Date of Award
Master of Science
Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Dennis M. Chamberlin
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.
Flores, Francisco, "Convergence in Journalism: implications for the higher education of journalism students" (2010). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11305.