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Bridging Offline and Online Community: Toward A Networked Community Communication Model
Unformatted Document Text:  Bridging Offline and Online Community G Y\ researchers, because depending on their theoretical and methodological assumption, they define community differently. In this vein, the expansion of a community concept and level this model seeks is still controversial and open to discussion. Also, this theoretical model needs more thorough explanations based on more specific networked communication theory and social network analysis. Furthermore, based on the theoretical framework, this model needs to consider both methodological and empirical problems. In addition, to consider the global community or global village can be a normative and naïve thought, as the term, ‘global community’ can connote negative meanings in the context of global power and market (Herman & McChesney, 1997). Therefore, in the case of global community and global network, it is necessary to consider global civil society, which is independent of global political power and market. Furthermore, as a matter of fact, all levels of communities are closely related to the political power structure and market system. At this point, in particular, for community to work well, a specific society needs media independent from power structure and market, or as Kean (1991) refers to it, ‘non-state and non-market media'. The reason is that public media contribute to creating the public sphere (Habermas, 1989), which is located between nation and civil society and can help community operate well. In conclusion, even though I have made an effort to explain the entire community phenomena by considering the social context and communication pattern and integrating them into a networked community communication model, more core discussion will be made for a community that is independent from power structure and market. Finally, an independent community can contribute to making citizens participate, discuss, and deliberate freely through the public sphere in the local, regional, national, or global levels.

Authors: Nah, Seungahn.
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Bridging Offline and Online Community
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Y\
researchers, because depending on their theoretical and methodological assumption, they
define community differently. In this vein, the expansion of a community concept and level
this model seeks is still controversial and open to discussion. Also, this theoretical model
needs more thorough explanations based on more specific networked communication theory
and social network analysis. Furthermore, based on the theoretical framework, this model
needs to consider both methodological and empirical problems.
In addition, to consider the global community or global village can be a normative and
naïve thought, as the term, ‘global community’ can connote negative meanings in the context
of global power and market (Herman & McChesney, 1997). Therefore, in the case of global
community and global network, it is necessary to consider global civil society, which is
independent of global political power and market.
Furthermore, as a matter of fact, all levels of communities are closely related to the
political power structure and market system. At this point, in particular, for community to
work well, a specific society needs media independent from power structure and market, or as
Kean (1991) refers to it, ‘non-state and non-market media'. The reason is that public media
contribute to creating the public sphere (Habermas, 1989), which is located between nation and
civil society and can help community operate well.
In conclusion, even though I have made an effort to explain the entire community
phenomena by considering the social context and communication pattern and integrating them
into a networked community communication model, more core discussion will be made for a
community that is independent from power structure and market. Finally, an independent
community can contribute to making citizens participate, discuss, and deliberate freely through
the public sphere in the local, regional, national, or global levels.


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