Journalism in the Information Age: A Guide to Computers for Reporters and Editors / Edition 1

Journalism in the Information Age: A Guide to Computers for Reporters and Editors / Edition 1

by Brian S. Brooks, Brian S. Brooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205264115

ISBN-13: 9780205264117

Pub. Date: 10/14/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

The arrival of computer-delivered information is the beginning of a new era for journalism and journalists. This book introduces readers to commercial databases, the Internet, and the many other potential uses of computers in journalism. KEY TOPICS: By acquainting them with the emerging new electronic services, readers come to understand the power these

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The arrival of computer-delivered information is the beginning of a new era for journalism and journalists. This book introduces readers to commercial databases, the Internet, and the many other potential uses of computers in journalism. KEY TOPICS: By acquainting them with the emerging new electronic services, readers come to understand the power these technologies hold for the changing realities of the “Information Age.” Coverage of the Internet and on-line services such as CompuServe, America Online, Prodigy, and Delphi shows the potential benefits of this rich source of public information. In addition, readers are exposed to the many ways in which computers can help them perform better on the job.

For professionals working in the field of journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205264117
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/14/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Case for Using Computers in Journalism1
2Online Communication: How It Works7
3Exploring the Public Information Utilities13
4Exploring the Commercial Database Services25
5Exploring the Internet39
6Advanced Database Techniques53
7Creating Your Own Databases61
8Legal Issues and the Online World69
9The Future: Enter with Caution77
App. A Annotated Bibliography85
App. B Glossary87
App. CInternet Addresses of News Providers91
Index165

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