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A Multimedia Manifesto

A visit with Mike McKean, Chair, Convergence Journalism

By Sean Powers
Published: - Topics: convergence journalism journalism multimedia technology television

The Mindset of Creating the Convergence Sequence

Topics: convergence journalism

McKean explains how the new journalism sequence was created in 2005. He says convergence teaches the “best ways to teach digital media skills to our students.” After looking at the strengths and failures of other journalism sequences (for example, magazine, photojournalism, news editorial, and broadcast), McKean and his colleagues were able to construct a curriculum that would introduce all sorts of media skills and apply those to reporting, editing, and producing.