Thursday, September 6, 2012
Convergent Journalism v. Media Journalism
An example of convergent journalism is Bravo talk-show host, Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live." On the show, Andy interacts with his audience through twitter by informing them of a "hashtag" to trend having to do with the topic/person he is talking about/to on his show that night. He reads the comments/questions from audience members to his talk-show guest in hopes of attaining an interesting response. This is an easy and effective way to get the audience involved through social media. An example of multimedia journalism is the Los Angeles Times' "A Day in LA." The LA Times invites readers to send in pictures of themselves spending a day in LA. This could include surfing, walking in a park, shopping, etc. The LA Times then posts it on the Web site. With all the reader's contributions, "A Day in LA" quickly turns into a multimedia slideshow.