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.

Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering

The Role of Fixers
Author: Colleen Murrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317906985
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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This book reveals that 'fixers'—local experts on whom foreign correspondents rely—play a much more significant role in international television newsgathering than has been documented or understood. Murrell explores the frames though which international reporting has traditionally been analysed and then shows that fixers, who have largely been dismissed by scholars as 'logistical aides', are in fact central to the day-to-day decision-making that takes place on-the-road. Murrell looks at why and how fixers are selected and what their significance is to foreign correspondence. She asks if fixers help introduce a local perspective into the international news agenda, or if fixers are simply ‘People Like Us’ (PLU). Also included are in-depth case studies of correspondents in Iraq and Indonesia.

MediaWriting

Print, Broadcast, and Public Relations
Author: W. Richard Whitaker,Janet E. Ramsey,Ronald D. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136514031
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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MediaWriting is an introductory, hands-on textbook for students preparing to write in the current multimedia environment. Rather than just talk about the differences among the styles of print, broadcast, and public relations, MediaWriting sythensizes and integrates them, while weaving in basic principles of Internet writing and social media reporting. Complete with real-world examples, practical writing exercises, and tips and information for entering into the profession, MediaWriting continues to give students the tools they need to become a successful media writer. The new edition has been extensively rewritten to reflect the dynamic nature of the profession, paying significant attention to how the Internet and social media have become essential communication tools for print and broadcast journalists, and public relations professionals. Further updates and features include: Increased attention to computer-assisted reporting, the preparation of online copy, and social media applications Two new chapters on lead writing and new new media A separate chapter focused solely on ethics Explanatory "how to" boxes that help students understand and retain main themes Illustrative "It Happened to Me" vignettes from the authors’ professional experiences Discussion questions and exercises at the end of every chapter Suggested readings that highlight biographies, books, and websites that expand the scope and definition of professionalism In addition to new multimedia elements, the fourth edition’s companion website features enhanced resources for both students and instructors, including chapter overviews, writing tips, a test bank, sample critiques, and a sample syllabus.

Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods
Author: Philip Meyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461641187
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.

The Data Journalism Handbook

How Journalists Can Use Data to Improve the News
Author: Jonathan Gray,Lucy Chambers,Liliana Bounegru
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449330029
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 242
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When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field. This valuable handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launched the project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you’ll learn how data can be either the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told—or both. Examine the use of data journalism at the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and other news organizations Explore in-depth case studies on elections, riots, school performance, and corruption Learn how to find data from the Web, through freedom of information laws, and by "crowd sourcing" Extract information from raw data with tips for working with numbers and statistics and using data visualization Deliver data through infographics, news apps, open data platforms, and download links

The 21st Century Journalism Handbook

Essential Skills for the Modern Journalist
Author: Tim Holmes,Sara Hadwin,Glyn Mottershead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864778
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. Convergence, online, the growth of magazine formats, challenges presented by technology and new demands in news and feature writing are all covered from conceptual and practical perspectives. A thorough grounding in the key debates and techniques is provided; while clear, no-nonsense practical advice helps you develop your journalism skills and make a success of your studies and career. Key Features: A combination of professional insight, academic study and practical exercises allows you to develop at your own pace Thinking it through activities at the end of each chapter allow you to think over the topics discussed and to think about how you could apply these skills Case studies and Closer Look boxes explore real-life examples in more depth Key points to remember and chapter summaries highlight the essential things you need to know Comprehensive but digestible coverage of the key elements of ethics, regulation and law ensures you are fully equipped with the essential frameworks for informed practice With an emphasis on developing the ‘whole journalist’, a creative and visual reporter who can think across different platforms, this text is ideal for all for journalism students training in newspapers, magazines and online reporting.

Getting the Whole Story

Reporting and Writing the News
Author: Cheryl K. Gibbs,Tom Warhover
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572307957
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 451
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A textbook for a journalism course introducing the process of reporting. The topics include interviewing, observation, community as context, visual elements, and covering a beat. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Advancing the Story

Journalism in a Multimedia World
Author: Debora Halpern Wenger,Deborah Potter
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483350983
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
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“An eminently useful text for television and Web journalism. No other text does such thorough job of integrating new media into traditional TV reporting. The authors' blog is a great way to keep updated and introduce current material into the class, and the online interactive workbook has some truly inventive exercises.” - Michael Cremedas, Syracuse University This fully updated Third Edition of Advancing the Story, by Debora Halpern Wenger and Deborah Potter, builds on the essential strengths of the original text by providing clear instruction on reporting and producing for multiple platforms, real-world examples, advice from professional journalists and exercises to stimulate additional conversations. By focusing on the skills journalists need to leverage social media and capitalize on the use of mobile devices, the authors explore the role data-driven journalism is playing in the profession. Throughout the book, new screen shots, images, research and examples of broadcast and multimedia reporting bring concepts to life. Additionally, a greater emphasis on journalism ethics permeates the book, with each chapter now including a series of discussion starters to ensure that students consider the ethical implications of their journalistic decisions.

Journalism, Online Comments, and the Future of Public Discourse


Author: Marie Shanahan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351807056
Category: Social Science
Page: 128
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Comments on digital news stories and on social media play an increasingly important role in public discourse as more citizens communicate through online networks. The reasons for eliminating comments on news stories are plentiful. Off-topic posts and toxic commentary have been shown to undermine legitimate news reporting. Yet the proliferation of digital communication technology has revolutionized the setting for democratic participation. The digital exchange of ideas and opinions is now a vital component of the democratic landscape. Marie K. Shanahan's book argues that public digital discourse is crucial component of modern democracy—one that journalists must stop treating with indifference or detachment—and for news organizations to use journalistic rigor and better design to add value to citizens’ comments above the social layer. Through original interviews, anecdotes, field observations and summaries of research literature, Shanahan explains the obstacles of digital discourse as well as its promises for journalists in the digital age.

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing


Author: Frank Barnas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136025057
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 339
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Jargon buster: convergent journalism: ?Media convergence is the most significant development in the news industry in the last century. The ability to interchange text, audio, and visual communication over the Internet has fundamentally transformed the way news organizations operate. Convergence has enabled media companies to gather, disseminate, and share information over a variety of platforms. Throughout the history of journalism, it has been common for journalists to study one medium, such as traditional print or broadcast, and to anticipate a career working only in their chosen field. However, the 21st century journalist has fluidity to write and deliver news content in a variety of formats. (source: http://www.convergencejournalism.com/) Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing presents a solid foundation for any student learning how to become a broadcast journalist ? in today's world of convergent journalism, it is more important than ever that broadcast textbooks cover the most current trends in media. Convergent journalism (the coverage of news across multiple delivery platforms such as the internet, television, podcasts, ipods, blogs, etc) is here to stay ? broadcast journalism continues to morph as newer and more advanced content platforms are hatched and developed, and broadcast journalists must understand how to write, report, and produce for multiple platforms simultaneously. Just one crucial fact remains: students will need training on how to perform successfully in a world in which current events aren't just shown on the ten o'clock evening news. Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing will be completely overhauled to reflect the trends of convergent journalism on every page. New co-author Frank Barnas brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that allows for multi-platform delivery systems, and shows students with real-world examples the functions and practices of today's media. The new edition will be rewritten and restructured to accommodate common 16-week course modules, and will be divided into four major sections of the news: gathering, writing, reporting, and producing. Sidebars featuring how examples used in the text relate to convergence in journalism help students to draw connections easily between current stories and trends in the industry. The comprehensive approach of this text brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that is needed more than ever in today's world of convergent journalism. This newest edition is being completely overhauled by the experienced journalist Frank Barnas. New photos and illustrations, a restructuring of the text, expanded end-of-chapter exercises, newer and more relevant examples, and more information on producing all contribute to giving readers what they need most: a nuanced understanding of how the media of today function in a world without news boundaries.

Practical Newspaper Reporting


Author: David Spark,Geoffrey Harris
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473903343
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Now in its fourth edition, this classic textbook has grown up alongside the newspaper industry. Today, as ever, it provides students of newspaper journalism with a toolkit for gathering news and filling ever-increasing space with first-rate copy for print and online. Detailed and down-to-earth, this book delivers: • Guidance on news gathering, from government and business to sport and religion • Guidance on news writing, drawing on over 300 examples that have appeared in print, discussing why they work or how they could have been better • Guidance on feature writing, including profiles, comment, leading articles, obituaries and reviews • Specific chapters on ethical reporting and the possibilities and pitfalls of investigative journalism • A review of the new financial realities that the internet is imposing on the media. Informed by over half a century's professional experience and fully revised to give a nuanced account of the skills required in an online environment, this book is an essential companion for your journalism degree and beyond.

Journalism Workbook

A Manual of Tasks, Projects and Resources
Author: Brendan Hennessy,F W Hodgson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136024573
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 166
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Using practical assignments, the authors take each area of journalism, and demonstrate the world which awaits journalists in the early years of their careers. Each of the assignments spins off a number of tasks which are presented to the reader in the form of briefings, and can be used as a basis for further study. Notes and references are provided with each of the tasks to guide the student and help them understand fully each area of practice. There are also exercises on page planning and design. Workshop projects and study programmes outline ways in which students and trainees in groups or singly can analyse newspaper content, build up readership profiles and consider different methods of practice, social and political attitudes to the media, press regulations and press economics. This book will also be an invaluable purchase for students using distance learning packs.

Journalism and New Media


Author: John V. Pavlik
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.

Newswriting and Reporting

The Complete Guide for Today's Journalist
Author: Christopher Scanlan,Richard Craig
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195336757
Category: Journalism
Page: 512
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Mobile and Social Media Journalism

A Practical Guide
Author: Anthony Adornato
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 150635713X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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A Practical Guide for Multimedia Journalism Mobile and Social Media Journalism is the go-to guide for understanding how today’s journalists and news organizations use mobile and social media to gather news, distribute content, and create audience engagement. Checklists and practical activities in every chapter enable readers to immediately build the mobile and social media skills that today’s journalists need and news organizations expect. In addition to providing the fundamentals of mobile and social media journalism, award-winning communications professional and author Anthony Adornato discusses how mobile devices and social media have changed the way our audiences consume news and what that means for journalists. The book addresses a changing media landscape by emphasizing the application of the core values of journalism—such as authentication, verification, and credibility—to emerging media tools and strategies.

Building digital safety for journalism

a survey of selected issues
Author: Henrichsen, Jennifer R.,Betz, Michelle,Lisosky, Joanne M.
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 923100087X
Category: Computers
Page: 102
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In order to improve global understanding of emerging safety threats linked to digital developments, UNESCO commissioned this research within the Organization's on-going efforts to implement the UN Inter-Agency Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, spearheaded by UNESCO. The UN Plan was born in UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), which concentrates much of its work on promoting safety for journalists.

The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0804136785
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 332
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The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.

International News Reporting

Frontlines and Deadlines
Author: John Owen,Heather Purdey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140516039X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
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A collection of essays by top international correspondants in print, broadcasting, and photojournalism, International News Reporting offers an introduction to journalism written by the people who have made the profession what it is today. Contributors identify the major areas of professional practice which students and young journalists need to know in order to work safely in, and understand fully, the field of international news gathering Looks at events from conflicts to humanitarian disasters Covers crucial topics such as how to report stories about the developing world, how to avoid stereotyping, the uses and abuses of blogging, and risk assessment for journalists in conflict zones

Broadcast Journalism

Techniques of Radio and Television News
Author: Andrew Boyd,Peter Stewart,Ray Alexander
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136025863
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
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This newest edition of Broadcast Journalism continues its long tradition of covering the basics of broadcasting from gathering news sources, interviewing, putting together a programme, news writing, reporting, editing, working in the studio, conducting live reports, and more. Two new authors have joined forces in this new edition to present behind the scenes perspectives on multimedia broadcast news, where it is heading, and how you get there. Technology is meshing global and local news. Constant interactivity between on-the-scene reporting and nearly instantaneous broadcasting to the world has changed the very nature of how broadcast journalists must think, act, write and report on a 24/7 basis. This new edition takes up this digital workflow and convergence. Students of broadcast journalism and professors alike will find that the sixth edition of Broadcast Journalism is completely up-to-date. Includes new photos, quotations, and coverage of convergent journalism, podcasting, multimedia journalism, citizen journalism, and more!

Social Media for Journalists

Principles and Practice
Author: Megan Knight,Clare Cook
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291197
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media. The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including: How to find, write and break stories with social media An online journalism toolkit to get you started Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories Getting on top of user-generated content The ins and outs of copyright and ethics Building your brand and making money The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead. More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism.