Ambivalence Towards Convergence

Digitalization and Media Change
Editor(s): Tanja Storsul, Dagny Stuedahl

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.


Part One: Approaches to Convergence
Questioning Convergence
Tanja Storsul, Anders Fagerfjord
Convergence, Internet Governance and Cultural Diversity
Divina Frau-Meigs
Part Two: Convergence in Media Institutions
Realizing Cross Media
Anja Bechmann Petersen
Negotiating Convergence in News Production
Ivar John Erdal
The Dream of Mobile Media
Vilde Schanke Sundet
Part Three: Competencies and Institutional Practices
The Design Professions in Convergence
Ilpo Koskinen