citizen journalism · commentary · social media

New Challenges in Screen Media for Amateurs and Individuals

The role of the amateur or individual in screen media has drastically changed over the past few decades, due to the introduction of the internet. Amateurs now have the power to influence the media landscape. As a result, the lines between amateur and professional have been blurred. This development has occurred due to the availability of… Continue reading New Challenges in Screen Media for Amateurs and Individuals

commentary · henry jenkins · professional role · social media

Professionals Engaging the Public through Popular Screen Media

Henry Jenkins’ TED Talk discusses ‘participatory culture’ and how social media has altered the interaction between amateurs and professionals, blurring the lines between these two domains. In particular, he highlights how younger generations are the most active online users; constantly creating content and conversing via Facebook, Twitter or any one of the various other social media platforms. Baring this… Continue reading Professionals Engaging the Public through Popular Screen Media