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3rd Edition

Convergent Journalism: An Introduction
Writing and Producing Across Media

Edited By

Vincent F. Filak

ISBN 9780367336189
Published December 17, 2019 by Routledge
206 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is the pioneering textbook on practicing journalism in the 21st century, now in its third edition, offering chapters by industry experts covering key components for today’s convergenced media landscape.

Each chapter of this book is written by an expert in the field, offering practical and key skills for the different aspects that make up the practice of journalism today. This new edition, written from the ground up, shifts the discussion toward a model of responsible and audience-centric journalism and demonstrates the ways journalists can use new media tools as both senders and receivers. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, and audience engagement. This book offers readers:

• A number of pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, including examples, exercises, breakout boxes and more

• Coverage of additional topics such as issues of law and ethics in digital media, and also writing for mobile platforms and social media

• Individual chapters written by subject experts, giving readers the necessary know-how for converged media by proven leaders in the field

Students looking for the practical skills and ethical background necessary for producing journalism in the contemporary media landscape will find this book an invaluable resource. It is perfect for students in courses such as Convergent Journalism, Digital Media, Online Journalism, and Multimedia Journalism.

Table of Contents

1. The Current Journalism Landscape

Vincent F. Filak

2. Writing Across Platforms

Glenn Hubbard

3. Finding Stories

Brian R. Sheridan

4. Reporting Beyond the Basics 

Scott Reinardy

5. Structure and Storytelling

Vincent F. Filak

6. Photography

Timothy R. Gleason

7. Information Graphics

Jennifer George-Palilonis

 8. Audio and Video Journalism

Erika Engstrom and Gary Larson

9. Data Journalism

Peter Bobkowski and Clyde M. Reed

10. Social Media

Sara Steffes Hansen

11. Multimedia Journalism

Steven Chappell

12. The Law and Convergent Journalism

Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart

13. Ethics in the Digital Age

Tracy Everbach

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Vincent F. Filak, Ph.D. is a professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he teaches writing and editing courses.