The Art of Access

Strategies for Acquiring Public Records
Author: David Cuillier,Charles N. Davis
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483389235
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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Whatever you're trying to learn about the world—as a journalist or as an informed citizen— public records often hold the key. But what records, where? And how to get them? It starts with understanding the Freedom of Information Act, but what you really need are strategies for dealing with the officials who stand between you and the information you seek. Gaining access to records is an art, one that requires an organized approach and a good understanding of human behavior.

Investigative Reporter's Handbook

A Guide to Documents, Databases, and Techniques
Author: Brant Houston,Investigative Reporters & Eds.
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319079652
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 608
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Published with Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE), The Investigative Reporters Handbook is the best-selling classroom and newsroom classic. Useful as a textbook in advanced journalism courses and as a reference for professional journalists, this book shows students how to use fundamental news reporting and writing skills like gathering sources, tracking information, and interviewing to pursue investigative stories in a variety of beats from the government and education to healthcare, the environment and real estate. In addition to discussing the latest techniques and challenges in the profession, the fifth edition is now thoroughly streamlined, making it easier to locate the resources that investigative reporters need to get the story.

Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Practical Guide
Author: Brant Houston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317519426
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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This straightforward and effective how-to guide provides the basics for any journalist or student beginning to use data for news stories. It has step-by-step instructions on how to do basic data analysis in journalism while addressing why these digital tools should be an integral part of reporting in the 21st century. The book pays particular attention to the need for accuracy in computer-assisted reporting and to both the potential and pitfalls in utilizing large datasets in journalism. An ideal core text for courses on data-driven journalism or computer-assisted reporting, Houston pushes back on current trends by helping current and future journalists become more accountable for the accuracy and relevance of the data they acquire and share. Online instructor's materials are available to adopting professors, and additional exercises are available free online to students at the below address: http://ire.org/carbook/ username: carbook password: carbook4

Mass Communication Research Methods


Author: Anders Hansen
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081473572X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 350
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Mass Communication Research Methods provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the key research methods and approaches used in the study of mass communication and media. Originating from the internationally renowned Leicester Centre for Mass Communication Research, this book offers an indispensable guide for students in a wide range of courses, including communications, media and cultural studies, and other social science disciplines that offer students the opportunity to research mass communication and media issues. Beginning with a clear and cogent discussion of the principles behind good research, including the key question of how to select the right methods for individual research questions, the authors go on to explore in a thorough and systematic fashion a range of different methods and approaches. From the study of media organizations and the practices of media professionals to media content, representations, and audiences, the development and application of each method is described in depth and the steps involved clearly outlined. Examples of research instruments are given where appropriate, and in each case references for further reading are provided. Mass Communication Research Methods is the definitive companion, reference, and source for everyone involved in mass communication research.

Social Media and the Law

A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals
Author: N.A
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136284524
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
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Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr allow users to connect with one another and share information with the click of a mouse or a tap on a touchscreen—and have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But as rapidly as these services have grown in popularity, their legal ramifications aren’t widely understood. To what extent do communicators put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits when they use these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? How can an entity maintain control of intellectual property issues—such as posting copyrighted videos and photographs—consistent with the developing law in this area? How and when can journalists and publicists use these tools to do their jobs without endangering their employers or clients? In Social Media and the Law, eleven media law scholars address these questions and more, including current issues like copyright, online impersonation, anonymity, cyberbullying, sexting, and WikiLeaks. Students and professional communicators alike need to be aware of laws relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, and government regulation—and this guidebook is here to help them navigate the tricky legal terrain of social media.

Aim for the Heart

Write, Shoot, Report and Produce for TV and Multimedia
Author: Al Tompkins
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506315240
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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Al Tompkins teaches students about broadcast journalism using a disarmingly simple truth—if you aim for the heart with the copy you write and the sound and video you capture, you will compel your viewers to keep watching. With humor, honesty, and directness, award-winning journalist and author Al Tompkins bottles his years of experience and insight in a new Third Edition that offers students the fundamentals they need to master journalism in today’s constantly evolving media environment, with practical know-how they can immediately put to use in their careers. Aim for the Heart is as close as you can get to spending a week in one of Tompkins’s training sessions that he has delivered in newsrooms around the world, from which students: • Learn how to build compelling characters who connect with the audience • Write inviting leads • Get memorable soundbites • See how to light, crop, frame, and edit compelling videos • Learn how to leverage social media to engage audiences • Gain critical thinking skills that move your story from telling the “what” to telling the “why”

Data Literacy

A User's Guide
Author: David Herzog
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483378675
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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A practical, skill-based introduction to data analysis and literacy We are swimming in a world of data, and this handy guide will keep you afloat while you learn to make sense of it all. In Data Literacy: A User's Guide, David Herzog, a journalist with a decade of experience using data analysis to transform information into captivating storytelling, introduces students and professionals to the fundamentals of data literacy, a key skill in today’s world. Assuming the reader has no advanced knowledge of data analysis or statistics, this book shows how to create insight from publicly-available data through exercises using simple Excel functions. Extensively illustrated, step-by-step instructions within a concise, yet comprehensive, reference will help readers identify, obtain, evaluate, clean, analyze and visualize data. A concluding chapter introduces more sophisticated data analysis methods and tools including database managers such as Microsoft Access and MySQL and standalone statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS and R.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication


Author: Wolfgang Donsbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118789237
Category: Social Science
Page: 704
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This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online

Investigative Reporting

From Premise to Publication
Author: Marcy Burstiner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351333054
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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Investigative Reporting provides a step-by-step approach for tackling any investigative story, teaching reporters the skills they need to overcome common obstacles during investigative work. Experienced reporter and instructor, Marcy Burstiner offers readers guidance on how to identify story ideas, craft a premise, seek out human sources and documents, file public records requests, and analyze data. Including tips and advice from student and professional reporters, this comprehensive textbook also offers strategies for conducting interviews and for organizing information into a compelling story or series of stories that engage the reader through multimedia storytelling. Highlights of the new edition include: Updated examples and anatomies of news stories. Extensive discussion of data reporting and analysis for investigative projects. Guidance on how to request public records using state public records acts and how to appeal denials of public records requests. Instruction on the use of free, collaborative tools for organizing, sharing and analyzing information. A new chapter on creating a fact-checking system. A section on careers in investigative journalism. Interviews with student investigative reporters from colleges across the country, with professional investigative reporters from non-profit news organizations, emerging journalistic outlets and advocacy publications, and with staff and freelance reporters who produce stories for mainstream radio, television, print and online news organizations.

Academic Archives

Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections
Author: Aaron D. Purcell
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555707696
Category: Education
Page: 315
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This new definition of academic archives programs has redefined the role, and training, of academic archivists. This book gives you the tools to fill that role, including collection strategies, a management plan for electronic records, and development strategies for starting a campus records management program.

Administration of the Freedom of Information Act

Current Trends : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, March 18, 2010
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Freedom of information
Page: 128
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Appraisal and Acquisition

Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections
Author: Kate Theimer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442238550
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 198
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Appraisal and Acquisition: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archivists and special collections librarians in organizations of different sizes and types have approached the challenges of collection, as well as exploring opportunities to acquire new kinds of materials and conduct thoughtful reappraisal.

The Ethical Journalist

Making Responsible Decisions in the Digital Age
Author: Gene Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119031761
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 424
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This new edition of a well-regarded, student-friendly textbook for journalism ethics has been extensively revised and updated to meet the needs of the 21st century journalist working in the digital age. Educates aspiring journalists on ethical decision-making, with coverage of key applied issues such as the principles of fairness and accuracy, the duty of verification, the role of social media, the problems of plagiarism, fabrication, and conflicts of interest, business issues that affect journalism ethics, and questions relating to source relationships, privacy, and deception in reporting Includes extensive revisions to the majority of chapters, as well as six new “Point of View” essays, eight new case studies, and a full glossary Brings together the authoritative, engaging voice of a veteran journalist, the viewpoints of distinguished scholars and print, broadcast, and digital practitioners, and insights from complex, real-world case studies Supplemented by an annually updated companion website with resources for teachers and students, including: links to current articles discussing the subjects covered in each of the book’s chapters, and a teachers’ guide that offers sample syllabi, discussion guides, PowerPoint slides, sample quiz and exam questions, and links to audiovisual material

Crossing the Quality Chasm:

A New Health System for the 21st Century
Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072808
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Exercise Book for Working with Words


Author: Brian S. Brooks,James L. Pinson,Jean Gaddy Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312443115
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 135
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This helpful workbook gives students the opportunity to master the writing and editing skills covered in the main text, including mastering grammar and mechanics guidelines, practicing proper copy-editing symbols, rewriting sentences for clarity and conciseness, learning how to write successful leads, and recognizing distinctions between Associated Press and wire-service style.

Human Programming

Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom
Author: Scott Selisker
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452951799
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Do our ways of talking about contemporary terrorism have a history in the science, technology, and culture of the Cold War? Human Programming explores this history in a groundbreaking work that draws connections across decades and throughout American culture, high and low. Scott Selisker argues that literary, cinematic, and scientific representations of the programmed mind have long shaped conversations in U.S. political culture about freedom and unfreedom, and about democracy and its enemies. Selisker demonstrates how American conceptions of freedom and of humanity have changed in tandem with developments in science and technology, including media technology, cybernetics, behaviorist psychology, and sociology. Since World War II, propagandists, scientists, and creative artists have adapted visions of human programmability as they sought to imagine the psychological manipulation and institutional controls that could produce the inscrutable subjects of totalitarian states, cults, and terrorist cells. At the same time, writers across the political spectrum reimagined ideals of American freedom, democracy, and diversity by way of contrast with these posthuman specters of mental unfreedom. Images of such “human automatons” circulated in popular films, trials, travelogues, and the news media, giving form to the nebulous enemies of the postwar and contemporary United States: totalitarianism, communism, total institutions, cult extremism, and fundamentalist terrorism. Ranging from discussions of The Manchurian Candidate and cyberpunk science fiction to the cases of Patty Hearst and the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, Human Programming opens new ways of understanding the intertwined roles of literature, film, science, and technology in American culture.

Las vías administrativas de recurso a debate

Actas del XI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Administrativo
Author: VV.AA
Publisher: INAP
ISBN: 8473515277
Category:
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AUTORES: Fernando López Ramón (Coordinador) / Jorge Agudo González / Estanislao Arana García / José María Baño León / Javier Barcelona Llop / Beatriz Belando Garín / Miguel Ángel Bernal Blay / Alejandra Boto Álvarez / Dolors Canals / metller / Anabelén Casares Marcos / Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez / César Cierco Seira / Daniel B. Entrena Ruiz / Rafael Fernández Acevedo / Agustín García Ureta / María Luisa Gómez Jiménez / Isabel González Ríos / Iñigo del Guayo Castiella / Francisco L. Hernández González / Ramón Huidobro Salas / Francisco López Menudo / Blanca Lozano Cutanda / Isaac Martín Delgado / Luis Míguez Macho / Manuel Moreno Linde / Elisa Moreu Carbonell / Juli Ponce Solé / Leonor Rams Ramos / Marina Rodríguez Beas / José Mª Rodríguez de Santiago / Guillermo Ruiz Arnáiz / Joaquín Tornos Mas / Iñigo Urrutia Libarona / Patricia Valcárcel Fernández / Clara Isabel Velasco Rico Las tradicionales vías de recurso administrativo tienen ya escasa utilidad, tanto para la Administración como para el administrado, dado que han perdido el carácter de privilegio que las hacía atractivas para la primera y no han alcanzado el contenido de garantía que impulsaría su empleo por el segundo. En la opción entre el mantenimiento de una institución ineficaz o la búsqueda de mecanismos que pudieran revitalizarla, parece necesario decantarse por la última alternativa, entre cuyas ventajas cabe identificar la posibilidad de garantizar un control fiable, rápido y barato de la actividad administrativa. Tal es el planteamiento que determinó la convocatoria del XI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Administrativo. Se pretendía llevar a cabo colectivamente un análisis crítico de los modelos alternativos de reclamaciones y recursos administrativos. Profundizando en las experiencias supranacionales, comparadas y nacionales, con el objeto de ofrecer materiales, reflexiones, ideas y propuestas que pudieran ayudar en la búsqueda de las mejores soluciones para la organización de la convivencia. ÍNDICE: Presentación / Bienvenida / Comités Científico y Organizador / Lista de Autores / I. LOS RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS EN LOS ORDENAMIENTOS SUPRANACIONALES / Ponencias / Las vías administrativas de recurso: panorama desde la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos / Los recursos administrativos en la Unión Europea: hacia un modelo común de justicia administrativa / COMUNICACIÓN / El control administrativo de la Autoridad Europea del Mercado de Valores / Relación de síntesis / Los recursos administrativos en los ordenamientos supranacionales/ II. LOS RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS EN LOS MODELOS COMPARADOS / Ponencias / Los tribunales administrativos en el Reino Unido / Los recursos administrativos en Francia: de lo contencioso a lo gubernativo / Comunicaciones / Entre la alzada impropia y el recurso especial: la UK Gambling Commission / De la utilidad del sistema de recursos a la litigiosidad ante el Tribunal Federal Administrativo Suizo / Las vías de recurso a debate en el procedimiento administrativo chileno / Relación de síntesis / Los recursos administrativos en los modelos comparados / III. NUEVAS EXPERIENCIAS DE RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS / Ponencias / Mecanismos de resolución alternativa de conflictos y su aplicación en el ámbito de la administración tributaria / El recurso especial en materia de contratos públicos: en la senda del derecho a una buena Administración / La reclamación ante el Consejo De Transparencia y Buen Gobierno: un instrumento necesario, útil y ¿eficaz? / Las vías alternativas de recurso en el ámbito de la unidad de mercado / Comunicaciones / Hacia la unidad del sistema de recursos en materia de contratación pública / Sobre la controvertida naturaleza «jurisdiccional» de los tribunales administrativos de recursos contractuales / Sistema nacional de recursos en materia de contratación y efecto útil de las directivas / Reflexiones sobre el ámbito subjetivo del recurso para la defensa de la unidad de mercado / Los mecanismos de protección en garantía de la unidad de mercado como la nueva vía alternativa de recurso / Técnicas alternativas de resolución de controversias en el ámbito regulatorio / La Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia y la resolución de conflictos en el sector energético / La mediación en la resolución de conflictos en materia de acceso a la información pública / Los derechos e intereses de terceros en las reclamaciones ante el Consejo de Transparencia y Buen Gobierno / La reclamación en el procedimiento de acreditación nacional universitaria / Mecanismos para la defensa de la unidad de mercado: la reclamación de los operadores económicos / El arbitraje en el ámbito administrativo. En especial, en la contratación pública / IV. VALORACIÓN DEL SISTEMA ESPAÑOL DE RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS / Introducción / Palabras introductorias / Ponencias / El recurso administrativo como ejemplo de la inercia autoritaria del Derecho público español / El procedimiento de recurso administrativo: su virtualidad y la necesidad de reforma / Comunicaciones / Límites constitucionales a la función administrativa de control como instrumento para la provisión de justicia / Los órganos administrativos independientes de resolución de recursos administrativos. La Proportionate Dispute Resolution / ¿Es constitucional la carga de recurrir en alzada para poner fin a la vía administrativa? / Relación de síntesis / Valoración del sistema español de recursos administrativos: conclusiones

Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours


Author: Dick Oliver,Michael Morrison
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780768689907
Category: Computers
Page: 578
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Learn from the newest, updated edition of the highly acclaimed introduction to HTML, Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS In 24 Hours. The seventh edition includes updates to introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in concert with HTML to produce quality web pages. You'll be able to study revisions that refine examples, as well as provide an enhanced integration with your web pages. You'll also gain a comprehensive understanding with new examples that match the current state of HTML. This carefully organized, well-written tutorial teaches beginning web page development skills, covering only those HTML and CSS tags that are likely to be used on creating a beginning web page. The 24 separate, one hour-long tutorials follow the process by which you should be creating your web page, building knowledge not only of how to create a web page, but building a general knowledge of how to use HTML and CSS in other projects as well. Chapters include: Understanding HTML and XHTML Creating Your Own Web Page Graphics Using Tables to Organize and Lay Out Your Pages Using Style Sheets for Page Layout Dynamic Web Pages

Health Care Information Systems

A Practical Approach for Health Care Management
Author: Karen A. Wager,Frances W. Lee,John P. Glaser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119337089
Category: Medical
Page: 608
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BESTSELLING GUIDE, UPDATED WITH A NEW INFORMATION FOR TODAY'S HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT Health Care Information Systems is the newest version of the acclaimed text that offers the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to manage information and information resources effectively within a wide variety of health care organizations. It reviews the major environmental forces that shape the national health information landscape and offers guidance on the implementation, evaluation, and management of health care information systems. It also reviews relevant laws, regulations, and standards and explores the most pressing issues pertinent to senior level managers. It covers: Proven strategies for successfully acquiring and implementing health information systems. Efficient methods for assessing the value of a system. Changes in payment reform initiatives. New information on the role of information systems in managing in population health. A wealth of updated case studies of organizations experiencing management-related system challenges.