Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer

Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer

by Fred Vallance-Jones, David McKie
     
 


Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer is a foundational guide to CAR, and the only one written from a Canadian perspective. Ideal for journalism students as well as practicing reporters in print and broadcasting, the text provides indispensable instruction and helpful tips for using the major classes of CAR software. Each chapter teachesSee more details below

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Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer is a foundational guide to CAR, and the only one written from a Canadian perspective. Ideal for journalism students as well as practicing reporters in print and broadcasting, the text provides indispensable instruction and helpful tips for using the major classes of CAR software. Each chapter teaches a range of software skills using the same types of data that journalists encounter. Engaging examples are drawn from actual CAR generated articles and newsroom stories. To ensure accessibility, the text avoids acronyms and complicated computer terminology, and is richly illustrated with informative screen shots. Computer-assisted reporting has become an essential skill for all journalists, a fact that this text acknowledges by combining the best elements of traditional information gathering with modern computerized techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195424577
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Reporting
2. Internet Research Strategies
3. Introduction to Spreadsheets
4. Taking Spreadsheets to the Next Level
5. Making the Move to Database Reporting
6. Advanced Database Techniques
7. Mapping Your Way to the Story
8. Finding and Getting Data
9. Organizing and Writing the CAR Story
10. Advanced Techniques
References
Index

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