Media in the Digital Age by John V. Pavlik

Media in the Digital Age

byJohn V. Pavlik

Kobo ebook | April 13, 2012

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Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging its privileged role as gatekeepers of news and entertainment. Some critics believe these technologies keep the public involved in an informed discourse on matters of public importance, but it isn't clear this is happening on a large scale. Propaganda disguised as news is flourishing, and though interaction with the digital domain teaches children valuable skills, it can also expose them to grave risks. John V. Pavlik critically examines our current digital innovations& mdash;blogs, podcasting, peer-to-peer file sharing, on-demand entertainment, and the digitization of television, radio, and satellites& mdash;and their positive and negative implications. He focuses on present developments, but he also peers into the future, foreseeing a media landscape dominated by a highly fragmented, though active audience, intense media competition, and scarce advertising dollars. By embracing new technologies, however, Pavlik shows how professional journalism and media can hold on to their role as a vital information lifeline and continue to operate as the tool of a successful democracy.
John V. Pavlik is professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University. His articles have appeared in CNN.com and Television Quarterly, among other venues, and his books include Converging Media: Introduction to Mass Communication in the Digital Age, Journalism and New Media, and New Media Te...
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Title:Media in the Digital AgeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 13, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231512139

ISBN - 13:9780231512138

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Foreword

Introduction
1/ Digital Delivery Media
2/ Devices to Access Digital Media
3/ Audiences or Users of Digital Media
4/ Producers of Digital Media
5/ Content in the Digital Age
6/ Distributors of Digital Media
7/ Financers and Owners of Digital Media
8/ Regulation and Law of Digital Media
9/ Production and Protection of Digital Media
10/ Inventors and Innovators of Digital Media
11/ Ethical Considerations in the Digital Age
12/ Children and Digital Media
Epilogue

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

Editorial Reviews

This book is probably the closest thing around to a satellite view of that fast-changing landscape.