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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction

Convergent Journalism: An Introduction

Writing and Producing Across Media

  • Author: Vincent F. Filak
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1317681592
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 246
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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is a pioneering textbook that will teach you how to master the skills needed to be a journalist in today’s converged media landscape. This book shows you what makes a news story effective, and how to identify the best platform for a particular story, whether it’s the Web, broadcast or print. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, audience engagement. After establishing these journalism basics, the book goes into great detail on how to tailor a story to meet the needs of various media. Vincent F. Filak has brought this second edition completely up to date through: A thorough reorganization of the chapters, which provides a newer, more practical approach focused on "how to do convergent journalism," rather than simply observing the current state of converged media. A number of new pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, including examples, exercises, breakout boxes and more. Coverage of additional topics such as issues of law and ethics in digital media, and also writing for mobile platforms and social media. A companion website with links to additional examples of quality text, images and multimedia for students, as well as an instructor site with a test bank, suggested exercises and discussion questions.

Convergent Journalism

Convergent Journalism

The Fundamentals of Multimedia Reporting

  • Author: Stephen Quinn
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820474526
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
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Convergence is happening around the world. It represents a new form of reporting and may well be the future for journalism. Full convergence involves a radical change in approach and mindset among journalists and their managers. It involves a shared assignment desk where the key people, the multimedia assignment editors, assess each news event on its merits and send the most appropriate people to the story. Convergence coverage should thus be driven by the significance of the news event. Depending on variables unique to each country and company, convergence is one of the most likely scenarios for media organizations around the world. This book explains the phenomenon of media convergence, defines what has been until recently a confusing topic, describes the main business models, provides case studies of successful convergent newsrooms around the world, and explains how to introduce convergence into the newsroom. Stephen Quinn provides a practical introduction to the changing landscape of news reporting, and has written a useful book for students and professionals alike.

A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting

A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting

Information Graphics for Print, Web & Broadcast

  • Author: Jennifer George-Palilonis
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 131748634X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 232
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Since this book first published in 2006, the field of information visualization has changed dramatically. First, information visualization has exploded online and on other digital platforms. Second, information graphics reporting has encompassed nearly every sector of communication and business. Visual reporting skills are not only relevant in traditional news environments, but many other professions as well. This edition seeks to address these changes by providing learners with a cross-platform, cross-industry approach to instruction. It will include a robust, dynamic website complete with regularly updated examples of print, online, and broadcast graphics, as well as useful tutorials and exercises. This book covers everything you need to know about reporting with graphics; information visualization and graphic design from a journalistic perspective. A companion website includes regularly updated examples of print, online, and broadcast graphics, as well as tutorials and exercises. Chapters include relevant case studies and conclude with essays from experts. When appropriate, resource files for exercises (such as Illustrator templates, images, and/or other visual reference material) will also be provided on the companion website. thegraphicsreporter.com

Practicing Convergence Journalism

Practicing Convergence Journalism

An Introduction to Cross-media Storytelling

  • Author: Janet Kolodzy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415890284
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 202
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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: Develop a cross-media mode of journalistic thinking that will result in stories suitable for a fast-paced, multitasking and mobile audience. Decide when visuals are useful and necessary, and understand how to capture, select and organize them to effectively enhance a reader's understanding of a story. Put together various elements of storytelling (writing, audio, moving and still pictures) for an interactive journalistic experience.

Principles of Convergent Journalism

Principles of Convergent Journalism

  • Author: Jeffrey Wilkinson,August E. Grant,Douglas J. Fisher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195339246
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 234
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Useful as both a core and supplementary textbook, Principles of Convergent Journalism is a critical text that explores covergent journalism and the relationship between journalistic practice and the media platforms in which news is delivered. This text familiarizes students with the basics of reporting and interviewing by supplying essential information on the techniques, practices, and applications necessary for success. Examining each topic from multiple angles, Principles of Convergent Journalism is a comprehensive text that ensures students gain an intensive understanding of this evolving area. With content focused on the basics of print writing and reporting, new types of content, repurposing content, Internet news, and multimedia applications, this is a text suitable for a multitude of courses.

Online Newsgathering: Research and Reporting for Journalism

Online Newsgathering: Research and Reporting for Journalism

  • Author: Stephen Quinn,Stephen Lamble
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 113603305X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 208
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Journalists used to rely on their notepad and pen. Today, professional journalists rely on the computer-and not just for the writing. Much, if not all, of a journalist's research happens on a computer. If you are journalist of any kind, you need to know how to find the information you need online. This book will show you how to find declassified governmental files, statistics of all kinds, simple and complex search engines for small and large data gathering, and directories of subject experts. This book is for the many journalists around the world who didn't attend a formal journalism school before going to work, those journalists who were educated before online research became mainstream, and for any student studying journalism today. It will teach you how to use the Internet wisely, efficiently and comprehensively so that you will always have your facts straight and fast. Online Newsgathering: . reflects the most current thinking . is pertinent to both industry and education . focuses on what people need to know Please visit the authors' companion website at http://computerassistedreporting.com for additional resources.

Videojournalism

Videojournalism

Multimedia Storytelling

  • Author: Kenneth Kobre
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136023143
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 261
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Videojournalism is a new field that has grown out of traditional print photojournalism, slideshows that combine sound and pictures, public radio, documentary filmmaking and the best of television news features. This amalgam of traditions has emerged to serve the Internet's voracious appetite for video stories.Videojournalism is written for the new generation of "backpack" journalists. The solo videojournalist must find a riveting story; gain access to charismatic characters who can tell their own tales; shoot candid clips; expertly interview the players; record clear, clean sound; write a script with pizzazz; and, finally, edit the material into a piece worthy of five minutes of a viewer's attention. Videojournalism addresses all of these challenges, and more - never losing sight of the main point: telling a great story. This book, based on extensive interviews with professionals in the field, is for anyone learning how to master the art and craft of telling real short-form stories with words, sound and pictures for the Web or television. The opening chapters cover the foundations of multimedia storytelling, and the book progresses to the techniques required to shoot professional video, and record high quality sound and market the resulting product. Videojournalism also has its own website - go to just one URL and find all the stories mentioned in the book. You also will find various "how-to videos on the site. To keep up with the latest changes in the field such as new cameras, new books, new stories or editing software, check the site regularly and "like" www.facebook.com/KobreGuide.

Advancing the Story

Advancing the Story

Journalism in a Multimedia World

  • Author: Debora Halpern Wenger,Deborah Potter
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483350983
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 432
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“An eminently useful text for television and Web journalism. No other text does such thorough job of integrating new media into traditional TV reporting. The authors' blog is a great way to keep updated and introduce current material into the class, and the online interactive workbook has some truly inventive exercises.” - Michael Cremedas, Syracuse University This fully updated Third Edition of Advancing the Story, by Debora Halpern Wenger and Deborah Potter, builds on the essential strengths of the original text by providing clear instruction on reporting and producing for multiple platforms, real-world examples, advice from professional journalists and exercises to stimulate additional conversations. By focusing on the skills journalists need to leverage social media and capitalize on the use of mobile devices, the authors explore the role data-driven journalism is playing in the profession. Throughout the book, new screen shots, images, research and examples of broadcast and multimedia reporting bring concepts to life. Additionally, a greater emphasis on journalism ethics permeates the book, with each chapter now including a series of discussion starters to ensure that students consider the ethical implications of their journalistic decisions.

The Journalist's Handbook for Online Editing

The Journalist's Handbook for Online Editing

  • Author: Kenneth L. Rosenauer,Vincent F. Filak
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780205188437
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1903
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An editing handbook that puts the Web first Focusing on the world of online media, the authors explore the dynamic, interactive, and evolving nature of online writing. Building on the foundation of proper grammar, good word choice, and editing for style and clear communication, the book discusses the added challenges that online writers have to address. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand how writing for the Web differs from traditional journalism Explore the challenges faced by online writers Create clear, effective copy for the Web

Funding Journalism in the Digital Age

Funding Journalism in the Digital Age

Business Models, Strategies, Issues and Trends

  • Author: Jeff Kaye,Stephen Quinn
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9781433106859
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 185
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The news media play a vital role in keeping the public informed and maintaining democratic processes. But that essential function has come under threat as emerging technologies and changing social trends, sped up by global economic turmoil, have disrupted traditional business models and practices, creating a financial crisis. Quality journalism is expensive to produce – so how will it survive as current sources of revenue shrink? Funding Journalism in the Digital Age not only explores the current challenges, but also provides a comprehensive look at business models and strategies that could sustain the news industry as it makes the transition from print and broadcast distribution to primarily digital platforms. The authors bring widespread international journalism experience to provide a global perspective on how news organizations are evolving, investigating innovative commercial projects in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, South Korea, Singapore and elsewhere.

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money

Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication

  • Author: Chris Roush
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317282825
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 426
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Show Me the Money is the definitive business journalism textbook that offers hands-on advice and insights into the job of a business journalist. Chris Roush draws on his experience as both a business journalist and educator to explain how to cover businesses, industry and the economy, as well as where to find sources of information for stories and how to take financial information and make it work for a story. Updates to the third edition include: Inclusion of timely issues related to real estate; Additional examples from websites and other nontraditional business media such as BuzzFeed and Quartz; Tips from professional business journalists including Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times and Jennifer Forsyth of The Wall Street Journal. Essential for both undergraduate and graduate courses in business journalism and professional business journalism newsrooms, Show Me the Money is a must-read for reporters, editors and students who want to learn the ins and outs of how to cover public and private companies. Additional materieals, including a sample syllabus and additional links and tips for students can be found at https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138188389

Journalism and Media Convergence

Journalism and Media Convergence

  • Author: Heinz-Werner Nienstedt,Stephan Russ-Mohl,Bartosz Wilczek
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110302896
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 176
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Journalism is under ever-increasing pressure, due in large part to the phenomenon of media convergence. Not only does media convergence redefine the tasks of journalists and newsrooms, it also re-shapes the business environments of media companies. In this book, international media practitioners and researchers describe and analyze the relationships between media convergence and advertising, public relations, social media and other areas of communication posing a challenge to journalism.

The Online Journalism Handbook

The Online Journalism Handbook

Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age

  • Author: Paul Bradshaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317645138
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 358
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The Online Journalism Handbook has established itself globally as the leading guide to the fast-moving world of digital journalism, showcasing the multiple possibilities for researching, writing and storytelling offered to journalists through new technologies. In this new edition, Paul Bradshaw presents an engaging mix of technological expertise with real world practical guidance to illustrate how those training and working as journalists can improve the development, presentation and global reach of their story through web-based technologies. The new edition is thoroughly revised and updated, featuring: a significantly expanded section on the history of online journalism business models; a new focus on the shift to mobile-first methods of consumption and production; a brand new chapter on online media law written by Professor Tim Crook of Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; a redeveloped section on interactivity, with an introduction to coding for journalists; advice on the journalistic uses of vertical video, live video, 360 and VR. The Online Journalism Handbook is a guide for all journalism students and professional journalists, as well as being of key interest to digital media practitioners.

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing

  • Author: Frank Barnas,Ted White
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136025138
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 368
  • View: 977
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Jargon buster: convergent journalism: ?Media convergence is the most significant development in the news industry in the last century. The ability to interchange text, audio, and visual communication over the Internet has fundamentally transformed the way news organizations operate. Convergence has enabled media companies to gather, disseminate, and share information over a variety of platforms. Throughout the history of journalism, it has been common for journalists to study one medium, such as traditional print or broadcast, and to anticipate a career working only in their chosen field. However, the 21st century journalist has fluidity to write and deliver news content in a variety of formats. (source: http://www.convergencejournalism.com/) Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing presents a solid foundation for any student learning how to become a broadcast journalist ? in today's world of convergent journalism, it is more important than ever that broadcast textbooks cover the most current trends in media. Convergent journalism (the coverage of news across multiple delivery platforms such as the internet, television, podcasts, ipods, blogs, etc) is here to stay ? broadcast journalism continues to morph as newer and more advanced content platforms are hatched and developed, and broadcast journalists must understand how to write, report, and produce for multiple platforms simultaneously. Just one crucial fact remains: students will need training on how to perform successfully in a world in which current events aren't just shown on the ten o'clock evening news. Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing will be completely overhauled to reflect the trends of convergent journalism on every page. New co-author Frank Barnas brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that allows for multi-platform delivery systems, and shows students with real-world examples the functions and practices of today's media. The new edition will be rewritten and restructured to accommodate common 16-week course modules, and will be divided into four major sections of the news: gathering, writing, reporting, and producing. Sidebars featuring how examples used in the text relate to convergence in journalism help students to draw connections easily between current stories and trends in the industry. The comprehensive approach of this text brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that is needed more than ever in today's world of convergent journalism. This newest edition is being completely overhauled by the experienced journalist Frank Barnas. New photos and illustrations, a restructuring of the text, expanded end-of-chapter exercises, newer and more relevant examples, and more information on producing all contribute to giving readers what they need most: a nuanced understanding of how the media of today function in a world without news boundaries.

Contemporary Editing

Contemporary Editing

  • Author: Cecilia Friend,Don Challenger
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135941343
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 440
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Contemporary Editing offers journalism students a forward-looking introduction to news editing, providing instruction on traditional newsroom conventions along with a focus on emerging news platforms. This comprehensive text provides students with a strong understanding of everything an editor does, addressing essential copy editing fundamentals such as grammar and style; editorial decision making; photo editing, information graphics, and page design; and new media approaches to storytelling. Throughout, the book focuses on how "the editor’s attitude"—a keen awareness of news values, ethics, and audience—comes into play in all facets of news editing. This new edition offers expanded coverage of web publishing and mobile media, giving students solid editing skills for today’s evolving media and news forums. Features of the Third Edition: -Editing 2.0 boxes discuss the impact of digital technology and social media on editing. -Coverage of grammar problems and a new chapter on working with numbers provide students with a strong grasp of math and grammar, which are the underpinnings for all writing and editing. -An emphasis on editing for brevity prepares students to write and edit clearly and briefly, for print and for the web. -A chapter on the art of headline writing guides students through one of the editor’s most important tasks, and introduces the task of search engine optimization. -Examples of ethics and legal situations show students how issues arise in even the most basic stories, and how to address them. -Online exercises present additional practice for students, without needing to purchase a workbook.

Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Foundational Skills for a Digital Age

  • Author: Vincent F. Filak
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506344755
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 344
  • View: 9734
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Journalists in today’s media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the “how-to’s” of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers. Key Features: An audience-centric approach encourages students to understand why and how news is relevant to the lives of their readers before they even start digging into their stories. “Write Now! Exercises” provide students with an opportunity to immediately practice the core set of skills they have just learned and apply these skills to various platforms. “Consider This” debates spark classroom discussions by encouraging students to take a closer look at a current issue or ideological dilemma and make a valid case for their position. “Thoughts from a Pro” offer students an up-close look at a specific aspect of reporting and writing from a professional who is plying their trade each day.

Broadcast Journalism

Broadcast Journalism

Techniques of Radio and Television News

  • Author: Andrew Boyd,Peter Stewart,Ray Alexander
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136025863
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1499
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This newest edition of Broadcast Journalism continues its long tradition of covering the basics of broadcasting from gathering news sources, interviewing, putting together a programme, news writing, reporting, editing, working in the studio, conducting live reports, and more. Two new authors have joined forces in this new edition to present behind the scenes perspectives on multimedia broadcast news, where it is heading, and how you get there. Technology is meshing global and local news. Constant interactivity between on-the-scene reporting and nearly instantaneous broadcasting to the world has changed the very nature of how broadcast journalists must think, act, write and report on a 24/7 basis. This new edition takes up this digital workflow and convergence. Students of broadcast journalism and professors alike will find that the sixth edition of Broadcast Journalism is completely up-to-date. Includes new photos, quotations, and coverage of convergent journalism, podcasting, multimedia journalism, citizen journalism, and more!

The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture since 1500

The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture since 1500

  • Author: Dr Dion C. Smythe,Dr Przemysław Marciniak
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472448626
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Studies on the reception of the classical tradition are an indispensable part of classical studies. Understanding the importance of ancient civilization means also studying how it was used subsequently. This kind of approach is still relatively rare in the field of Byzantine Studies. This volume, which is the result of the range of interests in (mostly) non-English-speaking research communities, takes an important step to filling this gap by investigating the place and dimensions of ‘Byzantium after Byzantium’. This collection of essays uses the idea of ‘reception-theory’ and expands it to show how European societies after Byzantium have responded to both the reality, and the idea of Byzantine Civilisation. The authors discuss various forms of Byzantine influence in the post-Byzantine world from architecture to literature to music to the place of Byzantium in modern political debates (e.g. in Russia). The intentional focus of the present volume is on those aspects of Byzantine reception less well-known to English-reading audiences, which accounts for the inclusion of Bulgarian, Czech, Polish and Russian perspectives. As a result this book shows that although so-called 'Byzantinism' is a pan-European phenomenon, it is made manifest in local/national versions. The volume brings together specialists from various countries, mainly Byzantinists, whose works focus not only on Byzantine Studies (that is history, literature and culture of the Byzantine Empire), but also on the influence of Byzantine culture on the world after the Fall of Constantinople.

Ethics for Digital Journalists

Ethics for Digital Journalists

Emerging Best Practices

  • Author: Lawrie Zion,David Craig
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135114234
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 228
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The rapid growth of online media has led to new complications in journalism ethics and practice. While traditional ethical principles may not fundamentally change when information is disseminated online, applying them across platforms has become more challenging as new kinds of interactions develop between journalists and audiences. In Ethics for Digital Journalists, Lawrie Zion and David Craig draw together the international expertise and experience of journalists and scholars who have all been part of the process of shaping best practices in digital journalism. Drawing on contemporary events and controversies like the Boston Marathon bombing and the Arab Spring, the authors examine emerging best practices in everything from transparency and verification to aggregation, collaboration, live blogging, tweeting and the challenges of digital narratives. At a time when questions of ethics and practice are challenged and subject to intense debate, this book is designed to provide students and practitioners with the insights and skills to realize their potential as professionals.

All the News

All the News

Writing and Reporting for Convergent Media

  • Author: Thom Lieb
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: 9780131345058
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 337
  • View: 4138
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This newswriting book is the first of its kind as it aims to teach readers how to work in a convergent newsroom where they are required to report in print, online, radio and television formats. Readers will learn about ethics, being a responsible journalist and how to cover an increasingly diverse population–all while mastering the mechanics of communicating through different media.