WHAT IS MEDIATIZATION
Mediatization is a concept that refers to the increasing influence of media in all aspects of society, including culture, politics, and social interactions. It is the process by which media technologies, content, and practices come to shape and define our understanding of the world and our place within it.
The concept of mediatization emerged in the early 2000s as a way to describe the increasing role of media in shaping our understanding of events and issues, as well as our social and political behaviors. The rise of digital media and the internet has further accelerated this process, making it possible for individuals to produce, distribute, and consume media content on a global scale.
Mediatization is not just about the presence of media, but also about the ways in which media shapes our understanding of the world and our place in it. It encompasses not just the traditional forms of media like television, radio, and newspapers, but also newer forms like social media, online news, and podcasts.
Mediatization has a significant impact on the way we communicate, consume information, form opinions and make decisions. It also has significant implications for culture, politics, and society as a whole.