Politics and society after de massification of the media
The paper is novel in bringing political science literature into an examination of trends in news media as technological change causes audience fragmentation. A new threat to the democratic process is identified, where public space is lost. The paper discusses the importance of a public space in which opposing views can be fairly aired, and some balanced consensus view of events can be formed. Historically broadcast mass-media had the potential to moderate the intensity of political disputes in a way which is now being threatened.
Citation : Fairweather, N.B. & Rogerson, S. (2005) Politics and society after de massification of the media. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 3(3), pp. 159-166.
ISSN : 1477-996X
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)