Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:00-13:30
As long ago as 1967, Marshall McLuhan stated that “the medium is the message”, which taught that a communications medium’s distinct characteristics become embedded in the message delivered through it, and affects the manner in which we perceive it. Do the new media technologies restrict, disrupt or enrich the messages and content to which we are exposed? Does the traditional media feel threatened by the new media reality, and how are they dealing with the new technologies in the fields of news, education and enrichment? And what do we, the media consumers, gain or lose from this change?