Editorial NECSUS #1, Spring 2012, 'Crisis'
Author(s): NECSUS Editorial Board
Now is the time of/for crisis – whether we think about the global financial system, the environment, the European Union, democracy, publishing, even the arts. As we live our mediated and connected lives the symptoms appear to be everywhere. These crises are inextricably and fundamentally linked to the media because without the media we would hardly know anything about them – and the media needs them in order to continue churning out the alerts and special events that have become second nature to its routines. In fact, one could argue that the media assert themselves in our lives by creating and conveying a constant sense of crisis. Mass media seem to be in a perpetual state of turmoil: the film industry, internet start-ups of yesteryear, European public broadcasters, and the traditional print-based media are always on the brink of destruction, if they have not already foundered.
NECSUS Editorial Board: Editorial NECSUS #1, Spring 2012, 'Crisis'. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 1 (2012), Nr. 1, S. 1–3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2012.1.EDIT.
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