From YouTube to YouNiversity

Grading today, but I just wanted to mention Henry Jenkins’ Chronicle of Higher Eductaion article, “From YouTube to YouNiversity,” in which he argues for specific changes in the field of media studies in response to Web 2.0. More discussion at MediaCommons, where I found the article.

I’m in agreement with the basics of Jenkins’ major arguments that media studies needs to become more comparative; that media studies needs to become more attentive to the further blurring of the lines between media consumption and production; and that media scholars should attend to public interest in our current moment of media change. Jenkins’ article may disappear behind the Chronicle’s pay wall, but for now it’s available for free.

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