Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 2014: Farewell

In July 2003, in conjunction with Newsplex, the University of South Carolina launched The Convergence Newsletter to provide a forum for discussion regarding the meaning of media convergence. Over the years, we've had commentary and contribution from some of the most respected and well-known journalists and journalism educators and researchers. So it is with mixed emotions that this is our final issue.

Dr. August Grant pioneered the newsletter and supervised it until 2007. Senior instructor Doug Fisher took over the reins and has turned the newsletter into what we see today. Our final issue shares their thoughts on what we have learned along the way.

On behalf of Grant, Fisher, and nine past editors, I want to thank all our loyal readers for following along each month. It has been a pleasure to serve in this capacity and to pass along fascinating information of an ever-evolving field.

Recent and archived issues of The Convergence Newsletter

1 comment:

Doug Ferguson said...

I am reminded of an offline debate 25 years ago between Augie and my late mentor Bruce Klopfenstein over the term "new media," with Bruce defending the term and Augie asking "when are we going to stop calling them 'new' media?" I will miss the "convergence" newsletter, but I agree it's time to accept that the post-journalism world is no longer approaching but already here. The graphic showing the demise of the NYT website is very telling: http://qz.com/209950/the-homepage-is-dead-and-the-social-web-has-won-even-at-the-new-york-times/.