Computer - Assisted Reporting

Computer - Assisted Reporting : A Canadian Primer

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Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Canadian Primer is a nuts-and-bolts guide for students in journalism programs at both the university and college level, as well as practicing reporters in print and broadcasting. Each chapter will cover a range of software skills that are presented using the same kind of data journalists use by combining the best elements of traditional information gathering with modern computerized techniques.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 202 x 252 x 18mm | 598.74g
  • Oxford University Press, Canada
  • Canada
  • English
  • 0195424573
  • 9780195424577
  • 1,799,471

About Fred Vallance-Jones

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 research techniques at Carleton University's school of journalism.

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Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; TABLE OF CONTENTS ; 1. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Reporting ; 2. Internet Research Strategies ; 3. Introduction to Spreadsheets ; 4. Taking Spreadsheets to the Next Level ; 5. Making the Move to Database Reporting ; 6. Advanced Database Techniques ; 7. Mapping Your Way to the Story ; 8. Finding and Getting Data ; 9. Organizing and Writing the CAR Story ; 10. Advanced Techniques ; REFERENCES ; INDEX

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