Top Ten Key Concepts in Media Work

In the spirit of 'end-of-the-year' lists, I'd like to share the top ten key concepts that I dug out of the materials, interviews, and literatures on media work that make up the essence of my forthcoming book - dealing with the working lives of media professionals around the world in advertising, journalism, film/tv production, and game development. So here goes...

Top Ten Key Concepts in Media Work

1. Media as Inhabited Institutions (Tim Hallett & Mark Ventresca)
2. Convergence Culture (Henry Jenkins)
3. Creative Industries (British Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
4. Hourglass Effect (Keith Hackett, Peter Ramsden, Danyal Sattar & Christophe Guene)
5. Global Production Networks (Neil Coe and others)
6. New International Division of Cultural Labor (Toby Miller)
7. Semi-Permanent Work Groups, SPWG (Helen Blair)
8. Heterarchic Project Ecologies (Gernot Grabher)
9. Manufactured Authenticity (Candace Jones, N. Anand & Jose Luis Alvarez)
10. Narcissism of Minor Differences (Sean Nixon)

PS: in brackets are the names of the original authors/coiners of these concepts, which I use quite opportunistic in the book to make my point about what it is like to work in the media today...