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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.
|1||The Case for Using Computers in Journalism||1|
|2||Online Communication: How It Works||7|
|3||Exploring the Public Information Utilities||13|
|4||Exploring the Commercial Database Services||25|
|5||Exploring the Internet||39|
|6||Advanced Database Techniques||53|
|7||Creating Your Own Databases||61|
|8||Legal Issues and the Online World||69|
|9||The Future: Enter with Caution||77|
|App. A Annotated Bibliography||85|
|App. B Glossary||87|
|App. C||Internet Addresses of News Providers||91|