Online Newsgathering Research and Reporting for Journalism

Author: Stephen Quinn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113603305X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Building digital safety for journalism

Author: Henrichsen, Jennifer R.
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 923100087X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering

Author: Colleen Murrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317906985
Format: PDF
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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.

Practical Newspaper Reporting

Author: David Spark
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473903343
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

News as it Happens

Author: Stephen Lamble
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
ISBN: 9780195520408
Format: PDF, ePub
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News As It Happens is also available as an e-book. News reporting and dissemination is no longer a once-a-day occurrence but an instant connection to the audience. News As It Happens Second Edition reflects this change, providing practical guidelines for working as a journalist in the age of rapidly evolving media technologies. It provides students with both a strong foundation that can be used across the breadth of their studies and the specific skills required across various media platforms, demonstrating the need for students to adapt to the dramatic technological advancements in the world of news and news reporting. Features Online reporting is integrated throughout the text with in-depth discussion on the positives and pitfalls of this new arena. Tips for new journalists are highlighted throughout and practical activities are included as "news practice points". 'Practitioner profiles' are included with some of our most respected journalists, including Leigh Sales Liz Jackson, and Virginia Trioli, exploring modern journalism through their everyday experiences. New to this edition Updated and revised content throughout, including: the impact of portable devices on journalism; the need to protect media freedom, freedom of speech, and society's right to know; and the issues of the reforms in journalism over the past 3 year (including the restructuring of many news focused businesses and government inquires). Major updates to Chapter 4 Journalism Ethics and Chapter 10 Writing News for Online and Portable Devices.

Search Theory and Practice in Journalism Online

Author: Murray Dick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137253401
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether uncovering breaking stories, finding reliable background information, or finding the right contributors for stories and packages, there is now a wealth of information available to journalists online - but where to begin? In Search: Theory and Practice in Journalism Online, Murray Dick provides a practical and theoretical overview of the journalistic research potential in various online tools. Written by a leading expert in the field, the book offers experience-based guidance into online search for journalism. Key features: - Up-to-date coverage of advanced search, the 'invisible web', social media, multimedia and the verification of online material - A critical overview of theory in online ethics, verification, and use of social media in journalism online - Original research into search theory, privacy, trust and rights issues online - Student-friendly pedagogy based upon professional practice and informed by experts in online research Search: Theory and Practice in Journalism Online is essential reading for undergraduate students of digital journalism, online reporting and journalism studies.

Hyperlocal Journalism and Digital Disruptions

Author: Scott Downman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351698443
Format: PDF, ePub
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At a time when digital technologies are impacting on the success and sustainability of traditional models of journalism, hyperlocal journalism seeks to restore journalistic integrity, build community, incite change and engage audiences. This book argues for the increased importance of these new forms of localized reporting in the digital age. Hyperlocal Journalism and Digital Disruptions begins with the fundamental question of what hyperlocal journalism is, then focuses on three case studies which illustrate its potential to thrive when the right balance is struck between audience engagement, investment and respect. Each case study examines a different start-up in Australia and New Zealand. Although the notion of hyperlocal journalism is not new, the ways in which these regionalized stories are now being told has evolved. This book demonstrates the increased necessity for tailored approaches to creating and providing hyperlocal journalism in order to engage targeted audiences, meet their needs for news and reclaim authenticity and credibility for journalism. This is a valuable resource for researchers, academics, students and practitioners in the areas of Digital Journalism and Media Studies generally.

Journalism and New Media

Author: John V. Pavlik
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502672
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Advancing the Story

Author: Debora Halpern Wenger
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483350983
Format: PDF
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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.

Practical Journalism

Author: Helen Sissons
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205177
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical Journalism: How to Write News introduces the beginner to the skills needed to become a journalist in the digital age. The book draws on interviews with dozens of working journalists. They share their thoughts on the profession and we watch them work - selecting stories, carrying out interviews and writing scripts. There are chapters on interviewing, research techniques and news writing. Further chapters cover working in broadcasting and online. Media law and ethics are also included. Most journalists believe they work ethically although few have set rules and others admit to being pressured to behave underhandedly. This book looks at how journalists can work more ethically and provides a guide for beginners. The book is easy to read. Each chapter concludes with activities and a list of further reading. A glossary of terms is included at the end of the book.