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Thurman, Neil J and Lupton, Ben (2008) Convergence Calls: Multimedia Storytelling At British News Websites. In: International Symposium on Online Journalism, 4-5 April 2008, Austin, Texas, USA.

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    Abstract

    This paper uses qualitative interviews with senior editors and managers from a selection of the UK�s national online news providers to describe and analyse their current experimentation with multimedia and video storytelling. The results show that, in a period of declining newspaper readership and TV news viewing, editors are keen to embrace new technologies, which are seen as being part of the future of news. At the same time, text is still reported to be the cornerstone for news websites, leading to changes in the grammar and function of news video when used online. The economic rationale for convergence is examined and the paper investigates the partnerships sites have entered into in order to be able to serve their audience with video content. In-house video is complimenting syndicated content, and the authors examine the resulting developments in newsroom training and recruitment practices. The paper provides journalism and interactive media scholars with case studies on the changes taking place in newsrooms as a result of the shift towards multimedia, multiplatform news consumption.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: British news websites, convergence, multimedia, news video, online journalism, podcasting
    Subjects: Mass Communications and Documentation > Publishing > Interactive Publishing
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Media studies > Electronic Media studies
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Publishing > Electronic Publishing
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Publishing > Multi-media Publishing
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Information Services > Information Management
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Publishing > Electronic Publishing > Publishing via the World Wide Web
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Journalism
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Media studies > Media Production > Radio Production
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Media studies > Television studies
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Media studies > Radio studies
    Social studies > Sociology > Sociology not elsewhere classified > Sociology of Science and Technology
    Mass Communications and Documentation > Media studies > Media Production > Television Production
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Mr Neil J Thurman
    Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 14:25
    Last Modified: 23 Aug 2010 14:26
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/136

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