PCJ2cover.jpgWelcome to the wiki for Principles of Convergent Journalism, 1st edition 2008 and 2nd edition 2013, a book by Oxford University Press designed for both students and professionals learning to navigate the new-media world while also adding to their skills in some of the "old" media.

The 2nd edition includes includes all new chapters on social media and the business of convergent journalism, as well as significant updating throughout. But among the things we have retained are the valued writing examples and planning documents.

On the Resources page here you'll find some documents that may be of help, some of which are referenced in the book. Included is a copy of the "Fisher grid" for planning a cross-media story so that you can make multiple copies. The Blogs area has links to some of the leading blogs on the topic. The Web Sites area will direct you to individual blog posts and other sites that we have found very helpful over the years. And the Reviews section will direct you to others' comment -- positive and negative -- on the book and our explanations or responses as appropriate. (We certainly want your suggestions, so please leave a comment.)

The book derives from our work at the Ifra Newsplex, the experimental interactive newsroom at the University of South Carolina, and elsewhere. All of us have extensive media experience in print, broadcast, the wire service and online.

We hope you find something useful on here, and if you have any thoughts or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us at dfisher@sc.edu.
- Jeff Wilkinson, Augie Grant, Doug Fisher

We wouldn't be authors if we didn't flog the book, right? So here are some links to order:

Chapters in PCJ

About the Authors
1. Introduction to Convergent Journalism
2. Journalism Basics: Writing, Reporting, Interviewing
3. Convergent Journalism Skills and Roles
4. From Print to Internet: Repurposing Content
5. From Print to Internet: New Types of Content
6. From Broadcast to Internet: Repurposing Content
7. From Broadcast to Internet: New Types of Content
8. Basics of Broadcasting
9. Basics of Print
10. Online News
11. Social Media and Journalism
12. Adding Multimedia to the Web
13. Converging with Other Emerging Media
14. The Business of Convergent Journalism
15. Your Future in Convergent Journalism
Glossary (One of the most comprehensive to allow you to navigate the lingo of print, broadcast and online media.)

(Site updated July 2014)