On our contemporary media landscape, the potential of the written word is limitless. Repurposing print journalism for the Internet and beyond, convergent journalism invigorates and transforms how we create and experience media. A vital new resource in our digital age, Understanding MediaConvergence outlines and investigates the broad theoretical and conceptual issues surrounding this emergent subject.Bringing together incisive work by some of the leaders in the field - including Janet Kolodzy, Bob Papper, Kenneth Killebrew, and Charles Bierbauer - editors August E. Grant and Jeffrey S. Wilkinson have selected readings that introduce students to this provocative subject and provide a strongframework for inquiry. These essays expand and underscore the practical techniques put forth in Grant and Wilkinson's textbook (along with Douglas Fisher of the University of South Carolina), Principles of Convergent Journalism (9780195339246), and the contributors offer a fascinating look at thecontroversies, constraints, and possibilities of media convergence. Essential for advanced journalism students, scholars, and professional journalists, Understanding Media Convergence sheds light on the future of the media - and the transformations that will affect us all.