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

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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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Examines how reporters and editors can best use the Internet accurately and effectively to improve the quality of their journalism. The author looks at how to think strategically about the Internet, the best Internet sites for journalists, targeted search strategies, how to build a system of Internet sites specific to news beats, keeping up on new developments in the profession, and the journalistic uses of electronic mail, e-mail discussion groups, and electronic bulletin boards. Intended for college journalism students as well as professionals in the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205282159
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/2/1998
  • 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)

Table of Contents

1 Journalists and the Net 1
2 Navigating the Net 9
3 Evaluating Information from the Internet 17
4 Basic Reporting Resources and References 26
5 Top Data Sites for News Stories 34
6 On-line News: Electronic Publications 51
7 Strategic Searching 57
8 Building an Electronic Beat 69
9 Electronic Mail 75
10 Mailing Lists: E-Mail Discussion Groups 85
11 Newsgroups: Electronic Bulletin Boards 103
12 Professional Development 107
13 The Future of the Internet as a Reporting Tool 119
App A Journalist's Guide to the Internet: The Web Site 122
Index 123
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2000

    Classroom tool or Desk Reference

    I used this book as a text for an Investigative Reporting class at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where I am journalist-in-residence. The book has many wonderful bits of information and it is written in a way that is easy to understand. At 128 pages, people might actually read it. One of my students said 'It is the kind of book, that I enjoy reading, I sell most of my textbooks, I'll keep this one.' Try it, you'll like it.

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