Monthly Archives: March 2013

Democratizing Television? The Politics of Participation; by Henry Jenkins

In the article “Democratizing Television?  The Politics of Participation” by Henry Jenkins, we first learn about the term democratizing television through the introduction of a company known as Current.  Within this cable news company, the goal was to attract a … Continue reading

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Democratizing Television

Jeff Chase There is no doubt that for this day in age, “democratizing television”, is essential. Many of our elders grew up in a time where television, radios, and DVD players were not nearly as prominent. They were a luxury … Continue reading

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Democratizing Television

I found it interesting that there is a major effort to keep television a major form of communication and media especially for younger crowds, 18-34. The Internet has indeed captured most of people’s attention and television is slowly declining in … Continue reading

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Democratizing Television?

Andrea Hartman The required reading Democratizing Television? The Politics of Participation spoke about the idea of making websites and television networks more user-oriented. The age range targeted for being responsible for posting and giving ideas to networks are the people … Continue reading

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Chapter 10 Reaction

Catherine Lee People participate in media every day. In fact it is easy to overlook how participatory our culture is in media because it has become personalized to us. For example the internet, YouTube, Facebook, iPads and iPhones grant consumers … Continue reading

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Chapter 10 Reading

By Stefanie Bacarella I found this essay, “Democratizing Television?  The Politics of Participation” by Henry Jenkins to be interesting.  In the beginning of this essay, Jenkins introduced Current TV and Slashdot.  Current TV allows the young generation to participate in … Continue reading

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Chapter 10 Required Reading

Jenna Perrino   I have never heard of Current TV or Slashdot before. I think these medias are good and successful for letting viewers have a say in what they want aired on television. It encourages their active participation in … Continue reading

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