Our daily lives are increasingly becoming saturated with information coming from a staggering number of old and new media. Mobile media are only the latest manifestation of this trend. How do ordinary people tame this information tide? And how do information professionals cope with the ever-expanding information market to keep reaching their audiences?
This website makes sense of societal trends centered around the so-called 'information explosion' by presenting what the scientific community knows about informing and getting informed. Here you'll find recent research on the various ways in which information professionals and audiences meet the challenges and opportunities of today's information society.
Looking for ways to reach your audience? Wondering what strategies and technologies are (or aren't) effective in informing people? Curious about trends in information media?
Whether you're a professional editing an informational website, a PR consultant, or a journalist looking for information on media trends and effects, if you're interested in academic knowledge on everything related to the information society, this is the website for you.
Making academic research available to those outside academia, we aim to aid both professionals and audiences to develop strategies to deal with the challenges presented by today's media environment.
The Information Explosion is an initiative of the Communication Science Department, Behavioral Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Researchers, teachers, and students at the Master News, Journalism & Information provide content for the website.
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