Globalization, we have been learning about it since high school, so when it gets mentioned most tend to tune out. But what really IS globalisation? and what does it mean for media and communications?
Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations. This process has effects on the environment, culture, political systems, economic development and prosperity. (“What Is Globalization? | Globalization101”)
Globalization has widely affected media, mainly due to the internet becoming so easily accessible to most countries around the world. With globalised media, something can happen in one part of the world and within the next few hours, the information can be readily available around the world on various news outlets. This goes the same for television and movies. Due to globalised media and globalisation, once a episode airs in the US, or its country of origin, the episode will then instantly be able to be viewed, either on television, online streaming services such as netflix or various illegal streaming services.
Although, globalisation and new globalised media aren’t always positive and helpful to everyone involved as even though there is more access to information and cultural information, this means that some of the information can be used for the wrong reasons such as cultural appropriation or information leaks. An example of this would be the many icloud leaks of celebrity photos and private information of individuals, companies and governments.
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