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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Knowledge Management in the Digital Newsroom

Author: Stephen Quinn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136028897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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If you are an editor or newsroom manager seeking new and more efficient ways of managing the ever increasing flow of information through your newsroom, this book will provide the information you need to make informed decisions about crucial organisational and equipment changes. Case studies from newsrooms worldwide are used to present an overview of the information management tools and processes that are available to help journalists and media executives deal with information. Answers are suggested for some of the most pressing issues, including: What are the factors driving change in newsrooms? How are news organizations around the world re-organising their newsrooms to deal with information in new ways? How are the opposing needs to cut costs and yet maintain journalistic quality being met? What digital tools are currently available, e.g. for computer-assisted reporting? How can reporters become more mobile? How can trainee journalists be better prepared for operating within the changing newsroom environment? Each chapter is supplemented by a 'how to learn more' section, suggesting further resources for tackling each issue. Whether you are planning major change in your newsroom or simply wish to keep up with the latest industry trends, this is the book you have been waiting for.
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Journalism

Author: Ian Hargreaves

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192802743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Almost everyone reads the newspaper, browses the Internet, listens to the radio, or watches TV. Journalism has an indelible effect on our worldview - from the fight against global terrorism to the American presidential elections, celebrity scandal to the latest environmental coups. Hargreaves uses his unique position within the media to examine how we get this information and the many practical, political and professional decisions that the journalist has to make, as part of the processof delivering that information to us. Is journalism the 'first draft of history' or a dumbing-down of our culture and a glorification of the trivial and intrusive? In this intriguing book Ian Hargreaves argues that the core principles of 'freedom of the press' and the necessity of exposing the truth are as vital today as they ever were.
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Digital Journalism

Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism

Author: Kevin Kawamoto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742577031

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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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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Nerd Camp 2.0

Author: Elissa Brent Weissman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442452943

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Looking forward to returning to his beloved summer enrichment camp, Gabe is horrified by a wildfire that causes his super-cool stepbrother's camp of equally cool campers to join Nerd Camp, prompting a clash between the two groups. By the author of Standing for Socks.
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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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The Cheerleaders of Doom

Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545498166

Category: Cheerleading

Page: 245

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When a former member of NERDS turns into a villainous cheerleader, Matilda "Wheezer" Choi and the rest of the NERDS must infiltrate the cheerleader squad and save the world from a machine that wreaks havoc by entering other dimensions.
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Nerds 2.0.1

A Brief History of the Internet

Author: Stephen Segaller

Publisher: TV Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781575000886

Category: Humor

Page: 412

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The first detailed history of computer networking, beginning in the 1960s with the launch of "Sputnik" to the flourishing industry that online businesses are today. of photos.
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We Are All Made of Molecules

Author: Susin Nielsen

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

ISBN: 0553496883

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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*"This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes for nearly nonstop laughs."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Stewart, 13: Socially clueless genius. Ashley, 14: Popular with everyone but her teachers Ashley's and Stewart's worlds collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. The Brady Bunch it isn't. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it--he's always wanted a sister. But Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder. They're complete opposites, but they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules. In this hilarious and deeply moving story, award-winning author Susin Nielsen has created two narrators who will steal your heart and make you laugh out loud. Praise "A laugh-out-loud story of two teens learning to adjust to unusual family life that neither expected...Everyone from teenagers to adults will enjoy this story of ups and downs, laughter and tears, and the healing power of love."--VOYA *"Drama, humour, poignancy, and suspense are rarely found in such perfect proportions..some truly funny writing...stellar, top notch stuff."—Quill & Quire, Starred What Other Authors Are Saying “Susin Nielsen is one of the best writers working today. In We Are All Made of Molecules, her astonishing ability to combine insight, tenderness, poignancy, and uproarious humor is in full flower. Susin Nielsen is a genius, and kids and adults alike will adore this book.” —Susan Juby, author of The Truth Commission “What a skilled, gifted writer Susin is!…There’s so much to love about this story . . . but what grabbed me the most is the humor.” —Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery Medal–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 From the Hardcover edition.
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Independence or Union

Scotland's Past and Scotland's Present

Author: T M Devine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241215889

Category: History

Page: 320

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There can be no relationship in Europe's history more creative, significant, vexed and uneasy than that between Scotland and England. From the Middle Ages onwards the island of Britain has been shaped by the unique dynamic between Edinburgh and London, exchanging inhabitants, monarchs, money and ideas, sometimes in a spirit of friendship and at others in a spirit of murderous dislike. Tom Devine's seminal new book explores this extraordinary history in all its ambiguity, from the seventeenth century to the present. When not undermining each other with invading armies, both Scotland and England have broadly benefitted from each other's presence - indeed for long periods of time nobody questioned the union which joined them. But as Devine makes clear, it has for the most part been a relationship based on consent, not force, on mutual advantage, rather than antagonism - and it has always held the possibility of a political parting of the ways. With the United Kingdom under a level of scrutiny unmatched since the eighteenth century Independence or Union is the essential guide.
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Collision 2012

The Future of Election Politics in a Divided America

Author: Dan Balz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622768

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race In 2008 a bright young candidate triumphed on a theme of change and hope. Four years later an embattled President struggled against an apocalyptically divided and divisive Congress, a war that won’t end, and an economy that casts a dark penumbra over every spark of good news. His opponent, a well-heeled businessman who couldn't seem to stand on his own business record, withstood unexpected and extreme opposition to capture the nomination of a party whose main platform and principles with which he was historically and fundamentally at odds. The 2012 Election, once predicted to be a boring run at a popular President, took on a new urgency with the infamous 2010 midterm shellacking and equally infamous Citizen United ruling, and delivered drama and tension as the Republicans tried to reconcile the factions at war within their party and Democrats faced the tsunami of super Pac money flooding local and regional elections. As with his last book, The Battle for America 2008, Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz uses a combination of superb sources and long, deep reporting experience to take us both deep inside and far beyond Campaign HQs in Chicago and Boston. He tracks the nuances of Beltway politics and the thinking behind the scenes to show how Obama regained his footing, and to speculate about whether this election actually did anything to change the toxically poisonous atmosphere inside the Beltway, the increasing hostility and disenchantment with politicians outside, and the frightening effect of the torrent of money being poured out by special-interest groups beholden to no voter or law? Will there be anything in this election that will heal the political process in America? Special highlights include two much talked-about post-election interviews with Romney and Christie which have been making headlines, as well as a new afterword.
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Collide

Author: Riley Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781493755547

Category: Erotic stories

Page: 334

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At ten years old, Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw collided mid-air when they dove for the same football. For three years, they were inseparable...until one day when Noah and his parents disappeared in the middle of the night. Noah and Cooper never knew what happened to each other. Now, seventeen years later, after finding his boyfriend in bed with another man, Noah returns to Blackcreek looking for a fresh start. And damned if he doesn't find his old friend grew up to be sexy as sin. Coop can't believe Noah-the only person he trusted with the guilt over his parents' death-is back. And gay... Or that Cooper himself suddenly wants another man in his bed for the first time. There's no denying the attraction and emotion between them, but can they overcome the ghosts of their pasts to have a future together?
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Until We Collide

Author: Charlotte Fallowfield

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519156662

Category:

Page: 188

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Until We Collide A Romantic Comedy What do you do when the guy you're in love with is seeing someone else? That's the dilemma facing Paige Taylor. All of her life she's only ever had eyes for the gorgeous Alec Wright, but despite their undeniable chemistry, their timing has always been off. Fast approaching her thirtieth birthday, Paige despairs of ever finding love and a happy ever after. Her best friend Poppie tells her that she can either watch life pass her by, or grab it with both hands. She convinces Paige to throw herself back into the dating pool, or she could be waiting for Alec forever. What Paige didn't expect was the catalogue of dating disasters to follow. A neck brace, jelly fish, stitches, flashing and an encounter with a gorilla were some of the most memorable. Despite some downright hilarious, humiliating and cringe worthy dates, her biological clock is ticking and Paige is determined to keep trying until she finds the one. Was Alec Wright always her Mr. Right, or is he still out there waiting to be found? Join Paige in her quest to find the ultimate prize. Love. Charlotte Fallowfield is also an Amazon #1 best selling author of erotic romance novels under the name C.J. Fallowfield
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Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover

A Hyperion Read-Along

Author: Anne Marie Pace

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484726901

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Before Vampirina can host her very first sleepover there are a few things she must keep in mind: be polite and offer her guests food (like blood pudding); plan some games like scavenger hunt (but keep the clues simple so no one gets lost); and don't forget to dance! Vampirina may be a little nervous at first, but by following a few simple rules she will host the Best Sleepover Ever.
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The Impossible Fortress

A Novel

Author: Jason Rekulak

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114443X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A love letter to the 1980s and to nerds everywhere—The Impossible Fortress will make you remember what it feels like to love someone—or something—for the first time. Billy Marvin’s first love was his computer. Then he met Mary Zelinsky. Do you remember your first love? It’s May 1987. Fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd. Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Rocky Balboa or Freddy Krueger? Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel? Magnum P.I. or T.J. Hooker?), and programming video games on his Commodore 64 late into the night. Then Playboy magazine publishes photos of their idol, Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White, Billy meets expert computer programmer Mary Zelinsky, and everything changes. “A sweet and surprising story about young love” (A.V. Club), and a “quirky, endearing, full embrace of the late eighties” (USA TODAY), The Impossible Fortress will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you remember in exquisite detail what it feels like to love for the very first time. Heralded as one of the most anticipated novels of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, and InStyle.com, The Impossible Fortress is a surefire “unexpected retro delight” (Booklist, starred review).
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Love and Other Words

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501128027

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all collide in this first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You). The story of the heart can never be unwritten. Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother...only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her. Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.
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