Journals Higher Education



04 October 2009

304 Pages | 2 tables, 220 screen shots

ISBN: 9780195424577

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Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Comprehensive Primer

Fred Vallance-Jones and David McKie

  • Relevant. Software skills are explained using the same types of data Canadian journalists actually encounter in the workplace, ensuring the text is relatable and practical.
  • Comprehensive. The text includes indispensable instruction and numerous helpful tips for the use of each of the major classes of CAR software, giving students a complete overview of the field.
  • Real-world examples. Actual CAR generated articles and real newsroom stories are used as examples so that students understand the numerous ways CAR can be utilized in the workplace.
  • Current. New, cutting-edge information on social networking software has been included to provide students with the most current features of CAR.
  • Richly illustrated. Screen shots are used throughout the text to illustrate important steps or skills for visual learners.
  • Accessible. To ensure readability and clarity, the authors avoid acronyms and complicated computer terminology.
  • Extensive ancillaries. A companion website offers examples, exercises, and tip sheets that will highlight key concepts and skills for students and give them additional opportunities to practice CAR.