Chapter 8: Conclusion: governance, policy and the development of media convergence
Chapter 8 provides conclusions to the volume’s analysis of the governance of media convergence. Overall, the convergence in media that we witness and experience at the time of writing is a product of different traditions, practices and cultures. A central argument of the chapter is that convergence, due to its incomplete nature, presents considerable opportunities, despite the problems elucidated throughout the volume. The chapter argues that media governance and policy can set the context for a more inclusive and progressive process of convergence to unfold. A series of potential media policy solutions to the current impediments to convergence are presented in the chapter. These cover the core areas of coverage of the volume’s preceding chapters. The chapter puts forward an agenda for future work that can lead to a richer understanding of the significance and capacity of digital convergence.
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