Traditional media are being reshaped by digital technologies. The funding model for quality journalism has been undermined by the drift of advertising online, demarcations between different forms of media are rapidly fading, and audiences have fragmented.
Katrin Weller, Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Merja Mahrt, & Cornelius Puschmann
1 November 2013
Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has evolved from a niche service to a mass phenomenon; it has become instrumental for everyday communication as well as for political debates, crisis communication, marketing, and cultural participation.
There has been a major international debate in recent years about whether creative industries provide new opportunities for developing countries to benefit economically from their abundant cultural resources.
This seminar is based around preliminary interviews with Australian producers of independent documentary films and an ABC Singapore television co-production: Serangoon Road. Professor DeFillippi will share some preliminary distinctions noted between innovation co-creation (sometimes referred to as collaborative innovation or open innovation) and how co-creation arises in independent film and co-production television projects.
What we experience in the adoption phase of digital innovation in the cultural industries is a formidable shift of paradigms: Traditional gate keepers of the cultural and media industries are fading out. New players with a different agenda are becoming influential. Public space and public spheres are affected by the way people make use of digital services. Are legacy media losing more than advertisings revenues? Do the early Internet promises of a vivid counter public hold? And what are the implications for our contemporary democracies? On offer: more questions than answers.
An international research team, led by CCI's Jo Tacchi and Heather Horst, has completed a baseline research report which provides a detailed understanding of the status of Pacific media at a local and regional level.