Research Skills for Journalists

Author: Vanessa Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317294513

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Research Skills for Journalists is a comprehensive, engaging and highly practical guide to developing the varied skillset needed for producing well researched, quality journalism across a range of platforms. Illustrated with original interviews and case studies, the book guides readers through a clear understanding of sources of news, as well as illustrating the skills needed to undertake successful digital and non-digital research and to conduct interviews for a variety of media. It examines the skills needed for basic data journalism and presents an in-depth exploration of the different research skills specific to producing print and online text, as well as those for broadcast and multimedia journalism. Key research skills explored in the book include: Developing digital research skills, including researching through search engines, messages boards, discussion groups and web forums, social media, apps, and using user generated content Working with data, including sourcing, auditing and analysing data, data visualisation and understanding the importance of accuracy and context Essential non-digital research skills, including telephone technique, using libraries and working with librarians, understanding copyright, working with picture libraries and research services, and producing freedom of information requests Working directly with people to research stories, including the power of persuasion, tracking down great contributors, managing and protecting sources, planning and managing interviews, and interviewing vulnerable people Researching for multimedia production of stories, including researching a radio story, podcast or video story, and planning for outside broadcasts. Research Skills for Journalists also explores specialist research skills needed for working overseas and investigates new areas, which could be used for journalism research in the future. The book is illustrated with original contributions by journalists from a variety of backgrounds; including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, pioneering data journalist Simon Rogers and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s award-winning reporter Abigail Fielding-Smith. It is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners of journalism to the skills needed for finding and developing original news stories today.
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Research Skills for Policy and Development

How to Find Out Fast

Author: Alan Thomas,Giles Mohan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412945646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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Unlike a simple h̀ow to' guide, Research Skills for Policy and Development provides a critique of various methods and situates these approaches within r̀eal life' organisational settings, enabling those working in or studying development to locate, evaluate and use relevant information quickly but rigorously. The successor to Finding Out Fast (SAGE, 1998) it reflects the changes in development management theories and practice over the last seven years, and includes new material and advice on critical use of the web as a resource and research tool.
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Advanced Reporting

Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

Author: Miles Maguire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135929165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations and conducting interviews. In this readable book, veteran journalism professor Miles Maguire shows how the best reporters use these three tools in a way that allows them to cross-check and authenticate facts, to reduce or eliminate unsupportable allegations and to take readers and viewers to a deeper level of insight and understanding. This book will help to prepare students for a profession marked by increasing complexity and competition. To succeed in this environment, journalists must learn to make the most of digital media to intensify the impact of their work. At the same time, reporters must contend with a host of sophisticated public relations techniques while engaging with news audiences that no longer just consume journalism, but also collaborate in its creation. Discussion questions and exercises help students put theory into practice.
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Online Newsgathering: Research and Reporting for Journalism

Author: Stephen Quinn,Stephen Lamble

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113603305X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Journalists used to rely on their notepad and pen. Today, professional journalists rely on the computer-and not just for the writing. Much, if not all, of a journalist's research happens on a computer. If you are journalist of any kind, you need to know how to find the information you need online. This book will show you how to find declassified governmental files, statistics of all kinds, simple and complex search engines for small and large data gathering, and directories of subject experts. This book is for the many journalists around the world who didn't attend a formal journalism school before going to work, those journalists who were educated before online research became mainstream, and for any student studying journalism today. It will teach you how to use the Internet wisely, efficiently and comprehensively so that you will always have your facts straight and fast. Online Newsgathering: . reflects the most current thinking . is pertinent to both industry and education . focuses on what people need to know Please visit the authors' companion website at http://computerassistedreporting.com for additional resources.
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Good Writing for Journalists

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412919173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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This is a book about the art of writing for newspapers and magazine, but doesn't look at punctuation, spelling, and the stylistic conventions of 'everyday' journalism. Instead, Good Writing For Journalists presents extended examples of writing which are powerful, memorable, colorful, or funny. Each piece is contextualized and analyzed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners. This book inspires those who want to make their writing individual and memorable. Along the way the major elements of non-fiction writing are introduced, in chapters organized by genre – profile writing, reportage, news analysis, investigation, sports writing, personal and opinion columns and 'lifestyle' among them.
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Journalism

Investigation and Research

Author: Stephen John Tanner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733999314

Category: Journalism

Page: 366

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Journalism: investigation and research.
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Study Skills For Dummies

Author: Doreen du Boulay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119997733

Category: Education

Page: 380

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Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information – and they need to learn to do it quickly. Whether you’re fresh out of school, or a mature student returning to education, you now don’t need to feel alone! With Study Skills For Dummies, you'll be given the know-how and confidence to achieve consistent results every time – and a lack of preparation will become a thing of the past. Discover how to excel at: Note-taking, speed-reading and essay-writing Improving your memory, critical thinking and analysis Using the internet to supplement study Exam skills and developing the best learning strategy to fit your specific needs and abilities
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Interviewing for Journalists

Author: Emma Lee-Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138650237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Previous editions have authors: Sally Adams with Wynford Hicks.
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The Magazines Handbook

Author: Jenny McKay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415617561

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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The Magazines Handbook remains the comprehensive introduction to magazine journalism and the magazine industry. It describes the business of publishing magazines and explores the work of magazine journalists. Using examples from consumer magazines, trade journals, periodicals and specialist publications, Jenny McKay discusses the key jobs in the industry, from sub-editor to fashion assistant and journalist through to publisher. The Magazines Handbook outlines the specialist skills involved in magazine journalism including commissioning, writing news and features, researching, interviewing, sub-editing and production. Specialist chapters discuss electronic publishing and online journalism, magazine design, photography and picture editing as well as the legal framework in which magazine journalists have to operate. The Magazines Handbook includes Interviews with magazine journalists, editors, picture researchers and publishers Advice on starting out and freelancing in the magazine industry An analysis of 'new journalism' and reportage A glossary of key terms and specialist concepts Information on contacts, courses and professional training Fully updated and rewritten chapters on electronic publishing and electronic journalism, and the magazine journalist and the law.
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Understanding Journalism

Author: Lynette Sheridan Burns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The new era of Google, Twitter and Facebook has fundamentally shifted the journalist's relationship with the audience. To navigate these new realities, it is imperative for journalism students to master skills in cross-platform writing, and understand the implications on their communication decisions. This second edition of Understanding Journalism tackles these changes head-on. It integrates media and cultural theory with the step-by-step development of writing skills to give students the techniques and the savvy they need to succeed. Bigger and better, this new edition includes: A new chapter on who journalists are in the social media age Reorganization of journalism skills chapters to bring writing and editing to the fore Full coverage and examples on Twitter, social media, SMS formats In-depth exploration of the ethical issues raised by new media platforms All new exercises, case scenarios and further readings It is the essential guide for all students of journalism.
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