Summary: Introduction To Media Studies Ii

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  • Name 4 major news agencies

    • Agence France Presse (AFP)
    • Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)
    • Reuters
    • Associated Press
  • Name the three structural problems of global access to information:

    1. Search engines prioritise commercial sites
    2. Non-English speakers are disadvantaged
    3. What sort of information is accessible
  • Name the key site of internet regulation:

    The actual points of access to the internet
  • Define 'globalisation' and who wrote it?

    The intensification of worldwide social relations, which link distinct localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa. Written by sociologist Anthony Giddens
  • Define 'convergence suggesting integration'

    The merging of different technologies and industries to create new forms of cultural product and new modes for their production and delivery. Example: VR-films
  • Define 'convergence suggesting divergence'

    The flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behaviour of media audiences, who will go almost anywhere in search of the kind of entertainment experiences they want.
  • Name two key instutions for international communication regulation:

    1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    2. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  • Name three arguments against globalisation of mass media:

    1. Globalisation and commercialisation may narrow the range of information
    2. Line between fact and propaganda becomes harder to distinct due to oligopolies that were enabled by globalisation
    3. Local media disapear due to mass media organisations.
  • Name the two popular developments in contemporary television:

    1. The globalisation of the business model of television
    2. The efforts of domestic and international companies to deal with the resilience of national cultures.
  • Name Waisbord her two main arguments:

    1. Globalisation has made the goals and practices of worldwide television industries similar and integrated
    2. Television is both global and national, shaped by the globalisation of media economics and the pull of local and national cultures.
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