Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century: A Critical Perspective

Chika Anyanwu, Jolyon Skyes, Kerry Green

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    When the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that the world is in constant flux, and that opposites are intrinsically linked, the world did not understand him. But today we can confidently say that the only constant in our current global dispensation is change itself. We have witnessed dramatic changes since the World Wide Web became user friendlyThe pace of communication technology has ensured that we can no longer step into the same river twice. Our economic values have changed from landed assets to digital assets. We have witnessed changes from media consumers to 'produsers'. We have witnessed changes in movies from Hollywood to Bollywood and from Bollywood to Nollywood. We have witnessed news making change from rich nations to poor nations and from the elite to ordinary citizens. We have witnessed and are still witnessing the effects of people power in the gulf region through the use of social media. We have become circumspect in defining our geopolitical and spatiotemporal spaces, especially as we witness the unfolding of new political landscapes and movements.Shifting the post or posting the shift in Global events?The question is how have media and communication institutions been communicating these changes, and how have these changes affected the way media and communication operate in the 21st century. What other changes are we likely to witness in the near future? We are therefore interested in papers which explore the issue of change from different media and communication perspectives. For example, how has change affected public relations practices, or journalistic practices, or community and citizen media and, how have these media practices affected or influenced change?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationANZCA 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationCommunicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century
    EditorsChika Anyanwu, Kerry Green, Jolyon Sykes
    Place of PublicationAdelaide Australia
    PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventAustralia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 2012 Annual Conference - University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 04 Jul 201206 Jul 2012


    ConferenceAustralia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 2012 Annual Conference
    Abbreviated titleCommunicating change and changing communication in the 21st century


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