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CNAA / Theses / 2021 / June /

Convergent journalism: particularities and trends

Author: Gugulan Maria
Degree:doctor of
Speciality: 10.01.10 - Journalism and Communication Sciences
Scientific adviser: Georgeta Stepanov
doctor habilitat, associate professor (docent), Moldova State University
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 24 June, 2021
Approved by NCAA on the 22 December, 2021


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CZU 070:659.3:004 (043)

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media convergence, convergent journalism, convergent newsroom, mass media, digital technology, traditional journalism, multimedia, cross-media, transmedia


Convergent journalism: particularities and trends. PhD thesis in communication sciences at the specialty 571. 01 - Journalism and media processes. Chisinau, 2021. Thesis structure: introduction, 3 chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 256 titles, 143 pages of main text, 6 tables and 5 annexes. Keywords: media convergence, convergent journalism, convergent newsroom, mass media, digital technology, traditional journalism, multimedia, cross-media, transmedia. Field of study: Communication Sciences. The aim of the work: determining the specificity of convergent journalism as a process and a product; elucidating the effects of the transition to the convergent newsroom and analyzing the degree of influence of the new technologies and working techniques on the journalist identity. Objectives: revealing the essence of convergent journalism as a media phenomenon with a distinct identity; identifying the benchmarks and functional options of convergent journalism in the Republic of Moldova; studying the structural and compositional aspects of convergent newsrooms; analysis of the journalistic content produced in a convergent environment; analysis of the opinions of local journalists on media convergence. Scientific novelty consists in elucidating the specificity of the journalistic activity in the convergent newsroom, as well as in identifying the trends of development of convergent journalism in the Republic of Moldova. The obtained result that contributes to the solution of an important scientific problem consists in the scientific and methodological foundation of the phenomenon of media convergence, which led to the identification of the options and trends of convergent journalism in the Republic of Moldova, which allowed to determine the influence of the adoption and implementation of the convergence media on the identity, values and professional practices of journalists and elucidation of the specificity of the media product realized in convergent system. The theoretical significance of the thesis lies in the creation of a theoretical framework for analyzing media convergence from the conceptual, structural and functional perspective. The value of the work: implementation of the proposed recommendations can make efficient convergent journalism in Moldova, and the scientific results can serve as a methodological basis for developing the editorial policies of media institutions. Implementation of scientific results: Scientific results have been implemented through the publication of 15 articles, studies and contributions to national and international conferences.