Reframing the Relations of Media, Knowledge, and Innovation in Society
Edited By Hubert Knoblauch, Mark D. Jacobs and René Tuma
Culture, Communication, and the Media:The Challenges of Mediatization Research
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Culture, Communication, and the Media: The Challenges of Mediatization Research
There seems to be a general understanding that “culture,” “communication,” and “media” have something to do with each other and that the change of media would also result in a change of the other two: Cultural meaning is produced in communication, and this communication takes place via the media and, as a consequence of all the “new” media which have appeared over recent decades, also our cultures have changed. However, such a general statement opens more questions than it can answer: How do the media exert this influence? Is it appropriate to move the media so much into the foreground? And what, then, does change mean in detail?