Access, Participation and the Mediatised World

Event: Access, Participation and the Mediatised World – 2016 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference

Organizer: Salford International Media Festival

Type: Conference

Place: Salford (UK)

Dates: 14-15 November 2016

Presentation: In a world replete with media networks, content and services delivered through traditional and newer wired and wireless environments, the opportunities for access to, and participation in, media are seemingly proliferative. The accessible and inclusive nature of media is often emphasised and celebrated strongly by commercial players and governmental interests, as well as a considerable number of academic voices. Others, hailing from academia and civil society quarters, whilst recognising the accessibility and participative affordances of media environments, also point to serious deficiencies.