12.13.2005

tv..Tv..TV!

the "about" page of Current TV screams:

Right now, at this moment in history, TV is the most powerful medium in the world.

words like "unprecedented" and phrases like "carpe diem" are clanging around in my head as i read this sentence over and over again. this is something that i should be posting to the tv blog, but there's an aspect of it that compels me to blog here. i am referring to what has come to be called "youth media." this term seems to refer to a wide range of interactions between young people and the emerging and growing landscape of digital, documentary technologies. (that's my take on it...) so, with all this potential to counter-narrate and newly populate the viewing landscape with texts that may not currently be accessible, what is actually happening? how much of this "counter" work is currently going on?

so, back to the Current TV declaration: is tv the most powerful medium in the world?

2 comments:

Marc Lamont Hill said...

YES! tv definitely is the most powerful medium. that's almost uncontestable in my mind. i was actually thinking about what the SECOND most powerful medium is. Music? Then the internet?

mlh

Sarah said...

most powerful for whom?