Essay Media Convergence Worksheet
Write brief 250- to 300-word answers to each of the following:
What is meant by the term media convergence with regard to technology, and how has it affected everyday life? The term media convergence with regards to technology means it involves technological merging of content through different media channels such as most media being available through the internet. This has affected many people because not only are things changing and advancing but people have to learn to use these things. As for the internet, I know of people whom still do not have access to the internet. Therefore they are limited to the information they receive. One must learn how to keep up with technology. This …show more content…
Media convergence with regards to business is meant to not only offer consumers more choices in media options but be able to better manage resources and build profit. This has greatly affected everyday life because of the things like the internet. Television stations, radio stations, and newspapers can hence someone to come up with different versions of a story for various media outlets. Instead of the radio stations, television stations, newspapers, and news sites online generating the stories independently about the subject, a media corporation having the convergence model has fewer people employed to produce many versions of the story even though they are the same. This has also affected the local media like radio stations, television stations, and newspaper because it is available online and people are no longer paying as much to view the information. This causes companies to have cut backs on jobs. Which then increases the unemployment rates and causes rates increase in the goods we purchases.
What are some of the issues that result from dependency on modern media? Describe at least three