Date(s) - 12 Apr 2012 until 13 Apr 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
As part of the Four Round International Conference in Communications and Media with partner Universities, Seoul National University, Communication University of China and Hong Kong Baptist University, Monash is pleased to be hosting the 2012 conference with the theme, Managing the Media: Policy, Regulation and Engagement.
The speed at which media consumers take up new technologies and platforms has accelerated to such an extent as to create unpredictability for the management and regulation of media as well as investment in communications infrastructure and products. Such unpredictability presents challenges to all sectors of the media industry: broadcasting, telecommunications and information technology, as much as it does to regulators and policy makers.
Traditional policy concerns about diversity of ownership and content, privacy, licencing and public interest are profoundly affected by changes in media adoption, the convergence of media platforms and migration of consumers from one platform to another. As the Australian Convergence Review-Interim Report remarks: ‘Whilst technology has eroded the traditional divisions between free‐to‐air (FTA) television and the internet, newspapers and websites, radio and streaming services, our policy and regulation is still based on the industry and service structures of the early 1990s.’
So what kinds of policies are needed to address the new media landscape? Is academic research on the the digital frameworks of media consumption keeping pace with these changes? What kinds of perspectives and methodologies are needed to take stock of these changes?
Associate Professor Paul Jones
Media and Cultural Sociology, UNSW
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Chairperson, Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation and member of the Commonwealth of Australia Convergence Review Committee
The conference organisers are currently negotiating for full papers to be included in a special issue of a journal in early 2013.
Enquiries and Registration
Places for this event are very limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.