Monday, September 05, 2005

Convergence? Gimme a break....

OK, so the headline is probably a little dramatic, but you get the point: Convergence is the buzz word of the hour (or the year) among journalists and other media types, but the truth is, there's still a lot of talk and not a lot of converging going on.

Stop by Park 220 at noon on Tuesday to hear Journalism Professor Michael Scully explain why.

Scully is the semester's first speaker in the Ithacan's ongoing "First Tuesdays" series. His presentation, "The Elusive Quest for Convergence" is Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Park 220.

"We've gotten nothing but promises from academics, politicians and corporate bigwigs about this thing called 'convergence," says Scully. "On paper, convergence is the seamless fusion of print, broadcast and the Internet, but so far, none of the business and few of the tech models seem to be working."


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