The Art of Access

Strategies for Acquiring Public Records

Author: David Cuillier,Charles N. Davis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483389235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 1030

Whatever you're trying to learn about the world—as a journalist or as an informed citizen— public records often hold the key. But what records, where? And how to get them? It starts with understanding the Freedom of Information Act, but what you really need are strategies for dealing with the officials who stand between you and the information you seek. Gaining access to records is an art, one that requires an organized approach and a good understanding of human behavior.

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

View: 7554

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.

Aim for the Heart

Write, Shoot, Report and Produce for TV and Multimedia

Author: Al Tompkins

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506315240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 9183

Al Tompkins teaches students about broadcast journalism using a disarmingly simple truth—if you aim for the heart with the copy you write and the sound and video you capture, you will compel your viewers to keep watching. With humor, honesty, and directness, award-winning journalist and author Al Tompkins bottles his years of experience and insight in a new Third Edition that offers students the fundamentals they need to master journalism in today’s constantly evolving media environment, with practical know-how they can immediately put to use in their careers. Aim for the Heart is as close as you can get to spending a week in one of Tompkins’s training sessions that he has delivered in newsrooms around the world, from which students: • Learn how to build compelling characters who connect with the audience • Write inviting leads • Get memorable soundbites • See how to light, crop, frame, and edit compelling videos • Learn how to leverage social media to engage audiences • Gain critical thinking skills that move your story from telling the “what” to telling the “why”

Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Practical Guide

Author: Brant Houston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 7974

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: username: carbook password: carbook4

Social Media and the Law

A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals

Author: N.A

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136284524

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 4613

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr allow users to connect with one another and share information with the click of a mouse or a tap on a touchscreen—and have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But as rapidly as these services have grown in popularity, their legal ramifications aren’t widely understood. To what extent do communicators put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits when they use these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? How can an entity maintain control of intellectual property issues—such as posting copyrighted videos and photographs—consistent with the developing law in this area? How and when can journalists and publicists use these tools to do their jobs without endangering their employers or clients? In Social Media and the Law, eleven media law scholars address these questions and more, including current issues like copyright, online impersonation, anonymity, cyberbullying, sexting, and WikiLeaks. Students and professional communicators alike need to be aware of laws relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, and government regulation—and this guidebook is here to help them navigate the tricky legal terrain of social media.

Investigative Reporting

From Premise to Publication

Author: Marcy Burstiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351333054

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 7731

Investigative Reporting provides a step-by-step approach for tackling any investigative story, teaching reporters the skills they need to overcome common obstacles during investigative work. Experienced reporter and instructor, Marcy Burstiner offers readers guidance on how to identify story ideas, craft a premise, seek out human sources and documents, file public records requests, and analyze data. Including tips and advice from student and professional reporters, this comprehensive textbook also offers strategies for conducting interviews and for organizing information into a compelling story or series of stories that engage the reader through multimedia storytelling. Highlights of the new edition include: Updated examples and anatomies of news stories. Extensive discussion of data reporting and analysis for investigative projects. Guidance on how to request public records using state public records acts and how to appeal denials of public records requests. Instruction on the use of free, collaborative tools for organizing, sharing and analyzing information. A new chapter on creating a fact-checking system. A section on careers in investigative journalism. Interviews with student investigative reporters from colleges across the country, with professional investigative reporters from non-profit news organizations, emerging journalistic outlets and advocacy publications, and with staff and freelance reporters who produce stories for mainstream radio, television, print and online news organizations.

Mass Communication Research Methods

Author: Anders Hansen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081473572X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 7756

Mass Communication Research Methods provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the key research methods and approaches used in the study of mass communication and media. Originating from the internationally renowned Leicester Centre for Mass Communication Research, this book offers an indispensable guide for students in a wide range of courses, including communications, media and cultural studies, and other social science disciplines that offer students the opportunity to research mass communication and media issues. Beginning with a clear and cogent discussion of the principles behind good research, including the key question of how to select the right methods for individual research questions, the authors go on to explore in a thorough and systematic fashion a range of different methods and approaches. From the study of media organizations and the practices of media professionals to media content, representations, and audiences, the development and application of each method is described in depth and the steps involved clearly outlined. Examples of research instruments are given where appropriate, and in each case references for further reading are provided. Mass Communication Research Methods is the definitive companion, reference, and source for everyone involved in mass communication research.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

Author: Wolfgang Donsbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118789237

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 2438

This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online

Data Literacy

A User's Guide

Author: David Herzog

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 661

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.

Academic Archives

Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections

Author: Aaron D. Purcell

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555707696

Category: Education

Page: 315

View: 6580

This new definition of academic archives programs has redefined the role, and training, of academic archivists. This book gives you the tools to fill that role, including collection strategies, a management plan for electronic records, and development strategies for starting a campus records management program.

The Art of Business Value

Author: Mark Schwartz

Publisher: IT Revolution

ISBN: 1942788053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 1380

Do you really understand what business value is? Information technology can and should deliver business value. But the Agile literature has paid scant attention to what business value means'and how to know whether or not you are delivering it. This problem becomes ever more critical as you push value delivery toward autonomous teams and away from requirements ?tossed over the wall? by business stakeholders. An empowered team needs to understand its goal!Playful and thought-provoking, The Art of Business Value explores what business value means, why it matters, and how it should affect your software development and delivery practices. More than any other IT delivery approach, DevOps (and Agile thinking in general) makes business value a central concern. This book examines the role of business value in software and makes a compelling case for why a clear understanding of business value will change the way you deliver software.This book will make you think deeply about not only what it means to deliver value but also the relationship of the IT organization to the rest of the enterprise. It will give you the language to discuss value with the business, methods to cut through bureaucracy, and strategies for incorporating Agile teams and culture into the enterprise. Most of all, this book will startle you into new ways of thinking about the cutting-edge of Agile practice and where it may lead.

Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475973

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 7285

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Successful Acquisitions

A Proven Plan for Strategic Growth

Author: David Braun

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814432654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 9371

Every company faces the inevitable challenge: stagnate or grow. One of the fastest ways for small- and mid-size companies to expand is through acquisition. Purchasing another company can seem daunting--but when done right, it can deliver outstanding rewards. Successful Acquisitions supplies the key information that business leaders need to know about finding and buying companies. Written by an M&A expert with more than $1 billion in transactions under his belt, the book's practical and comprehensive approach integrates all the moving pieces into a logical step-by-step process that covers: * The art and science of researching companies * Building and balancing an acquisition team * Valuation tips that look beyond the obvious * The importance of "the seller's equation" * Developing a negotiation platform * How to be tough and still protect the buyer-seller relationship * Guidelines for structuring an airtight deal * The letter of intent, due diligence, purchase agreement, funding, and other essentials * Bringing the deal to a timely close * A 100-day plan for making integration a success It's all here. From building the foundation to growing the relationships to cementing the deal, Successful Acquisitions is a complete roadmap to buying companies and achieving proactive strategic growth.

Administration of the Freedom of Information Act

Current Trends : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, March 18, 2010

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives

Publisher: N.A


Category: Freedom of information

Page: 128

View: 3650


Appraisal and Acquisition

Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

Author: Kate Theimer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442238550

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 3458

Appraisal and Acquisition: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archivists and special collections librarians in organizations of different sizes and types have approached the challenges of collection, as well as exploring opportunities to acquire new kinds of materials and conduct thoughtful reappraisal.

Make It Rain!

How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business & Brand

Author: Areva Martin

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1478989866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5482

What if you could get in front of millions of prospects with the avid endorsement of famous influencers--without spending a dime? It's happening right in front of you every day. Guest experts on TV, radio, podcasts, blogs, and live streaming are getting local and national exposure for their business and brand that they could never have afforded to reach with ads. For a decade, Areva Martin has used the media to build a huge platform that expanded the influence and power of her brand exponentially. Media appearances on Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, The Doctors, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and more have virtually eliminated the need of a marketing budget for her thriving law firm and non-profit organization, while securing her place as one of America's most sought after thought leaders. In Make It Rain! Areva breaks the silence to reveal what insiders know about the power of media appearances to revolutionize a business and brand and get your core message out to the people who need it most. You'll learn how to: Match your brand to the right audience and media venues Craft pitches producers can't resist Jump on breaking news shows Pivot and speak in soundbites like the pros Amplify every interview with social media Turn appearances into platform and become a rainmaker Never before have there been more ways to build a presence that matters. Whether you are the executive of a corporation, the author of an upcoming book, the owner of a rapidly growing small business, or the public face of a local nonprofit or association, if you have a business to build or people you want to help, nothing beats using the media to create the visibility, influence, and power you need. Are you ready to Make It Rain!?

Crossing the Quality Chasm:

A New Health System for the 21st Century

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309072808

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 8147

Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Las vías administrativas de recurso a debate

Actas del XI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Administrativo

Author: VV.AA

Publisher: INAP

ISBN: 8473515277


Page: 840

View: 5346

AUTORES: Fernando López Ramón (Coordinador) / Jorge Agudo González / Estanislao Arana García / José María Baño León / Javier Barcelona Llop / Beatriz Belando Garín / Miguel Ángel Bernal Blay / Alejandra Boto Álvarez / Dolors Canals / metller / Anabelén Casares Marcos / Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez / César Cierco Seira / Daniel B. Entrena Ruiz / Rafael Fernández Acevedo / Agustín García Ureta / María Luisa Gómez Jiménez / Isabel González Ríos / Iñigo del Guayo Castiella / Francisco L. Hernández González / Ramón Huidobro Salas / Francisco López Menudo / Blanca Lozano Cutanda / Isaac Martín Delgado / Luis Míguez Macho / Manuel Moreno Linde / Elisa Moreu Carbonell / Juli Ponce Solé / Leonor Rams Ramos / Marina Rodríguez Beas / José Mª Rodríguez de Santiago / Guillermo Ruiz Arnáiz / Joaquín Tornos Mas / Iñigo Urrutia Libarona / Patricia Valcárcel Fernández / Clara Isabel Velasco Rico Las tradicionales vías de recurso administrativo tienen ya escasa utilidad, tanto para la Administración como para el administrado, dado que han perdido el carácter de privilegio que las hacía atractivas para la primera y no han alcanzado el contenido de garantía que impulsaría su empleo por el segundo. En la opción entre el mantenimiento de una institución ineficaz o la búsqueda de mecanismos que pudieran revitalizarla, parece necesario decantarse por la última alternativa, entre cuyas ventajas cabe identificar la posibilidad de garantizar un control fiable, rápido y barato de la actividad administrativa. Tal es el planteamiento que determinó la convocatoria del XI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Administrativo. Se pretendía llevar a cabo colectivamente un análisis crítico de los modelos alternativos de reclamaciones y recursos administrativos. Profundizando en las experiencias supranacionales, comparadas y nacionales, con el objeto de ofrecer materiales, reflexiones, ideas y propuestas que pudieran ayudar en la búsqueda de las mejores soluciones para la organización de la convivencia. ÍNDICE: Presentación / Bienvenida / Comités Científico y Organizador / Lista de Autores / I. LOS RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS EN LOS ORDENAMIENTOS SUPRANACIONALES / Ponencias / Las vías administrativas de recurso: panorama desde la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos / Los recursos administrativos en la Unión Europea: hacia un modelo común de justicia administrativa / COMUNICACIÓN / El control administrativo de la Autoridad Europea del Mercado de Valores / Relación de síntesis / Los recursos administrativos en los ordenamientos supranacionales/ II. LOS RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS EN LOS MODELOS COMPARADOS / Ponencias / Los tribunales administrativos en el Reino Unido / Los recursos administrativos en Francia: de lo contencioso a lo gubernativo / Comunicaciones / Entre la alzada impropia y el recurso especial: la UK Gambling Commission / De la utilidad del sistema de recursos a la litigiosidad ante el Tribunal Federal Administrativo Suizo / Las vías de recurso a debate en el procedimiento administrativo chileno / Relación de síntesis / Los recursos administrativos en los modelos comparados / III. NUEVAS EXPERIENCIAS DE RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS / Ponencias / Mecanismos de resolución alternativa de conflictos y su aplicación en el ámbito de la administración tributaria / El recurso especial en materia de contratos públicos: en la senda del derecho a una buena Administración / La reclamación ante el Consejo De Transparencia y Buen Gobierno: un instrumento necesario, útil y ¿eficaz? / Las vías alternativas de recurso en el ámbito de la unidad de mercado / Comunicaciones / Hacia la unidad del sistema de recursos en materia de contratación pública / Sobre la controvertida naturaleza «jurisdiccional» de los tribunales administrativos de recursos contractuales / Sistema nacional de recursos en materia de contratación y efecto útil de las directivas / Reflexiones sobre el ámbito subjetivo del recurso para la defensa de la unidad de mercado / Los mecanismos de protección en garantía de la unidad de mercado como la nueva vía alternativa de recurso / Técnicas alternativas de resolución de controversias en el ámbito regulatorio / La Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia y la resolución de conflictos en el sector energético / La mediación en la resolución de conflictos en materia de acceso a la información pública / Los derechos e intereses de terceros en las reclamaciones ante el Consejo de Transparencia y Buen Gobierno / La reclamación en el procedimiento de acreditación nacional universitaria / Mecanismos para la defensa de la unidad de mercado: la reclamación de los operadores económicos / El arbitraje en el ámbito administrativo. En especial, en la contratación pública / IV. VALORACIÓN DEL SISTEMA ESPAÑOL DE RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS / Introducción / Palabras introductorias / Ponencias / El recurso administrativo como ejemplo de la inercia autoritaria del Derecho público español / El procedimiento de recurso administrativo: su virtualidad y la necesidad de reforma / Comunicaciones / Límites constitucionales a la función administrativa de control como instrumento para la provisión de justicia / Los órganos administrativos independientes de resolución de recursos administrativos. La Proportionate Dispute Resolution / ¿Es constitucional la carga de recurrir en alzada para poner fin a la vía administrativa? / Relación de síntesis / Valoración del sistema español de recursos administrativos: conclusiones

Popular Support for an Undemocratic Regime

The Changing Views of Russians

Author: Richard Rose,William Mishler,Neil Munro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497693

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 6558

To survive, all forms of government require popular support, whether voluntary or involuntary. Following the collapse of the Soviet system, Russia's rulers took steps toward democracy, yet under Vladimir Putin Russia has become increasingly undemocratic. This book uses a unique source of evidence, eighteen surveys of Russian public opinion from the first month of the new regime in 1992 up to 2009, to track the changing views of Russians. Clearly presented and sophisticated figures and tables show how political support has increased because of a sense of resignation that is even stronger than the unstable benefits of exporting oil and gas. Whilst comparative analyses of surveys on other continents show that Russia's elite is not alone in being able to mobilize popular support for an undemocratic regime, Russia provides an outstanding caution that popular support can grow when governors reject democracy and create an undemocratic regime.