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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Social Media for Journalists

Principles and Practice

Author: Megan Knight,Clare Cook

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 144628154X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media. The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including: How to find, write and break stories with social media An online journalism toolkit to get you started Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories Getting on top of user-generated content The ins and outs of copyright and ethics Building your brand and making money The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead. More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism.
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Research Skills for Journalists

Author: Vanessa Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317294521

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Research Skills for Journalists is a comprehensive, engaging and highly practical guide to developing the varied skillset needed for producing well researched, quality journalism across a range of platforms. Illustrated with original interviews and case studies, the book guides readers through a clear understanding of sources of news, as well as illustrating the skills needed to undertake successful digital and non-digital research and to conduct interviews for a variety of media. It examines the skills needed for basic data journalism and presents an in-depth exploration of the different research skills specific to producing print and online text, as well as those for broadcast and multimedia journalism. Key research skills explored in the book include: Developing digital research skills, including researching through search engines, messages boards, discussion groups and web forums, social media, apps, and using user generated content Working with data, including sourcing, auditing and analysing data, data visualisation and understanding the importance of accuracy and context Essential non-digital research skills, including telephone technique, using libraries and working with librarians, understanding copyright, working with picture libraries and research services, and producing freedom of information requests Working directly with people to research stories, including the power of persuasion, tracking down great contributors, managing and protecting sources, planning and managing interviews, and interviewing vulnerable people Researching for multimedia production of stories, including researching a radio story, podcast or video story, and planning for outside broadcasts. Research Skills for Journalists also explores specialist research skills needed for working overseas and investigates new areas, which could be used for journalism research in the future. The book is illustrated with original contributions by journalists from a variety of backgrounds; including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, pioneering data journalist Simon Rogers and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s award-winning reporter Abigail Fielding-Smith. It is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners of journalism to the skills needed for finding and developing original news stories today.
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The Data Journalism Handbook

How Journalists Can Use Data to Improve the News

Author: Jonathan Gray,Lucy Chambers,Liliana Bounegru

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449330029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field. This valuable handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launched the project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you’ll learn how data can be either the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told—or both. Examine the use of data journalism at the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and other news organizations Explore in-depth case studies on elections, riots, school performance, and corruption Learn how to find data from the Web, through freedom of information laws, and by "crowd sourcing" Extract information from raw data with tips for working with numbers and statistics and using data visualization Deliver data through infographics, news apps, open data platforms, and download links
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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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Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Summary of a Workshop

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Committee on Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309076242

Category: Medical

Page: 36

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For many, thoughts of suicide are abundant and frequent. There exists a fear of death but an even greater fear of life due to the latter's hardships. Participants of the committee on the Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adult and Adolescent Suicide of the Institute of Medicine's workshop on suicide prevention; however, believe that there is potential for better suicide prevention. Two workshops were convened by the committee: Risk Factors for Suicide, March 14, 2001 and Suicide Prevention and Intervention, May 14, 2001. The two workshops were designed to allow invited presenters to share with the committee and other workshop participants their particular expertise in suicide, and to discuss and examine the existing knowledge base. Participants of the second workshop were selected to represent many areas including: design and analysis of prevention programs, suicide contagion, and firearm availability and suicide. The committee wanted to assess the science base of suicide etiology, evaluate the current status of suicide prevention, and examine current strategies for the study of suicide. Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Summary of a Workshop summarizes the major themes that arose during the workshop. It also includes the workshop agenda and a list of speakers that were present.
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Visualize This!

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527760229

Category: Statistics / Graphic methods / Data processing

Page: 422

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A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.
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Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry

Author: Gibbs, William J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466685816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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The advent of digital technologies has changed the news and publishing industries drastically. While shrinking newsrooms may be a concern for many, journalists and publishing professionals are working to reorient their skills and capabilities to employ technology for the purpose of better understanding and engaging with their audiences. Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry highlights the research behind the innovations and emerging practices being implemented within the journalism industry. This crucial, industry-shattering publication focuses on key topics in social media and video streaming as a new form of media communication as well the application of big data and data analytics for collecting information and drawing conclusions about the current and future state of print and digital news. Due to significant insight surrounding the latest applications and technologies affecting the news industry, this publication is a must-have resource for journalists, analysts, news media professionals, social media strategists, researchers, television news producers, and upper-level students in journalism and media studies. This timely industry resource includes key topics on the changing scope of the news and publishing industries including, but not limited to, big data, broadcast journalism, computational journalism, computer-mediated communication, data scraping, digital media, news media, social media, text mining, and user experience.
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Data for the Public Good

Author: Alex Howard

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449329721

Category: Computers

Page: 22

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As we move into an era of unprecedented volumes of data and computing power, the benefits aren't for business alone. Data can help citizens access government, hold it accountable and build new services to help themselves. Simply making data available is not sufficient. The use of data for the public good is being driven by a distributed community of media, nonprofits, academics and civic advocates. This report from O'Reilly Radar highlights the principles of data in the public good, and surveys areas where data is already being used to great effect, covering: Consumer finance Transit data Government transparency Data journalism Aid and development Crisis and emergency response Healthcare
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Reporting for Journalists

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240864

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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Reporting for Journalists examines the work of the news reporter from the process of finding a story, tracing sources to support it, interviewing contacts and gathering information and then 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 explains the importance of learning to report across all media - radio, television, on-line, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies and examples of print and broadcast news stories, Reporting for Journalists includes: * how to find a story and how to develop ideas * researching the story and building a contacts book * making best use of computer aided reporting, news groups, chat rooms and search engines * covering courts, council and press conferences * a chapter on broadcast reporting highlighting issues specific to television and radio * an annotated bibliography, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalistic websites.
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Data Science für Dummies

Author: Lillian Pierson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352780675X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 382

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Daten, Daten, Daten? Sie haben schon Kenntnisse in Excel und Statistik, wissen aber noch nicht, wie all die Datensätze helfen sollen, bessere Entscheidungen zu treffen? Von Lillian Pierson bekommen Sie das dafür notwendige Handwerkszeug: Bauen Sie Ihre Kenntnisse in Statistik, Programmierung und Visualisierung aus. Nutzen Sie Python, R, SQL, Excel und KNIME. Zahlreiche Beispiele veranschaulichen die vorgestellten Methoden und Techniken. So können Sie die Erkenntnisse dieses Buches auf Ihre Daten übertragen und aus deren Analyse unmittelbare Schlüsse und Konsequenzen ziehen.
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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists

Author: Tom Welsh,Walter Greenwood,David Banks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199211548

Category: Law

Page: 587

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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.
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Privacy and Data Protection

A Comparative Analysis with Special Reference to Malaysian Proposed Law

Author: Abu Bakar Munir,Siti Hajar Mohd. Yasin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer security

Page: 479

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Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks,Sally Adams,Harriett Gilbert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415184452

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 159

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Introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing, using many examples of previously published work, such as stories and reviews from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, periodicals and specialist trade journals.
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Big Data in Small Slices

Analysis and Visualization for Journalists and Communications Professionals

Author: Dianne M. Finch

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781138910904

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book covers data vetting and visualization in a vernacular designed for the communications professional - replacing the usual geeky jargon and code lists with context and meaningful data sets. Each chapter serves as a case study on a different professional: an economist, a government budget manager, a public health official and an environmental scientist. By shadowing people who create and provide data to the public, readers will learn how data is vetted and why the grunt work of cleaning, filtering and vetting is essential to any visualization. The final chapter provides exercises for self-training or use in classes and the companion website provides data sets discussed in the book.
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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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