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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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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Successful Strategies for Computer-assisted Reporting

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113668607X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Computers have changed the landscape of both gathering and disseminating information throughout the world. As journalists quickly move toward the 21st century and perhaps, a new era of electronic journalism, resources are needed to understand the newest and most successful computer-based news reporting strategies. Written to serve that purpose, this book is designed to show both professional journalists and students which of the newest personal computing tools are being used by the nation's leading news organizations and top individual journalists. It further describes how these resources are being used on a daily basis and for special projects. In recent years, computers have taken on new and dominating roles in the process of news analysis, newsgathering, and news processing. Today's forward-thinking journalists often seek guidance over what they can do to strengthen their ability to be society's information processors and managers. This volume focuses upon how successful journalists are using computers through a major national computer-assisted reporting (CAR) study of daily newspapers. The study included two national surveys and a series of personal interviews with many of the nation's leading CAR specialists. Several current examples of stories used for successful database- and online-oriented news assignments are provided as part of a series of case studies incorporated throughout the book. The additional depth of description and the presentation of portions of stories themselves should help readers to understand the complete process involving CAR-oriented journalism. Substantial analytical detail is used to discuss the extent of computer use in newsrooms, computer training, CAR projects, CAR in daily reporting, hardware and software most commonly used, levels and types of online services used in news research, and portable hardware and software. The book concludes with the author's assessment of the effects and impact of personal computing in the newsroom and the future of personal computer applications in newsgathering. Explaining and defining advanced applications or terminology for readers, the approach to the book assumes a minimal familiarity with computers, but no advanced knowledge of computer operation.
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Exam Prep for: Computer-Assisted Reporting; A Practical ...

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
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Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Comprehensive Primer

Author: Fred Vallance-Jones,David McKie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195424577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 1929

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Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer is a foundational guide to CAR, and the only one written from a Canadian perspective. Ideal for journalism students as well as practicing reporters in print and broadcasting, the text provides indispensable instruction and helpful tips for using the major classes of CAR software. Each chapter teaches a range of software skills using the same types of data that journalists encounter. Engaging examples are drawn from actual CAR generated articles and newsroom stories. To ensure accessibility, the text avoids acronyms and complicated computer terminology, and is richly illustrated with informative screen shots. Computer-assisted reporting has become an essential skill for all journalists, a fact that this text acknowledges by combining the best elements of traditional information gathering with modern computerized techniques.
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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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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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Power Journalism

Computer-assisted Reporting

Author: Lisa C. Miller

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Providing both practical and theoretical information for student journalists who need to know how and why, POWER JOURNALISM demystifies online research by outlining and explaining computer-assisted reporting techniques. In clear, easy-to-understand explanations of the latest research technologies, this text details how and why journalists use specific resources, and provides actual computer commands for using each resource, as well as written examples by journalists who utilized the discussed technology. Resources discussed include: newsgroups; bulletin board systems; commercial databases; commercial services such as Compuserve, FTP, Gopher, the World Wide Web, CD-ROM databases, spreadsheet and database management programs; and information on nine-track tape and floppy disks.
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