I hear the claim often that  the key theories of Comm Studies can’t address the key dilemmas of todays digital media environment. Stuart Hall’s encoding and decoding are classic concepts of cultural studies — but do they have a new meaning in our digital world?

Well, comm students at Fordham are on a mission to test some classic ideas by some key theorists eithin the critical theory / cultural studies traditions and their suitability in analysing current media phenomena. Below we will find some ideas about Hall and digital living.