Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Practical Guide

Author: Brant Houston

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312411497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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From surfing the Internet for data to number crunching in spreadsheets and database managers, Computer-Assisted Reporting is the most practical introduction to the data analysis skills that journalists need to succeed in today’s newsrooms. This edition expands the highly-regarded basic skills instruction and offers more advice on how to write better news stories. Brant Houston’s extensive newsroom and teaching experience make this text easy to use as a core text or as a supplement in an introductory news reporting and writing course.
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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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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

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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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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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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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An Introduction to the Entertainment Industry

Author: Andi Stein,Beth Bingham Evans

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433103407

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 311

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Whether it’s a favorite television show, an artist at the top of the music charts, a best-selling book, or a hometown sports team, we love entertainment. It’s big business and in this accessible introduction, Andi Stein and Beth Bingham Evans give readers a glimpse inside the industry, to better understand how each segment operates and the challenges and trends it faces. Each chapter addresses a different segment of the entertainment industry including: – Film – Television – Radio – Theatre – Music – Travel/Tourism – Sports The book is designed as an introductory text for entertainment courses and as an overview of the industry for those looking to pursue careers in the field of entertainment. A list of resources is provided at the end of each chapter.
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Digital Journalism

Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism

Author: Kevin Kawamoto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742526815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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Introduction to Policing

Author: Michael Rowe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297209

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Thoroughly updated to take account of recent changes in policy, this book covers everything you need to excel at your studies in Policing. It includes: A new chapter on Global and Transnational Policing rich in comparative examples A new chapter on Criminal Investigation, providing a complete overview of the criminal investigation process A concluding chapter tying together the book’s themes, including a new section on approaches to policing A companion website with lecturer resources, web links, expanded case studies and links to relevant journal articles Written with flair and enthusiasm, the text is packed with helpful learning features from key terms, learning objectives and chapter summaries, to self-check questions, annotated further reading, text boxes and a glossary.
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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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Introduction to Online Journalism

Publishing News and Information

Author: Roland De Wolk

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205286898

Category: Computers

Page: 205

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This book offers readers a real reporter's guide to using the Web for reporting. Taking a comprehensive approach to the evolving field of online journalism, this book discusses such topics as how to set up an online journalism program, using the Web for a full array of online journalism, and launching an online journalism site. With the experience of an author who is a practicing professional and an instructor in the field of online journalism, this text provides readers with everything they need to know to be successful in the fastest growing occupational field for today's journalists. For those involved with online journalism.
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