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Industry Proximity
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2014 (English)In: Media Industries Journal, ISSN 2373-9037Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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As John Thornton Caldwell recently argued, industrial proximity today is both unavoidable and obligatory for media industries research. For scholars researching digital media infrastructures and the complex on/offline ecologies of media, however, the imperative of getting "close" or "inside" the field often poses more challenges than opportunities. While today's content providers, delivery pipelines, and data centers arguably have become what telecommunication networks once were to communication scholars, traditional media industries research seems barely suited to cope with this development. This essay argues for a form of "reverse engineering" that builds on insights outside of media industries studies' own orthodox methodologies, and for interventionist formats of digital media research.

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Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112080OAI: diva2:777926
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2015-02-03Bibliographically approved

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