The consumption of media allows people to exchange and circulate ideas, and enables the formation of real, virtual or language based communities. Media are significant because they enable people to build and shape their communities. This category is concerned with consumption of media rather than production, though it is assumed that consumption involves an active translation and mediation of meanings. Media participation generates important capacities such as English-language fluency and cross-cultural literacy. It also allows participation in transnational, subcultural or alternative media communities.
- 8143.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2012-2013, 2012, http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/11510153CC98DA0BCA257F5C001F7947?opendocument. Details
- Deloitte Media Consumer Survey 2014: Australia Media Usage and Preferences, 2014, http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/media-consumer-survey-2014.html. Details
Research Unit in Public Cultures
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