Convergence and the Changing Labor of Journalism: Towards the ‘Super Journalist’ Paradigm

  • Lia-Paschalia SpyridouEmail author
  • Andreas Veglis
Part of the Media Business and Innovation book series (MEDIA)


Journalism and technology are inextricably intertwined with each other (Harley 2009). Web 2.0 and its related technologies have profoundly disrupted modern journalism which is in the midst of tumultuous change, driven primarily by technological developments and economic uncertainty on a global scale (Picard, 2011). Scholars conceptualize journalism’s transformation and explain the changes occurring at different levels under the rubric of convergence (Mitchelstein & Boczkowski, 2009). Convergence is commonly perceived as a multidimensional construct allowing for different conceptions and operationalizations (Domingo et al., 2007; Dupagne & Garrison, 2006). Inherent in the concept of convergence is the notion of integration and collaboration (Erdal, 2011).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of Journalism and Mass MediaAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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