Media

All the possibilities

So, all these weeks I have been blogging about all these different ways to make history fun and more modern using digital means. Today I would like to look at a more serious approach. I want to get a spotlight on the different learning networks and different ways that you can use nowadays to learn about history online. So, all these weeks…

Differences that Occurred Due to New Media

On previous few blogs, I have been writing about how traditional media theory has been affected by the digital media, especially the new media. For today’s blog, I will be briefly introducing new factors that are added with new media’s rise. <Interactivity> The first and most obvious change is the interactivity. Before new media, the traditional media only allowed one-way communication. However,…

It’s leaking again

If you are someone who enjoys playing video games you are probably familiar with the feeling of excitement you get when a new game that looks like it is right up your alley gets announced. Oftentimes such an announcement is made months, if not a year, before the company is planning to release the game. That can be frustrating because you just…

Spiral of Silence

On the last blog post, I have talked about the Cultivation Theory and how it has changed. Today, I will be talking about the Spiral of Silence model and its modifications due to digital media. <What is Spiral of Silence?> Spiral of Silence model explains that people (the public) stays silent due to the fear of isolation, if their opinion differs from…

Bellingcat

The transparency movement has finally come of age. Power has shifted to the users. Their trust has to be earned in different ways now says Jay Rosen, associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, in a blog about the current change in journalism from a closed professional stronghold to open ‘citizen journalism’ with an increasing contribution of…

Cultivation Theory

           In the previous blog, I have written a post about what Agenda Setting is, and how the traditional Agenda Setting theory has changed with the rise of digital media. Today, I will be writing about the Cultivation Theory. <Cultivation theory>            Cultivation theory especially came out when the television technology has developed to the point where every household had one television.…

“Mobile gaming isn’t gaming”

Last week at BlizzCon 2018, a gaming convention held by the video game developer Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment announced its newest game: ‘Diablo Immortal’. This announcement was not met with the usual excitement, but instead received a huge backlash from the Diablo fanbase. One disappointed fan even asked the announcer whether “this is an out-of-season April Fool’s joke”. For anyone who has…

Agenda Setting

           Since the rise of new media, the media academia has struggled to follow the new spectrum of possibilities. They had to reassemble almost every theory based on traditional media as new media changed the position of users so much. Throughout a few series of blogs, I would like to introduce briefly how these changes took place, by explaining both the original…