Daniel Dayan's research while affiliated with French National Centre for Scientific Research and other places

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Article
Should viewers of television be considered as audiences or publics? The different meanings of these two terms are discussed in relation to audience and reception studies on the one hand, and work on fan cultures, ceremonial television and migrant communities on the other. A number of theoretical positions are reviewed and it is argued that, in the...

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... One of the usual lines to draw in media research is that between audience and public, a distinction that has gained attention with the growing dominance of mass media. Audiences have typically been considered passive and only able to gain expression as a pure aggregate through ratings and similar measurements, whereas publics actively direct attention, typically through some kind of interaction or by actively coming together (Dayan, 2001). This thesis follows the same train of thought but seeks to be as inclusive as possible while still drawing a line. ...