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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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. Hargreavesuses 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 process of 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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Journalism in an Era of Big Data

Cases, concepts, and critiques

Author: Seth C. Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315533278

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Big data is marked by staggering growth in the collection and analysis of digital trace information regarding human and natural activity, bound up in and enabled by the rise of persistent connectivity, networked communication, smart machines, and the internet of things. In addition to their impact on technology and society, these developments have particular significance for the media industry and for journalism as a practice and a profession. These data-centric phenomena are, by some accounts, poised to greatly influence, if not transform, some of the most fundamental aspects of news and its production and distribution by humans and machines. What such changes actually mean for news, democracy, and public life, however, is far from certain. As such, there is a need for scholarly scrutiny and critique of this trend, and this volume thus explores a range of phenomena—from the use of algorithms in the newsroom, to the emergence of automated news stories—at the intersection between journalism and the social, computer, and information sciences. What are the implications of such developments for journalism’s professional norms, routines, and ethics? For its organizations, institutions, and economics? For its authority and expertise? And for the epistemology that underwrites journalism’s role as knowledge-producer and sense-maker in society? Altogether, this book offers a first step in understanding what big data means for journalism. This book was originally published as a special issue of Digital Journalism.
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Democracy’s Detectives

Author: James T. Hamilton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674545508

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Investigative journalism holds democracies and individuals accountable to the public. But important stories are going untold as news outlets shy away from the expense of watchdog reporting. Computational journalism, using digital records and data-mining algorithms, promises to lower the cost and increase demand among readers, James Hamilton shows.
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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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A Loss for Words

The Story of Deafness in a Family

Author: Lou Ann Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062129899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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From the time she was a toddler, Lou Ann Walker was the ears and voice for her deaf parents. Their family life was warm and loving, but outside the home, they faced a world that misunderstood and often rejected them.
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