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Media Regulation in the Era of Convergence

August 2, 2009 - August 16, 2009

Chinese University of Communication, Beijing

Categories: Conference/Symposium

Problems of media policy and regulation have never been so complex, or so interesting.  The rapid pace of technological and economic change has thrown the established models of all the media industries into crisis. The consequences of the digitization of different kinds of media content, and the existence of a common distribution technology in the shape of the Internet, are that previously distinct forms of media now have much more in common. The proliferation of new devices mean that content that was once available only at distinct times and specific places is now much more pervasive. News, for example, is no longer only to be found in newspapers and in special slots on TV: today it is also available online, on mobile phones, on buses and in taxis.

Leading scholars from China, Europe and US will lecture on the different strategies in policy and regulation in their own areas of expertise. The school will cover a wide range of media and very different kinds of societies with distinct regulatory traditions. Bringing these perspectives together means that a unique picture of the contemporary world situation will be one of the major outcomes of the school.

Sponsored by:

  • National Centre for Radio & Television Studies, Communication University of China
  • Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster
  • School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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