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On the 1st of October we visited Channel 12, Azcentral.com and Arizona Republic. These three media institutions have been in a convergence process.
It was a highly informative visit for all of us. Before the visit I had many questions in my mind. I found the anwers to some of them during the visit and I wanna share three of them with you.
1) Is convergence a process forced by the financial difficulties experienced by these institutions due to global economic crisis ( It reminded me some of the families in my country who moved to the same house due to financial difficulties of global economic crisis)? Simply no. In fact these three insitutions tried to converge at the beginning of 2000 ’s but it was a failure. The executives of these institutions stated that it was not a simple process. They observed the examples around them very carefully for a long time. They saw that the process required a good preparation and the companies that started converging without preparing enough due to financial difficulties have not been successful.
2) They can converge physically simply by moving to the same place but how can they converge in their approach to news? I think this is the most difficult part of convergence process. The executive of azcentral.com told me that it was really difficult. He said it was not difficult to converge the approaches in sports news or in breaking news but especially in investigative journalism it is hard to converge. That’s why these three institutions has delayed converging in this part of journalism.
3) Does this process work in our countries? Difficult. I believe for this process to work in other countries the market share of the media insitutions are important. In some countries one media institution has a share of 30-40 percent of the whole industry. I believe, in such countries it is difficult to talk about convergence.
I like the idea to look back at media behavior on “Burning the Koran” case and to sketch some conclusion. First, I am not challenging the idea of free speech. I am not challenging the USA Constitution First Amendment. Although, I want to underline that media should have certain responsibilities when they discover people who want to expose themselves on one issue.
“Burning the Koran” case of Florida Pastor Terry Jones is the example how media can run one story only because at some point there will be some flame somewhere. The question whether he will burn the Koran or not became more important than the message he attempted to deliver. “Burn the Koran or not at this point, he’s already achieved his goals.
Will he burn it this weekend? Next week? If not him, surely someone else will do it, right? Send the cameras there, too? How about a reality TV series, where the season finale is the burn-or-don’t decision?”, the director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Den Gilmore wrote in his article Look in the Mirror.
Hints delivered from outside world could bring the biggest audience to the media. “Burn the Koran” speech or sentence can easily reach emotions of public, attract attention and ensure ratings. Florida Pastor Terry Jones succeeds to attract attention of decision makers, politicians, public and viewers. His mission is accomplished.
Is this has correlation with the right of free speech? Alternatively, maybe is attempt to expose idea that is not very creative? Yes, history knows examples of burning books. In Hitler’s Germany, that was common practice.
Is this should become a common practice in today’s America, as well?