Henry Jenkins

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Henry Jenkins (born June 4, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a highly renowned media scholar who now conducts research and teaches at MIT. He is the author of several books, including Convergence Culture which discusses the concepts of convergence, participatory culture, and collective knowledge within the context of old and new media.

In charge of the Comparative Media Studies Department at MIT, and avid blogger, and a prolific author, Henry Jenkins is particularly interested in how new forms of media can be critically and academically viewed in order to study how technology affects community, intelligence, and education.

Henry Jenkins visited Middlebury College on March 4 to give a talk about The White Paper, which outlines "new frameworks and models for media literacy".