The current quarterly issue of Media Development examines the all-pervasive landscape of digital media.
In the introductory editorial, Editor Philip Lee notes that a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) outlines the main characteristics of digital media consumption:
The WEF report also identifies key challenges brought about by new patterns of consumption and the presence of more players and creators.
Consumer trust is faltering because of concerns about truthfulness of content, the integrity of the company/consumer value exchange and security of personal data.
There is no doubt that digital communication technologies are transforming the world. The current issue of Media Development analyzes such profound changes as the future of mobile learning, whether Facebook is a positive or negative force and efforts by governments to impose controls on social media.
Lee notes that Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has pointed out that while technology gives everyone more power, “It does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.”
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