I just read this interesting article by Henry Jenkins, the well-known media scholar. Even though this piece dates back to three years ago, it is still very relevant to the debate on the democratic impact that new media might have on the functioning of our democracies. Jenkins responds to some authors who bemoan the fragmentation of audiences across a wide variety of sources, arguing that the marginalization of mainstream broadcasters will undermine social cohesion and democratic participation. First, Jenkins says, new media won’t replace traditional media. The two will coexist… Read More »Will New Media Dissolve the Political Community?
I wanted to have a sort of diary where I could write down observations and reflections about the way our society is being transformed by ICT, how they bring about social change. I used to want to work in the music industry and grew more and more fascinated by the way the internet transforms the way people access cultural goods thus challenging traditional business models. Then I realized I liked politics too much to just focus on the music sector. From a more global point of view, however, the digital… Read More »Why this blog?
I’m a French student currently enrolled in the Master of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris. I studied there at the undergraduate level as well, and went abroad during my senior year at Middlebury College, VT, USA. Contact me at: email@example.com