The Associated Press Guide to Internet Research and Reporting / Edition 1

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Overview

How does a reporter go about researching a story on the Internet and how does one fact check and cite online sources? What are the copyright issues involved in quoting Internet sources? How does one go about selling a story to Internet sites? How does one physically file a story on-line? Answers to these and many more twenty-first-century journalism questions can be found in The Associated Press Guide to Internet Research and Reporting. The final word on the rules of Internet reporting, this comprehensive guide will be the on-line style guide of choice for AP staff, stringers, and journalism students alike.

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A longtime features editor for the Associated Press, Norm Goldstein has put together a comprehensive manual for anyone who uses the Internet for research or writes content online, including information on how to fact-check on the Web and cite sources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738205335
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,463,911
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Bass has been director of computer-assisted reporting at The Associated Press since 1997. He previously worked for several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal/Texas Journal, The Houston Post, and The Alabama Journal. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Bass shared the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting for an examination of Alabama's unusually high infant mortality rate and was the 1993 Texas Headliners Foundation's Reporter of the Year.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1
2. Searching the Web 7
3. The World's Best Library 17
4. Listservs and Newsgroups 27
5. Computer-Assisted Reporting 35
6. Spreadsheets 45
7. Databases 63
8. Mapping 83
9. Statistics 99
10. Importing Data 105
11. The Paper Chase 133
12. Copyright on the Internet 143
Index 157
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