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Multimedia journalism: putting it all together

Quinn, Stephen 2005, Multimedia journalism: putting it all together. In Quinn, Stephen and Filak, Vincent F. (ed), Convergent journalism : an introduction, Focal Press, Burlington, Mass., pp.147-159.

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Title Multimedia journalism: putting it all together
Author(s) Quinn, Stephen
Title of book Convergent journalism : an introduction
Editor(s) Quinn, Stephen
Filak, Vincent F.
Publication date 2005
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 13
Start page 147
End page 159
Total pages 13
Publisher Focal Press
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Summary A combination of sound, image, text, and interactivity-hereafter referred to as multimedia journalism-gives media practitioners a new way to tell stories, using the strengths of each medium to produce a more compelling package. From the outset, a multimedia journalist must appreciate the potential and power of each medium and capitalize on those strengths. In doing so the multimedia reporter produces journalism that is well beyond what a single medium can do. The multimedia reporter needs to know how to use a variety of digital tools, but the essential requirement is a multimedia mind-set. Loosely articulated, this mind-set requires the ability to conceive of stories that go beyond a single medium when it is appropriate to use more than one medium. Sometimes one medium is sufficient to provide what audiences need. Implicit in this statement is an understanding of audiences (note the plural form) and an acceptance that the fundamental role of journalism remains constant, which is to inform, educate, and entertain.
ISBN 9780240807249
0240807243
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000817

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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