Posts Tagged ‘CAR’

Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR): some theory

14 October 2008

Introduction

Here follows the lecture prompts for part I of my 2008/9 lectures on Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR). For part II on sources – see here.

Because of the speed at which new initiatives (and relevant research examples) come and go in this field, I’ll be adding updates on this post from time to time.

But to stay fully up to date with developments, keep an eye on my blog and website. (more…)

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Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR): some sources

30 September 2008

Here follows the lecture prompts for part II of my 2008/9 lectures on Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR). For part II on theory – see here (more…)

Who pays the piper? Keep tabs on political donations

29 April 2008

In anticipation of this week’s London Mayoral elections, I’ve been playing with the Electoral Commission’s Register of Political Donations database. Not that I expect to find any major scoops in an hour’s pottering about, nor that it’s a particularly new resources, but because its one of only a handful of databases available to UK journalists seeking to hold the political classes in check.

 

In America they are far luckier, with stronger FOI laws and a long and (fairly) distinguished history of disclosure, across all legislatures.  Journalists there have many databases and online resources available to them, and it’s little wonder that Computer Assisted Reporting has played a major role in the winning of  several Pulitzer Prizes over the past 20-odd years. (more…)