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Varied Perspectives on and Definitions of Convergence

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, Seventh Annual Symposium: First Amendment and the Media, (February 1999)

The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal is a nationally recognized publication that deals with all areas of intellectual property law including patent and copyright law, Internet law, First Amendment rights, and mass media law. Its Seventh Annual Symposium discusses the interrelation between free speech and the media. 

Lawrence Lessig, Keynote Address on Commons and Code (Frodham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal 1999)

Addresses issues raised by Convergence.

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Henry Jenkins, Convergence? I Diverge (Technology Review, June 2001)

This short article attempts to refute a few prevailing ideas about Convergence such as the image of all media being funnelled through one box and clear some of the confusion surrounding the term, and specifies five separate processes that are usually mixed together: Technological Convergence, Economic Convergence, Social or Organic Convergence, Cultural Convergence, and Global Convergence.

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Henry Jenkins, The Cultural Logic of Media Convergence, (International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2004)

This article attempted to put out a theory of Media Convergence that would have allowed for researchers to identify major sites of tension and transition which shaped the media environment for the past decade. It specifically discusses how Convergence is more than a mere technological shift, and is an alteration of the relationship between existing technologies, industries, markets, and audiences.

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Ester Appelgren, Convergence and Divergence in Media: Different Perspectives, (Media Technology and Graphic Arts, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2004)

This paper discusses the various definitions of Convergence, in the context of there being a lack of a uniformly accepted one, both in the historical and contemporary media perspectives, evaluating the evolution of the meaning of the concept, and makes suggestions regarding the perspectives that should be taken on it.

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Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Media Convergence Concepts (Media Studies Journal, Institute of Journalism, University of Warsaw, 2011)

This paper conducts a literature analysis of the Convergence, its exact constituents in the realm of Media Convergence, including the history of the concept and results of the then recent media convergence research. It discusses the various types of Convergence that exist, and then proceeds to comment on Convergence and Divergence and the relationship between the two.

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Nitin Narang, Digital Media Convergence: Are the Stakeholders Listening? (Infosys Lab Briefings, 2012)

The author argues that understanding consumer media consumption patterns is the key to staying ahead of the perennially changing digital media curve.

Michael Latzer, Media Convergence: Working Paper of the Media Change and Innovation Division, (IPMZ University of Zurich, Swtizerland, April 2013)

This paper analyses the phenomenon of Convergence in general and its effect on Telecommunications and Media, and also discusses the co-evolutionary perspective on the same.

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Henry Jenkins & Mark Deuze, Convergence Culture (Sage Publications, 2008)

This editorial comments on the exact nature of Convergence, the changing nature of social interaction and media content that has resulted from it, and the questions and issues it raises with regards to media on the whole, and then introduces the special issue of Convergence it serves as an introduction to.

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