New Media (4th Revised edition)

New Media (4th Revised edition)

By: Terry Flew (author)Paperback

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The fourth edition of Terry Flew's New Media combines a comprehensive overview of theories of new media with contemporary cases studies. Based on an historic understanding of new media developments, the book explores the role of new media in a globally-networked society. It examines the cultural, political and economic impact of new technologies on creativity and industry from a cross-disciplinary perspective. New to this edition New chapters on Transforming Higher Education and Online Activism and Networked Politics Substantially revised chapter Online News and the Future of Journalism Updated and new case studies, topics and examples throughout Key Theories and Theorists now highlighted at relevant points throughout text.

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Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communication at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He has recently completed a secondment to the Australian Law Reform Commission, where he chaired the National Classifications Review.


1: Introduction to New Media Introduction: Digital transformations New media and digital convergence Internet history and cultureWeb 2.0 and social media Assessing social mediaConclusion 2: Twenty Key Concepts in New Media Introduction Collective intelligenceConvergenceCreative industriesCyberspace/Virtual realityDigital copyright/Creative commonsThe digital divideDigital economy/Digital capitalismGlobalisationHackingInteractivityThe knowledge economyMobile mediaNetworksParticipation PiracyPrivacy and surveillanceRemediationUbiquitous computingUser-created content/User-led innovationWeb 2.0Conclusion3: Approaches to New Media Introduction: Beyond hype The social shaping of technology Technoculture Theories of the information society Political economy of new media Theories of the network society Long waves and techno-economic paradigms Actor-network theory Conclusion 4: Social Networking Media Introduction: The nature of networks Network economics Networks and social production Social network media and social capital A networked public sphere? Conclusion 5: Participatory Media Cultures Introduction: From mass communication to convergent social media Participatory media Pro-ams, making cultures and everyday creativityDigital dialogue or convergence scepticism? Assessing participatory media cultureConclusion 6: Games: Technology, Industry, Culture Introduction Games history Games industryGame culturesConclusion: Games in transition 7: Online News and the Future of Journalism Introduction: Transforming newsTransforming journalismNew forms of journalismConclusion: A Fifth Estate?8: Creative Industries Introduction: The rise of creative industriesSocio-economic drivers of creative industriesPolicy drivers of creative industriesCreative industries and the creative economyConclusion9: The Global Knowledge Economy Introduction: What is the global knowledge economy?GlobalisationThe knowledge economyThe changing nature of innovation Conclusion: Knowledge economy/Creative economy10: New Media and the Transformation of Higher Education Introduction: Death of the university?Ten drivers of change in higher educationEvaluating new media and changes in higher education: The Five Ps approachConclusion 11: Internet Law, Policy and Governance Introduction: Does internet law exist?Approaches to internet governanceConvergent media policyCopyright and intellectual property lawCopyright and new mediaCopyright law reformConclusion: Digital gatekeepers and the open source movement12: Online Activism and Networked Politics Introduction: Is the internet an inherently democratic medium?Two theories of democracyElectoral democracy and party competitionParticipatory democracy and active citizenshipMediated mobilisations: The internet and political activism Mediated mobilisation and radical democracy: Occupy movements and the rise of horizontal politicsConclusion: Who watches the watchers?

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  • publication date: 31/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780195577853
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780195577853
  • weight: 514
  • ISBN10: 019557785X
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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