Intercultural New Media Studies: The Next Frontier in Intercultural Communication

Robert Shuter

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New media (ICT's) are transforming communication across cultures. Despite this revolution in cross cultural contact, communication researchers have largely ignored the impact of new media on intercultural communication. This groundbreaking article defines the parameters of a new field of inquiry called Intercultural New Media Studies (INMS), which explores the intersection between ICT's and intercultural communication. Composed of two research areas-(1) new media and intercultural communication theory and (2) culture and new media-INMS investigates new digital theories of intercultural contact as well as refines and expands twentieth-century intercultural communication theories, examining their salience in a digital world. INMS promises to increase our understanding of intercultural communication in a new media age and is the next frontier in intercultural communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-237
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Intercultural Communication Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Culture & New Media
  • Intercultural Communication & New Media
  • Intercultural New Media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication


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