Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is the pioneering textbook on practicing journalism in the 21st century, now in its third edition, offering chapters by industry experts covering key components for today’s convergenced media landscape.

Each chapter of this book is written by an expert in the field, offering practical and key skills for the different aspects that make up the practice of journalism today. This new edition, written from the ground up, shifts the discussion toward a model of responsible and audience-centric journalism and demonstrates the ways journalists can use new media tools as both senders and receivers. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, and audience engagement. This book offers readers:

• A number of pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, including examples, exercises, breakout boxes and more

• Coverage of additional topics such as issues of law and ethics in digital media, and also writing for mobile platforms and social media

• Individual chapters written by subject experts, giving readers the necessary know-how for converged media by proven leaders in the field

Students looking for the practical skills and ethical background necessary for producing journalism in the contemporary media landscape will find this book an invaluable resource. It is perfect for students in courses such as Convergent Journalism, Digital Media, Online Journalism, and Multimedia Journalism.

chapter 1|6 pages

The Current Journalism Landscape

ByVincent F. Filak

chapter 2|14 pages

Writing across Platforms

ByGlenn Hubbard

chapter 3|12 pages

Finding Stories

ByBrian R. Sheridan

chapter 4|15 pages

Reporting beyond the Basics

ByScott Reinardy

chapter 5|11 pages

Structure and Storytelling

ByVincent F. Filak

chapter 6|21 pages


ByTimothy R. Gleason

chapter 7|19 pages

Information Graphics

ByJennifer George-Palilonis

chapter 8|16 pages

Audio and Video Journalism

ByErika Engstrom, Gary Larson

chapter 9|16 pages

Data Journalism

ByPeter Bobkowski

chapter 10|15 pages

Social Media

BySara Steffes Hansen

chapter 11|11 pages

Multimedia Journalism

BySteven Chappell

chapter 12|14 pages

The Law and Convergent Journalism

ByDaxton R. “Chip” Stewart

chapter 13|11 pages

Ethics in the Digital Age

ByTracy Everbach