Cultural Pessimists

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  • Cultural Pessimists
    • Not so New Media
      • Cornford and Robins (1999)
        • Media today is accomodation between old and new.
        • Interactivity is not new. People have phoned/written in for years.
        • Hollywood Analogy.
    • Domination by Media Conglomerates
      • Curran
        • 3/4 of 31 most visited websites are linked with the largest media corporations.
      • Internet and media dominated by a few corporations.
        • 3/4 of 31 most visited websites are linked with the largest media corporations.
      • Criticising idea that people have more opportunity to be democraatic
    • Commercialization
      • Commercialization has increased consumer surveillance.
      • New technologies: cookies, monitor media usage to target potential customers. Enhancing profit
        • Commercialization has increased consumer surveillance.
    • Reinforcing Elite Power
      • Jenkins
        • Corporation exert greater power over any individual.
          • Media is strengthening elite power.
        • Political power groups create websites to make sure their views dominate the internet.
          • Media is strengthening elite power.
      • Cornford and Robins
        • Media corporations seek to dominate strategic links in the media
      • Decline in Quality of Popular Culture
        • Harvey (2008)
          • Digitalisation has led to dumbing down of programmes creating cheap, rubbish popular culture
            • Transmits a 'candy floss culture' which speaks to everyone but no one specifically.
        • Increased choice of media delivery systems has led to decline in popular culture.
          • Transmits a 'candy floss culture' which speaks to everyone but no one specifically.
      • Lack of State Regulation
        • Pornography, homophobic, racist and terrorism views are easily accessible. Taking free speech too far.

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