Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Poses a Dilemma for Readers and the Media

We are in for an interesting mass mass media state of affairs with the approaching release of the concluding Harry Potter book.

How will the billions of readers who are looking forward to the decision avoid determination out from the media or big-mouth friends and household members? This is unprecedented. Never before have a book with such as an devouring fan alkali been released in a 24/7 all-media culture. Recently, when the Sopranos ended, viewing audience all proverb it at once; the lone difference was the clip zones, or a couple of hours. And it only takes an hr to watch the show. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is a 784-page book, which would take some clip to acquire through. And no novel have got got ever had the type of following that the Harry Potter books enjoy.

More than 1 in 4 U.S. teens and grownups have read one of the books, and 15 percentage have read them all. Thus, the mass media will be tempted -- perhaps forced -- to cover the conclusion. The Sopranos termination made the screen of our local newspaper and was hot news nationwide; the news of the termination transcended the viewership of the show itself.

And as much as I love the Sopranos, Harry Potter have a much bigger audience, who are heavily invested in his fate. In our human race of round-the-clock media, how can a reader avoid being exposed to "spoilers"? That doesn't look possible. The state of affairs presents a very Interesting mass media dilemma, and it should be merriment to see how it plays out.


Nobody said...

mmmm ... i am completely confused now .. is sheila that bad vilbel who used to post on michael totten blog??

Nobody said...

never mind that that bad vilbel was a man as far as i can remember ...