Mapping Digital Media: Estonia
The Mapping Digital Media project assesses the global opportunities and risks that are created for media by the following developments:
* the switch-over from analog broadcasting to digital broadcasting;
* growth of new media platforms as sources of news;
* convergence of traditional broadcasting with telecommunications.
Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any
media system should provide—news about political, economic and social affairs. The Mapping Digital Media
reports are produced by local researchers and partner organizations in each country.
Mapping Digital Media 4
Executive Summary 6
Social Indicators 12
Economic Indicators 14
1. Media Consumption: The Digital Factor . 15
1.1 Digital Take-up 15
1.2 Media Preferences 19
1.3 News Providers 21
1.4 Assessments 25
2. Digital Media and Public or State-administered Broadcasters . 27
2.1 Public Service and State Institutions . 27
2.2 Public Service Provision 33
2.3 Assessments 34
3. Digital Media and Society 36
3.1 User-Generated Content (UGC) . 36
3.2 Digital Activism 40
3.3 Assessments 44
4. Digital Media and Journalism 45
4.1 Impact on Journalists and Newsrooms . 45
4.2 Investigative Journalism 49
4.3 Social and Cultural Diversity .52
4.4 Political Diversity 54
4.5 Assessments 55
5. Digital Media and Technology 56
5.1 Broadcasting Spectrum 56
5.2 Digital Gatekeeping 58
5.3 Telecommunications 60
5.4 Assessments 60
6. Digital Business 62
6.1 Ownership 62
6.2 Media Funding 66
6.3 Media Business Models 69
6.4 Assessments 72
7. Policies, Laws, and Regulators 74
7.1 Policies and Laws 74
7.2 Regulators 76
7.3 Government Interference .78
7.4 Assessments 78
8. Conclusions 80
8.1 Media Today 80
8.2 Media Tomorrow 81
List of Abbreviations, Figures, Tables, and Companies . 82
Multimedia Development - Controlling Audiovisual Objects
Multimedia Development – Controlling Audiovisual Objects learning object aims to provide participants with the skills to build successful multimedia projects. The control of media elements is explored, with emphasis on vector graphics, video and sound.
Multimedia Development - Project Management
Multimedia Development – Project Management learning object aims to provide participants with the skills to build successful multimedia projects. The management of multimedia projects is stressed.
Multimedia Development - User Interface Design
Multimedia Development – User Interface Design learning object aims to provide participants with the skills to build successful multimedia projects. Interaction design and the control of media elements are highlighted.
Introduction and Theoretical Foundations of New Media
An introduction to the field of digital interactive media, or "new media". The combination of resources defines the field of new media from a range of perspectives, such as media, technology, art and cognition. Application areas of digital interactive media are treated, including learning environments, e-participation, knowledge-sharing services and virtual communities.
Multimedia in Music Education
Selection of resources for creating and editing necessary information, graphs, pictures, sound and video and their interactive coherent use and sharing principles for designing online learning materials for music classes.
Interaction Design Methods
A collection of resources providing basic knowledge about principles and methods of interface and interaction design. Resources concentrate on topics such as introduction to interaction design, contextual inquiry, scenario-based design, writing user stories, paper prototyping and user interface design patterns.
Theorem of Fire
Theorem of Fire (Teoreem Tulest), created in 2009 by NAFTA Films (Estonia - http://www.nafta.ee), is a scientific and educational documentary about fire safety. The film shows dangerous situations related to various fire accidents with commentaries from appropriate specialists. The production of the film "Theorem of fire" has been financed and ordered by the Estonian Rescue Board in 2009 with the goal of raising public awareness about fire safety, to reduce fire casualties, fire accidents and to increase the use of smoke detectors in people’s houses.
Theorem of fire explains the development of a fire with different visual effects, scales and comments. It also describes how a smoke detector works using special effects and close-ups. The film has been produced so that parts of it can be used and questions answered with the help of a specialist or a teacher. The film recommends the right behaviour in case of a fire and explains how an emergency call centre works as well as the fire department.
The film is suitable for adults as well as youngsters starting from the age of 10. It has been used within the emergency prevention field in the Estonian Rescue Board since 2009 as part of different educational programmes for children and youngsters as well as adults, has been shown on TV on different occasions and has also been sent to all secondary schools in Estonia.
A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/theorem-of-fire