Principles of Convergent Journalism / Edition 2

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Overview

From iPads to smart phones 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.

NEW TO THIS EDITION
* Additional chapters on basic journalism skills, social media's impact on journalism, and the emerging business of convergent journalism
* "Focus on Ethics" boxes that show how real-world events affect convergent journalism practices
* Content has been edited throughout in order to reflect the latest practices and trends in journalism for all media platforms
* A revitalized art program

SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTORS
The password-protected Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/wilkinson) features PowerPoint-based lecture slides, sample syllabi, and links to supplemental audio and video clips.

SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS
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

"This text is long overdue! Convergence has been talked about for years but few have put forth the effort to help explain it in a way that faculty can use in a classroom. The authors do a good job of explaining the relationships between the various traditional media while providing evidence that convergence is happening regardless of those who refuse to admit it. The text is skills-oriented, and that is so critical in today's curriculum. Students learn by doing, and this text does a very good job of comparing similarities and differences among media."--Colin Pillow, Arkansas State University

"The authors do an excellent job giving an overview of the essential roles and approaches of different media. [This book] is easy enough for a student to read--and maybe even comprehend while listening to his iPod, chatting on IM, texting, and watching ESPN (don't try this at home)--without sacrificing clarity, content, or substance."--Richard Landesburg, Elon University

"Convergence has already happened and continues to happen in the profession, but those of us in academia have been slow, even stubborn in examining this major force in media which is anything but a passing fad. Wilkinson, et al. have developed a seminal text in this area, and I'd like to recommend this book for every journalism program in the country."--Ralph Braseth, University of Mississippi

"This text is long overdue! Convergence has been talked about for years but few have put forth the effort to help explain it in a way that faculty can use in a classroom. The authors do a good job of explaining the relationships between the various traditional media while providing evidence that convergence is happening regardless of those who refuse to admit it. The text is skills-oriented, and that is so critical in today's curriculum. Students learn by doing, and this text does a very good job of comparing similarities and differences among media."--Colin Pillow, Arkansas State University

"The authors do an excellent job giving an overview of the essential roles and approaches of different media. [This book] is easy enough for a student to read--and maybe even comprehend while listening to his iPod, chatting on IM, texting, and watching ESPN (don't try this at home)--without sacrificing clarity, content, or substance."--Richard Landesburg, Elon University

"Convergence has already happened and continues to happen in the profession, but those of us in academia have been slow, even stubborn in examining this major force in media which is anything but a passing fad. Wilkinson, et al. have developed a seminal text in this area, and I'd like to recommend this book for every journalism program in the country."--Ralph Braseth, University of Mississippi

"Now into the fray come Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, August E. Grant, and Douglas J. Fisher with the publication of their book Principles of Convergent Journalism. To the authors' eternal credit, there's no diffidence in their approach to the disputed landscape. They attack the philosophy, reasons, and realities of convergence in the first half of the book, giving professors and students much to consider at the beginning of any journalism course. The authors focus on the realities of what's actually happening, which has the effect of allowing students to see themselves as part of this new world without becoming bogged down in a professor's lament about 'how things used to be.'"--Nancy McKenzie Dupont, Electronic News

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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 Professor and Coordinator of the International Journalism Programme at United International College.

August E. Grant is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina and editor of Communication Technology Update.

Douglas J. Fisher is a veteran broadcast, newspaper, and wire service journalist. A former Kiplinger Fellow, he teaches in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Preface
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
Glossary
Index

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