Surviving the Japanese earthquake, teaching children English in Spain, and hiking glaciers in New Zealand — these are the kinds of stories The Missouri Abroad Project (The MAP) is bringing back from Mizzou students, faculty and alumni around the world. Using firsthand accounts and striking photos, Missouri Abroad is a travel abroad website produced by students at the Missouri School of Journalism that proves students can produce valuable insights into the global culture that surrounds us.
(Editor’s Note: this is part of a series of blog posts about the stereotypes some people have about other sequences. Watch our video for more information about this series)
This is what I always hear about convergence journalists: “the lost, the confused, the tech nerds, the jack of all trades yet masters of none.”
If I had a dollar for every time I had to explain what the convergence journalism sequence actually is and truly consists of, I would have no need to even be at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Convergence really means multimedia, as we “convergers” tell a story through multiple platforms, including text, audio, video, photos, graphics and social media. Hence we are considered jacks of all trades, masters of none.
Is this true? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
Much to our surprise, excitement, and girlish screams, J-School Buzz got a mention on Romenesko, a blog that provides news and commentary about journalism and the media. The blog post mentions the new “Stereotype” series that we are introducing today about sequences in the Missouri School of Journalism.
Starting today, we will be publishing a series of blog posts about the stereotypes that many people have about different sequences in the Missouri School of Journalism. At least one person from each sequence will be responding to these stereotypes. If you are lucky enough to be ignorant of the generalizations, here are the different stereotypes by sequence, simplified:
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