4th Edition

Convergent Journalism: An Introduction Writing and Producing Across Media

Edited By Vincent F. Filak Copyright 2024
    206 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    206 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bringing together industry experts from across platforms and journalism specialisms, Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is the pioneering textbook on practicing journalism in today’s multimedia landscape.

    Convergent Journalism combines practical skills with a solid ethical framework. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and features lively examples, exercises and breakout boxes to aid learning and retention. Written from the perspective of a responsible and audience-centric form of journalism and demonstrating ways journalists can use new media tools as both senders and receivers, this fourth edition features:

    • Completely revised chapters on social media, digital journalism, and law
    • Additional discussion questions and exercises in every chapter
    • Updated examples throughout

    This book is an invaluable resource for students enrolled in courses such as Convergent Journalism, Digital Media, Online Journalism, and Multimedia Journalism.


    Chapter 1 The Current Journalism Landscape

    Vincent F. Filak       

    Chapter 2 Writing across Platforms

    Glenn Hubbard    

    Chapter 3 Finding Stories  

    Brian R. Sheridan      

    Chapter 4 Reporting beyond the Basics

    Scott Reinardy

    Chapter 5 Structure and Storytelling       

    Vincent F. Filak       

    Chapter 6 Photography

    Timothy R. Gleason     

    Chapter 7 Information Graphics

    Jennifer George-Palilonis   

    Chapter 8 Audio and Video Journalism

    Erika Engstrom and David Stephenson 

    Chapter 9 Data Journalism          

    Peter Bobkowski        

    Chapter 10 Social Media

    Kristine M. Nicolini    

    Chapter 11 Multimedia Journalism

    Steven Chappell          

    Chapter 12 The Law and Convergent Journalism 

    Daxton R. “Chip” Stewart      

    Chapter 13 Ethics in the Digital Age

    Tracy Everbach         

    About the Authors




    Vincent F. Filak, Ph.D., is a professor of multimedia journalism in the department of Advertising, Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.