A Journalist's Guide to the Internet

The Net as a Reporting Tool

Author: Christopher Callahan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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'A Journalist's Guide to the Internet' is a guide for students and professional journalists to learn how to use the Internet effectively in their daily reporting.
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Wired Journalist

Newsroom Guide to the Internet

Author: Mike Wendland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Information networks

Page: 91

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Journalism Online

Author: Mike Ward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136029702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 7146

Journalism Online tackles the pressing question of how to apply fundamental journalism skills to the online medium. It provides an essential guide to the Internet as a research and publishing tool. In particular, it examines how to forge key journalism skills with the distinctive qualities of the World Wide Web to provide compelling web content. Trainee and practicing online journalists will learn: - core journalism skills of identifying, collecting, selecting and presenting news and information; - multimedia skills such as audio recording and editing; - online research methods including use of search tools, newsgroups and listservs; - story construction and writing for the Web; - an introduction to HTML; - web site design for the effective use of content. Journalism Online takes the best of the 'new' and 'old' media to provide an essential primer for this emerging discipline. Leading web designers such as Jakob Nielsen rub shoulders with established journalists like Harold Evans in the search for clear guidance in this rapidly developing field. It also provides a useful insight for non-news organisations into how to prepare and present effective web content and avoid the deepest pitfall of the online world - being ignored. Supplementary resources can be found on the book's supporting web site www.journalismonline.co.uk, which features additional exercises, useful links and reviews.
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So You Want To Be A Journalist?

Author: Bruce Grundy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461400

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This book is a practical, hands-on guide to the world of journalism, particularly for the beginner. It contains step-by-step instructions on writing for the news media, and practical advice and suggestions on all facets of reporting. It covers the basic skills involved in finding information, interviewing, writing news and feature material, research and investigation, basic subbing, layout and design, the essentials of grammar, the law, and ethical and professional behaviour. The book uses numerous examples to demonstrate its points. It relies almost exclusively on the excellent work of student reporters to show what young people can achieve, despite not having the resources of large news organisations behind them. The book also highlights the efforts of some of the hundreds of students who have worked with the author over many years to produce fine examples of writing and reporting in the very best traditions of journalism.
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Consider the Source

A Critical Guide to 100 Prominent News and Information Sites on the Web

Author: James F. Broderick,Darren W. Miller

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9780910965774

Category: Computers

Page: 457

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Evaluates one hundred of the best and worst news and information sites, providing an overview, a description of what is there, reasons to visit it, notes, and ratings for each site, in a volume arranged in alphabetical order by site.
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The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers, and Journalists

Author: Mary McGuire

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572307568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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This indispensable guide helps novice and experienced computer users take full advantage of Internet and World Wide Web capabilities. Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides a basic introduction to the Internet and describes specialized resources and tools for writers, researchers, journalists and students. Bursting with helpful graphics, hints, and tips, the Handbookshows users how to: Select an Internet service provider, Web browser, and e-mail software * Develop online search strategies with the latest generation of tools * Use the best online databases, libraries, and government sites * Explore multimedia applications such as streaming media, Web conferencing, and desktop video conferencing * Generate leads and make contacts by posting queries to mailing lists * Keep mail and address lists organized * Create their own Web pages * Write for an online audience Online Updates:A special Web site maintained by the authors provides ongoing updates to the information contained in this edition, keeping readers current on important resources. Go to www.guilford.com/writernet.
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China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

Author: Ian Jeffries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134177623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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There is currently widespread interest in the Chinese economy, due to its huge and rapid growth, and the consequent impact on world business and the world economy. At the same time, there are concerns about China's political system, China's human rights record and the degree to which reform - the development of 'socialism with Chinese characteristics' - represent real liberalization. Providing an overview of earlier events in order to set the context in which economic and political development have taken place, the book traces economic and political growth in China from the early 1990s to the present. Covering Hong Kong, Macao, Tibet and Taiwan, the book discusses China's relations, including international trade with its neighbours and with the international community more widely. Other key topics covered include the growth of the market, the reform of state owned enterprises, human rights and SARS.
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Editing for Today's Newsroom

A Guide for Success in a Changing Profession

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135593973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Editing for Today's Newsroom provides training, support and advice for prospective news editors. Through history, analyses, and anecdotes, this book offers a solid grounding to prepare potential editors for the full range of their responsibilities in today's newsrooms: developing ideas; evaluating and editing copy; working with writers; determining what is news; understanding presentation and design; directing news coverage; managing people; making decisions under pressure; and coping with a variety of ethical, legal, and professional considerations, all while operating in today’s multimedia, multiplatform news arena. Author Carl Sessions Stepp focuses on editors as newsroom decision makers and quality controllers; accordingly, the book features strategies and techniques for coping with a broad spectrum of editing duties. Covering basic and advanced copyediting skills, it also provides intellectual context to the editor's role, critically examining the history of editing and the changing job of the contemporary editor.
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Introduction to Journalism

Author: Carole Fleming

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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An Introduction to Journalism examines the skills needed to work as a journalist in newspapers, television, radio, and online. This book provides case studies as a guide to researching stories, interviewing, and writing for each medium, as well as recording material for both radio and television. It offers a wide range of comments and tips on the best way to approach stories and includes interviews with journalists working on a variety of news outlets, from the BBC to weekly newspapers.
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Journalism and New Media

Author: John V. Pavlik

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.
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A Writer's Guide To Getting Published In Magazines

Author: Dianne DeSpain

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614171661

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and what magazines you want to approach; How to do your article research; Writing query letters and what to include in the query package; Writing an article proposal; How to decide what articles to write; A description of article types often open to freelancers; Finding an expert to interview; Sidebars, photos and clips; Protocol for working with editors; Manuscript formats and writing the actual article; Contracts, rights and the business side or writing for magazines. Written by an experienced freelancer whose byline appeared in most of the leading consumers’ magazines for over a decade, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines is a basic tool every aspiring magazine writer needs at the beginning of his or her career.
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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

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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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Blur

How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608193028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Like the authors' classic book The Elements of Journalism, Blur is a unique and readable discourse on how information culture is changing. Yes, old authorities are being dismantled and new ones created, and the way we obtain knowledge has changed. But seeking true and reliable information remains the most important purpose of journalism-and the object for those who consume it. In an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly fuzzy, Blur is an indispensable and serious-minded guide to navigating this new twenty-first-century media terrain.
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Reporting for Journalists

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135277842

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts, gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals. Reporting for Journalists explores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media – radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second edition of Reporting for Journalists includes: information on using wikis, blogs, social networks and online maps finding a story and how to develop ideas researching the story and building the contacts book including crowd sourcing and using chat rooms interactivity with readers and viewers and user generated content making best use of computer aided reporting (CAR), news groups and search engines covering courts, councils and press conferences reporting using video, audio and text preparing reports for broadcasting or publication consideration of ethical practice, and cultural expectations and problems an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalism websites and organisations.
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Writing for the Internet

A Guide to Real Communication in Virtual Space

Author: Craig M. Baehr,Craig Baehr,Bob Schaller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376948

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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This book is a landmark guide full of practical examples and sound advice for communicating online concisely and effectively. * Extended examples apply theories and methods of Internet writing to real-world writing situations * An appendix offers tips for writing, interviewing, and blogging
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Journalism

A Guide to the Reference Literature

Author: Jo A. Cates,James W. Carey

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563083747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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This critically annotated guide to reference literature of print and broadcast journalism features more than 800 descriptive and evaluative annotations. Nearly 90% of the entries are new or substantially revised, and there is a new chapter on commercial databases and Internet sources.
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Online Journalism

The Essential Guide

Author: Steve Hill,Paul Lashmar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Online and social media have become indispensible tools for journalists, but you still have to know how to find and tell a great story. To be a journalist today, you must have not only the practical skills to work with new technologies, but also the understanding of how and why journalism has changed. Combining theory and practice, Online Journalism: The Essential Guide will take you through the classic skills of investigating, writing and reporting as you master the new environments of mobile, on-demand, social, participatory and entrepreneurial journalism. You will also develop must-have skills in app development for smartphones and tablets, as well as techniques in podcast, blog and news website production. What this book does for you: Tips and advice from leading industry experts in their own words QR codes throughout the book to take you straight to multimedia links A fully up-to-date companion website loaded with teaching resources, detailed careers advice and industry insights (http://onlinejournalismguide.com/) Exercises to help you hone your skills Top five guided reading list for each topic, so you can take it further Perfect for students throughout a journalism course, this is your essential guide!
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Newspapers

A Complete Guide to the Industry

Author: Mike Farrell,Mary Carmen Cupito

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820481531

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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In a time of uncertainty and change in the newspaper industry, this book provides a concise and thorough overview of the field, looking back at newspapers’ history, and forward to their future – and insisting there will be one. The authors, former journalists who now teach the subject, review the practices of the profession – from defining news to examining who owns newspapers, from newspaper readership to the new media environment. Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive text is well suited for a range of courses on newspapers.
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Mediactive

Author: Dan Gillmor

Publisher: Dan Gillmor

ISBN: 098463360X

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 2006

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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Producing for Web 2.0

A student guide

Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134484151

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 9335

Web Production for Writers and Journalists is a clear and practical guide to planning, setting up and managing a website. Supported by a regularly updated and comprehensive website at www.producing.routledge.com, the book includes: *illustrated examples of good page design and site content *online support tutorials and information at www.producing.routledge.com *advice on content, maintenance, and how to use sites effectively *an extensive list of resources and Internet terminology. Now written specifically for journalists and writers, the second edition includes: *a comprehensive section on how ethics and regulation affect web producers *tutorials for the main applications used by web producers today *information on incorporating Flash and video into a website *guides to good practice for students of journalism, broadcasting and media studies.
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