Spiderman’s Transmedia Story

Henry Jenkins explains that, “Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience”. These multiple delivery channels for transmedia include social media, journalism, physical products and print media. The abundance of narratives allows characters to … More Spiderman’s Transmedia Story

Distributed journalism and collective intelligence

The power of networks is universally everywhere and, is that there are familiar and unexpected effects of being connected. An example of the power of networks is the changes in the news industry. Bas Timmers explains that news industry has changed from; from a world of information scarcity to information overload, from a world where commercial and … More Distributed journalism and collective intelligence

Public Sphere

Hambermas 1989 defined the concept of public sphere as, “We call events and occasions ‘public’ when they are open to all, in contrast to close or exclusive affairs”. Habermas characterises the public sphere as a construction of public opinion, accessible to all citizens, freedom of conference and debate over the governing rules. Public discussions today … More Public Sphere

Trajectories of convergence

ACMA defines convergence as, “convergence is primarily framed to refer to the merging of the previously distinct platforms by which information is communicated”. Traditional media convergence is now fading due to digitalisation of content. We have gone from radio, broadcasting and telecommunications to social media platforms. In short, this means that media has progressed/changed from … More Trajectories of convergence