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    • New Media
    • Media & Culture improving, educational entertainment, pleasure, desire Profit ideology & power
    • Revolution digital Community Politics Identity
    • from analog to digital the computer media convergence interactivity virtual demassification time/space compression
    • The death of ‘old’ media The end of real communities The disintegration of identity Undermining the integrity of the public sphere and political process.
    • ‘ End the denial. Get over it, get on with it, figure it out. Or end up in the dustbin of history with sheet music publishers.’ Quoted in Des Freedman (2006) ‘Internet transformations: ‘old’ media resilience in the ‘new’ media revolution’ in Curran et al
      • Hours per person per year using consumer media
      • TV N/paper m/zines Pay TV Internet
      • 988 92 125 575 8
      • 815 177 119 846 134
      • 2006 726 169 112 892 213
      Quoted in Des Freedman (2006) ‘Internet transformations: ‘old’ media resilience in the ‘new’ media revolution’ in Curran et al
    • Des Freedman (2006) ‘Internet transformations: ‘old’ media resilience in the ‘new’ media revolution’ in Curran et al Have reports of the death of old media have been greatly exaggerated? the cost of internet access may be prohibitive ‘ old media’ still the most effective way for advertisers to reach a mass audience
    • The form may change. The content may be familiar .
    • Postmodern virtualities a second media age challenge to the dominant ways of seeing the world new virtual communities Poster, Mark ‘Postmodern Virtualities’ in Robert C. Allen and Annette Hill (2004) The Television Studies Reader (London: Routledge)
    • communities, territory, ‘the people’
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    • imagined communities The local community The national community The virtual community
    • News: a grand narrative? the most authoritative source of public information assumption of objectivity professional codes and practices
    • “ ... so-called citizen journalism is the spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night. "It is fantastic at times but it is not going to replace journalism” Andrew Marr, BBC journalist on blogging
    • News organisations face competition Commercial competition Authorial legitimacy
    • Students at the UCL occupation using social networking sites http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23dayx2
    • Postmodern virtualities bidirectional media proliferation of ‘little narratives’ new realities Poster, Mark ‘Postmodern Virtualities’ in Robert C. Allen and Annette Hill (2004) The Television Studies Reader (London: Routledge)
    • A few speculative thoughts on the impact of ‘new media’ De-territorialized forms of community Decentralised forms of organisation Multi-perspectives instead of objectivity The people (nation state/party) gives way to the multitude
    • Historical Warning
    • New media in old times partisans and worker correspondents relatively cheap to produce a newspaper campaigning style
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    • Radical press posed a threat to the power structure
    • Power will try to reassert itself In 1800s the government imposed a heavy stamp duty (tax) on the press Strict libel laws
    • Death of the radical press brought about by commercialisation and industrialisation of the press James Curran and Jean Seaton, Power Without Responsibility: The Press and Broadcasting in Britain
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