Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FINAL PROJECT: The True Meaning of Converging Digital Culture


My final project is about the changing media industry. I conducted my own research with a survey and have interviewed some students to see how they keep up with news and other current events. What once would have been radio, television, and newspaper is now smartphones and tablets (not even laptops). Through my research of how people "keep up with the Joneses" and through my resources I have learned that in order to be successful in the media industry one shouldn't cast their net and stay there. In order to be successful one must learn how to adapt to change and not become attached in just one platform. While simply staying in the broadcast television platform is my comfort zone - after completing this project I've become inspired to learn what I can from every other platform and to be comfortable with the idea of not being comfortable.

MY SURVEY (download the link, it's a powerpoint): https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5LOWzFVI61QRk5zc2RuOGF4OTA 

MY VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/54854682

The following infographics are provided by Stateofthemedia.org and the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism


Amy Mitchell, Tom Rosenstiel. Major Trends. 26 11 2012 <http://stateofthemedia.org/2012/overview-4/major-trends/>.

Amy Mitchell, Tom Rosenstiel, Leah Christian. What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News. 26 11 2012 <http://stateofthemedia.org/2012/mobile-devices-and-news-consumption-some-good-signs-for-journalism/what-facebook-and-twitter-mean-for-news/>.
Center, Pew Research. HOW PEOPLE USE TABLETS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF NEWS. 25 10 2011. 16 11 2012 <http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/tablet>.
Moses, Lucia. Data Points: News Diet More Americans are staying informed with digital media than with newspapers and radio . 11 10 2012. <http://www.adweek.com/news/television/data-points-news-diet-144229>.

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