Textual convergence is when print media, for example news papers, books, have been merged with online media. That is how online news papers came to life. And this is one of the most convenient convergences.
Reading news online is one of the most popular and convenient ways to get your daily fix of news. Most of us do it whilst eating our breakfast, heading to work or school, reading news changed since newspapers started transferring to online platforms. Some have even decided to go completely online-only.
For example, Friday the 12th of February, one of the biggest newspapers in UK have publicly decided to become the first national newspaper to go online only. That decision was made because of the success that their online news paper has gained. They have realised that the news industry is changing. The Independent sees how fast technologies growth is these days, and how convergence is changing and developing all sorts of media. As it was mentioned in the article written about the Independent going online-only, “Evgeny Lebedev, owner of The Independent, said: “The newspaper industry is changing, and that change is being driven by readers.” “.
Media convergence has helped us in so many ways, for example information is so easy to access, we can get the latest news online, not having to go to a store and buy a print copy of a news paper, all the news articles are in the reach of our fingertips.