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    Cultivating Habitats of Meaning - Broadcasting, Participation and Interculturalism

    Titley, Gavan (2003) Cultivating Habitats of Meaning - Broadcasting, Participation and Interculturalism. Irish Communications Review, 8. ISSN 0791-0010

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    At the time of writing, buenas vistas of the digital landscape ar e far fewer than when this publication was first conceived. The last year (2002) has witnessed high profile European digital failures, a fraught domestic franchising process and a serious financial crisis at RTE. These factors, combined with the as yet ambiguous direction of post- election policy, conspire to make the future of digital terrestrial television very uncertain. More broadly, reports from Ireland and abroad suggest that there is still a significant battle for the ‘hearts and minds’ of potential digital converts. At least partially this involves convincing people that proposed analogue switch-offs are somehow in their best interests, and not heavy-handed (and failing) attempts at technological determinism. Nevertheless, the uncertain appeal and future of a service that may not be able to offer anything more than a diet of re-runs and interactive shopping for ab- crunchers creates at least a usable vacuum. It provides a space to focus and regroup energies around the key values and debates on the philosophy and practice of public service, at a time when the concept of public in Ireland contains recurrent and emergent complexities.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cultivating Habitats; Broadcasting; Participation; Interculturalism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies
    Item ID: 4630
    Depositing User: Gavan Titley
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 14:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Communications Review
    Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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