Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

First Advisor

Dennis M. Chamberlin

Abstract

Abstract

Modern technologies have given mass communication media the ability to adopt

new forms of publication never explored before. At the present time newspapers have

the opportunity to include audio and video on their web publications. Broadcast stations

now have the opportunity to include text on their web publications. This approach to

new types of unexplored formats is what we call media convergence. Media

convergence relies on the fact that the members of a given and particular media will

have the capacity to work with different formats.

At the present time newspapers are exploring new opportunities in publishing

content in different formats. If you go to any newspaper webpage, you will find not only

the traditional photos and text, but also video, audio, and animation. The same people

that worked at newspapers are creating all this information. But how these different

tasks will be distributed through the newspaper staff? This is a critical question. This

study looks at the effects that media convergence is having on the newspapers and its

implications for the way that journalism should be taught at universities.

Copyright Owner

Francisco Flores

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

60 pages

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Communication Commons

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