Convergence ofTraditional and Digital Media Media Brandon Gwinn
What is Traditional Media? Traditional Media includes: Magazines Newspapers(Other printed sources of information are included as well)
What is Digital Media? Digital Media Includes: The Internet
And?The internet allows anyone’s voice to be heardwhile traditional media uses only select voices. (Also, our society’s change in reliance from traditional to digital media is studied as well. )
Who uses it? Everyone! Almost everyone who reads a newspaper orreads news articles on the internet uses some form of traditional or digital media.
So What? It is important to study the transition from traditional to digital media because of events such as the Egyptian Uprising.
What does that have to do with this? During the Egyptian Uprising, the internet was used as a tool in order to gain support in bringing down their oppressive government.**(a feat that would have been impossible for any form of traditional media to accomplish.)
CriticismsSome people favor traditional media,as it is more likely to be reliableover digital media which (dependingon your source) can come fromanywhere. However, censorship can play a big part in traditional media with huge news stories being covered up for the sake of political gain, oppression, etc.
Is That It? Pretty Much!It is crucial that we understand the the pros and cons of both traditional and digital media and with a good balance of both we can hope to have news that is unfiltered, factual, and available to all.