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

View: 4303

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.

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

View: 8023

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.

Mass Communication Research Methods

Author: Anders Hansen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081473572X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 1626

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.

Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Practical Guide

Author: Brant Houston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 6146

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: username: carbook password: carbook4

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

Author: Wolfgang Donsbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118789237

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 7020

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 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

View: 1047

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.

Data Literacy

A User's Guide

Author: David Herzog

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 9691

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 Pre-Foreclosure Real Estate Handbook

Insider Secrets to Locating and Purchasing Pre-Foreclosed Properties in Any Market

Author: Frankie Orlando

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 0910627665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

View: 2859

This book explains everything you need to know to locate and purchase real estate bargains from banks, public auctions, and other sources. It will guide you through every step of the process including finding properties, negotiating, and closing on your first deal.

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


Category: Freedom of information

Page: 128

View: 2347

The Ethical Journalist

Making Responsible Decisions in the Digital Age

Author: Gene Foreman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119031737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 3839

"A new edition of this well-regarded, student-friendly text book for journalism ethics that addresses the challenges of digital-age journalism"--

Appraisal and Acquisition

Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

Author: Kate Theimer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442249530

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 5213

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 case studies featured are: 1. No Fame Required: Collaboration, Community, and the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project 2.Placed Out: Providing a Home for the Records of the Children s Aid Society and the Orphan Trains 3. I Really Can t Wait to Archive this Exchange: Exploring Processing as Appraisal in the Tim Kaine Email Project 4.Hardware for SoftPoems: Appraisal and Acquisition of Vintage Computer Equipment 5.From Projects to Policy: The Evolution of a Systematic Reappraisal Program 6.Terabytes from Far-Off Lands: Acquiring Records of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program 7.So Much to Do, So Little Time: Prioritizing To Acquire Significant University Records 8.The Studio Theatre Archives: Staging an Embedded Appraisal 9.Making the Bulb Want to Change: Implementing an Active Electronic Records Appraisal and Acquisition Program 10.Weaving the Web of Influence: Maximizing Archival Appraisal and Acquisition through the Use of Spider Advocates 11.Reappraisal and Deaccessioning: Building for the Future by Removing Some of the Past 12.Tap into History: The Birth of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives These case studies show a range of strategies and processes, but all were selected because they demonstrate ideas that could be transferred into many other settings. They can serve as models, sources of inspiration, or starting points for new discussions. This volume will be useful to those working in archives and special collections as well as other cultural heritage organizations, and provides ideas ranging from those that require long-term planning and coordination to ones that could be more quickly implemented. The chapters also provide students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the varieties of issues related to appraisal and acquisition and how they can be addressed."

Investigative Reporting

From Premise to Publication

Author: Marcy Burstiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351333054

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 1839

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.

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

View: 7820

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.

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


Page: 840

View: 6524

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


The Art of Political Persuasion

Author: Lionel Zetter

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191187

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 3688

With an emphasis on Great Britain, presents a global view of the lobbying industry, explaining its history, ethical and regulatory frameworks, mechanics, and the techniques employed by lobbyists around the world.

Way of the Wolf

Author: Jordan Belfort

Publisher: North Star Way

ISBN: 9781501175343

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 3718

Jordan Belfort--immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street--reveals the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star. For the first time ever, Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives readers access to his exclusive step-by-step system--the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams. Until now this revolutionary program was only available through Jordan's $1,997 online training. Now in The Way of the Wolf, Belfort is ready to unleash the power of persuasion to a whole new generation of readers, revealing how anyone can bounce back from devastating setbacks, master the art of persuasion, and build wealth. Every technique, every strategy, and every tip has been tested and proven to work in real-life situations. Written in his own inimitable voice, The Way of the Wolf cracks the code on how to persuade anyone to do anything, and coaches readers, regardless of age, education, or skill level, to be a master sales person, negotiator, closer, entrepreneur, or speaker.

The Startup Funding Book

Author: Nicolaj Højer Nielsen

Publisher: Nhn Ventures APS

ISBN: 9788799990207


Page: 262

View: 308

This book reveals: * Where to to find investors and the best approaches to win their support * What investors are really looking for but won't tell you * How to persuade banks, business angels, VCs and public funders * Insider tips for compiling material that satisfies investors * Little-known strategies that will boost your success

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center

Author: Carson Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692243107


Page: N.A

View: 6385

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website,