The Production and Consumption of News in An Age of Mobile Media

Authored by: Oscar Westlund

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415809474
eBook ISBN: 9780203434833
Adobe ISBN: 9781135949181

10.4324/9780203434833.ch12

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Abstract

The mobile device constitutes a highly diffused information and communication technology (ICT) around the world and interpersonal mobile communication has certainly become ingrained into contemporary social life. 1 It has also gained traction for conveying news in more and more countries, including those where both legacy news media and new media are subject to censorship. 2 Having its offspring in telecommunications and the telephone, it has typically been known as the mobile or cell “phone.” However, this device has turned into something more than simply a portable “phone.”

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