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Principles of Convergent Journalism



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From iPads to smart phones to laptops, journalism's days of living solely on the printed page are over. Principles of Convergent Journalismteaches 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-protectedCompanion Website( features PowerPoint-based lecture slides, sample syllabi, and links to supplemental audio and video clips. SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS TheAppendix on Stylecontains 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 withPrinciples of Convergent Journalism, Second Edition (package ISBN 978-0-19-995856-6).

Author Biography

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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