By Stephen Quinn
Newshounds used to depend upon their notepad and pen. this day, specialist reporters depend on the computer-and not only for the writing. a lot, if now not all, of a journalist's study occurs on a working laptop or computer. while you are journalist of any type, you want to know the way to discover the data you wish on-line. This e-book will make it easier to locate declassified governmental documents, facts of all types, basic and intricate se's for small and big facts amassing, and directories of topic specialists. This e-book is for the numerous reporters all over the world who did not attend a proper journalism university sooner than going to paintings, these reporters who have been trained prior to on-line study grew to become mainstream, and for any scholar learning journalism at the present time. it's going to train you ways to exploit the net correctly, successfully and comprehensively so you will continuously have your evidence immediately and fast.Online Newsgathering:. displays the most up-tp-date pondering. is pertinent to either and schooling. specializes in what humans have to knowPlease stopover at the authors' better half web site at http://computerassistedreporting.com for extra assets. *Written via a repeat Focal Press writer who has lived within the States, united kingdom and Australia educating journalism in schools and lecturing to execs around the globe on motor vehicle* filled with time-saving find out how to make each journalist extra efficient*The Pulitzer Prize for investigative and/or public provider journalism has long gone each years on the grounds that 1989 to journalists who used pcs 'significantly' in amassing and examining info for his or her tales
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You can also set up feeds to have information sent to your desktop or mobile phone. These are discussed in the section on RSS in chapter 3. How to Generate a Story Using Alerts Choose a topic for a profile or backgrounder. Create an alert using Google or one of the other options. You should do this about two weeks before you plan to start writing. Open a blank word-processing file and copy and paste information into that file as it arrives. At the end of two weeks you hopefully will have sufficient information with which to write a profile or backgrounder.
Also remember to keep the instructions on how to leave the list. Listservs have other uses. For example, the NICAR listserv is popular among CAR enthusiasts because it offers a place where people can get technical help to problems they encounter with data sets. Responses to questions arrive right away, making it an excellent tool for journalists working on deadline. Ideas and ethical issues are discussed on the IRE listserv. Join a listserv in an area that interests you. Lurk for at least a week to get a sense of the tone and then post questions to it.
A big game approaches for your local sporting team? Do a similar search to see what is available about the team's star players or manager. Considering a story about your local school? Assess what the blogs say about the principal or teachers. Doing a profile of a business? Search for blogs about the business or the managers. com is one of the leading sites for tracking the blogosphere. It tells us what bloggers consider important and what ideas are attracting the most attention. It claims to report within eight minutes of a blog being published.