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Convergent Journalism an Introduction by Vincent Filak, Stephen Quinn

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The Multimedia Assignment Editor and Producer

Tell someone you work in the news business, and they’re likely to think you’re a reporter, anchor, or photographer. These may be the most visible positions in a newsroom, but many behind-the-scenes jobs are just as critical. Some of the more important jobs include the assignment editor and producer. While each position is independent, the two people who hold these jobs must carefully coordinate their roles to cover the news in a cohesive, effective way. When you add convergence to the mixture, the positions become even more challenging and more rewarding.

Assignment editors are basically the traffic cops in a newsroom. They have to make sure all stories are covered with the proper resources. Here ...

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