Ambivalence Towards Convergence

Digitalization and Media Change

Concepts of convergence and converging processes have triggered considerable attention and activities in media research during recent years. This has been an inspiring context for the discussions and analyses presented in this book.
The book elucidates a variety of understandings related to the concept of convergence, and at the same time reflects on the analytical advantage of the concept. The contributions discuss the impact of media digitalization and the degree to which the prospects of convergence have been realized. The studies range from investigations of institutional and regulatory change within media and cultural institutions, to analyses of communicative genres and social practices related to digital media.

Content

Preface 
Part One: Approaches to Convergence 
Questioning Convergence 
Convergence, Internet Governance and Cultural Diversity 
Part Two: Convergence in Media Institutions 
Realizing Cross Media 
Negotiating Convergence in News Production 
The Dream of Mobile Media 
Part Three: Competencies and Institutional Practices 
The Design Professions in Convergence 
Convergence, Museums and Digital Cultural Heritage 
Mediation Between Competence and Convergence 
Part Four: Genre and Social Practices 
The Dynamics of Convergence & Divergence in Digital Domains 
Converging Forms of Communication? 
Mobile Media and Genres of the Self 
Talking Cleanly about Convergence 
Media Technologies, Transmedia Storytelling and Commodification 
The Authors 
Publisher: 
Nordicom
Published: 
2007-01
Pages: 
251
ISBN: 
978-91-89471-50-4
Language: 
English
Type: 
Printed, PDF
Series: 
Research Antologies
280,00 kr
30,00 EUR

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