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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Power Journalism

Computer-assisted Reporting

Author: Lisa C. Miller

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Providing both practical and theoretical information for student journalists who need to know how and why, POWER JOURNALISM demystifies online research by outlining and explaining computer-assisted reporting techniques. In clear, easy-to-understand explanations of the latest research technologies, this text details how and why journalists use specific resources, and provides actual computer commands for using each resource, as well as written examples by journalists who utilized the discussed technology. Resources discussed include: newsgroups; bulletin board systems; commercial databases; commercial services such as Compuserve, FTP, Gopher, the World Wide Web, CD-ROM databases, spreadsheet and database management programs; and information on nine-track tape and floppy disks.
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Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Comprehensive Primer

Author: Fred Vallance-Jones,David McKie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195424577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer is a foundational guide to CAR, and the only one written from a Canadian perspective. Ideal for journalism students as well as practicing reporters in print and broadcasting, the text provides indispensable instruction and helpful tips for using the major classes of CAR software. Each chapter teaches a range of software skills using the same types of data that journalists encounter. Engaging examples are drawn from actual CAR generated articles and newsroom stories. To ensure accessibility, the text avoids acronyms and complicated computer terminology, and is richly illustrated with informative screen shots. Computer-assisted reporting has become an essential skill for all journalists, a fact that this text acknowledges by combining the best elements of traditional information gathering with modern computerized techniques.
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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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Uplink

The Forum for Computer-assisted Reporting

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Introduction to Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Journalist's Guide

Author: Matthew Reavy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767411554

Category: Computers

Page: 218

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While demystifying the use of the computer as a tool in reporting methods, Introduction to Computer-Assisted Reporting maintains that a computer is only supplemental to the traditional values of good journalism.
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Computer-assisted Investigative Reporting

Development and Methodology

Author: Margaret H. DeFleur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136686363

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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When Nerds and Words Collide

Reflections on the Development of Computer Assisted Reporting

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Internet

Page: 52

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Aktuelle Medientrends in den USA

Journalismus, politische Kommunikation und Medien im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung

Author: Hans J. Kleinsteuber

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663077861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Die "digitale Revolution" nahm in den USA ihren Ausgang und ist dort auch am weitesten fortgeschritten. Vernetzte Computer verändern Arbeitsweisen, Kommunikationsformen und Inhalte in den Medien gleichermaßen. Die in diesem Sammelband vereinten Beiträge von Wissenschaftlern und Praktikern aus Deutschland und den USA legen den Schwerpunkt auf Wandlungsprozesse, die Journalismus, politische Kommunikation und Medien derzeit durchlaufen. Sie geben dabei kompetent Auskunft über die neuesten Trends und beziehen auch den Stand der Dinge in Deutschland ein.
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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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Online Newsgathering: Research and Reporting for Journalism

Author: Stephen Quinn,Co-Ordinator of Journalism Studies Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Stephen Lamble,Stephen Lamble

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136033068

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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Practising Journalism

Values, Constraints, Implications

Author: Nalini Rajan

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132102614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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Practising Journalism brings together experts from the field of journalism: journalists; freelance writers; lectures; and media practitioners to provide a comprehensive collection of current articles. Offering a unique view of the way journalism is both practiced and taught, this book is divided into four section: core values in journalism; specialisation within the craft; the constraints of practice and implications for the future. It covers areas including: gender and identity in the popular press; sports journalism; urban reporting; embedded journalism; censorship; and alternative media. This book is essential reading for students of journalism and all those considering a career in the field.
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