January 20, 2004

The great convergence

Rusty Coats, director of new media at MORI Research, says the fact that so many different paths are being tried by organizations producing the same product shows that "this is definitely an industry in transition."

OJR reports that more news staffs are allowing online reporters into the main newsroom. Though we covered convergence in my fall class, "The Practice of Journalism", I did not know that online journalists have been sent to other buildings and even basements to report news. Somehow, I though that reporters worked side-by-side--print and online--to come up with the best stories, working cooperatively.

Thankfully that is all changing...

I suppose years ago an online staff must have seemed like a fad, but there really isn't an excuse now. CONVERGE! CONVERGE!

Posted by Amanda Cochran at January 20, 2004 12:41 AM

Basements?! To compose news stories?! How absurd! Could a reporter possibly do any work worth reading that far removed from the chaos that is a newsroom? What torture.

Posted by: Karissa at January 20, 2004 4:38 PM
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