A Journalist's Guide to the Internet : The Net as a Reporting Tool

A Journalist's Guide to the Internet : The Net as a Reporting Tool

by Christopher Callahan
     
 

Just about everyone knows how to "surf" the information superhighway these days. But very few people who rely on the Internet for the most current news know how to maximize their "surfing" time in the most efficient and informative way. This practical, hands-on book offers readers the tools to think about the Internet from a journalistic perspectiveSee more details below

Overview

Just about everyone knows how to "surf" the information superhighway these days. But very few people who rely on the Internet for the most current news know how to maximize their "surfing" time in the most efficient and informative way. This practical, hands-on book offers readers the tools to think about the Internet from a journalistic perspective and provides tactics that may help both the budding and the experienced journalist meet the tightest of deadlines. Readers will find an up-close look at the different elements of the Internet and how they can be used as tools. Electronic mail, mailing lists, newsgroups, and the World Wide Web issues are thoroughly covered. This book describes not only how to find information on the Internet but also how to evaluate the credibility and newsworthiness of the information retrieved. Broadcasters, journalists of print and television media, investigative reporters, public affairs reporters, and anyone interested in utilizing the Internet for news.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205282159
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
12/02/1998
Series:
Journalist's Guide to the Internet
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Table of Contents

1Journalists and the Net1
2Navigating the Net9
3Evaluating Information from the Internet17
4Basic Reporting Resources and References26
5Top Data Sites for News Stories34
6On-line News: Electronic Publications51
7Strategic Searching57
8Building an Electronic Beat69
9Electronic Mail75
10Mailing Lists: E-Mail Discussion Groups85
11Newsgroups: Electronic Bulletin Boards103
12Professional Development107
13The Future of the Internet as a Reporting Tool119
AppA Journalist's Guide to the Internet: The Web Site122
Index123

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