Principles of Convergent Journalism / Edition 2

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From iPads to smartphones to laptops, journalism's days of living solely on the printed page are over.

Principles of Convergent Journalism teaches emerging journalists how to move confidently across media platforms, providing an essential guide to navigating today's complex media landscape.

In addition to learning the basic reporting and interviewing skills needed for all media, students will learn how to repurpose broadcast and print news for the internet and how to incorporate convergent journalism techniques into other emerging media.

The password-protected Companion Website ( features PowerPoint-based lecture slides, sample syllabi, and links to supplemental audio and video clips.

The Appendix on Style contains sixteen pages of review on AP Style, followed by nine quizzes (with an additional nine available to instructors for assessment) that are designed to break the task of learning AP style rules into more manageable sections; this comprehensive guidebook can be packaged for free with Principles of Convergent Journalism, Second Edition (package ISBN 978-0-19-995856-6).

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Any journalist, beginning or veteran, who reads Principles of Convergent Journalism will walk away confident that he or she can create quality content for the web."—Holly Hildreth, West Virginia University

"Approaches convergence not as an afterthought but as the reality that the industry knows it to be. From the small town to the large metropolis, the convergent journalist is the contemporary journalist. And this book recognizes that fact."—Andrew Dunn, East Tennessee State University

"If you want your journalism students to become well-versed in convergent media technology, this is a terrific book."—Peggy Dillon, Salem State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199838653
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey S. Wilkinson is a professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. Wilkinson is a specialist in international journalism with more than a decade teaching and researching mass media in China and Hong Kong. At United International College in Zhuhai he served two years as acting dean for the division of humanities and social sciences. He earned both his Master's and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and areas of interest include Web journalism, video applications, writing, and reporting. Before that, he worked in radio and television news as a reporter, presenter, and talk show host.

August E. ("Augie") Grant is J. Rion McKissick Professor of Journalism at the University of South Carolina. Grant is a technology futurist who conducts research, teaches, and writes regarding convergent journalism, media technologies, audience behavior, and media organizational behavior. Grant created the Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals series, The Convergence Newsletter, and the Newsplex Summer Seminars. He earned his M.A.J.C. at the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, and serves as a consultant to media and high-tech organizations.

Douglas J. Fisher is a senior instructor at the University of South Carolina where he specializes in editing, new media, and community journalism. He spent 30 years as a broadcast, newspaper, and wire service journalist and is a former Associated Press news editor. He was a Kiplinger Fellow at Ohio State University, founded the Hartsville Today community journalism site and belongs to the NuzBiz consulting group. He writes the "Common Sense Journalism" blog and monthly column and is executive editor of The Convergence Newsletter.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Introduction to Convergent Journalism
2. Journalism Basics: Writing, Reporting, Interviewing
3. Convergent Journalism Skills and Roles
4. From Print to Internet: Repurposing Content
5. From Print to Internet: New Types of Content
6. From Broadcast to Internet: Repurposing Content
7. From Broadcast to Internet: New Types of Content
8. Basics of Broadcasting
9. Basics of Print
10. Online News
11. Social Media and Journalism
12. Adding Multimedia to the Web
13. Converging with Other Emerging Media
14. The Business of Convergent Journalism
15. Your Future in Convergent Journalism

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