Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Practical Guide

Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Practical Guide

by Brant Houston
     
 

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This concise handbook provides an accessible guide to the esentials of computer-assisted reporting, It gives a practical overview of database managers, spreadsheets, and the various on-line resources used to produce news stories.

The first text of its kind, Computer-Assisted Reporting, A Practical Guide can be used as the ultimate tool for a journalist

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This concise handbook provides an accessible guide to the esentials of computer-assisted reporting, It gives a practical overview of database managers, spreadsheets, and the various on-line resources used to produce news stories.

The first text of its kind, Computer-Assisted Reporting, A Practical Guide can be used as the ultimate tool for a journalist beginning in CAR, as well as a primary reference for the CAR veteran. Emphasizing the most useful tools in on-line reporting, it springboards journalists into the computer age.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Brant Houston has done more for helping journalists learn database journalism than any other person on this planet. We wouldn't exaggerate. He's taught thousands of reporters how to crunch spreadsheets, query data and create geocoded maps."

- David Cuillier, the University of Arizona, USA and Charles N. Davis, the University of Georgia, USA, in (2011) "The Art of Access: Strategies for acquiring public records".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312137885
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Brant Houston is a Professor and the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois, where he teaches journalism and oversees an online newsroom. An award-winning journalist, he was an investigative reporter at U.S. newspapers for seventeen years. For a more than a decade, he served as executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a 5,000-member association headquartered at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he also taught investigative reporting. Houston has conducted more than 300 seminars for professional journalists and students in twenty-five countries, and he is a co-founder of networks of nonprofit newsrooms and educators throughout the world.

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