Executive Summary /Pavlik

The Executive summary of Digital Possibilities for Literature by Harrington and Meade attempts to categorize how audiences can be increased through participation in the use of digital media. The web is no longer for the technically elite it is a fact of everyday life.  Counter cultures, peer to peer exchanges, and the collaboration of all different kinds of  ‘geeks’ have evolved through a parallel chasm of space and time called the Internet.

There is a multiplicity of voices resonating individual and collective versions of whatever can and is crafted in a blog or a wiki. Some of this massive infusion of information emanating on the web is unclassified and many have developed their own gate keeping system indicative to their definition of status.  Some have a clear vision of how organizations can develop lower cost by using technology banking on increased participation through the use of digital media.

Literature is more than paper and the reader’s sense of having access to good reading in a book has given that medium a nod toward production survival. The chart of the “hype cycle” also demonstrated in class in video form showed how a story takes on a media cycle of sorts from its beginnings until the content could sometimes become irrelevant or intrusive. How can excellence be found and shared with so many more writers expressing their wares at a cost of little or no money is good food for thought. So the new technologies can help one find a voice but do they want that voice to only be heard through relationship marketing? Finding a place for their opinions with the standard publishing mediums may take more time than working through the digital concepts with the new media using interactive creativity.

 Pavlik, John V. Press New York – Digital Media

Technologies have raised serious ethical concerns. Small budgets for research and development media organizations have not made new technologies a central part of their business strategy. The rise of the Internet and the World Wide Web have grown dramatically during the past decades creativity in new technologies is coming from non-news search engines like Google.  The world of journalism will continue to shrink unless closer looks at emerging new technologies are given more time and research. Mobile and handheld, low cost digital photography is working wonders with capturing events in real time and finding ways to instantly expose the pictures. People us mobile blogging and Weblogs, audio recording technology with Situated Documentary permits news events via immersive presentations by wearing a computer with see through head gear and hands free inter activity.  A three dimensional or stereoscopic videography adds a new level of realism to captured events and the virtual newsroom (without walls) uses high speed Internet. “Ethical concerns must be paramount in an age of lightning quick and powerful technological convergence. Otherwise public trust in the news will erode and wither.”  Without credibility the news has little or no value, in either democratic or commercial venues. There seems to be a fundamental transformation of journalism and media in the digital age now that we are networked as a global society. Matters of public importance both here and abroad have those of all ages and status poised uniquely in the information eclipse of time and space to shape, innovate, and dictate how they prefer their media to be received in this digital age.

E. Belmonte


One response to “Executive Summary /Pavlik

  1. Your response to the readings is well thought out. Your last line is a very good summary of some of the things we’ve talked about in class. People being able, “…to shape, innovate, and dictate how they prefer their media to be received in this digital age”, as you say, is a succinct way of phrasing what is happening around us with regard to technology. This is the fundamental change you refer to in our globally networked society. It seems almost scary to me that it is happening around me; that I happen to be a part of it; that we happen to be a part of it.

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