Journalist's Guide to the Internet The Net As a Reporting Tool

ISBN-10: 0205350984
ISBN-13: 9780205350988
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $79.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A Journalist's Guide to the Internet is a practical, hands-on guide for students and professional journalists alike to learn how to use the Internet more efficiently and effectively in their daily reporting. The number of global Internet users has more than tripled since this text's first publication and, not surprisingly, Internet access in the newsroom is more common today than it was even a few years ago. This extraordinary growth has not fundamentally changed the Internet's extraordinary possibilities and pitfalls. Rather, it has exacerbated both, making the Net more usefuland at the same time more dangerousto journalists. This book looks at the Internet from a journalistic perspective: How best can reporters and editors, facing tight and unbending deadlines, use this technology accurately and efficiently to improve the quality of their journalism?

Acknowledgements
About the Author
Journalists and the Net
What Is the Internet?
Why Should Journalists Care About the Internet?
Thinking Strategically About the Net
Evaluating Information from the Internet
Myths About the Internet and Credibility
What's Out There?
Decoding Web Addresses
Techniques for Evaluating Web Site Credibility
Traveling In and Out of Web Sites
Newsroom Policies for Internet Reporting
Haven for Rumors and Misinformation
The Real Computer Virus
How Does the Internet Propel a Rumor to Fact in 24 Hours?
The Case of CNN and the Celebrating Palestinians
Basic Reporting Resources and References
Telephone Directories
Maps
Rolodex Sources
Freedom of Information Act
Accessing State and Local Public Records
Vital Records
Math Aid
Fast Facts
Other Reference Sources
Top Data Sites for News Stories: Federal Government Sites-General
Politics & Campaigns
Health & Safety
Crime & Punishment
Businesses & Nonprofits
Online News: Electronic Publications
Growth of Online Newspapers
Local Breaking News
Regional and Statewide Newspapers
National Publications
Trade and Specialty Publications
Newspaper Archives
Reading for Better Writing
Strategic Searching
Think Strategically: Develop a Game Plan
What Are You Looking for and Where Is It Likely to Be?
Guessing
What to Do When You Don't Know Where to Go
Directories
Search Engines
How Search Engines Work
How to Use Search Engines Effectively
The Major Search Engines
How Many Searches?
Building an Electronic Beat
Types of Beats
The Geographic Beat
The Issue Beat
The Institution Beat
Electronic Mail
Email as a Reporting Tool
Decoding Email Addresses
Finding Email Addresses
Newsroom Policies on Email Communication
ProfNet
Electronic Press Releases and News Alerts
Email as News
Mailing Lists: Email Discussion Groups
Journalistic Uses of Mailing Lists
Warnings
Journalism Mailing Lists
Finding Mailing Lists
The Mechanics of Mailing Lists
Love on the Listserv: A Fish Story
Newsgroups: Electronic Bulletin Boards
Journalistic Uses
How Newsgroups Work
Newsgroups Structure
Finding Newsgroups
Searching Newsgroups
Professional Development
The Best Journalism Web Sites
Newsroom Specialists
Beats
Journalism Magazines
Minority Journalism Organizations
Newspaper Management and Leadership
Journalism Research
Women in Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
Other Journalism Groups
College Journalism
High School Journalism
Journalism Hobbies
Appendix: A
Index

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