Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide

  title={Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide},
  author={Henry Jenkins},
"Convergence Culture" maps a new territory: where old and new media intersect, where grassroots and corporate media collide, where the power of the media producer, and the power of the consumer interact in unpredictable ways. Henry Jenkins, one of America's most respected media analysts, delves beneath the new media hype to uncover the important cultural transformations that are taking place as media converge. He takes us into the secret world of "Survivor Spoilers", where avid internet users… Expand
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