Rice, R. E., Zamanzadeh, N. & Hagen, I.
(2018). College students' media mastery.: Paradoxies in using computers
and mobile phones. American
Behaviorial Scientist, 62(9), 1229-1250.
capabilities of multiple new media require us to master paradoxical
their uses and implications. Further, those same media may also come to
us, through those paradoxes. Based on prior literature, we develop a
taxonomy of sites of media mastery (technology, technology-use, social
contexts, individual aspects). We apply
extend this framework to analyze summaries of focus group comments from
students in a Norwegian and a US university about their experiences
to master computers and mobile phones. From
these results we apply thematic analysis to identify five paradoxes
with the use of these devices throughout the media mastery taxonomy as
a tension between using media convergence or media comparison to master
multiple new media.