A Journalist's Guide to the Internet

Author: Christopher Callahan,Leslie-Jean Thornton

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205565955

Category: Computers

Page: 134

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Just about everyone knows how to surf the information superhighway these days. But very few people who rely on the Internet for the most current news know how to maximize their surfing time in the most efficient and informative way. This practical, hands-on book offers readers the tools to think about the Internet from a journalistic perspective and provides tactics that may help both the budding and the experienced journalist meet the tightest of deadlines. Readers will find an up-close look at the different elements of the Internet and how they can be used as tools. Electronic mail, mailing lists, newsgroups, and the World Wide Web issues are thoroughly covered. This book describes not only how to find information on the Internet but also how to evaluate the credibility and newsworthiness of the information retrieved. Broadcasters, journalists of print and television media, investigative reporters, public affairs reporters, and anyone interested in utilizing the Internet for news.
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The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

Author: Mark Pearson,Mark Polden

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742692214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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'Journalists don't need law degrees to do their work. They do however need a sound understanding of the principles of press freedom and the ethical and legal limits of what can and should be reported. A new media landscape…makes this book even more valuable.' - Chris Masters, Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist 'The leading text book from which most journos learned their law' - Margaret Simons, Crikey This widely used introduction to media law takes a journalist's perspective. Written in a clear, non-legalistic fashion, it shows how journalists can produce ethical, hard-edged reportage while staying on the right side of the law. The authors also explain how to negotiate some of the key ethical minefields of day-to-day reporting, focusing on ethical dilemmas which can have legal consequences. This fully revised fourth edition offers a comprehensive overview of aspects of law which relate to a journalist's work including defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, intellectual property and ethical regulation. Recent cases and examples are used to illustrate key points. Also included is an introduction to the legal system and guidelines on reporting legal issues. Tips, summaries and a handy flow chart to defamation law make The Journalist's Guide to Media Law a handy reference for professionals and an essential text for students.
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A Journalist's Guide to Live Direct and Unbiased News Translation

Author: N.A

Publisher: Writescope Publishers

ISBN: 0957751184

Category: Arabic language

Page: 384

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"This book examines the role of translation in news making, taking Arabic satellite television as its case study, and presents a framework for journalists, translators, news editors and other media workers to help them avoid the pitfalls of translation mediation."--P. [4] of cover.
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Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued

A Global Guide to the Law for Anyone Writing Online

Author: Mark Pearson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742697100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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A blog or tweet can get its author arrested or cost a lot of money in legal battles—this practical guide explains how to stay out of trouble when writing online Every time an internet user blogs or tweets, they may be subject to the laws of more than 200 jurisdictions. As more than a few bloggers or tweeters have discovered, you can be sued in your own country, or arrested in a foreign airport as you're heading off on vacation—just for writing something that wouldn't raise an eyebrow if you said it in a bar or a cafe. In this handy guide, media law expert Mark Pearson explains how to get your message across without landing in legal trouble. In straightforward language, he explains what everyone writing online needs to know about free speech, reputation and defamation, privacy, official secrets and national security, copyright, and false advertising. Whether you host a celebrity Facebook page, tweet about a hobby, or like to think of yourself as a citizen journalist, you need this guide to keep on the right side of cyberlaw.
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The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

A handbook for communicators in a digital world

Author: Mark Pearson,Mark Polden

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743439431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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We are all journalists and publishers now: at the touch of a button we can send our words, sounds and images out to the world. No matter whether you're a traditional journalist, a blogger, or handling social media for a company, everything you publish or broadcast is still subject to the law. But which law? This widely used practical guide to communication law is essential reading for anyone who writes or broadcasts professionally, online or in traditional media. It shows how to publish or upload what you want, while staying on the right side of the law and behaving ethically. This fifth edition has been substantially revised to reflect the international nature of online media. It covers defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, intellectual property, and ethical regulation, as well as the special challenges of commenting on criminal allegations and trials. Recent cases and examples are used to illustrate key points and new developments. It includes a new chapter on the law of public relations, freelancing and media entrepreneurship. Whether you work in a news room, in public relations or marketing, or blog from home, make sure you have The Journalist's Guide to Media Law at your side. 'Whether you're an MSM editor or reporter, a blogger, a tweeter or a personal brand, this book might save your bacon.' - Jonathan Holmes, former ABC Media Watch host 'The leading text book from which most journos learned their law' - Margaret Simons, Director of Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne
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Mediactive

Author: Dan Gillmor

Publisher: Dan Gillmor

ISBN: 098463360X

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us -- all of us -- by being active consumers and participants. Here's how. With a Foreword by Clay Shirky Praise for Mediactive: "Dan Gillmor has thought more deeply, more usefully, and over a longer period of time about the next stages of media evolution than just about anyone else. In Mediactive, he puts the results of his ideas and experiments together in a guide full of practical tips and longer-term inspirations for everyone affected by rapid changes in the news ecology. This book is a very worthy successor to his influential We the Media." --James Fallows, Atlantic Magazine, author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square and Breaking the News "Dan's book helps us understand when the news we read is reliable and trustworthy, and how to determine when what we're reading is intended to deceive. A trustworthy press is required for the survival of a democracy, and we really need this book right now." --Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist "A master-class in media-literacy for the 21st century, operating on all scales from the tiniest details of navigating wiki software all the way up to sensible and smart suggestions for reforming law and policy to make the news better and fairer. Gillmor's a reporter's reporter for the information age, Mediactive made me want to stand up and salute." --Cory Doctorow, co-editor/owner, Boing Boing; author of For the Win "As the lines between professional and citizen journalists continue to blur, Mediactive provides a useful roadmap to help us become savvier consumers and creators alike." -- Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of America Online "It's all true - at least to someone. And that's the problem in a hypermediated world where everyone and anyone can represent his own reality. Gillmor attacks the problem of representation and reality head on, demanding we become media-active users of our emerging media, instead of passive consumers. If this book doesn't get you out of Facebook and back on the real Internet, nothing will." --Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age "An important book showing people how to swim rather than drown in today's torrent of information. Dan Gillmor lives on the front line of digital information - there's no-one better to help us understand the risks and opportunities or help us ask the right questions." --Richard Sambrook, Global Vice Chairman and Chief Content Officer at Edelman, and former BBC Director of Global News "With the future of journalism and democracy in peril, Mediactive comes along with sage and practical advice at a crucial time. Dan Gillmor, pioneering journalist and teacher of journalists, offers a practical guide to citizens who now need to become active producers as well as critical consumers of media. Read this book right away, buy one for a friend and another one for a student, and then put Gillmor's advice into action." --Howard Rheingold, author of the Smart Mobs and other books about our digital future "Through common-sense guidelines and well-chosen examples, Gillmor shows how anyone can navigate the half-truths, exaggerations and outright falsehoods that permeate today's media environment and ferret out what is true and important. As Gillmor writes, 'When we have unlimited sources of information, and when so much of what comes at us is questionable, our lives get more challenging. They also get more interesting.'" --Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, former Boston Phoenix media critic, and author of the Media Nation blog at www.dankennedy.net
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The Journalist's Guide to American Law

Author: Laurie L. Levenson,John T. Nockleby,Karl M. Manheim,F. Jay Dougherty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415884713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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This easy-to-use guidebook offers an overview of American law that should find a place on the desk of any journalism student or professional journalist. The Journalist's Guide to American Law provides an overview of major legal principles and issues in practical terms for journalists covering any aspect of the legal system. The book's organization captures both the bird's-eye view of the subject and offers an easy reference guide when the professional needs to understand a distinct legal concept. The areas covered range from professional concerns such as the First Amendment, cameras in the courtroom, Sunshine laws, and access to government documents to general legal matters such as the institutions of law and the lawmaking function of the judiciary, core constitutional principles such as separation of powers and judicial review, and the day-to-day functioning of courts. Equally at home on the desk of the general assignment reporter or the legal correspondent, as well as their producers and editors, the book equips the journalist with the knowledge required to translate complex legal notions into plain English.
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An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media

Scriptwriting Essentials Across the Genres

Author: Robert B. Musburger, PhD

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136033130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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"Wonderfully practical....just what every media writer needs." Christopher H. Sterling George Washington University * Learn what it takes to write for commercials, news, documentaries, corporate, educational, animation, games, the internet, and dramatic film & video productions * Outlines the key skills needed for a successful media writing career The demand for quality and knowledgeable multi-platform writing is always in high demand. An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media presents a survey of the many types of electronic media you can write for, and explains how to do it. Musburger focuses on the skills you need to write for animation versus radio or television news versus corporate training. Sample scripts help you learn by example while modeling your own scripts. Production files illustrate the integral role writers' play in the production process, and individual movie frames allow you compare these to the real scripts. Armed with the skills developed in this book, a media writer can apply for a variety of positions in newsrooms, advertising firms, motion pictures or animation studios, as well as local and national cable operations. Robert B. Musburger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the School of Communication, University of Houston, USA. He has worked for 20 years in professional broadcasting, serving as camera operator, director, producer, and writer. Musburger has received numerous awards for his video work and teaching and he continues to work in electronic media with his Seattle, WA,. consulting firm, Musburger Media Services. "[An] authoritative and clearly written description of the processes involved in writing for film, radio and television production." Raymond Fielding, Dean Emeritus Florida State University
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Pen & Sword

A Journalist's Guide to Covering the Military

Author: Edward Offley

Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780966517644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

View: 9162

Covering defense and the military is much more than a regular beat. Stories written by military reporters can range from an interview with a local recruit heading off to boot camp to coverage of a war on foreign soil. In between are thousands of stories a
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The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

Guarding the Guardians from 1900 to the Present

Author: Sarah Lonsdale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147422055X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable? As newspaper journalism faces the double crisis of a lack of trust post-Leveson, and a lack of influence in the fragmented internet age, how do cultural producers view journalists and their role in society today? In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day. The book asks first how journalists were represented in various distinct periods of the 20th century and then attempts to explain why these representations vary so widely. This is a history of the British press, told not by historians and sociologists, but by writers and directors as well as journalists themselves. In uncovering dozens of forgotten fictions, Sarah Lonsdale explores the bare-knuckled literary combat conducted by writers contesting the disputed boundaries between literature and journalism. Within these texts and films there is perhaps also a clue as to how the best aspects of 'Fourth estate' journalism can survive in the digital age. Authors covered in the volume include: Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Pat Barker, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, Arnold Wesker and Rudyard Kipling. Television and films covered include House of Cards (US and UK versions), Spotlight, Defence of the Realm, Secret State and State of Play.
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The writer's guide to the internet

Author: Dawn Groves

Publisher: A B F Content

ISBN: 9781887902137

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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Explains how writers can take advantage of Internet resources and services, and discusses publishing online, creating a Web page, and conducting research
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Media Management

A Casebook Approach

Author: Jan Wicks, LeBlanc,George Sylvie,C. Ann Hollifield,Stephen Lacy,Ardyth Sohn, Broadrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135619581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Media Management: A Casebook Approach provides a detailed look at each of the major areas of responsibility that fall to the managers of media organizations, such as leadership, motivation, planning, marketing, and strategic management. Retaining its core content and case study approach, this third edition draws upon the latest organizational and management research to guide students in the development of their managerial skills. It provides media-based cases that give students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Updates in this edition include: *research and examples to reflect the current state of the industry; *material on convergence, new media, and international aspects, as well as their influences on leadership and planning; *information and research on new media, the Internet, and their future implications for media managers; *technology and online resource sections; and *examples and information on data used by advertisers and media organizations. This textbook also offers new material on the structure of the Internet, new media, and converged and international media organizations. It is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in media management courses.
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A journalist's guide to public opinion polls

Author: Sheldon R. Gawiser,G. Evans Witt

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

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This straightforward text provides journalists, both professional and student, with an explanation of the realities of an increasingly important facet of today's precision journalism--public opinion polling. The work aims to provide the skills necessary for evaluating and interpreting survey results accurately. After a brief review of the historical relationship between the press and public opinion, the authors examine the polling environment today. Then, step-by-step, they take the reader through the basics of journalistic uses of public opinion surveys and the questions to be asked by the journalist in evaluating a survey: who did the poll; who sponsored the poll; what were the survey questions and how were they worded; what is the sampling error; how to report poll results; how to put survey figures in context; and how to make and evaluate projections based upon polls. In addition, the text offers a review of statistical methods for the journalist and a 20 question checklist.
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Journalism Next

A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

Author: Mark Briggs

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506311032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The Third Edition of Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing is the most informed, practical, and succinct guide to digital technology for journalists. Author Mark Briggs’ forward-thinking techniques and accessible style prepares today’s journalists for tomorrow’s media landscape transformations. Readers will learn how to effectively blog, crowdsource, use mobile technology, mine databases, and expertly capture audio and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and convey compelling stories. Briggs helps readers quickly improve their digital literacy by presenting the basics and building on them to progress towards more specialized skills within multimedia. Readers will become equipped to better manage online communities and build an online audience. Journalism Next is a quick yet valuable read that provides a detailed roadmap for journalists to reference time and time again.
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Pen & Sword

A Journalist's Guide to Covering the Military

Author: Edward Offley

Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780966517644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

View: 3612

Covering defense and the military is much more than a regular beat. Stories written by military reporters can range from an interview with a local recruit heading off to boot camp to coverage of a war on foreign soil. In between are thousands of stories a
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The Journalist's Handbook

Author: Kim Fletcher

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509822348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This comprehensive, informative and witty guide offers expert advice on everything you need to know about the industry. From starting up, through pitching your first story, to getting a scoop and avoiding libel, this book offers all the useful hints, advice and contacts you require to be the best. The Journalist's Handbook contains vital information on media law, privacy and ethics, and looks at market awareness and the rise of internet journalism. There is also good advice on different writing techniques for quality, middle market and popular papers, on surviving as a freelance and advancing in your career. Interspersed with anecdotes and tips from journalists on Britain's leading publications (Observer, Express, Star, The Times, Q, Glamour), the handbook is rounded off with a list of indispensable contacts and sources.
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MediaWriting

Print, Broadcast, and Public Relations

Author: W. Richard Whitaker,Janet E. Ramsey,Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135592845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Designed for those preparing to write in the current multimedia environment, MediaWriting explores: the linkages between print, broadcast, and public relations styles outlines the nature of good writing synthesizes and integrates professional skills and concepts Complete with interesting real-world examples and exercises, this textbook gives students progressive writing activities amid an environment for developing research and interviewing skills. Starting from a basis in writing news and features for print media, it moves on to writing for broadcast news media, then introduces students to public relations writing in print, broadcast, and digital media, as well as for news media and advertising venues. Rather than emphasizing the differences among the three writing styles, this book synthesizes and integrates the three concepts, weaving in basic principles of Internet writing and reporting. This book provides beginning newswriting students with a primer for developing the skills needed for work in the media industry. As such, it is a hands-on writing text for students preparing in all professional areas of communication--journalism, broadcasting, media, and public relations.
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The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.
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Media Perspectives for the 21st Century

Author: Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136847758

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies. It combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to provide an interdisciplinary and truly global perspective that reflects the trends, theories and issues in current media and communication research. The collection raises significant questions about the study of the media by challenging approaches to major media and societal issues, and analyses in more depth the range of concerns that shape both the present and the future media landscape and the issues these can create for communication. It also investigates the main effects of technological developments on the domain of the news media and journalism. Divided into two main sections, Part I provides accounts of the role of the media in society, and deals with agendas that affect the field of communications studies. Part II goes on to examine the world of new media and offers analyses on the developments of the 21st century. Chapters deal with various dimensions of media from a number of different perspectives and socio-political contexts, covering a wide range of topics including Social Networking, Political Communication, Public Journalism, Global Infotainment and Consumer Culture. Media Perspectives for the 21st Century will be highly useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers and academics, in the fields of media and communication studies, mass communication, journalism and new media.
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