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Principles of Convergent Journalism

Second Edition

Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, August E. Grant, and Douglas J. Fisher

13 September 2012

ISBN: 9780199838653

320 pages

Price: £28.99



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.

About the Author(s)

Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Houston Baptist University, August E. Grant, J. Rion McKissick Professor of Journalism, University of South Carolina, and Douglas J. Fisher, Senior Instructor, University of South Carolina

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.

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