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Computer aided research and reporting: Rich new fields of reporting have opened up in the digital era. Electronic record keeping …

UGX 500,000 per 365 days

Computer aided research and reporting:

Rich new fields of reporting have opened up in the digital era. Electronic record keeping and information dissemination in government, business and civil society mean that journalists can obtain highly detailed data that was never previously available. But this also poses problems. The speed of transmission, combined with ever-growing volumes of information, create huge challenges of information overload and complexity. There are also ethical and legal issues of confidentiality and copyright. Also, skills of supporting desk analysis with online surveys are essential for success of communication that drives for impact. Objective At the end of the course, learners should be able to:
  • Decide when CAR methods would fit the reporting job in hand
  • Plan personal and group coverage of stories incorporating CAR
  • Find and apply software for CAR
  • Know how to set about gathering and sifting digital data online and offline
  • Apply basic sifting and compilation techniques to extract key insights
  • Write up your findings and insights in the manner of precision journalism
  • Inform and guide others on the appropriate use of CAR
  • Understand tools for online surveys
Course Units
  • CAR overview
  • Internet search strategies
  • Globalism and Uganda
  • Information strategy
  • Information collection, production and sharing tools
  • Best practices in CAR
Course Duration: One month (4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 3weeks of remote support)   Equipment needed: Computer or good capacity mobile phone with space to install and test apps   Targeted market: This course is for reporters, editors, managers and professionals wishing to know more about how to use computers (along with smartphones and software) to better search the internet, undertake surveys and generally use the internet to improve their work. You can reach out for any consultations where need be.

Course Currilcum

  • CAR: Computer aided research and reporting overview 08:00:00
  • After studying this module, you will be able to: Define computer-assisted reporting and explain how it works; Explain how this concept evolved; Give an overview of the historic development of the technology that led to this genre.
  • OJ: Internet Search strategies for Journalists aka Computer Aided Reporting Unlimited
  • Now that we have covered the topic about computer Aided research and reporting, lets dig into a topic about searching strategies on internet for journalists.
  • CAR: Globalism and Uganda Unlimited
  • CAR: Information strategy Unlimited
  • The term information strategy is often misunderstood. For some, it represents a plan for how they will manage their technology resources. For others, it is synonymous with a project plan for their data warehouse or a staffing plan for their business analysis competency center. In reality, these are tactical plans associated with implementing an information strategy, but they are not the information strategy itself.
  • CAR: Information collection, production and sharing tools Unlimited
  • Computer-assisted survey information collection (CASIC) refers to a variety of survey modes that were enabled by the introduction of computer technology.