Digital communication and media inclusion

Usharani N. (2016) Digital communication and media inclusion. Journal of Media and Social Development, 4 (4). pp. 61-69.

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Internet has broken the media stereotype of conventional news media.In the age of Internet, common people have experienced the joy offreedom of speech and expression in both democracies and totalitariangovernments. The news consumers are already using interactivetechnologies to have global conversation on local issues. Digital mediais hoped to fill the participation gap that bothered the society in thepast. Participatory culture is a tool of empowerment through gatewaysof information. Participatory culture is a stepping-stone for mediainclusion. Media exclusion starts with denial of access owing to economicand social factors, unequal news coverage, depriving right to beinformed and discrimination in prioritizing news. Nevertheless,democratization of new media that has changed the way the news isdistributed and consumed over Internet in postmodern age protectsbusiness interests and political interests.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Journalism and Mass Media Communication
Divisions: Department of > Journalism and Mass Communication
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 06:00
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 06:14

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