What is Convergence? “ Convergence is generally seen in terms of increasing co-operation and collaboration between formerly distinct media newsrooms. - Mark Deuze, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands ” “ Convergence is serving the customers with Multiple channels making use of the basic raw material which in our case is (mostly) news and current information. – Ari Valjakka, editor-in-chief of Turan Sanomat, Finland ” Definitions: Stephen Quinn, Convergent Journalism: The Fundamentals of Multimedia Reporting (2009), Page 8. Flowchart: Kenneth C. Killebrew, Managing Media Convergence: Pathways to Journalistic Co-operation (2005), Page 41.
Blogging Examples of bloggers who have become influential in their fields.
Quality of journalism varies
No knowledge of media laws
Citizen Journalism Drawbacks
The Digital Newsroom - An Opportunity http://www.flickr.com/photos/80375783@N00/3467073121/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3438245123/ Journalists know that they need to be truthful and can be trusted.
Ease of access A range of choice on a variation of platforms. Ultimate ease for the news consumer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/byrion/2971014479/
Is there still a market for newspapers? “ Yes and No - with the advent of handheld devices that can display online news it's easier to get news with an investment into one device, however newspapers are cheaper in the short term and usually a lot more localised and focused. ”