New Media Solutions to Old Media Bottlenecks

What the old media are not, however, is participatory.  We may read newspapers and magazines, listen to radio and recordings, or watch film and television, but the odds of any of us actually contributing to the mass media (beyond forking over $25 for a book, $18 for a CD, or $8 for a movie ticket, that is) are small.  The mass media industries tend to be closed systems, dominated by a relative handful of interlocking giants, with room at the margins for alternative expression, perhaps, but with the vast majority of writers, recording artists, and other independent voices all but excluded from the critical advantage of mainstream distribution.

Read this report from the Center for Digital Democracy

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Filed under A democratic medium?, Business 2.0, Digital Commons, Media Evolution, The Politics of New Media, When New Meets Old

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