In addition to worrying about the pain, time, and expense, one thing has weighed heavily on my mind: Do I continue to watch The Mindy Project or do I save it up for a media marathon following surgery? Interviews with marathoners tell me I’m not alone in…

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Binge-Watch Burnout: Take Back Your Life

Curator’s note: This is the first of five blog posts made by students in Dr. Perks’s spring 2015 Media Marathoning class at Nazareth College. Students conducted qualitative research projects in groups addressing one research question. These blog posts represent their distillation of findings that are also reported in 8-10 page essays. This post is from Adora,…

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You Can Binge-Watch and Still Be Social

I’m not depressed. I’m not lonely. I run about 30 miles a week. And, surprise–I am a binge-watcher! This post is starting to feel a bit like an “I’m a Mormon” commercial parody, so let me back up a bit. I research media marathoning, a phrase I prefer over the negatively-connoted “binge-watching.” (Check out Wikipedia to…

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Marathoning and Mom Guilt

My friend Amanda sent me this cartoon about a year ago. It sat on my fridge until now, taunting me through the book writing process. I am always delighted to see references to binge-watching in popular culture, but I confess to feeling mom guilt when I look at this cartoon. It made me think: Am…