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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Ver 1.0 Workshop Proceedings

Author: J. Johnson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 184728602X

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Ver 1.0 was a three-day workshop on public database verification for journalists and social scientists held in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA in April 2006. Ten journalists and 10 statisticians, social scientists, public administrators and computer scientists met to discuss mutual concerns and worked to find solutions. This book contains most of the papers presented and the workproduct of three breakout groups, each investigating a different aspect of the problem.
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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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Digital journalism

emerging media and the changing horizons of journalism

Author: Kevin Kawamoto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 189

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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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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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National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS Book One)

Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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NERDS combines all the excitement of international espionage with all the awkwardness of elementary school, and the results are hilarious. A group of unpopular fifth graders run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities! Their enemies? An array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last. Publishers Weekly raved: “Buckley has a flair for exaggerated humor.” School Library Journal said: “Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining.”
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Improve Your Punctuation and Grammar

Author: Marion Field

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848034865

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Master the essentials of the English language and write with greater confidence.
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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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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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The Online Student

Making the Grade on the Internet

Author: Randy Reddick,Elliot King

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 317

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This book was written especially for undergraduate students who want to take advantage of the Internet and other electronic resources to enhance their classroom research and general campus experiences. Since both authors routinely work with students on the Internet, the book is filled with examples of students using the "Net" in real, innovative and sometimes unusual ways. The Online Student is a short, inexpensive and accessible companion that can be used as a supplement in virtually any course through the disciplines.
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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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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Author: Chris Colfer

Publisher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers

ISBN: 1405517913

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.
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You're to Blame

Author: Lindsey Iler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984003683

Category:

Page: 252

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You're to blame... Because you make me feel alive. Because you say my name like it's a lifeline. Because you promise me things without uttering a single word. Charlotte Novak is drowning. School, her internship, and trips to the hospital are beginning to be too much. A night out is meant to erase her worries, but a chance encounter with the cocky bartender complicates everything. Duke Anderson came to college to escape his father's name and play the field, but one look at Charlotte at the end of the bar and he knows once with her will never be enough. She's confidently quiet, beautiful, and off limits. Duke is the last person she expects to breathe life back into her. Charlotte is the last person he should be falling for. With secrets kept and unforgiving attraction, who's to blame when they fall in love?
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The Science of Kissing

What Our Lips Are Telling Us

Author: Sheril Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446575135

Category: Science

Page: 272

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From a noted science journalist comes a wonderfully witty and fascinating exploration of how and why we kiss. When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, tackles these questions and more in THE SCIENCE OF KISSING. It's everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand. The book is informed by the latest studies and theories, but Kirshenbaum's engaging voice gives the information a light touch. Topics range from the kind of kissing men like to do (as distinct from women) to what animals can teach us about the kiss to whether or not the true art of kissing was lost sometime in the Dark Ages. Drawing upon classical history, evolutionary biology, psychology, popular culture, and more, Kirshenbaum's winning book will appeal to romantics and armchair scientists alike.
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When Words Collide

Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes

Author: William Wilson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986596923

Category:

Page: 356

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Written by Bill Wilson, the U.S.A.'s foremost authority on insurance policy language: Practical and entertaining guide to understanding insurance policies. The culmination of a legendary career that stretches over six decades. Learn from the actual stories of thousands of real-life claims. Learn a rock-solid foundation to anchor your technical insurance knowledge. There is simply no substitute for experience, and in this book, Bill distills 50] years of insurance experience, shared with the love of an educator. Nothing destroys your customers' trust more than a bad claims experience. If you're an agent, you sell promises. Promises that somebody else (a claims adjuster) has to deliver on. That puts you in a tough situation. This book will pay for itself many times over if it helps you save a single client, and it's going to save you many customers over the years. Decades of deep, technical insurance experience distilled into a simple book It's like having a mentor who is a world-class technical expert, and at the same time, a passionate and dedicated educator. Chock full of practical examples. This is not a theoretical manual; it's a deeply practical, interesting, and entertaining read that will be useful for decades to come.
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