As the behind-the-scenes heroes of network newsrooms and daily newspapers, professional news researchers work under intense deadline pressure to meet the research needs of reporters, editors, and journalists. In this book, 10 leading news researchers reveal for the first time their tips, techniques, and strategies for using the Internet and online services to get the scoop, check the facts, and nail the story.
According to the announcement, veteran online industry reporter Paula J. Hane interviews the best in the business—highly sought-after authors, speakers, and Internet trainers who teach reporters and other researchers the secrets of online research. Many of them are part of award-winning investigative news teams; some have won Pulitzer Prizes.
Super Searchers in the News is for news researchers and librarians as well as journalists, reporters, editors, and news producers who want to become more effective online searchers and do fast, accurate online research on a wide range of topics. It’s the fifth and latest title in the “Super Searchers” series of books edited by noted cybrarian Reva Basch.
As a reader bonus, the Super Searchers Web page links readers to hundreds of Net-based information sources recommended by expert news researchers.
Paula J. Hane is a working reporter covering the online information industry, software, databases, technology, and libraries. She is the contributing editor and a regular writer for Information Today, and was formerly editor of DATABASE magazine. Hane has an M.L.S. from Columbia University and a master’s in English from New York University.
Super Searchers in the News (256 pages/softbound/$24.95/ISBN: 0910965455) is available in bookstores through Chicago-based distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG). It can also be ordered directly from ITI by phone (800/300-9868; outside the U.S. call 609/654-6266), fax (609/654-4309), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or via the Web site at http://www.infotoday.com.
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