Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Practical Guide

Author: Brant Houston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519434

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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Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461641187

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.
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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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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

View: 960

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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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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Getting the Whole Story

Reporting and Writing the News

Author: Cheryl K. Gibbs,Tom Warhover

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572307957

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 451

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A textbook for a journalism course introducing the process of reporting. The topics include interviewing, observation, community as context, visual elements, and covering a beat. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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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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Data Literacy

A User's Guide

Author: David Herzog

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A practical, skill-based introduction to data analysis and literacy We are swimming in a world of data, and this handy guide will keep you afloat while you learn to make sense of it all. In Data Literacy: A User's Guide, David Herzog, a journalist with a decade of experience using data analysis to transform information into captivating storytelling, introduces students and professionals to the fundamentals of data literacy, a key skill in today’s world. Assuming the reader has no advanced knowledge of data analysis or statistics, this book shows how to create insight from publicly-available data through exercises using simple Excel functions. Extensively illustrated, step-by-step instructions within a concise, yet comprehensive, reference will help readers identify, obtain, evaluate, clean, analyze and visualize data. A concluding chapter introduces more sophisticated data analysis methods and tools including database managers such as Microsoft Access and MySQL and standalone statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS and R.
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The New Precision Journalism

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: 9780742515895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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The author shows students and journalists how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to- understand forms. The study covers the scientific history of journalism; the use of statistics, data and field experiments and the politics of precise journalism.
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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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Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.
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Investigative Reporter's Handbook

A Guide to Documents, Databases, and Techniques

Author: Brant Houston,Investigative Reporters & Eds.

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319079652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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Published with Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE), The Investigative Reporters Handbook is the best-selling classroom and newsroom classic. Useful as a textbook in advanced journalism courses and as a reference for professional journalists, this book shows students how to use fundamental news reporting and writing skills like gathering sources, tracking information, and interviewing to pursue investigative stories in a variety of beats from the government and education to healthcare, the environment and real estate. In addition to discussing the latest techniques and challenges in the profession, the fifth edition is now thoroughly streamlined, making it easier to locate the resources that investigative reporters need to get the story.
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WikiLeaks

Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy

Author: David Leigh,Luke Harding,The Guardian

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 1783350180

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Published to coincide with the forthcoming film, The Fifth Estate, starring Beneditct Cumberbatch, this tie-in edition contains two new chapters on Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, and a foreword by Alan Rusbridger. It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Was he an internet messiah or a cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex criminal? The debate echoed around the globe as US politicians called for his assassination. And Assange's actions continue to be felt, in the trial of Bradley Manning and the flight of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower. Award-winning Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding were at the centre of a unique publishing drama that involved the release of some 250,000 secret diplomatic cables and classified files from the Afghan and Iraq wars. (At one point the platinum-haired hacker was hiding from the CIA in David Leigh's London house.) Now, together with the paper's investigative reporting team, Leigh and Harding reveal the startling inside story of the man and the leak, and bring the story dramatically up to date.
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DICOM Structured Reporting

Author: David A. Clunie

Publisher: PixelMed Publishing

ISBN: 0970136900

Category: Communication in medicine

Page: 394

View: 7616

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Journalism Next

A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

Author: Mark Briggs

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506311032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The Third Edition of Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing is the most informed, practical, and succinct guide to digital technology for journalists. Author Mark Briggs’ forward-thinking techniques and accessible style prepares today’s journalists for tomorrow’s media landscape transformations. Readers will learn how to effectively blog, crowdsource, use mobile technology, mine databases, and expertly capture audio and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and convey compelling stories. Briggs helps readers quickly improve their digital literacy by presenting the basics and building on them to progress towards more specialized skills within multimedia. Readers will become equipped to better manage online communities and build an online audience. Journalism Next is a quick yet valuable read that provides a detailed roadmap for journalists to reference time and time again.
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Content Analysis

An Introduction to Its Methodology

Author: Klaus Krippendorff

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506395643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

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What matters in people’s social lives? What motivates and inspires our society? How do we enact what we know? Since the first edition published in 1980, Content Analysis has helped shape and define the field. In the highly anticipated Fourth Edition, award-winning scholar and author Klaus Krippendorff introduces you to the most current method of analyzing the textual fabric of contemporary society. Students and scholars will learn to treat data not as physical events but as communications that are created and disseminated to be seen, read, interpreted, enacted, and reflected upon according to the meanings they have for their recipients. Interpreting communications as texts in the contexts of their social uses distinguishes content analysis from other empirical methods of inquiry. Organized into three parts, Content Analysis first examines the conceptual aspects of content analysis, then discusses components such as unitizing and sampling, and concludes by showing readers how to trace the analytical paths and apply evaluative techniques. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised to offer you the most current techniques and research on content analysis, including new information on reliability and social media. You will also gain practical advice and experience for teaching academic and commercial researchers how to conduct content analysis.
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An Introduction to Computer Aided Production Management

Author: S. Childe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412620102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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The control of manufacturing operations is of crucial importance in industry. The correct regulation of manufacturing activities makes the difference between meeting and missing customer requirements. Nowadays computerised solutions are available as an aid to production management. However, many companies proceed to use sophisticated computer tools without first understanding the basic operating principles. This book is written for students of manufacturing systems as well as people in industry who need a concise explanation of the concepts of Computer Aided Production Management (CAPM) or who may be looking for new ideas.
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International News Reporting

Frontlines and Deadlines

Author: John Owen,Heather Purdey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144435843X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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A collection of essays by top international correspondants in print, broadcasting, and photojournalism, International News Reporting offers an introduction to journalism written by the people who have made the profession what it is today. Contributors identify the major areas of professional practice which students and young journalists need to know in order to work safely in, and understand fully, the field of international news gathering Looks at events from conflicts to humanitarian disasters Covers crucial topics such as how to report stories about the developing world, how to avoid stereotyping, the uses and abuses of blogging, and risk assessment for journalists in conflict zones
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Journalism Online

Author: Mike Ward

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240516109

Category: Computers

Page: 214

View: 9010

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. * Learn how to apply your journalism skills to the web * Master the entire process - from computer assisted reporting to writing HTML * Keep on top of the latest techniques with the accompanying website
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