Practicing Convergence Journalism teaches budding journalists how to make the most of digital technology to tell their stories effectively across multiple media platforms—in print, audio, video and online. Janet Kolodzy addresses multi-media and cross-media thinking, organizing, reporting and producing for both short-form spot news and long-form features. Her approach focuses on storytelling principles, not just specific technical practices, providing journalists with the mindset and skills they need to adapt their writing and reporting for the tools of today and tomorrow.
With this book and the aid of its companion website, students learn how to:
"A solid overview of the issues and current landscape facing aspiring cross-platform journalists. Offers practical advice and thoughtful analysis of why and how journalistic standards still apply in the digital age."--Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Multimedia Journalism, Boston University
"In Practicing Convergence Journalism, Janet Kolodzy deftly explains how convergence journalism has moved far beyond the cross-platform partnerships of a decade ago. Her holistic theory and strategies blend the best of the old and the new." --Camille R. Kraeplin, Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University Division of Journalism