Computer - Assisted Reporting: A Canadian Primer

Computer - Assisted Reporting: A Canadian Primer


By (author) Fred Vallance-Jones, By (author) David McKie

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 252mm x 18mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2009
  • ISBN 10: 0195424573
  • ISBN 13: 9780195424577
  • Sales rank: 1,594,712

Product description

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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Author information

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.

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