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     New Media & Society - Out next month

     Volume 1 Issue 1 - Publication Date: 1 April 1999

     Table of Contents:


     Themed Section
     What's New About New Media?

     Roger Silverstone London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

     Mark Poster University of California, Irvine, USA

     New media and knowledge
     Kevin Robins University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

     Artifacts and paradoxes in new media
     Ronald E. Rice Rutgers University, Newark, USA

     The construction of new digital media
     Patrice Flichy Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) /
     Laboratoire Techniques Territoires et Soci`t`s (LATTS)

     Human captital in information economies
     William H. Melody Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

     The language and nature of the Internet : the meaning of global Cheris
     Kramarae University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

     New media and news : implications for the future of journalism John V.
     Pavlik Columbia University, New York, USA

     New media, new audiences?
     Sonia Livingstone London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

     The new media and democratic politics
     Stephen Coleman The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government,

     The public at the table : from public access to public participation
     Lana F. Rakow North Dakota State University, USA

     Articles (including abstracts)

     The domestication of video-on-demand : folk understanding of a new

     Rich Ling, Siri Nilsen and Stephan Granhaug Telnor R&D, Norway

     This article describes several of the elements that have relevance in
     the integration of video-on-demand into the home. The specific case
     examined here involves a trial carried out in Oslo, Norway. Using
     qualitative methods, the study describes how a selection of users
     integrated the technology into the mental and physical contexts of
     their everyday lives. Video-on-demand is a technology that is outside
     our taken-for-granted experience and thus its integration presents a
     chance to observe the domestication of technology in everyday life.

     Understanding the development of online newspapers : using
     computer-mediated communication theorizing to study Internet

     Pablo Boczkowski Cornell University, New York, USA

     The central argument of this article is that the social study of
     computer-mediated communication (CMC) has generated knowledge about at
     least four issues that have figured prominently in the development of
     online newspapers. Thus, CMC scholarship becomes relevant to analyzing
     the electronic version of a medium that has traditionally been the
     almost exclusive province of mass communication theorizing. Four
     issues are identified: (1) the social consequences of the increased
     anonymity of interlocutors; (2) the reconfiguration of territorially-
     and interest-based associations; (3) the processes that mediate
     between the introduction of new artifacts and their social outcomes;
     and (4) the mutual shaping of consumers and technologies. The role
     each has had in the construction of online newspapers is explicated
     and potential avenues for further research are suggested. Finally,
     Boczkowski maintains that the work outlined in this article fosters
     two dialogues crucial to the future of communication in increasingly
     networked societies: those between CMC and mass communication
     scholarship, and between media theory and practice.

     Review Essay

     The one-dimensional network society of Manuel Castells Jan A.G.M. Van
     Dijk University of Utrecht, Netherlands

     Book Reviews

     Not nearly smart enough: Artificial Intelligence under feminist
     Alison Adam, Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine

     Little Brother Facing Up To Big Brother?
     Philip Agre and Marc Rotenberg (eds), Technology and Privacy: The New
     Landscape, reviewed by Paul Baker

     Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau, Privacy on the Line: The Politics
     of Wiretapping and Encryption

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