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Gavan Titley


Journalism & Mass Media

digital television participation broadcasting english media theatre studies public service financial crisis interculturalism meaning

Cultivating Habitats of Meaning - Broadcasting, Participation and Interculturalism (2003)

Abstract At the time of writing, buenas vistas of the digital landscape ar e far fewer than when this publication was first conceived. The last year (2002) has witnessed high profile European digital failures, a fraught domestic franchising process and a serious financial crisis at RTE. These factors, combined with the as yet ambiguous direction of post- election policy, conspire to make the future of digital terrestrial television very uncertain. More broadly, reports from Ireland and abroad suggest that there is still a significant battle for the ‘hearts and minds’ of potential digital converts. At least partially this involves convincing people that proposed analogue switch-offs are somehow in their best interests, and not heavy-handed (and failing) attempts at technological determinism. Nevertheless, the uncertain appeal and future of a service that may not be able to offer anything more than a diet of re-runs and interactive shopping for ab- crunchers creates at least a usable vacuum. It provides a space to focus and regroup energies around the key values and debates on the philosophy and practice of public service, at a time when the concept of public in Ireland contains recurrent and emergent complexities.
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