Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World

Paperback | June 29, 2013

byStephen Tanner, Nick Richardson

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Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World has been designed to help students of journalism, on how to conduct complex investigations. It used to be that journalists made their job by asking people questions and writing down their answers to become the basis of tomorrow's stories. Increasingly, journalists need to interrogate data, to find out what matches, what doesn't fit, where the document trail leads. And then, mostimportantly, to make sense of the information itself. Data without context is useless: context without information is just background. Journalists need both to help media consumers understand what is going on. This book reveals the range of tools available to journalists that will enable them to locate data and make sense of it. It highlights numerous case studies and shows how data can be built into a story. It is, essentially, a book about developing journalism research skills that can be appliedbroadly.

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Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World has been designed to help students of journalism, on how to conduct complex investigations. It used to be that journalists made their job by asking people questions and writing down their answers to become the basis of tomorrow's stories. Increasingly, journalists need to interro...

Stephen Tanner is Professor of Journalism at the University of Wollongong. He has previously worked as a journalist and government media adviser. Stephen is an active researcher, having published widely on a range of topics, including media ethics, politics and teaching practice. He is currently lead researcher on an OLT grant looking ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.65 × 7.48 × 0.68 inPublished:June 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195518330

ISBN - 13:9780195518337

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Part 1: contextIntroduction1. Historical background2. Lessons from abroad (1) - partnerships3. Lessons from abroad (2) - Wikileaks4. The whistleblower in the digital agePart 2: Approaches and tools5. The process6. Research methods7. Social media as a research tool8. Maths and stats for journalists9. Data journalism (1)10. Data journalism (2)11. Interpreting financial documents12. PR strategies and journalism13. Legal issues14. Ethical issues15. Publishing your workPart 3: Applied investigations16. Political journalism17. Crime18. The Environment19. Health20. Science21. Indigenous affairs22. Multiculturalism23. Business24. Industrial relations25. Sport