JOUR 3190 Chapter 1 Notes
JOUR 3190 Chapter 1 Notes JOUR 3190
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Kyla Brinkley JOUR 3190 Spring 2015 Chapter 1 Notes Introduction to Convergent Journalism a Journalism is shifting as new media expands the way journalists can tell stories and how the public can interact with those stories b Journalists no longer specialize in a single medium increasing reach c 4 trends i traditional media like printbroadcast outlets using websites apps social media to distribute news ii news outlets use internet to compete with traditional iii individuals are becoming part of the media sometimes becoming more popular iv public plays more active role in journalism d convergentjournalism the practice of simultaneously using multiple methods to report amp produce newsinfo so the resulting content can easily be distributed in numerous forms e technological convergence application ofdigital technology to media content resulting in media messages being stored and manipulated in a similar fashion by computers f multimedia journalism practice of gathering news amp reporting it across multiple media g cross ownership ownership of different media outlets serving the same audience by a single company h collaboration 2 or more separately owned media companies working together to share stories or exchange content i internet most basic force behind trend toward convergent journalism j news orgs can post online content that may not fit space or time requirements of primary medium k internet provides 4 new opportunities i expansion of news coverage ii ability to distribute any type of content iii interactivity iv more frequentfaster updating l convergentjournalism focuses on the story giving the people telling it the capability of communicating it in ways that best fit its nature and the audience s needs m converged newsrooms need new functions n ex i newsflow editor ii story editor iii multiskilled journalist iv the increasing importance of content contributed by readers often requires a usergenerated content editor v digital rights management vi online ad sales vii interactive content design viii social media coordinator 0 Importance of Story i Reporter s jobs are more complicated because you must deliver immediate story info but also post on social media and update the website and capture video etc ii Some believe that with the rise of the digital age new totally new forms of storytelling might be required rather than supplementing print stories iii Must consider innovative ways to tell story if that is what readers want p The Multiskilled Journalist i Skills 1 Interviewing 2 Collecting audio video still images 3 Editing images 4 Public speaking 5 Technical knowledge to use networking to post or send materials remotely 6 Producing interactive elements 7 Writing stories for delivery across multiple media ii Must look at situation amp determine what elements are needed for the various ways that media might be used to disseminate the story iii Journalist must tell story in appropriate format across media 1 Helps if you are the first and onlyjournalist on the scene iv Time is critical 1 Which medium should be fed first Tools i All journalists will share a basic set of technical skills don t have to master all skills ii Equipment more compactcheaper iii Breaking news can be captured anytime anywhere iv Key skills are organizational rather than technical Recognizing Stories for Each Medium i Which stories work best ii Breaking stories social mediabroadcast iii Detailed stories print iv Compelling visuals TV or online video 4 steps to gathering information i identifyinginterviewing people ii research for background info iii contextualizing the story iv writing the story reporters must learn how to write for different mediums Time i different mediums also allow the story to be delivered at different times ii must consider lag between when you write and when it s delivered iii what people may be doing when they receive it iv debate on whether websites should have a schedule or be updating with new info is available Story Length i Broadcast stories measured in time print stories measured in column inches onine stories measured in screens Format i Print stories told using inverted pyramid ii Who what when where why how iii Broadcast stories told in linear format Elements i What can be included in the story You will also face ethical challenges in convergentjournalism
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