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by Tim Dwyer

Download Media Convergence (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies (Hardcover)) ePub
  • ISBN 0335228720
  • ISBN13 978-0335228720
  • Language English
  • Author Tim Dwyer
  • Publisher Open University Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats rtf lrf mobi txt
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Size ePub 1237 kb
  • Size Fb2 1957 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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"With Media Convergence, Tim Dwyer has given us a bold restatement of the political economy approach for a 21st century media environment where traditional industry silos are collapsing, and where media users are increasingly engaged with the production and distribution of media and not simply its consumption.

The book displays considerable attention to institutional detail and comparative analysis, and is well designed to provide a road map of current and future trends for policy makers and media activists, as well as students and future workers in the convergent media space." Professor Terry Flew, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia How will people access digital media content in the future? What combination of TV, computer or mobile device will be employed? Which kinds of content will become commonplace? Rapid changes in technology and the media industries have led to new modes of distributing and consuming information and entertainment across platforms and devices. It is now possible for newspapers to deliver breaking news by email alerts or RSS feeds, and for audiovisual content to be read, listened to or watched at a convenient time, often while on the move.

This process of 'media convergence', in which new technologies are accommodated by existing media industries, has broader implications for ownership, media practices and regulation. Dwyer critically analyses the political, economic, cultural, social, and technological factors that are shaping these changing media practices.

There are examples of media convergence in everyday life throughout, including IPTV, VoIP and Broadband networks. The impacts of major traditional media players moving into the online space is illustrated using case studies such as the acquisition of the social networking site MySpace by News Corporation, and copyright issues on Google's YouTube.

This informative resource is key reading for media studies students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in media industries, policy and regulation.


With Media Convergence, Tim Dwyer has given us a bold restatement of the . Media Convergence Issues in cultural and media studies.

With Media Convergence, Tim Dwyer has given us a bold restatement of the political economy approach for a 21st century media environment where traditional industry silos are collapsing, and where media users are increasingly engaged with the production and distribution of media and not simply its consumption. There are examples of media convergence in everyday life throughout, including IPTV, VoIP and Broadband networks.

Media Convergence Policy Issues. Summary and Keywords. Digital technologies are frequently said to have converged. There is a very large literature that seeks to explain why convergence and (de)convergence phenomena occur.

Using case studies and by analyzing media most familiar and compelling, Jenkins’ aim is to look at how convergence thinking reshapes American culture. With Convergence Jenkins wishes to appeal to lay audiences as well as industry leaders and policy makers

Using case studies and by analyzing media most familiar and compelling, Jenkins’ aim is to look at how convergence thinking reshapes American culture. With Convergence Jenkins wishes to appeal to lay audiences as well as industry leaders and policy makers. His goal is not to critique media perspectives on convergence but rather to document these perspectives because, as he argues, I don’t think we can meaningfully critique convergence until it is more fully understood (p. 13).

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where media work takes place within a context of creative industries –. signifying the convergence of mass media production . signifying the convergence of mass media production and individual-level. creativity (Hartley, 2005). relations, marketing, advertising and journalism traditionally have been con-. sidered as cultural industries, representing those companies and professions.

Convergence culture is a theory which recognises changing relationships and experiences with new media. Henry Jenkins is accepted by media academics to be the father of the term with his book Convergence Culture: where old and new media collide

Convergence culture is a theory which recognises changing relationships and experiences with new media. Henry Jenkins is accepted by media academics to be the father of the term with his book Convergence Culture: where old and new media collide. It explores the flow of content distributed across various intersections of media, industries and audiences, presenting a back and forth power struggle over the distribution and control of content.

This is Media and Culture, chapter 1 from the book Culture and Media (v. .But the influence goes both ways, and sometimes cultural changes impact how media evolves. ). This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa . license. This book also provides you with the framework to consider some of the crucial issues affecting media and culture in today’s world. Mass communication refers to a message transmitted to a large audience; the means of transmission is known as mass media. Read the following questions about media and culture

Studying media convergence The Issues in Cultural and Media Studies series aims to facilitate a diverse range of critical investigations into pressing questions considered to b.

Studying media convergence. It is precisely this challenge which informs Tim Dwyers book Media Convergence, which endeavours to situate our everyday engagements with diverse media forms and practices in relation to the forces that are restructuring the media industries with such astonishing swiftness.