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Lectures for Digital Residents. Preface to the Handbook of Media and Communication Economics

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Working in and with media is neither “l’art pour l’art” nor an unprofitable undertaking. Prospective students often voice their vague career wish as “doing something with media” – but this requires earnest study. And earning money in this field must also be learned. And even if both succeeded until yesterday, that is no longer a guarantee for a successful tomorrow. The times have changed, and the fissures between the former understanding of media and the tsunami of new content threaten to overwhelm us on our protected islands.


  • Digital residents
  • Firewall
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Media services
  • Paradigm shift
  • Start-ups

With the collaboration of Gloria Reyes

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Siegert, W. (2022). Lectures for Digital Residents. Preface to the Handbook of Media and Communication Economics. In: Krone, J., Pellegrini, T. (eds) Handbook of Media and Communication Economics. Springer, Wiesbaden.

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