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Multimedia journalist in the newsrooms of Czech and Slovak „Hospodářské noviny“


ČUŘÍK Jaroslav

Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Marketing Identity : Explosion of Innovations
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords convergence; media routines; multimedia journalist; multimedia journalism; newsroom
Description The case study examines the question of the impact of interconnecting the print and web platforms on the manner and organisation of work of newsrooms and journalists in the Czech and Slovak “Hospodářské noviny” dailies. The author assumes that the journalist’s work increasingly acquires a multimedia character. A multimedia journalist may do more work, and owing to the technological advancements and the economics, editors-in-chief require more frequently that print media journalists should be able not only to write but also to create posts for the website. However, multimedia work is not an individual task only. The whole newsroom may also serve as a multimedia unit and individuals are then specialists in a specific multimedia activity. The research has confirmed that connecting the surveyed media with web news portals changes the manner and organisation of work of newsrooms and journalists. These changes are gradual, and yet the interconnection of the print and web platforms is becoming more profound. In both surveyed media, there are partially interconnected newsrooms where multimedia journalists – individuals work as well; nevertheless, the newsrooms function particularly, in terms of multimedia, as a whole.

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