Contemporary media analysis

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Authors
O'Shea, Rory
Issue Date
2013
Degree
BA of Arts in Film and Media
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
The world of today is more connected than the world of the past. Through the rise of digital media, particularly the internet, the lines between the various types of traditional media have been blurred. This is a process known as convergence. (Hodkinson, 2011: 33) This coming together of the media, particularly through the internet, has enabled new and different forms of storytelling, both in fiction and factual stories. This essay is concerned with a news story, a factual event, and how it is presented across the various different forms of media that exist in this modern age, from traditional newspapers, to television, to the online world (and the different forms it can take there). Author keywords: Media, participatory culture, collective intelligence, internet media, online media, news, online news