Web Sites

On this page you will find links to specific blog posts, Web sites and other digital resources that you may find useful. Let us know if you have any you like, and we'll add them. And please let us know if you see any dead links. dfisher@sc.edu.

The Convergence Newsletter

Published 10 times a year from the University of South Carolina, this free e-mail newsletter tracks developments in media convergence around the world. Among the special issues are convergence and communities, convergence in the newsroom, convergence in the classroom and convergence internationally. The newsletter is a publication "of first impression" -- edited but not peer reviewed. It is an excellent place to begin to explore that kernel of an idea that might blossom into a larger article or paper. We encourage both academic and professional contributions. See archived issues and sign up here. Or, if you'd prefer an RSS feed, see the Convergence Newsletter blog, where we have summaries of each article and you can click through to the online version.

New Media Job Titles and Pay

Will Sullivan at Journerdism has compiled a survey about typical new-media job titles in news organizations and what they pay. This is "part 2," but it has the meat you want -- the numbers.

Twitter for Journalists

The world is a twitter about Twitter, the short-message site that allows you to file from your mobile device or desktop to the world. But how can journalists use Twitter? You can't ignore it; if something major happens in your area, the "tweets" on Twitter are likely to be some of the first indications you get (for instance, the Mexico City earthquake). Some news organizations are using Twitter to provide almost real-time updates of events, such as soccer games. There are lots of ways to use Twitter to focus in on your area and develop contacts. One of the best guides on Twitter for journalists comes from Journalism.co.uk.

How a former online editor now consumes the news

You might be surprised by Melissa Warden's April 2008 post. No, she doesn't take the paper, but she doesn't go to a lot of Web sites, either. In fact, Twitter, RSS, e-mail feeds and niche content are at the top of her agenda. A very interesting post that will make you think about news consumption. See also this post from Patrick Thornton about how news and social media intertwine in delivering stories to the online generation.

Wired Journalists

A social networking group set up to help journalists swap ideas on digital media. It is designed especially to help those unsure about adapting to digital media but want to learn. As the mission statement says: Our goal is to help journalists who have few resources on hand other than their own desire to make a difference and help journalism grow into its new 21st Century role.