Computer-Assisted Reporting A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0312411499

ISBN-13: 9780312411497

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Brant Houston

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From surfing the Internet for data to number crunching in spreadsheets and database managers, "Computer-Assisted Reporting" is the most practical introduction to the data analysis skills that journalists need to succeed in today's newsrooms. This edition expands the highly-regarded basic skills instruction and offers more advice on how to write better news stories. Brant Houston's extensive newsroom and teaching experience make this text easy to use as a core text or as a supplement in an introductory news reporting and writing course.
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List price: $42.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

High-Tech Journalism: What Computer-Assisted Reporting Is and Why Journalists Use It
Learning Computer-Assisted Reporting Skills
Online Resources: Researching and Finding Data on the Internet
Spreadsheets, Part 1: Basic Math for Journalists
Spreadsheets, Part 2: More Math That Matters
Database Managers, Part 1: Searching and Summarizing
Database Managers, Part 2: Matchmaking and Advanced Queries
Using Computer-Assisted Reporting in News Stories
Getting Data Not on the Internet: How to Find and Negotiate for Data
Building Your Own Database: How to Develop Exclusive Sources
Fact Checking the Database: How to Clean Dirty Data
Doing the Computer-Assisted Reporting Story: How to Report and Write with Data
Professional's Appendices
Choosing Hardware and Software
Social Networking Software
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