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Super Searchers in the News: The Online Secrets of Journalists and News Researchers

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Super Searchers in the News: The Online Secrets of Journalists and News Researchers

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Super Searchers in the News: The Online Secrets of Journalists and News Researchers by Paula J. Hane, edited by Reva Basch ISBN: 0-910965-45-5

Published: 2000

Pages: softcover; 251 pp.

Price: $24.95

Available from: CyberAge Books, Information Today, Inc., 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055; 609/654-6266; http://www.infotoday.com/supersearchers

What a wealth of knowledge is contained in the minds of librarians! Like the other books in this series, ten researchers were interviewed about their jobs in the research arena. These information professionals were all media- and news-related, several from newspapers, a few from TV and radio, and one from the UK's BBC.

The author does a great job of letting the interviewees talk, and allows their personalities to shine through. Even when the same questions are asked time and time again, the answers are interesting and the flow of the conversation does not feel stilted.

A few themes prevail throughout the book. One is that the Internet has drastically changed the way things get done, but the interaction of people is still important. …

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