New Media Worlds: Challenges for Convergence

Paperback | November 29, 2007

byVirginia Nightingale, Tim Dwyer

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Using a combination of case study materials, theoretical reflection and critical analysis this book explores four central issues for the study of new media and their impact on their user communities: 1 The impact of convergence on traditional media: explores the implications of mediaconvergence for everyday media use and for the policy context. 2. Activism: using a series of case studies this section explores how user communities with special access needs are ensuring they are not denied access to the emerging new media world. 3. Access: provides an overview of areas where theintroduction of new media has created debate about which social and cultural groups will benefit and how new media policy should be developed. 4. Participation: the emerging world of new media is inseparably linked to the commercialization of the internet and of mobile communications. This sectionexamines the implications of the resulting commodification of information for the way audience formations are structured and operate.

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Using a combination of case study materials, theoretical reflection and critical analysis this book explores four central issues for the study of new media and their impact on their user communities: 1 The impact of convergence on traditional media: explores the implications of mediaconvergence for everyday media use and for the policy...

Virginia Nightingale is an Associate Professor at the School of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. Tim Dwyer is a Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.65 × 7.52 × 0.79 inPublished:November 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195558367

ISBN - 13:9780195558364

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part One: Digitisation and ConvergenceIntroduction1. Technological Determinism and Mobile Privatisation2. New Media Worlds: Challenges for Convergence3. New Media Worlds: The Policy Agenda4. the Contrary "Pulls" of Digital Media: Radio Listener Networks in the Era of Mobile Communications MediaSummary Part Two: Activism Introduction5. Indigenous People and the Communication Rights Agenda6. Disability and the Online Culture7. Crisis and Internet Networks8. Surfing Against the Tide: New Media and Social Activism in South Africa9. Participation, Play and Socializing in New Media Environments10. Creativity, Collaboration and the New Media Innovation11. Community Media and the Public Sphere in AustraliaSummary Part Three: Access Introduction12. 'Access Denied': Arguments About Equality and Access to New Media in the Information Society13. Participation, Access and Interaction14. Universal Access in South Africa: Broadening Communication of Building Infastructure?15. Dimensions of Media Diversity16. On Fair Terms: Public Participation in Communications Regulation in AustraliaSummary Part Four: Participation Introduction17. Just Do It: The Brand as New Media Object18. Emergence, Search and Social Networking19. Digital Technologies and Moral EconomiesSummaryGlossaryFurther ReadingReferencesIndex