New Media

John V. Pavlik, Adam Clayton Powell

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This article defines new media in terms of the convergence of telecommunications, computing, and traditional media. This conceptual definition therefore embraces a set of ever-changing technologies, ranging from the Internet and World Wide Web to global positioning systems (GPS) and omni-directional cameras. At an operational level, new media include a variety of technologies that perform the following five functions: (1) information gathering, searching, sorting, and communicating; (2) production, editing, and design; (3) storage, representation, and retrieval; (4) distribution; and (5) access, design, and display. These functions are frequently intertwined and integrated into single technical devices. For example, Nokia of Finland is investing in a Silicon Valley start-up company to integrate GPS technology into the next generation of cellular telephones. This article (1) provides a brief five-part conceptual roadmap to the new media landscape, (2) speculates on four broad implications of new media for journalism and mass communication (JMC), and (3) outlines some of the emerging legal, regulatory, and commercial implications and context for new media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of International Media and Communications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780080547794
ISBN (Print)9780123876706
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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