Searching the 'Net: A study of Internet search techniques used by some Australian journalists

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Title Searching the 'Net: A study of Internet search techniques used by some Australian journalists
Author Ewart, Jacqueline Ann
Journal Name Australian Journalism Review
Editor Ian Richards
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Journalism Education Association
Abstract Research into how journalists use the Internet continues flourish in the United States and Europe, but Australian research in this area is only just starting to emerge. Contributions to this field of research in Australia are comparatively limited. Evidence indicates that in the US journalists are increasingly using the Internet as a research tool to retrieve documents and as a mechanism to contact individuals and companies with which they want to communicate. This case study explores the search mechanisms adopted by a small group of Australian journalists using the World Wide Web. This preliminary case study reveals that for these journalists the Web has become a regular news gathering tool. The paper also suggests that structured training in advanced search techniques and a range of other rn/ernet resources would benefit these journalists by helping them use the technology more effectively and efficiently.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.jea.org.au/journal.htm
Alternative URI http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=200309282;res=APAFT
Volume 25
Issue Number 1
Page from 71
Page to 83
ISSN 0810-2686
Date Accessioned 2007-05-10
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Journalism
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/24873
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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