World Wide Journey of the Needle: Cross-Cultural Web Radio Experience

Mustafa Emre Köksalan (1) , Hamdi Serhat Guney (2) , Kerem Rizvanoglu (3)
(1) Faculty of Communication, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey , Turkey
(2) Faculty of Communication, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey , Turkey
(3) Faculty of Communication, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey , Turkey

Abstract

This article examines cross-cultural web radio use of university students coming from strictly distinguishable countries (Turkey and the Netherlands) with respect to both cultural characteristics and the development of the radio cultures. Our research builds on a conceptual framework combining two interrelated variable sets: Cultural value orientations and the factors determining the formation of radio culture in these countries. The proposed conceptual framework is used to interpret the data derived from qualitative analysis that employs a multi-method approach based on a three-step procedure: pre-experience, experience and post-experience. As a result, this study concludes that despite some evident distinctive practices found at user experience level, the use and understanding of the web radio seems to be pressing towards a standardized listening practice characterized by customizable music box.

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Authors

Mustafa Emre Köksalan
Hamdi Serhat Guney
Kerem Rizvanoglu
krizvanoglu@gsu.edu.tr (Primary Contact)
Author Biographies

Mustafa Emre Köksalan, Faculty of Communication, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey

M. Emre Koksalan is a research assistant (Phd) in Radio and Television at Galatasaray University Faculty of Communication. His research interests include television studies, media sociology, alternative media, digital broadcasting. He has lectured on these issues at Galatasaray University.

Galatasaray University, Faculty of Communication, Ciragan cad. No: 36 34357 Ortakoy-ISTANBUL
Phone: 0090 212 227 44 80 -(office: 414)
e-mail: ekoksalan@gsu.edu.tremrekoksalan2@hotmail.com

Hamdi Serhat Guney, Faculty of Communication, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey

H. Serhat Guney is a research assistant (Phd) in Radio and Television at Galatasaray University Faculty of Communication. His research interests include radio studies, media sociology, and alternative use of media. He has lectured on these issues at Galatasaray University.

Kerem Rizvanoglu, Faculty of Communication, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey

Kerem Rizvanoglu is assistant professor in Informatics at Galatasaray University Faculty of Communication. His research interests include human-computer interaction, cross-cultural usability, media sociology, and alternative use of media. He has lectured on these issues at Galatasaray University

Köksalan, M. E., Guney, H. S., & Rizvanoglu, K. (2010). World Wide Journey of the Needle: Cross-Cultural Web Radio Experience. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 10(1), 1–09. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v10i1.496

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