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By Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson

A significant other to Media Authorship bargains 28 groundbreaking chapters which examine the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the learn inside of media and cultural reports, this diversified and international assortment presents the definitive paintings at the subject.

Rethinks cultures of authorship and demanding situations the concept that of auteurism throughout a number of media forms

Moves past notions of the person to target how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, studying cultures of authorship and the practicalities of ways it works

Draws at the state-of-the-art study of students and practitioners whose paintings has produced major new insights into the field

Examines a variety of media, together with tv, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, tune, and comedian books

Offers a powerful worldwide concentration, together with items on Mexican song, novice movie creation in Nairobi slums, tele-serial creation in Kinshasa, Hong Kong movie, and the selling of Bollywood

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She writes: Privately contained activities with a public scope, like online news reading, lurking in on political conversations, or following opinion leaders’ blogs or tweets, take place within the locus of the private sphere. 90 It should be noted that these two types of activity, ‘‘privately contained’’ and ‘‘publicly oriented,’’ are – respectively – reading and writing: they are two sides of the authorship coin, albeit stripped of its association with IP-grabbing publishers. That is, public and private are not two warring systems, and everyone can practice both of them.

And how – who has the power to modify authorship, and in what circumstances? – so can and should these questions be asked of the media industries. A great deal could be learned about the power hierarchies and about notions of creativity and value within academia by examining the authorship of this book (see the interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick in this volume for more discussion of academic authorship), and while that exploit may seem more or less interesting to any given reader, we should all care about learning the power hierarchies and notions of creativity and value that surround and support the production cultures of today’s media industries.

However, just as each modification of authorship to this book forces the question of why – why this modification and what purpose does it serve? – and how – who has the power to modify authorship, and in what circumstances? – so can and should these questions be asked of the media industries. A great deal could be learned about the power hierarchies and about notions of creativity and value within academia by examining the authorship of this book (see the interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick in this volume for more discussion of academic authorship), and while that exploit may seem more or less interesting to any given reader, we should all care about learning the power hierarchies and notions of creativity and value that surround and support the production cultures of today’s media industries.

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