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Imagining the audience

Chapter


Abstract


  • In 2006, American journalist Jay Rosen published a statement on behalf of'The People

    Formerly Known as The Audience', directed to media producers everywhere. In it, the

    'former' audience was described as those who were once:

    on the receiving end of a media system that ran one way, in a broadcasting pattern,

    with high entry fees and a few firms competing to speak very loudly while the rest of the

    population listened in isolation from one another-and who today are not in a situation

    like that at all. (Rosen 2006)

    Rosen goes on to suggest that people today are using the technology that is at hand

    to connect with each other and to produce their own media, including blogs and podcasts. While Rosen's conception of the formerly 'atomised' audience might be

    something of an over-statement, his reimaging of people's 'new' relationship with

    the media signals the ways in which the internet and related media technologies have

    enabled people to participate in the media in new and unprecedented ways.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Edition


  • 4

Citation


  • Turnbull, S. "Imagining the audience." The Media & Communications in Australia. 4 ed. Ed.S. Cunningham & S. Turnbull. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2014, 59-72.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781743311639

Book Title


  • The Media & Communications in Australia

Start Page


  • 59

End Page


  • 72

Place Of Publication


  • Crows Nest, Australia

Abstract


  • In 2006, American journalist Jay Rosen published a statement on behalf of'The People

    Formerly Known as The Audience', directed to media producers everywhere. In it, the

    'former' audience was described as those who were once:

    on the receiving end of a media system that ran one way, in a broadcasting pattern,

    with high entry fees and a few firms competing to speak very loudly while the rest of the

    population listened in isolation from one another-and who today are not in a situation

    like that at all. (Rosen 2006)

    Rosen goes on to suggest that people today are using the technology that is at hand

    to connect with each other and to produce their own media, including blogs and podcasts. While Rosen's conception of the formerly 'atomised' audience might be

    something of an over-statement, his reimaging of people's 'new' relationship with

    the media signals the ways in which the internet and related media technologies have

    enabled people to participate in the media in new and unprecedented ways.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Edition


  • 4

Citation


  • Turnbull, S. "Imagining the audience." The Media & Communications in Australia. 4 ed. Ed.S. Cunningham & S. Turnbull. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2014, 59-72.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781743311639

Book Title


  • The Media & Communications in Australia

Start Page


  • 59

End Page


  • 72

Place Of Publication


  • Crows Nest, Australia