In March, we published the call for
papers for the sixth issue
open access journal VIEW, which
explores European television
history and culture. At the end of
December, this latest issue
found its way online and it is now
All articles can be read on screen, where source materials can be found
embedded in the article text, or saved as a PDF for reading offline.
is co-edited by Gabriele Balbi, Assistant Professor in
Media Studies at the UniversitÃ della Svizzera italiana, and Massimo
Scaglioni, Assistant Professor of Media History at the Catholic
University of Milan.
The history of media convergence, especially
of convergent television
, is a field that needed further investigation.
Media convergence is often considered a taken-for-granted phenomenon, a
kind of âirresistibleâ force that has changed and is continuously
changing media ecosystems. Furthermore, it seems to be mainly an
American phenomenon because it has involved US politics and companies
and because the most relevant reflections and publications on this topic
come from American scholars.
of VIEW tries to deal
with this complex and polysemic concept from different points of view,
adopting several theoretical and methodological frameworks. It attempts
to counteract some of the aforementioned taken-for-granted ideas,
analyzing TV convergence from a historical and long-term perspective,
considering symmetrical case studies of success and failures,
concentrating on the European dimension through the lens of
transnational, comparative, and national contributions.
Table of Contents
- EditorialÂâ Gabriele Balbi, Massimo Scaglioni
is published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in
collaboration with Utrecht University, University of Luxembourg and
Royal Holloway University of London. It is supported by the EUscreenXL
project, the European Television
History Network and the Netherlands
Organization for Scientific Research.