CHAPTER 16
image Convergence, Cooperation and the New TV Newsroom

What’s going on online in TV newsrooms has drawn most of the attention, but it’s certainly not the only change that we’ve seen in the business recently.

The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Survey shows again that the TV news business isn’t limited to TV anymore. More than three-quarters (78 percent) of stations provide local news content to one or more other media—beyond their own station or website. Almost two-thirds of TV news departments are involved in some sort of convergence or cooperative arrangement with another medium. The bigger the news staff and the bigger the market, ...

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