Computer-assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer

Paperback | October 6, 2008

byFred Vallance-Jones, David Mckie

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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 forusing 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 complicatedcomputer 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 computerizedtechniques

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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 forusing the major classes of CAR software. Each ...

Fred Vallance-Jones is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fred is an award-winning journalist who writes a regular column on CAR in the CAJ's Media Magazine. David McKie is an award-winning journalist who is a member of the CBC's investigative unit. He teaches CAR and rese...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:October 6, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195424573

ISBN - 13:9780195424577

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Acknowledgments1. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Reporting2. Internet Research Strategies3. Introduction to Spreadsheets4. Taking Spreadsheets to the Next Level5. Making the Move to Database Reporting6. Advanced Database Techniques7. Mapping Your Way to the Story8. Finding and Getting Data9. Organizing and Writing the CAR Story10. Advanced TechniquesReferencesIndex