Active Audiences? The Debate Progresses But Is Far From Resolved

@article{Livingstone2015ActiveAT,
  title={Active Audiences? The Debate Progresses But Is Far From Resolved},
  author={S. Livingstone},
  journal={Communication Theory},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={439-446}
}
The study of media audiences has long been hotly contested regarding their supposed power to construct shared meanings, to mitigate or moderate media influences, or to complete or resist the circuit of culture. Transformations in the media environment add further grounds for contestation over audience activity or passivity, so–called, given the increasing mediation and digitalization of all dimensions of modern societies. Yet despite such persistent contestation, audiences are often taken for… Expand
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