The big techs keep gaining momentum. Is it time for a new research agenda?

Cite as: Allagui, Ilhem (2023). “Foreword to JOCIS 9”. Journal of Creative Industries and Cultural Studies (JOCIS), v. 9, pp. 16-23.

The dominance of social media platforms, applications, and new communication channels, in addition to the blend of commercial and social interactions and the integration of information, misinformation, and news, all compel us to think more broadly and creatively about the discipline of
communication sciences.

As we move into the third decade of the twenty-first century, people, communities, and institutions are becoming more dependent on the Internet and data technologies to use in various contexts, including societal, commercial, professional, and technical. Yet, concerns regarding profitability, equity, surveillance, data protection, infrastructure, and regulation, among many others, prove our inaptitude to fully grasp the multidimensional consequences of information and communication technology integration in societies. In the literature, academic and professional events, there has been a resurgence of interest in examining and understanding the development of information and communication technologies.

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