Convergence and Digital Media Landscape

Learning Objectives

  • Define convergence and describe the main types of convergence
  • Define digital media and explain how digital media have transformed media production, distribution and consumption
  • Assess changing roles of audiences from consumers to content creators in digital media landscape
  • Identify significant milestones in the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Explain the differences between traditional media and social media
  • Describe the key characteristics and functions of different types of social media
  • Compare the effects of the Internet, digital media and social media on culture and media communication
  • Discuss major legal and ethical issues with digital and social media use


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