|About the book|
"With Media Convergence, Tim Dwyer has given us a bold restatement of the political economy approach for a 21st century media environment where traditional industry silos are collapsing, and where media users are increasingly engaged with the production and distribution of media and not simply its consumption.
The book displays considerable attention to institutional detail and comparative analysis, and is well designed to provide a road map of current and future trends for policy makers and media activists, as well as students and future workers in the convergent media space."
Professor Terry Flew, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
This process of 'media convergence', in which new technologies are accommodated by existing media industries, has broader implications for ownership, media practices and regulation. Dwyer critically analyses the political, economic, cultural, social, and technological factors that are shaping these changing media practices.
There are examples of media convergence in everyday life throughout, including IPTV, VoIP and Broadband networks. The impacts of major traditional media players moving into the online space is illustrated using case studies such as the acquisition of the social networking site MySpace by News Corporation, and copyright issues on Google's YouTube.
This informative resource is key reading for media studies students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in media industries, policy and regulation.
|About the author|
Tim Dwyer lectures at Sydney University, Australia, and is the Postgraduate Research Coordinator in the Department of Media and Communications.
|Table of contents|
Interpreting Media Convergence
Traditional Media Moves Online
Media Ownership and the Nation-State
Audiences of Neoliberal Imaginaries
Living at the Network Edge