Pembroke Pigskin: A Practical Application of Convergence

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Daniel Patrick Kelly IV (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site:
Anthony R. Curtis

Abstract: This project encapsulates two parts. The written portion contains two introductory papers about media convergence. "The Incredible Synthesis of Modern Media" explores the positive aspects of convergence's development. "Conflict Within Convergence" looks at the negative aspects of convergence Particularly, how business practices may overwhelm media quality.The digital portion of the project is the author's personal experience with convergence. "Pembroke Pigskin", a website launched by the author in August 2007, contains numerous articles and photos pertaining to UNCP Pembroke football. The website provided the author an opportunity to learn HTML (hypertext markup language) and engage in a real convergence experiment. In 2008, "Pembroke Pigskin" underwent a redesign that improved both its appearance and functionality The website can also be found on the second page of a Google search with the terms "UNCP football", which the author considers an achievement. Also, the paper "Conflict Within Convergence" was nominated for publication in UNCP's" ReVisions.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2008
Pembroke Pigskin, Media Convergence, UNCP, Football,

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