Journalist's Guide to the Internet

Journalist's Guide to the Internet

by Christopher Callahan, Leslie-Jean Thornton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205565956

ISBN-13: 9780205565955

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

The Internet provides journalists with the most important new tool since the telephone. When used poorly, the Internet can result in both sloppy and inaccurate reporting. Part introduction, part hands-on tool, A Journalist's Guide to the Internet, Updated Edition is an invaluable guide for both practicing journalists and journalists-in-training. Facing tight and…  See more details below

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The Internet provides journalists with the most important new tool since the telephone. When used poorly, the Internet can result in both sloppy and inaccurate reporting. Part introduction, part hands-on tool, A Journalist's Guide to the Internet, Updated Edition is an invaluable guide for both practicing journalists and journalists-in-training. Facing tight and unbending deadlines in a fast-paced world, reporters and editors must know how to efficiently and effectively use the Internet. A Journalist's Guide to the Internet is packed with practical information and step-by-step guidelines to show you how to avoid potential pitfalls and use the Internet to improve the quality of your journalism. Through a journalistic prism, you will learn how to think strategically about the Internet and evaluate the realibility of Internet-accessed information.

A Journalist's Guide to the Internet, Updated Edition: Shows how to judge the validity of information from the Internet, including handling rumors and misinformation. Presents lists of reporting resources, references and top data sites for news stories, sorted by category, Evaluate different electronic search engines and electronic publications. Explores mailing lists, email discussion groups and electronic newsgroup bulletin boards, Contains anecdotes by some of the best and most Internet savvy journalists from the Seattle Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Detroit Free Press, the New Orleans Times Picayune, and more. Provides a listings of 100 of the most important Internet sites for journalists today!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205565955
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
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Edition description:
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Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Journalists and the Net1
2Navigating the Net9
3Evaluating Information from the Internet17
4Basic Reporting Resources and References26
5Top Data Sites for News Stories34
6On-line News: Electronic Publications51
7Strategic Searching57
8Building an Electronic Beat69
9Electronic Mail75
10Mailing Lists: E-Mail Discussion Groups85
11Newsgroups: Electronic Bulletin Boards103
12Professional Development107
13The Future of the Internet as a Reporting Tool119
AppA Journalist's Guide to the Internet: The Web Site122
Index123

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