• Define “convergence”
  • Media struggle to converge successfully and the fallout
  • A future world fully converged

READING:   Chapter 2 “Convergence and the Reshaping of Mass Communication”
QUIZ:   Chapter 2 Quiz on Blackboard

DISCUSSION:  Two major corporations have declared bankruptcy this week, one a bookseller and the other a video rental franchise.  I need to write a story about it but I’m struggling to determine what, if anything, is lost when these brick and mortar stores close due to the shift to digital media.  What do you think? Have you ever had a store close in your area? Did it have any affect on you? Pick a side and argue whether it’s important to have these stores in the community or if natural selection of the capitalist-kind is the better way to go.  Respond to the discussion post in the conference room.

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