Multiplatform journalism is an expansive view of the news media that focuses on how economic and technological convergence has affected the production, distribution, and consumption of news. Whereas journalism studies traditionally examined the ethics, histories, and news-gathering practices of the media, the study of multiplatform journalism explores the relationships across traditional and digital forms of communications technologies and information delivery systems. Researchers within multiplatform journalism are thus able to assess the ways in which economic concerns such as media consolidation, technological innovations (e.g., smartphones and blogs), and audience interactivity from social media impact the news media as both an industry and a vehicle for public information. This entry serves to define multiplatform journalism, describe some of the phenomena of study within its purview, ...
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