Siren rhetoric about convergence can sometimes hide complexities about the concept. For instance, the fact that the coming together of media streams is also about divergence – in the form of multiple disparate platforms coming into publishing play, including completely new ones, as commentator Arthur Goldstuck observed at the HighwayAfrica conference.
"How do we prepare our students for whichever version of the “new” media they will be expected to use to produce interesting stories or compelling content? And more importantly, how do we first prepare ourselves?"
This refers to my research articles on the subject
New Media and Press Freedom in the Developing World. Keynote speech for Unesco conference, Paris, February 2007.
Digital migration and public broadcasting. Paper for Open Society Institute, London, 2006.