Convergence Theory course opens

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Convergence Theory, one of seven courses in the Diploma in Multimedia Journalism program, has opened November 12 to 12 students from six Asian countries

 

Dr. Stephen Quinn, digital development editor of the South China Morning Post (HK), teaches the course.

 

“Convergence is a likely destination for the media in most parts of the world, though for various reasons the duration of the journey will vary from country to country,” Quinn writes in the course outline. “The traditional journalist no longer has a monopoly on news and information. This course looks at the concept of convergence because it is a likely destination for much traditional media.”

 

Convergence Theory follows the course Mobile Journalism taught by Josh Villanueva, senior editor at Rappler, a social news network.

 

Dr. Quinn has taught ACFJ courses for several years. Prior to his HK post, he taught journalism at Deakin University in Australia. He also taught in universities in the UK, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and China. On November this year, he moved to the South China Morning Post Group in Hong Kong.

 

He has also worked as a freelance television producer in Dubai in the UAE in 2001-2002, and as a columnist and commentator in the United States.

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