Computer Assisted Research: A Guide to Tapping Online Information

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This newly revised and expanded fourth edition is the best guide to the fast-moving world of online research for journalists. This is the authoritative current source for Internet information. The new edition features a greatly expanded section on Internet-accessible resources. It's full of valuable tips for getting the best bang for your data buck. Researchers at the renowned Poynter Institute have been meticulous in keeping track of changes in the knowledge industry that are important to everyone involved in ...

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Overview

This newly revised and expanded fourth edition is the best guide to the fast-moving world of online research for journalists. This is the authoritative current source for Internet information. The new edition features a greatly expanded section on Internet-accessible resources. It's full of valuable tips for getting the best bang for your data buck. Researchers at the renowned Poynter Institute have been meticulous in keeping track of changes in the knowledge industry that are important to everyone involved in journalism. Special bonus: sample questions and exercises make the text an excellent training aid in newsrooms and classrooms. The book also features types of information resources, Internet help, news organizations online, and checklists and directories.

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A fantastic guide for teachers and trainers of journalists, and for journalism students and professionals, explaining how to use Internet resources and techniques in reporting and news research. Provides practical overviews of various tools, specific guidelines for their use, and cautions about their misuse. Directories list Internet tools and sites for journalists. This fourth edition features expanded information on areas such as alert services, downloads of databases, and credibility. The author is on the faculty at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566251372
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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