MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY: DIGITAL OPTIMISTS AND DIGITAL PESSIMISTS

Anka Mihajlov Prokopovic

DOI Number
10.22190/FUPSPH1702117M
First page
117
Last page
127

Abstract


This work examines the relationship between mass media and digital technology by following McChesney’s argument (2013) that the division on the technological optimists and technological pessimists is gaining in significance again. The debate between these two currents, which has been ongoing since the beginning of the Internet with variable intensity, has enabled many advantages and many disadvantages brought by the digital age is discussed in its “pure form''. The work is conceptualization of the following themes: the nature of the mass media, the characteristics of digital life, citizens' participation in the creation of content on digital platforms and the future of journalism, as they are seen by these two theoretical approaches.


Keywords

media, internet, technology, technological optimists, technological pessimists

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