Skills of Convergent Journalists

By Sadé Carpenter

As reporting methods evolve, journalists must refresh current technical skills as well as learn new techniques in order to keep up with new roles in converged newsrooms.

The journalism basics of writing, reporting and interviewing remain, but journalists today must structure content to fit each medium – print, online and broadcast. Journalists must also understand the importance of teamwork in a converged newsroom setting.

Our textbook, “Principles of Convergent Journalism,” lists five reporting skills needed by convergent journalists today:

• Editing
• Photography
• Videography
• Graphics Design
• Web Design

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