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  • Convergence - The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies - features a new article by Michael Latzer. It revisits the nature and governance implications of the convergence phenomenon more than a decade after it gained major prominence.

    Convergence CoverLatzer, Michael (2009): Convergence Revisited: Toward a Modified Pattern of Communications Governance, In: Convergence – The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 15 (4), 411-426

    Abstract: This paper revisits the nature and governance implications of the convergence phenomenon more than a decade after it gained major prominence in politics and research. It analyses the reforms undertaken in reaction to convergence, outlines their common features, and argues that a worldwide trend towards a modified common governance pattern for convergent communications markets is emerging. The major constituent components include integrated strategies, control structures and legal frameworks for the convergent communications sector; a technology-neutral functional taxonomy; a subdivision into transmission and content regulation; and a growing reliance on alternative modes of regulation such as self- and coregulation.

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  • Michael Latzer is going to give a guest lecture on Neue Governancemodelle: Konvergenz und Regulierung (New Governance Models: Convergence and Regulation) in the lecture series on "Medienkonvergenz und Neue Medien", December 3, 2009 at Medienwissenschaften, Universität Tübingen

     

    Read the full program here (pdf)