From autographs to fan-celebrity selfies: A new media genre in the evolving participatory media culture.

Veneti, A., Karadimitriou, A. and Patsiaouras, G., 2019. From autographs to fan-celebrity selfies: A new media genre in the evolving participatory media culture. Media@LSE Working Paper Series. (In Press)

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Abstract

Drawing on empirical data derived from an online survey, this paper examines the fan-celebrity relationship within participatory media culture through an examination of the fan-celebrity selfie and the classic type of autograph-taking. We argue that the fan-celebrity selfie is a new media genre whose value emanates from the possibilities of online publication and sharing, provided by the increasing number of digital platforms with user-generated content. Although both autographs and selfies signify a conquest on the part of fans, the achievement of a coveted or long-awaited contact with the celebrity world, selfies provide fans with an enhanced experience of a greater proximity, paving the way to a more intimate relationship.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:selfie; autograph; celebrities; participatory culture; online survey; fandom
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:31438
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Nov 2018 15:36
Last Modified:08 Nov 2018 15:36

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