Insights from a comparative study into convergence culture in European newsrooms

Manuel Menke*, Susanne Kinnebrock, Sonja Kretzschmar, Ingrid Aichberger, Marcel Broersma, Roman Hummel, Susanne Kirchhoff, Dimitri Prandner, Nelson Ribeiro, Ramón Salaverría

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Convergence has had a major influence on journalism in the past decade. It is particularly important to understand how convergence continues to change working conditions as well as the journalistic practices, routines, norms, and strategies that shape news production. This phenomenon becomes even more substantial when considering the extent to which technological and economic changes have had a disruptive impact on journalism, altering how news is produced and circulated to increasingly fragmented audiences (Picard 2014; Spyridou et al. 2013). Under these ever-changing conditions, journalism must adapt to alterations resulting from convergence processes in order to remain a relevant authority on information and orientation in a digital media environment increasingly populated by non-journalistic actors, who compete for the “collection, filtering, and distribution of news information” (Lewis 2012, 838).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)946-950
Number of pages5
JournalJournalism Practice
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Comparative quantitative survey
  • Convergence culture
  • Cross-media
  • Editorial routines
  • European journalism
  • Newsroom strategies
  • Transmedia


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