Graduate students in the Integrated Media program--Heather Heater, Jeremy Lyons, Brad Beckwith, Anita Ford, and Kris Miller--have had their joint paper been accepted to the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism that will be held in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas at Austin on April 19-20.
In addition to the presentation, the paper has also been accepted for publication in the next Volume and Issue of The Official Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism.
The research project was conducted in Dr. Bergland's graduate convergent media theory and practice course. Using a 35-item matrix, the students analyzed the websites of the top 100 circulation U.S. newspapers, looking for features of Multimedia (video, audio, etc), Interactivity (comments, polls, Flash graphics, etc.) and distribution (PDF, RSS feeds, FB and Twitter, etc).
The International Symposium on Online Journalism, the most prestigious conference in this field, has an acceptance rate of 25-30%.
Congratulations to them for this impressive accomplishment!