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Understanding Media Convergence
     

Understanding Media Convergence

by August E. Grant
 

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ISBN-10: 0195327772

ISBN-13: 9780195327779

Pub. Date: 12/09/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

On our contemporary media landscape, the potential of the written word is limitless. Repurposing print journalism for the Internet and beyond, convergent journalism invigorates and transforms how we create and experience media. A vital new resource in our digital age, Understanding Media Convergence outlines and investigates the broad theoretical and conceptual

Overview

On our contemporary media landscape, the potential of the written word is limitless. Repurposing print journalism for the Internet and beyond, convergent journalism invigorates and transforms how we create and experience media. A vital new resource in our digital age, Understanding Media Convergence outlines and investigates the broad theoretical and conceptual issues surrounding this emergent subject.

Bringing together incisive work by some of the leaders in the field—including Janet Kolodzy, Bob Papper, Kenneth Killebrew, and Charles Bierbauer—editors August E. Grant and Jeffrey S. Wilkinson have selected readings that introduce readers to this provocative subject and provide a strong framework for inquiry. Through its dynamic and diverse voices, this compelling anthology

* outlines the various types of convergence and their theoretical underpinnings
* presents real-world case studies that show convergent journalism in action
* investigates the democracy of weblogs
* provides insight into convergence by applying feminist theory, organizational culture, and management theory
* concludes with a discussion of the future of convergent journalism

These essays expand and underscore the practical techniques put forth in Grant and Wilkinson's textbook, Principles of Convergent Journalism, and the contributors offer a fascinating look at the controversies, constraints, and possibilities of media convergence. Essential for advanced journalism students, scholars, and professional journalists, Understanding Media Convergence sheds light on the future of the media—and the transformations that will affect us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195327779
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Dimensions of Media Convergence, August E. Grant
1. The State of Convergence Journalism Revisited: Newspapers Take the Lead, Camille Keaeplin & Carrie Anna Criado
2. Convergence Explained: Playing Catch-up with New Consumers, Janet Kolodzy
3. Middletown Media Studies II: Observing Consumer Interactions with Media, Robert A. Papper, Michael E. Holmes, & Mark N. Popovich
4. The Converged Audience: Receiver-Senders and Content Creators, Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Steven R. McClung, & Varsha A. Sherring
5. Media Convergence and the Neo-Dark Age, Van Kornegay
6. Converging Communication, Colliding Cultures: Shifting Boundaries and the Meaning of "Our Field", Jeffrey S. Wilkinson
7. Culture, Conflict, and Convergence: A Theoretical Discussion of Group-based Identity and Bias Reduction in a Converged Newsroom, Vincent F. Filak
8. Developing Media Managers for Convergence: A Study of Management Theory and Practice for Managers of Converged Newsrooms, Holly A. Fisher
9. A Feminist Perspective on Convergence, August E. Grant, Jennifer H. Meadows, & Elizabeth Jordan Storm
10. On Linkages and Levels: Using Theory to Assess the Effect of Converged Structures on News Products, George L. Daniels
11. The Meaning and Influence of Convergence: A Qualitative Case Study of Newsroom Work at the Tampa News Center, Michael Dupagne & Bruce Garrison
12. News Convergence Arrangements in Smaller Media Markets, Tony DeMars
13. Beyond the "Tower of Babel": Ideas for Future Research in Media Convergence, Susan Keith & B. William Silcock
14. Web Logs: Democratizing Media Production, Bryan Murley
15. Global Aspects of Convergence, Kenneth C. Killebrew
16. Tracks, Silos, and Elevators: Postsecondary Convergence Journalism Education in the United States, Timothy E. Bajkiewicz
17. The Future of Media Convergence, Charles Bierbauer
Contributors
Index

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