Emerging Media Capitals

‘Media capitals’ are spaces where “things come together and, consequently, where the generation and circulation of new mass culture forms become possible”. (Curtin, 2003) Media capitals encourage individuals to focus on the differences as well as similarities when observing cultural spheres of influence.

Hong Kong is an example of the emergence of a new media capital due to their development of television programs, especially TVB. The emergence of Cantopop has also labelled Hong Kong as a media capital. “Media capitals, then, are sites of mediation, locations where complex forces and flows interact” (Curtin, 2003).

We live in a society dominated by the voices of the Western world, so having new media capitals emerge provides a greater diversity in the content we consume.

Curtin, M (2003) “Media Capital: Towards the study of spatial flows,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 202-223.

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