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Special Issue "Always On Anywhere: Streaming Television and Its Effects"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2018).
Interests: communication technologies and the ways in which the structure, content and uses of online and mobile media may influence sociopolitical change at the macro (national) and micro (individual) levels
The rise of television streaming and online video have made dynamic media consumption easier than ever, prompting a slow burn on the total hours dedicated to traditional television watching, particularly among younger age brackets. From this shift, entirely new consumption patterns continue to emerge including binge watching, public television consumption, multi-screening experiences, and even self-guided consumption experiences of single narratives. At the same time, algorithmic solutions are now assisting in shaping media exposures on platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, among others.
This special issue seeks to explore this evolving role of television streaming - and all of the moving parts therein - on health, politics, and civic discourses. We invite participants to consider how the nature or consumption of television streaming is affecting human engagement with these areas at the individual or societal level
Possible areas for focus may include:
- How are streaming behaviors affecting physical and mental health, particularly among adolescents and young adults?
- Do algorithmic recommendations create or break information silos, either improving or restricting civic dialogue?
- What relationships exist, if any, between specific television streaming platforms and the ideologies of the content housed therein as it relates to mental health and civic discourse?
- How do interactive streaming experiences cultivate collaboration or community among viewership?
- How has streaming television changed or impacted our expectations of and behaviors related to civic discourse?
- Does prolonged exposure via binge watching engender deeper connectivity between viewer and content?
Prof. Jacob Groshek
Ms. Sarah Parker Ward
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- television streaming
- online video
- emerging media
- political discourse