Practicing Convergence Journalism: An Introduction to Cross-Media Storytelling

Practicing Convergence Journalism: An Introduction to Cross-Media Storytelling

by Janet Kolodzy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415890306

ISBN-13: 9780415890304

Pub. Date: 08/10/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Practicing Convergence Journalism teaches journalists how to make the most of digital technology to tell their stories effectively across multiple media platforms—in print, audio, video, and online. In this text, Janet Kolodzy identifies two types of journalistic stories: the short-form, or immediate, quick turn-around story, once called "spot news

Overview

Practicing Convergence Journalism teaches journalists how to make the most of digital technology to tell their stories effectively across multiple media platforms—in print, audio, video, and online. In this text, Janet Kolodzy identifies two types of journalistic stories: the short-form, or immediate, quick turn-around story, once called "spot news," and the longer-form or depth news feature that involves a more narrative and interactive "arc." She addresses multi-media and cross-media thinking, organizing, reporting and producing for both types of news stories. Her approach focuses on storytelling principles, not just specific technical practices, providing journalists with the mindset and skills to use and adapt their writing and reporting for the tools of today and tomorrow.

With this text, students learn how to:

  • Develop a cross-media way of journalistic thinking that blends the values and approaches from traditional media into planning, gathering, organizing and producing news for a fast-paced, multitasking and mobile audience

  • Prepare an easy, facile and adaptive way of using words to get news and information across to audiences who have varying amounts of time to read and absorb it, as well as visuals to get news and information across to audiences who want to experience it

  • Decide when visuals are useful and necessary, and how to capture, select and organize them to effectively enhance the understanding of a story

  • Put together various elements of storytelling (writing, audio, moving and still pictures) for a journalistic experience the audience ultimately controls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415890304
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/10/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


  1. What’s Old is New, What’s New is Old

  2. Eight Elements of a News Story and the Tools to Build It

  3. Sources and Background Information: Reporting before the Reporting

  4. Sources and Background Information: Reporting before the Reporting

  5. Law & Ethics: Reporting Rules of the Road

  6. Building the Spot Single Story

  7. Capturing Context and Tone: Using Words, Pictures and/or Sound

  8. Packaging the Story: The Daily Wrap

  9. The Multimedia Story: How to help audiences get what they want

  10. Feature or Enterprise News Stories

  11. Digital Storytelling: Design and Data

  12. Law and Ethics: Producing and Disseminating News

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