Media in the digital age /

Pavlik, John V.

Media in the digital age / John V. Pavlik. - xiii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Includes glossary.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Digital delivery media -- Devices to access digital media -- Audiences or users of digital media -- Producers of digital media -- Content in the digital age -- Distributors of digital media -- Financers and owners of digital media -- Regulation and law of digital media -- Production and protection of digital media -- Inventors and innovators of digital media -- Ethical considerations in the digital age -- Children and digital media.

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging its privileged role as gatekeepers of news and entertainment. Some critics believe these technologies keep the public involved in an informed discourse on matters of public importance, but it isn't clear this is happening on a large scale. Propaganda disguised as news is flourishing, and through interaction with the digital domain teaches children valuable skills, it can also expos.

9780231142090 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0231142099 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Digital media--Social aspects.
Mass media--Technological innovations.
Information society.
Information technology.

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