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Convergent journalism : an introduction writing and producing across media

Author: Vincent F Filak
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Focal Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is a pioneering textbook that will teach you how to master the skills needed to be a journalist in today's converged media landscape. This book shows you what makes a news story effective, and how to identify the best platform for a particular story, whether it's the Web, broadcast or print. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Filak, Vincent F.
Convergent Journalism: An Introduction.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent F Filak
ISBN: 9781317681595 1317681592 9781317681588 1317681584 9781315773490 131577349X 1138775002 9781138775008
OCLC Number: 894509820
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Defining Convergence; Introduction; Convergence Defined; Convergence in Education; Why Convergence Matters; Ever-increasing media usage; Audience demands; Time is of the essence; Self-interest; How to "Do" Convergence; The consumer comes first; Right tool, right job; Tell stories; Final Thoughts; 2 Writing Across Platforms; Introduction; What Are You Trying To Say? Well, Write That; Write for Someone Other Than Yourself; But There Are Some Differences ... Sort Of; Writing Guidelines. Sentences, words and phrasingVerb tense; Style; Stylebooks; Attribution; Punctuation; Numbers; Quotes/soundbites; Story form and length; Final Four; 3 Finding Stories; Introduction; The Audience Principle; Beat Reporting; Follow the beat; Talk to other people; Look at the competition and outdo them; Localize the news; People on people; Beyond the Beats; Read everything; Sourcing yourself; Stop tuning out; View things with wonder; Be nosy; Final Four; 4 Reporting Beyond the Basics; Introduction; Reporting vs. Writing; Information Hunters and Gatherers; The Internet; Organizations; Social media. "Real People" vs. "Public Officials"The Value of Information; Online Reporting; Access to Information; Breaking news scenes; Other access issues; Final Four; 5 Structure and Storytelling; Introduction; Basic Rules of Storytelling; If you wouldn't read it, don't write it; Right tool, right job; Show, don't tell; Structuring Your Stories; Beginning: Make me care; Middle: Make it matter; End: Find closure; Final Four; 6 Photography; Introduction; Cameras and How They Work; Inside the Lens; Apertures; F-stop numbers; Inside the Camera Body; Shutter vibration and sound. Choosing the Right Tool for the JobThe cell/mobile phone camera; Compact camera; Mirrorless and DSLR systems; The Photographer's Vision; Design basics; Faces; Patterns; Color and Grayscale; Light as color; Old-school pop; Framing; Playing by the Rule of Thirds; Perspectives; Putting the Image Together; How to Construct a Picture Series; Multimedia Photojournalism; Final Four; 7 Information Graphics; Introduction; The Power of Words and Visuals; The Role of the Graphics Reporter; Graphics Typology; Simple charts; Maps; Diagrams; Interactivity and Graphics; Instructives; Narratives; Simulatives. Data visualizationWorking Across Platforms; Collaborating with Graphics Reporters; Final Four; 8 Audio and Video Journalism; Introduction; Writing for the Ear; Show and Tell: How It Helps the Audience; Word and Picture Overlap; Audio; The reader; The wrap-around; The package; Video; Video News Story Formats; The on-cam reader; The VO; The VOSOT; The package; Video in a Converged Environment; When Not to Use Video; Video Quality; Sound issues; Lighting problems; Visual interest; Video on the Web; Final Four; 9 Data-driven Journalism; Introduction; Thinking with Data; Types of data.
Responsibility: edited by Vincent F. Filak.

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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is a pioneering textbook that will teach you how to master the skills needed to be a journalist in today's converged media landscape. This book shows you what makes a news story effective, and how to identify the best platform for a particular story, whether it's the Web, broadcast or print. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, audience engagement. After establishing these journalism basics, the book goes into great detail on how to tailor a story to meet the needs of various.

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