News as it Happens

An Introduction to Journalism

Author: Stephen Lamble

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195567229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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News reporting and dissemination is no longer a once-a-day occurrence but an instant connection to the audience. News As It Happens reflects this change, providing practical guidelines for working as a journalist in the age of rapidly evolving media technologies. It provides students with both a strong foundation that can be used across the breadth of their studies and the specific skills required across various media platforms, demonstrating the need for students to adapt to the dramatic technological advancements in the world of news and news reporting. 2011 APA Educational Publishing Awards Winner: Tertiary Education (wholly Australian) Single title - News As It Happens: An Introduction to Journalism
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Science Journalism

An Introduction

Author: Martin W Angler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317369823

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 4432

Science Journalism: An Introduction gives wide-ranging guidance on producing journalistic content about different areas of scientific research. It provides a step-by-step guide to mastering the practical skills necessary for covering scientific stories and explaining the business behind the industry. Martin W. Angler, an experienced science and technology journalist, covers the main stages involved in getting an article written and published; from choosing an idea, structuring your pitch, researching and interviewing, to writing effectively for magazines, newspapers and online publications. There are chapters dedicated to investigative reporting, handling scientific data and explaining scientific practice and research findings to a non-specialist audience. Coverage in the chapters is supported by reading lists, review questions and practical exercises. The book also includes extensive interviews with established science journalists, scholars and scientists that provide tips on building a career in science journalism, address what makes a good reporter and discuss the current issues they face professionally. The book concludes by laying out the numerous available routes into science journalism, such as relevant writing programs, fellowships, awards and successful online science magazines. For students of journalism and professional journalists at all levels, this book offers an invaluable overview of contemporary science journalism with an emphasis on professional journalistic practice and success in the digital age.
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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction

Writing and Producing Across Media

Author: Vincent F. Filak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317681592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is a pioneering textbook that will teach you how to master the skills needed to be a journalist in today’s converged media landscape. This book shows you what makes a news story effective, and how to identify the best platform for a particular story, whether it’s the Web, broadcast or print. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, audience engagement. After establishing these journalism basics, the book goes into great detail on how to tailor a story to meet the needs of various media. Vincent F. Filak has brought this second edition completely up to date through: A thorough reorganization of the chapters, which provides a newer, more practical approach focused on "how to do convergent journalism," rather than simply observing the current state of converged media. A number of new pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, including examples, exercises, breakout boxes and more. Coverage of additional topics such as issues of law and ethics in digital media, and also writing for mobile platforms and social media. A companion website with links to additional examples of quality text, images and multimedia for students, as well as an instructor site with a test bank, suggested exercises and discussion questions.
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Introduction to Online Journalism

Publishing News and Information

Author: Roland De Wolk

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205286898

Category: Computers

Page: 205

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This book offers readers a real reporter's guide to using the Web for reporting. Taking a comprehensive approach to the evolving field of online journalism, this book discusses such topics as how to set up an online journalism program, using the Web for a full array of online journalism, and launching an online journalism site. With the experience of an author who is a practicing professional and an instructor in the field of online journalism, this text provides readers with everything they need to know to be successful in the fastest growing occupational field for today's journalists. For those involved with online journalism.
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Online Newsgathering: Research and Reporting for Journalism

Author: Stephen Quinn,Stephen Lamble

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113603305X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Journalists used to rely on their notepad and pen. Today, professional journalists rely on the computer-and not just for the writing. Much, if not all, of a journalist's research happens on a computer. If you are journalist of any kind, you need to know how to find the information you need online. This book will show you how to find declassified governmental files, statistics of all kinds, simple and complex search engines for small and large data gathering, and directories of subject experts. This book is for the many journalists around the world who didn't attend a formal journalism school before going to work, those journalists who were educated before online research became mainstream, and for any student studying journalism today. It will teach you how to use the Internet wisely, efficiently and comprehensively so that you will always have your facts straight and fast. Online Newsgathering: . reflects the most current thinking . is pertinent to both industry and education . focuses on what people need to know Please visit the authors' companion website at http://computerassistedreporting.com for additional resources.
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Journalism Online

Author: Mike Ward

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136029699

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 335

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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An Introduction to Journalism

Essential Techniques and Background Knowledge

Author: Richard Rudin,Trevor Ibbotson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240516346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

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This text brings together the essential issues and practices required by students of journalism and combines techniques involved in print, broadcast and online journalism with information on law, health and safety.
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Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction

Author: Levi Obijiofor,Folker Hanusch

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345247

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 3940

In today's global digital world, journalists are required to be cognizant of ethical and cultural issues beyond usual national boundaries. This text provides a theoretical and practical introduction to cross-cultural journalism, equipping students with the skills and understanding they need today.
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Media Communication

An Introduction to Theory and Process

Author: James Watson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137428228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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The fourth edition of this essential text provides a complete and well-rounded introduction to the study of media and communication in the modern world. It explores the evolution of media and communication and surveys a full range of media theories, using these perspectives to explain social issues and navigate the constantly shifting media landscape in the 21st century. The new edition reflects significant contemporary developments relevant to the field, including the explosion of internet use, the growth of social media and major changes in the journalism industry in recent years. Still covering all of the key topics for introductory media and communication courses, the text draws on current and widely-recognised examples so that students can relate theory to their everyday experiences of media. Written in a lucid and engaging style, the chapters critically examine the role, ownership and constraints of media production, but helpfully clarify terminology and point students towards further reading and discussion topics along the way. The book stands as an invaluable resource for all students of media studies, communication studies and journalism.
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Media Metrics

An Introduction to Quantitative Research in Mass Communication

Author: Manoj Dayal

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789386062161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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The book is a comprehensive introduction to the application of statistical tools and techniques in media research. "Media metrics" is the use of statistics and mathematics in media research. This book largely explains scientific methods of data collection and analysis to achieve useful results from quantitative media data. It effectively describes the crucial relationship between key media forces such as print and electronic media, corporate communication and public relations, advertising, development communication, web and traditional media, and so on. It guides the readers to understanding the challenges of media measurement, its quantification, datafication and assessment, and helps in developing skills of media audience analysis. Key Features � Pioneering introductory text on media metrics, a method of measuring media variables � Clear and easy-to-understand explanation of descriptive and inferential media variables and their use � Complete coverage with relevant examples from media studies � Review exercises, and extensive list of references � Ideal companion for students and researchers in the fields of mass communication, media studies, communication studies, and journalism
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The Media in Your Life

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Jean Folkerts,Stephen Lacy

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205317820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 520

View: 9453

With a strong emphasis on media convergence throughout, this book helps readers develop a system-wide view of the interacting social, historical, economic, and technological forces at work in today's rapidly evolving mass media. Written by two highly regarded scholars and teachers, this book goes beyond other textbooks to help readers understand where, how, and why they fit into the contemporary media environment. Too often, mass communication texts rely only on popular publications or on academic research. In this interactive text, they have combined the concrete practice of journalism with empirical research, enabling students to comprehend the impact of the dynamic media that are an integral part of our lives today. Folkerts and Lacy guide readers through today's whirlwind of mass communication by providing them with the information and critical thinking skills necessary to consider objectively the media and its roles in their lives. For anyone interested in gaining knowledge of the media.
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An Introduction to News Reporting

A Beginning Journalist's Guide

Author: Jan Johnson Yopp,Beth A. Haller

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205342181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

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"An Introduction to News Reporting" gives beginning reporters the tools to succeed by introducing them to news beats and the people, issues, sources, and stories associated with them. The text begins by reviewing the basics of reporting, including conducting interviews, developing sources, finding documents, and gathering information ethically and legally. It continues with a detailed look at the beats students are most likely to cover as beginning reporters: local government, education, business, police and fire, courts, and others. Features Covers the major beats in any news organization and lists sources for each beat, giving students the tools to begin reporting their stories. Includes the basics of newswriting so instructors can use the text in courses that combine newswriting and reporting. Provides activities at the end of every chapter, giving students a starting point for reporting the beat and guiding instructors in how to teach reporting skills. Provides a list of resources and Web sites in every chapter to give students and instructors additional information on a particular beat and a starting point for researching stories.
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Journalism Studies

A Critical Introduction

Author: Andrew Calcutt,Philip Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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As the world of politics and public affairs has gradually changed beyond recognition over the past two decades, journalism too has been transformed... yet the study of news and journalism often seems stuck with ideas and debates which have lost much of their critical purchase. Journalism is at a crossroads: it needs to reaffirm core values and rediscover key activities, almost certainly in new forms, or it risks losing its distinctive character as well as its commercial basis. Journalism Studies is a polemical textbook that rethinks the field of journalism studies for the contemporary era. Organised around three central themes – ownership, objectivity and the public – Journalism Studies addresses the contexts in which journalism is produced, practised and disseminated. It outlines key issues and debates, reviewing established lines of critique in relation to the state of contemporary journalism, then offering alternative ways of approaching these issues, seeking to reconceptualise them in order to suggest an agenda for change and development in both journalism studies and journalism itself. Journalism Studies is a concise and accessible introduction to contemporary journalism studies, and will be highly useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Journalism, Media and Communications courses.
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Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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This is Chronicle I of III. In this chronicle I take you deep into my soul. I was beautiful, young and innocent, so unaware of the danger and disappointment that was waiting for me around the corner. I share in unlimited detail, my first experience having sex, my struggle with poverty and homelessness. My fight with mental, physical, and sexual abuse, and worst of all, rape. I withhold nothing in this book. I wrote the chronicles, got ready to publish them, then I got scared.So, I put them in a closet on a shelf and I locked them away for more than twenty years. Now, I have taken them out and I am finally ready to reveal them. I hope by telling my story, I can be encouraging to those of you who have experienced similar tragedies. Please know that you are not alone. Maybe some of you are still suffering or struggling. Please know that joy is around the corner. Sometimes we just have to open our eyes and our hearts and grab it.
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Content Analysis

An Introduction to Its Methodology

Author: Klaus Krippendorff

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761915454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 413

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Since the publication of the first edition of Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology, the textual fabric in which contemporary society functions has undergone a radical transformation -- namely, the ongoing information revolution. Two decades ago, content analysis was largely known in journalism and communication research, and, to a lesser extent, in the social and psychological sciences. Today, content analysis has become an efficient alternative to public opinion research -- a method of tracking markets, political leanings, and emerging ideas, a way to settle legal disputes, and an approach to explore individual human minds. The Second Edition of Content Analysis is a definitive sourcebook of the history and core principles of content analysis as well as an essential resource for present and future studies. The book introduces readers to ways of analyzing meaningful matter such as texts, images, voices -- that is, data whose physical manifestations are secondary to the meanings that a particular population of people brings to them.Organized into three parts, the book examines the conceptual and methodological aspects of content analysis and also traces several paths through content analysis protocols.The author has completely revised and updated the Second Edition, integrating new information on computer-aided text analysis. The book also includes a practical guide that incorporates experiences in teaching and how to advise academic and commercial researchers. In addition, Krippendorff clarifies the epistemology and logic of content analysis as well as the methods for achieving its aims. Author Klaus Krippendorff discusses three distinguishing characteristics of contemporary content analysis: that it is fundamentally empirically grounded, exploratory in process, and predictive or inferential in intent; that it transcends traditional notions of symbols, contents, and intents; and that it has been forced to develop a methodology of its own, one that enables researchers to plan, execute, communicate, reproduce, and critically evaluate an analysis independent of the desirability of its results.Intended as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences, Content Analysis, Second Edition will also be a valuable resource for practitioners in a variety of disciplines.
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An introduction to content analysis

including annotated bibliography

Author: Richard W. Budd,Robert K. Thorp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 35

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Media and Culture with 2013 Update

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Richard Campbell,Christopher R. Martin,Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1457604914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

View: 8182

Today's media landscape is changing faster than ever, and students are experiencing these developments firsthand. Media & Culture pulls back the curtain on the media and shows students what all these new trends and developments really mean — giving students the deeper insight and context they need to become informed media critics. The 2013 Update also includes the must-cover events and trends students need to know to become informed media consumers and critics — from social media's influence on political events like the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring revolutions and what the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal means for journalism to the continued growth of television streaming and apps and the advent of tablet-only newspapers. Read the preface.
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Media in Your Life, The, an Introduction to Mass Communication, Books a la Carte Edition

Author: Jean Folkerts,Stephen Lacy

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205449361

Category:

Page: 512

View: 7126

Explores the social, historical, economic, and technological implications of the media in our culture and how to use the media effectively in our lives. Written by two highly regarded scholars and teachers, this text helps students develop a system-wide view of the interacting social, historical, economic, and technological forces at work in today's rapidly evolving mass media. Too often, mass communication texts rely only on popular publications or on academic research. Folkerts and Lacy believe that all forms of scholarship provide insight into mass communication. In this text, they have combined the concrete practice of journalism with empirical research, enabling students to comprehend the impact of the dynamic media that are an integral part of our lives today. Folkerts and Lacy guide students through today's whirlwind of mass communication by providing them with the information and critical thinking skills necessary to consider objectively the media and its roles in their lives.Students are challenged to look at their own use of the media and to observe patterns they see in media industries, personalities, structures, and market trends in order to become more informed media consumers.This affordable Books a la Carte Edition features the exact same content from our traditional textbook in a convenient, notebook-ready loose-leaf format -- allowing students to take only what they need to class. As a bonus, the Books a la Carte Edition is accompanied by a full-color, laminated Study Card that's a perfect tool to help students prepare for exams.
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The Media

An Introduction

Author: Daniele Albertazzi,Paul Cobley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865219

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 4398

Today, arguably more than at any time in the past, media are the key players in contributing to what defines reality for the citizens of Europe and beyond. This book provides an introduction to the way that the media occupy such a position of prominence in contemporary human existence. This expanded and fully updated third edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction collects in one volume thirty-six specially commissioned essays to offer unrivalled breadth and depth for an introduction to the study of contemporary media. It addresses the fundamental questions about today’s media – for example, digitisation and its effects, new distribution technologies, and the implications of convergence, all set against the backdrop of a period of profound social and economic change in Europe and globally. Key features: Expert contributions on each topic Approachable, authoritative contributions provide a solid theoretical overview of the media industry and comprehensive empirical guide to the institutions that make up the media. Further Reading and related web-resource listings encourage further study. New to this edition: New five part structure provides a broad and coherent approach to media: Part 1 Understanding the Media; Part 2 What Are the Media?; Part 3 The Media Environment; Part 4 Audiences, Influences and Effects; Part 5 Media Representations. Brand new chapters on: Approaches to Media; Media Form; Models of Media Institutions; The Media in Europe; Photography; Book Publishing; Newspapers; Magazines; Radio; Television; The Internet and the Web; News Media; Economics; Policy; Public Service Broadcasting in Europe; Censorship and Freedom of Speech; Audience Research; Sexualities; Gender; Social Class; Media and Religion; The Body, Health and Illness; Nationality and Sex Acts. Other chapter topics from the last edition fully updated A wider, more comparative focus on Europe. The Media: An Introduction will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, journalism, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.
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