Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is a pioneering textbook that will teach you how to master the skills needed to be a journalist in today’s converged media landscape. This book shows you what makes a news story effective, and how to identify the best platform for a particular story, whether it’s the Web, broadcast or print. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, audience engagement. After establishing these journalism basics, the book goes into great detail on how to tailor a story to meet the needs of various media.
Vincent F. Filak has brought this second edition completely up to date through:
'Wow, what a great collection to have all in one place. An outstanding new contribution which I would be delighted to use in future classes!' - Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, USA
'The days of the journalist banging away at the typewriter are long gone. It is a different industry today and tomorrow where journalists must be well versed in writing in different formats, using multiple digital platforms, and conducting research online. This book is a vital tool to teach the new wave of journalism.' - Aaron J. Moore, Ph.D., Rider University, USA
1. Defining Convergence Vincent F. Filak 2. Writing Across Platforms Glenn Hubbard 3. Finding Stories Vincent F. Filak 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-driven Journalism Bob Britten 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