Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-3885-6 • Hardback • June 2006 • $129.00 • (£99.00)
978-0-7425-3886-3 • Paperback • May 2006 • $46.00 • (£35.00)
978-0-7425-7531-8 • eBook • June 2006 • $43.50 • (£33.00)
Janet Kolodzy teaches journalism at Emerson College and has worked as a reporter, writer, copy editor, and producer for newspapers and television news.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 I Mindset
Chapter 3 1 Why Convergence? It's the Consumer
Chapter 4 2 Consorting with the Enemy
Chapter 5 3 Common Values, Common Goals
Chapter 6 II Skill Set
Chapter 7 4 Approaching the Story
Chapter 8 5 Broadcast Basics: Write Simply, Think Visually
Chapter 9 6 Print Basics: Value Plus
Chapter 10 7 Online Basics: Tying It All Together
Chapter 11 III The Next Wave
Chapter 12 8 Participatory Journalism: Convergence Plus
Chapter 13 9 News for Kids: The Next Generation
Journalism educators who have been struggling to understand media convergence, its impact on the profession, and what to teach students so they can work in this new world, can now rest easier. Janet Kolodzy's Convergence Journalism: Writing and Reporting across the News Media does an outstanding job of explaining why and how journalists should offer news in a variety of ways to reach the widest audience possible. But it doesn't skimp on the basics, either, covering the importance of sourcing, interviewing, research, writing, and visuals, among other things, in a lively, fresh, and engaging way. Instead of having to cobble together materials from different print, broadcast, and online texts, educators now can use Kolodzy's book, which makes an important contribution to journalism education in general, and convergence journalism specifically..
— Laura Castañeda
Writing for new media presents special challenges, something explored with depth and insight in Janet Kolodzy's new book. As someone who teaches reporting and writing for multiple media to undergraduates and graduate students, I found Kolodzy's approach creative and informative....
— Cecile S. Holmes
Janet Kolodzy's conceptual discussion of convergence adds to this text's versatility and places it a step above previous books that focused only on technical or writing skills.....
To her credit she speaks to the people working in converged newsrooms and the book is crammed with case studies?essential when looking at a medium that is being made up as we speak?and there are conceptual models for the theorist too.....
— Janet Kolodzy