The Web as Television Reimagined? Online Networks and the Pursuit of Legacy Media

  title={The Web as Television Reimagined? Online Networks and the Pursuit of Legacy Media},
  author={Aymar Jean Christian},
  journal={Journal of Communication Inquiry},
  pages={340 - 356}
Television’s perceived weakness at the turn of the century opened a rhetorical and economic space for entrepreneurs eager to curate and distribute web programs. These companies introduced various forms of experimentation they associated with the advantages of digital technologies, but they also maintained continuity with television’s business practices. This dialectic between old and new, continuity and change, insiders and outsiders, reflected the instability of television as a concept and the… Expand
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