News Theories- A2 Media Studies

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A Levels Media Studies Flashcards on News Theories- A2 Media Studies, created by x.lollipoplaura.x on 03/30/2014.

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Henry Jenkins -Increase in number of media resources -Participatory culture/ convergence culture -Everyone becomes a collective intelligence- eg. on social media you can post your own content- prosumers drive the internet. -Convergence enables deep social change eg. small and big companies both have the same chance.
Clay Shirky Institutions vs Collaborations 1st Theory- Institutions: only treat people as employees, need to have strong structure for buisness to be successful. Eg. If a compromising photo of a celebrity was taken in a newspaper, who would be blamed? Employee or institution? 2nd Theory- Collaborations Moving problem to people instead of people to the problem. Adding flexability and decentralisation. Differences in communication from 20th- 21st century: how people converse; asymetric media
John Hartley What he has to say about Journalism and news? Argues that we cannot think of the internet revolution as news journalism purely in terms of how news is distributed across space, we also have to consider how internet revolutionises news over time.
Globalisation Collective expansion of media texts on the web- eg synergy used to spread news to users.
Citizen Journalism When ordinary people can produce news via the internet to create a global network. Advantages: up to date, quick news and a variety of different news subjects. Disadvantage: censorship and not always true- provokes debate.
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