Computer-assisted Investigative Reporting

Development and Methodology

Author: Margaret H. DeFleur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136686355

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Conducting computer analyses for the purposes of revealing information of significance to the press represents an extension of one of the most important forms of American journalism into the contemporary era of new technologies. Investigative reporting had its start with the establishment of the metropolitan newspaper during the early decades of the 1900s. At the time, it was a continuation of the evolving tradition of freedom of the press that had characterized American political life since colonial times. As it developed, investigative reporting stressed facts rather than the opinions of the editor or reporter. In turn, that tradition had its own intellectual roots. Today, computer-assisted investigative reporting (CAIR) extends that "marketplace of ideas" into systematic examinations of the electronic records of government. In addition, computer analyses of other kinds of information systematically gathered by journalists can provide the press with insights into trends and patterns unlikely to be revealed by other means. This unique volume addresses procedures and issues in investigative journalism that have not been explained in other publications. It sets forth -- for the first time -- a detailed and specific methodology for conducting computer-assisted investigative analyses of both large and small scale electronic records of government and other agencies. That methodology consists of the logic of inquiry, strategies for reaching valid conclusions, and rules for reporting what has been revealed by the analyses to the public in clear ways. Such systematic methodologies are essential in social and other sciences and the development of a counterpart for investigative journalism has been badly needed. That systematic methodology is developed within a context that explains the origin and major characteristics of those elements that have come together in American society to make computer-assisted investigative reporting both possible and increasingly a part of standard newsroom practices. These include the development of traditional investigative journalism, the evolution of computer technology, the use of computers by government to keep records, the legal evolution of freedom of information laws, the rapid adoption of computers in newsrooms, the increasing importance of precision journalism, and the sharp increase in recent times of computer-assisted investigative reporting by American newspapers both large and small. The issues addressed in this book are discussed in a very readable context with an abundance of examples and illustrations drawn from the real world of journalism as it is practiced daily in newsrooms around the country. Explanations of concepts, principles, and procedures are set forth in layperson's terms that require very little in the way of knowledge of computers or statistical methods.
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Computer-assisted Reporting

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805830217

Category: Computers

Page: 487

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With a focus on the changing nature of news reporting in the wake of less expensive and more powerful personal computers, the second edition of Computer-Assisted Reporting discusses current and future developments in the use of computers for gathering information for the news media. New to this edition are additional practical "how to" approaches for using computing in the practice of journalism. A five-stage proposal for the development of computer literacy in the newsroom also has been refined for this edition. Professional journalists and students of journalism will find this new edition to be an essential tool for accomplishing computer-assisted reporting.
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Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Practical Guide

Author: Brant Houston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This straightforward and effective how-to guide provides the basics for any journalist or student beginning to use data for news stories. It has step-by-step instructions on how to do basic data analysis in journalism while addressing why these digital tools should be an integral part of reporting in the 21st century. The book pays particular attention to the need for accuracy in computer-assisted reporting and to both the potential and pitfalls in utilizing large datasets in journalism. An ideal core text for courses on data-driven journalism or computer-assisted reporting, Houston pushes back on current trends by helping current and future journalists become more accountable for the accuracy and relevance of the data they acquire and share. Online instructor's materials are available to adopting professors, and additional exercises are available free online to students at the below address: http://ire.org/carbook/ username: carbook password: carbook4
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Digital Journalism

Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism

Author: Kevin Kawamoto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742526815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing many important issues in new media and journalism, authors take on history, convergence, ethics, online media and politics, and cutting-edge technology, from multimedia web sites to global satellite capabilities. Digital Journalism is a valuable resource for all journalism students and an intriguing read for anyone interested in the changing technology of news.
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Investigative Reporting in den USA

Strukturen eines Journalismus der Machtkontrolle

Author: Manfred Redelfs

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322916790

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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'Investigative Reporting' ist ein Leitbild des US-Journalismus: Die gründliche Recherche, die Mißstände aufdeckt, gilt nicht erst seit der Watergate-Affäre als zentrale journalistische Leistung. Der Band untersucht, warum sich 'Investigative Reporting' in den USA zur eigenen journalistischen Spezialisierung entwickelt hat und wie diese Form der Machtkontrolle heute bei Zeitungen, Zeitschriften und Fernsehen betrieben wird. Faktoren der politischen Kultur werden dabei ebenso beleuchtet wie ökonomische, rechtliche und professionelle Aspekte. Durch Portraits von Rechercheabteilungen, u.a. bei der 'Washington Post' und dem Fernsehmagazin '60 Minutes', vermittelt diese Studie erstmals ein umfassendes und anschauliches Bild des 'Investigative Reporting'.
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Investigative Reporting in Canada

Case Studies

Author: Maxine Ruvinsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195423815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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Through a series of interviews with top Canadian investigative journalists, Investigative Reporting in Canada engages students as they evaluate key investigative reporting techniques and challenges, while at the same time inspiring them to employ these techniques in their own work. Each chapter focuses on an award-winning article or series, and includes a discussion of what prompted the journalist to cover the story, how they conducted their investigation, what obstacles were encountered,what techniques were employed, and what lessons were learned. This is an essential text for any college or university course on investigative reporting.
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Data for Journalists

A Practical Guide for Computer-Assisted Reporting

Author: Brant Houston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351249290

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This straightforward and effective how-to guide provides the basics for any reporter or journalism student beginning to use data for news stories. It has step-by-step instructions on how to do basic data analysis in journalism while addressing why these digital tools should be an integral part of reporting in the 21st century. In an ideal core text for courses on data-driven journalism or computer-assisted reporting, Houston emphasizes that journalists are accountable for the accuracy and relevance of the data they acquire and share. With a refreshed design, this updated new edition includes expanded coverage on social media, scraping data from the web, and text-mining, and provides journalists with the tips and tools they need for working with data.
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Epistemology

A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

Author: Robert Audi,John A O'Brien Professor of Philosophy Robert Audi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415130424

Category: Connaissance, Théorie de la

Page: 340

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This textbook introduces the concepts and theories central for understanding the nature of knowledge. It is aimed at students who have already done an introductory course. Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is concerned about how we know what we do, what justifies us in believing what we do, and what standards of evidence we should use in seeking truths about the world of human experience. The author's approach draws the reader into the subfields and theories of the subject, guided by key concrete examples. Major topics covered include perception and reflection as grounds of knowledge, the nature, structure, and varieties of knowledge, and the character and scope of knowledge in the crucial realms of ethics, science and religion.
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What Good is Journalism?

How Reporters and Editors are Saving America's Way of Life

Author: George Kennedy,Daryl R. Moen

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826217303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

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"A compilation of essays that show how good journalistic practices enrich the daily lives of citizens, trace the development of free expression through American history, and enable citizens to play their own roles in the democracy, while also showing howthese principles are playing a revolutionary role in emerging democracies"--Provided by publisher.
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Investigative Reporting from Premise to Publication

From Premise to Publication

Author: Marcy Burstiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135181611X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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This book gives readers the confidence they need to handle any investigative reporting assignment and to produce demonstrated results. Its step-by-step progression covering the entire investigative process will help them stay on track to complete stories of any size. The book answers relevant questions such as "Where can I find a story?" "What do I do when a source won't talk?" "How can I find the right documents to support my story?" "How can I present this story online?" and "How can a spreadsheet keep it all from falling apart?" Investigative Reporting contains full stories and timely examples from both professional and student reporters. Each chapter concludes with sequential "Big Story" assignments to help readers research, write and publish their own investigative stories. Web links to online resources (including public records information, computer-assisted reporting techniques and interactive investigative story examples) will help readers move smoothly and successfully through an investigative story or team reporting project, whether for print, broadcast or the Web.
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New media technology

cultural and commercial perspectives

Author: John Vernon Pavlik

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205162482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

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In this book, Pavlik describes both the influence of technology on human communication as well as how we make use of that technology. Covering everything from telecommunciations to networked computing, from telecommunications law, regulation and policy to the cultural and commercial impact of emerging media technologies, this book is a tour de force in explaining how these media are transforming both human culture and commerce.
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Encyclopedia of Television News

Author: Michael D. Murray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561082

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

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A recent Times-Mirror survey has shown that 65 percent of Americans prefer television over other news media for news coverage, an increase of 10 percent in just over a decade. To understand the enormous impact television news has had on American life, it is important to define the contributions made by various individuals in the field, as well as to recognize the news programs and broadcast journalism issues that have captivated, enlightened, and informed our nation. Never before have the forces and individuals of television news been so thoroughly and authoritatively examined.
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Successful Strategies for Computer-assisted Reporting

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113668607X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Computers have changed the landscape of both gathering and disseminating information throughout the world. As journalists quickly move toward the 21st century and perhaps, a new era of electronic journalism, resources are needed to understand the newest and most successful computer-based news reporting strategies. Written to serve that purpose, this book is designed to show both professional journalists and students which of the newest personal computing tools are being used by the nation's leading news organizations and top individual journalists. It further describes how these resources are being used on a daily basis and for special projects. In recent years, computers have taken on new and dominating roles in the process of news analysis, newsgathering, and news processing. Today's forward-thinking journalists often seek guidance over what they can do to strengthen their ability to be society's information processors and managers. This volume focuses upon how successful journalists are using computers through a major national computer-assisted reporting (CAR) study of daily newspapers. The study included two national surveys and a series of personal interviews with many of the nation's leading CAR specialists. Several current examples of stories used for successful database- and online-oriented news assignments are provided as part of a series of case studies incorporated throughout the book. The additional depth of description and the presentation of portions of stories themselves should help readers to understand the complete process involving CAR-oriented journalism. Substantial analytical detail is used to discuss the extent of computer use in newsrooms, computer training, CAR projects, CAR in daily reporting, hardware and software most commonly used, levels and types of online services used in news research, and portable hardware and software. The book concludes with the author's assessment of the effects and impact of personal computing in the newsroom and the future of personal computer applications in newsgathering. Explaining and defining advanced applications or terminology for readers, the approach to the book assumes a minimal familiarity with computers, but no advanced knowledge of computer operation.
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Understanding Mass Communication

A Liberal Arts Perspective

Author: Melvin Lawrence DeFleur,Everette E. Dennis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618128570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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Melvin L De Fleur has contributed to Understanding Mass Communication: A Liberal Arts Perspective as an author. Melvin L. DeFleur is currently Professor of Mass Communication in the College of Communication at Boston University, where in 1994, he assumed the duties of Director of the School of Mass Communication and Public Relations, a post he occupied for three years. Previously, he held the John Ben Snow Endowed Chair in mass communication at Syracuse University. He has served on the faculties of six universities, three times a departmental chairman and once as a graduate dean for research. Twice, he was a Fulbright Professor to Argentina. He has been responsible for the development and administration
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Annual Convention

Author: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Convention

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Electronic Trail

Computer-assisted Research and Reporting in the Philippines

Author: Danilo Araña Arao,Alecks P. Pabico

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789718686164

Category: Electronic news gathering

Page: 199

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