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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Search: Theory and Practice in Journalism Online

ISBN 9780230301894
Publication Date September 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Journalism

Whether uncovering breaking stories, finding reliable background information, or finding the right contributors for stories and packages, there is now a wealth of information available to journalists online - but where to begin? In Search: Theory and Practice in Journalism Online, Murray Dick provides a practical and theoretical overview of the journalistic research potential in various online tools. Written by a leading expert in the field, the book offers experience-based guidance into online search for journalism.

Key features:

- Up-to-date coverage of advanced search, the 'invisible web', social media, multimedia and the verification of online material
- A critical overview of theory in online ethics, verification, and use of social media in journalism online
- Original research into search theory, privacy, trust and rights issues online
- Student-friendly pedagogy based upon professional practice and informed by experts in online research

Search: Theory and Practice in Journalism Online is essential reading for undergraduate students of digital journalism, online reporting and journalism studies.

Murray Dick is based at the Centre for Investigative Journalism at City University, London, UK and combines roles as an information officer, consultant in online research, visiting lecturer and freelance journalist.

1. Search in Theory
2. Search in Practice
3. The Invisible Web
4. Social Media Theory
5. Social Networks and Newsgathering
6. Multimedia
7. Bringing it all Together: Developing an Online Beat
8. Verifying Online Sources.


"A comprehensive reference source that is ideal for journalism students and experienced journalists who wish to develop their digital skills." - Refer
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