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A newsletter bridging academics and professional practice
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Larry Dailey of the University of Nevada-Reno raises provocative questions about the "teaching hospital" model for journalism programs and the way forward for universities. Consider his call to "disrupt convergence" in the December edition of The Convergence Newsletter.

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In the new issue of The Convergence Newsletter, Alex Gorelik and Anton Bezuglov of Benedict College report on their experiment to determine how students seek and evaluate information. They found that students' impatience to find a clear answer can trump even their knowledge that a single information source may be suspect.

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As the Great Recession accelerated the decline of traditional news operations in the U.S. and some other countries, the number of nonprofit news ventures has increased to fill the reporting void. In a new article, two veterans of nonprofit startups explore the different set of challenges nonprofits face.

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The new edition of The Convergence Newsletter has a pair of articles to stir your thinking about convergence in the classroom. What are the new developments in your department for the academic year?

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When an emergency happens, journalists are likely to find the community already has started a digital conversation. As Carrie Brown-Smith of the University of Memphis found, non-journalists often quickly create Twitter hashtags to report, share, and discuss emergency information. Her findings provide useful insights into how news media can embrace participatory journalism and respond to the community's concerns. Read her report in the latest edition of The Convergence Newsletter.

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Digital convergence has reached beyond news departments into the business office, suggests Augie Grant, The Convergence Newsletter's founding editor. As a result, journalists must learn the basics of business to thrive in the changing environment. Read his analysis in the May edition of the newsletter, then join the conversation below.

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Barbara Selvin of Stony Brook University sparked an extensive, sometimes heated, and occasionally international discussion of the use of video on news websites. The debate hits several important issues: experimentation versus productivity, timeliness versus production value, specialization versus cross-training. Read her article in the current edition of The Convergence Newsletter, then join the conversation.
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