chapter  17
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Computer-Assisted Reporting for Broadcast

Byby Brant Houston

In the past decade, computer-assisted reporting (CAR) has become part of many journalists’ day-to-day work and aided those journalists in creating high-impact, public-service stories.

CAR is the acquisition and analysis of electronic information and databases. It is the natural extension of using hard-copy (paper) documents, and many records described in Chapter 16, “Collecting Information from Documents,” have become electronic.