July 2008 Archives

Text-To-Speech Sites

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Telecommunication Access

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Statistics

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Chartbook on Disability in the United States

Recent Publications and Statistics
HEATH publications such as this one can be obtained via this George Washington University site.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Mobility Access

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Miscellaneous

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Alliance for Technology Access

Poynter: Tips on Covering Disabilities

National Center for Disabilities and Journalism

AEJMC: Mass Media & Disability Links
Links to many areas, including news, web accessibility, publications, international disability links, etc.

AboutDisability.com
Maintained by Anthony Tusler, this site is an annotated bibliography of books organized by categories.

Americans With Disabilities Act Home Page

Department of Justice: Disabilities Online News

Department of Justice: Formal ADA Settlements

Department of Justice: Accessible Sports Stadiums

Department of Justice: ADA Guide for Small Towns

Department of Justice: ADA Status Report

Institute for Community Inclusion: State Data Online
This Web site generates customized charts of state, national, and individual disability data. Accessible text versions are automatically created by the charting software. The site currently includes data sets from state mental retardation/developmental disabilities agencies, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

National Rehabilitation Information Center
An abundance of disability and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.

Not Dead Yet
Spearheaded by Coleman and Drake, this group organizes people with disabilities nationally to protest assisted suicide.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
Focuses on issues related to health, aging, civil rights, abuse, and independent living. Located at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

Women with Disabilities Australia
This Australian site has papers, articles and reports archived as well as links to related disability sites and general sites. They also have an extensive section for further reading.

Disability Rights Advocates
Dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Disabled Sports, USA
DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Representing 92 rape crisis/rape prevention programs and allied members, this association offers resources and staff to answer questions on sexual abuse of persons with disabilities.

The Center for an Accessible Society
This site claims to "help journalists find quality information and sources."

E-Library

Little People of America, Inc.

MadNation
A mental health site.

Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation
EDS is a connective tissue disorder that can be severely disabling and, in one form, deadly.

EDS Today
EDS is a connective tissue disorder that can be severely disabling and, in one form, deadly.

Ehlers-Danlos Support Group (UK)
EDS is a connective tissue disorder that can be severely disabling and, in one form, deadly.

University of Wisconsin: Family Village
A global community of disability-related resources.

Wright State University: Creating Laboratory Access for Students in Science (CLASS)
The project's purpose is to raise awareness about the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in a lab environment and how Wright State University can help overcome some of these obstacles. Wright State has been awarded a Federal Grant by the National Science Foundation to help research and minimize these problems.

Yahoo!'s Reference Library

National Institute on Disability and Rehab Research

Migraines/ Headache

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Mental Health

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Learning Disabilities

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PBS: Misunderstood Minds
This companion site to the documentary "explores the controversial realm of learning disabilities with video, case studies, and tests that demonstrate what it's like to live with a learning problem."

LD Workshops, Training, Conferences

The Blind Readers' Page
List of sources of information in alternative formats accessible to people with print disabilities, either visual disabilities or reading disabilities.

Dyslexia Awareness & Resource Center

International Dyslexia Association

Learning Disability Association

LD Online
Parents, children and teachers.

National Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Informational Sites

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National Center on Disability and Journalism
An independent journalism organization, its mission is "to educate journalists and educators about disability reporting issues in order to produce more accurate, fair and diverse news reporting." Lists programs, links, mailing lists, etc.

Medicare.gov

Center for Applied Special Technology

University of Buffalo: Cornucopia of Disability Information

Disability Statistics Center

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)

Amputee-Coalition.org
Includes an OPAC that deals with limb loss, its secondary conditions and causes. A useful source for health reporters.

UW-Madison Family Village: Disability-Related Resources

About.com: Disabilities News

Discussion Network About Disability-Related Issues

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
Information about rare diseases.

Disability World Bi-monthly Web-Zine

Homes/Construction/Universal Access

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Funding/Financial

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Employment

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Equal Opportunity Publications
Employment opportunities, online resume database, magazines, etc.

National Business & Disability Council
Employment opportunities, online resume database, magazines, etc.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Employment opportunities, online resume database, magazines, etc.

Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities

Education

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Cross-Disability

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Cognitive Disabilites/Autism

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Blind/Low Vision

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Assistive Technology

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Assistance Dogs

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Allergy/Chemical Sensitivity

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The ADA

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Advocacy

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Access Now
A non-profit organization advocating civil rights under the ADA.

Association of Disability Advocates

ADA Site

WeMedia.com
A media and disability advocacy site.

The Council for Disability Rights
A media and disability advocacy site.

Justice for All
An advocacy organization.

Current Legal Issues

ADHD/Attention Deficit Disorder

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Abuse

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Child Abuse & Neglect/Disability Outreach Project

Nursing Home Abuse

Aging Parents and Elder Care.com
Contains a wealth of information: A variety of articles, comprehensive checklists and links to key resources that will be very helpful to family caregivers and others. It is a comprehensive resource for family caregivers during all stages of care.

Disability Research Studies

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Key National/Government Agencies

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Olympic Sports

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS
We will be updating this page through the end of the Summer Games in Beijing.

SPECIAL REPORT: 2004 SUMMER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

SPECIAL REPORT: 2002 WINTER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

Sports Journalism Organizations

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Associated Press Sports Editors
Resources, jobs bank and convention info.

Association for Women in Sports Media
Scholarships, resources, job bank, contacts, etc.

SportsJournalists.com
Message boards and industry talk.

Airline Safety and Finances

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Congress approved $15 billion in debt relief for U.S. airlines, $9 million shy of their federal bailout request. Track each airlines' earnings reports through the 10kwizard.com and look up background on the companies at Hoover's Master List Plus Database. This government site has background on all the airlines, including financial data. Find those resources and more on the Business page.

Related Airline and Airport Links

Open Secrets Lobbyists Database
Use this database to track lobbying efforts by the airline industry and the Air Transit Association of America, a lobbying trade group, on Washington officials. This could be a key resource for anyone writing about the airlines and their financial problems.

Open Secrets Campaign Finance Database
Contributions by industry to individual members of the House and Senate transportation committees.

Federal Exchange Commission

Professional Pilots Rumor Network
Site says it is "internationally renowned as a source of news and rumors," the PPRuNe "is now one of the most widely read sites for pilots and airline management." The site's excellent bulletin board includes late-breaking news about the airline industry, such as major layoffs, recently-canceled flights, security alerts, workplace safety and more. Warning: Be sure to verify any of the information you glean from this site!

The Office of Airline Information

Airlines.org
Airlines, airplane industry, number of passenger month by month, financial information.

National Air Transportation Association
Calls itself "The Voice of Aviation Business".

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
This tip from News Library listserv: The association has an extensive directory of airports; accessible only to members, but you may find an e-mail contact for someone who can help.

American Association of Airport Executives

Airports Council International

American Airports

FrequentFlier.com
Has stats on rates, trends and fare deals.

Hijackings and Airport Security

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Check out Emergency.com's counter-terrorism page or read another hi-jacking list. The Observer has a Detailed Reconstruction of the Sept. 11 Hijackings


Airport Security and Tracking Planes

Fly.FAA.gov allows you to track what planes are currently flying. There also are several sites that help people cope with a fear of flying: SOAR.INC., Smarterliving.com and the Fear of Flying Clinic.

Theater and Dance

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Playbill Online
Broadway news and notes.

American Theater Web
Eleven U.S. regions of news and reviews from local papers.

NYPL: Dance Resources

Dancer.com
Shopping site but also has some helpful links.

N.Y. City Ballet

Dance Magazine

The Dance Insider

National Theatre for Children

CultureFinder.com
Listings of national tours and when/where they're appearing.

U.S. Military in Afghanistan

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The U.S. Military and Afghanistan: The Military page has several resources as well as what's available below. A good source to begin with is Global Security.org, which has posted links devoted to military intelligence, including sections called Military Defense Flaws, Satellites of War, Espionage Targets and Military Space.

CNN Fact Sheet: U.S. Attacks Terrorism
FAQ, bios of key players and background on the retaliatory attacks.

Defense Almanac
Helps explain the military hierarchy.

Related Military Links: Chemical Warfare

PBS: Bioterror
The companion site to the PBS documentary. Includes the history of biowarfare, weapons and vaccines.

Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Page
Bios of recent cases in .PDF format.

Department of Defense Anthrax Immunization Program
There has been much controversy about this program.

Centers for Disease Control Bioterrorism Page

Hopkins Biodefense

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

MSNBC/Newsweek Coverage of Anthrax Cases

Gary Price's Bioterrorism Links
Resources from George Washington University.

Biological and Chemical Terrorism Defense: A View From the "Front Lines" of Public Health
.PDF files from the American Journal of Public Health.

Bioterrorism as a Public Health Threat
From Emerging Infectious Diseases in 1998.

Preemptive Biopreparedness: Can We Learn Anything From History?
From the American Journal of Public Health (Vol 91, 2001).

Preemptive Biopreparedness: Can We Learn Anything From History?
From the American Journal of Public Health (Vol 91, 2001).

Anthrax: A Possible Case History
Source: Walter Reed Army Medical Center. .PDF files, 12 pages.

Bioterrorism Alleging Use of Anthrax and Interim Guidelines for Management -- United States, 1998
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Feb. 5, 1999.

Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Human Cutaneous Anthrax -- North Carolina, 1987
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1987 Anthrax incident in North Carolina.

Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents
Interim Report on Current Capabilities; includes a five-page bibliography.

Emerging Infectious Diseases (July-August, 1999)
Contains several articles that might be of value.

The following bioterrorism links are recommended by the University of North Carolina's Health Sciences Department.

Research

Federation of American Scientists
Background and research information.

University of Maryland Health Sciences and Health Services Library

University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio

Related Military Links: Weapons

Globemaster U.S. Military Aviation Database
This information server contains all active aircraft operating units and air bases of the U.S. forces around the world, including tail codes, maps, ICAO/IATA codes and links to their official Web sites.

PBS: Frontline Documentary on the U.S. Military and War
Great resources for backgrounding stories on the military.

Background on the B-1 Bomber

Background on the B-2 Stealth Bomber

Periscope
A commercial pay site deep with military and military equipment information. Rates are reasonable, though.

The Federation of American Scientists: U.S. Equipment and Vehicles

The Federation of American Scientists: The B-1 Bomber

Related Military Links: Maps and Military Resources

Terrorist Attacks: Regional Maps of Afghanistan
Several maps of Afghanistan, Kabul and several other places in the country and region. From the University of Texas at Austin.

CIA Maps

EarthExplorer Maps Via USGS

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

About.com's U.S. Military Page

Related Military Links: Military Structure and Tracking Personnel

Center for Security Policy

Stratfor.com Defense Information
The site charges a fee, but you can still get a decent amount of stories for free, and sign up for a free e-mail.

Heritage Foundation's National Security Page

Directorate for Information Operations and Reports
A government site listing casualties in major wars, as well as the minor operations since 1979.

Information Please Almanac: Military Hierarchy
Use information on this page to explain military structure (personnel hierarchy) for the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. Also track how many from various states.

Defense Link Index
Information on organization, money, people, and forces and weapons.

Military Recruits/Personnel by Home State (1999)
Includes several demographic breakdowns as well.

Locating Active Military in Your Area: Vetfriends.com
Librarians on NewsLib recommend this site for finding local members of an Air National Guard unit being called to active duty. Also helpful: Classmates.com.

Operation Home Front
Site for military families.

Defend America
9-11 counterattack reports include bomb damage assessment images, updates on the humanitarian effort.

Operation Enduring Freedom and the Conflict in Afghanistan
From the UK House of Commons Library, an update on developments since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom. The entire document is 104 pages, .PDF format.

911 EXPERTS URBAN LEGENDS

Expert Analysis

PROFNET offers a massive list of expert names, bios and contact information. Center for Defense Information
Military experts share thoughts on terrorism.

IRE: Terrorism-Related Materials
Information includes resources on terroist organizations and attacks, international reporting sources, guidelines on international sources and articles written for The IRE Journal and Uplink about covering international stories and terrorism.


Tracking Survivors

These sites have names of some survivors: NY.com and Disaster Message Service.

An official survivors list can be found at NY.com. The SurvivorList.com page links to most global information sources dealing with the Sept. 11 attack. It serves as a resource for family and friends of victims and interested parties.

Leadership Directories
Find leaders in government, foreign affairs, legal, media, etc.


Urban Legends and the Attack

An item about Nostradamus predicting the WTC attack was floating around the Web and e-mail. It's a hoax, an urban legend; there is no such prediction. Go to Snopes2.com and look up Nostradamus, the reference to the attack is first item. Another good site: About.com's Urban Legends.

Journalist's Toolbox Urban Legends Page
Links to all these fact-checking sites and more.

Truth or Fiction?
This site takes "rumor mill" e-mails we all receive and determines if they are true or false. There is a good list of Attack on America information.

Covering The Arts

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Americans for the Arts
Research reports and news about government arts support.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
State government arts activities.

Board Source
Information on the responsibilities of non-profit boards of directors.

National Arts Journalism Program
Information on arts journalism conferences and reports on arts journalism.

ArtsJournal
A roundup of the day's best arts news from around the world.

The Foundation Center
Information about foundations and trends in charitable giving.

Background on WTC and 1993 Bombing

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The 1993 World Trade Center bombing and terrorist groups and the WTC 1993 bombing.

Sonic Memorial Project
An open archive on the history of the World Trade Center.

Read Skyscraper.org or GreatBuildings.com for background and physical statistics on the WTC. Review a list of World Trade Center contacts and search the World Trade Centers Association Online and WTC tenants and construction.

Related World Trade Center Links

PBS: Why the Towers Fell
An in-depth look, though the eyes of the architects who built them, at why the WTC towers couldn't withstand the 9/11 attack. All the details and resources you would ever need.

PBS.org: WTC Facts

New York City Timelines
A fairly extensive set of timelines to put it in context with what was going on in New York City.

Media Coverage and Analysis

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To read how global news agencies covered the tragedies, go to the Global Journalism, Daily News and Columnists pages for links to hundreds of sites. The University of Texas Center for Middle Eastern Studies has posted a page with links for "those who want to know more about Islam and Muslims in the United States and throughout the world, as well as reactions to Tuesday's events." The links include some to Middle Eastern newspapers.

The World Watch Monitor is good for short chronological updates. Information is designated confirmed or unconfirmed. USAfricaonline.com and NigeriaCentral.com report that a handful of Igbos, Nigerians and Africans do business and work at the World Trade Center. ArabicNews.com offers its perspective.

Related Media Links

CNN: War on Terror Section

CNN: Sept. 11 Memorial Section

Sept. 11-12 Online News Pages
A database of 200 screenshots of online news sites from around the world on Sep 11 and 12.

Christian Science Monitor: Sept. 11 Daily Update and Archives

Middle East Media and Research Institute

IRE and NICAR: Jordan Hotel Bombing Resources
Resources on terrorist organizations and attacks, international reporting sources, guidelines on international sources and articles written for The IRE Journal and Uplink about covering international stories and terrorism.

World Association for Christian Communications
A media watchdog organization from England that offers an alternative perspective than the mainstream media's view of values and religious issues. Has commentary on the coverage of the 9-11 tragedies.

Information Technology, War and Peace

AcademicInfo.net Research Resources
Has links on the 9-11 tragedy and other information.

Terrorism, Anti-Terrorism, Taliban and Afghanistan Links

NY Times Links to the Global Struggle
Links from the Times' Felicity Barringer.

Afghanistan War Roundup
A news roundup of events from the war in Afghanistan. A well-organized page.

EurasiaNet.org
From The Open Society, this page features information and analysis on the political and economic developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

Palestine Chronicle

Israelinsider.com

Sina.com

Middle East Times

Ajeeb.com
This site provides instant, free translation of Arabic Web sites into English.

Pakistan Daily Online

Institute for War and Peace Reporting Global Links
Links to hundreds of international media and press agencies.

South Asian Journalists Association: Tips for Covering India Parliament Tragedy
Tips and ideas for those covering the attack by gunmen on India's parliament.

Arab American Media Oasis
The Web page of the Chicago Association of Arab American Journalists & Communicators. Journalist Ray Hanania's great site has several resources about the 9/11 tragedy.

Debka.com
A daily newsletter on the Middle East.

Paul Nixon's Graphic Design Weblog
Has links to 9-11 graphics.

USA Today News Graphics
Graphics from the 9-11 attack.

Afghan-Web.com
A U.S.-based Afghan Web site with lots of news on the war, compiled from all kinds of sources, including Pakistani and Iranian publications.

Arabic News

Middle East Times (Cairo)

The Times of Central Asia

Khaleej Times

Afghan News Network

Turkish Daily News

The Gulf News
Published in the United Arab Emirates, one of three countries to officially recognize the Taliban.

Pakistan News International
Based in a country with much influence over the Taliban leaders of nearby Afghanistan.

9-11 Design: Examples of Web site Front Pages

NFR Magazine
Firefighter-oriented magazine that offers some depth on the 9-11 attacks.

SAJA Roundup on the WTC & Beyond
From the South Asian Journalist's Association, a constantly updated gateway for articles, sources, links, backgrounders on various aspects of the WTC aftermath: the coming war in South Asia, terrorism, backlash against Muslims/Arabs/Sikhs/South Asians and more.

API: Tragedy In Photos, a New Standard
Another perspective on use of graphic images with a newspaper slant and some images to illustrate the points.

Digital Journalist: Ground Zero
A photog's trip to Ground Zero in New York City for a small weekly newspaper.

Online Arabic Translation Tool
Translate content on Arabic sites to English using this resource. Plug in the text or the URL to get the translation.

WebArchivist.org
News summaries and breaking stories.
This site works with the Library of Congress to identify and archive pages and sites related to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept. 11.

Crisis Report Translations
Offers translations of reports from the Afghan Islamic Press -- one of foreign media's main sources of information from Taliban authorities.

MediaPeace.org
A Paris-based, United Nations-sponsored institute within the University for Peace, set up by the UN in Costa Rica in 1980. The site includes annotated research sites on issues related to the interactions between media, conflict, peace and security.

Archive.org
Site is indexing Sept. 11 content.

WebArchivist.org
Site is indexing Sept. 11 content.

TelevisionArchive.org
Site is indexing Sept. 11 news footage.

Counterpunch.org Political Site's 9-11 Resources
Links to global news sites.

Alternet.org
AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism." The site has many 9-11 tragedy resources.

University of Iowa: Visual Records of the Attacks
A collection of links to Web sites archiving visual records of media coverage of the September 11th air attack and its aftermath on the University of Iowa Communication Studies Resources site -- specifically on one of the pages devoted to visual communication and visual rhetorics.

Dealing With 9/11 Trauma

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The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma offers excellent resources for journalists covering the attack, as well as useful information on emotional trauma as it effects victims, survivors and journalists themselves. The site also set up a bulletin board for journalists to discuss their experiences covering the tragedy.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and Lutheran Hour Ministries have assistance resources available. Also available: Training Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters, Law Enforcement Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

USA Today posted links to several trauma sites. Among them: the GriefNet, which offers several e-mail support groups for kids; the Trauma Information Pages, a directory of resources for disaster-related traumatic stress; the National Mental Health Association lists more resources on tragedy-related stress; Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services offers peer support; and TAPS: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors offers support to those who've lost loved ones in the military.

Related Trauma Links

RefDesk.com's 9-11 Attack Resources for Parents, Teachers

Attack on America Urban Legends Page
Truth or Fiction.com site has a page dedicated to rumors about the attacks.

National Police Chaplains Association

Talking with Kids About the News

Helping Children Understand Crisis and Trauma

How to Talk to Your Children About the News

NY Times: Some Therapists Caution That Trauma Services Could Backfire

Aftermath of 9/11

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There have been reports of gas stations resorting to price gouging after the tragedy, so check GaspriceWatch.com and OilPrices.com for more information.

Poynter.org posted helpful links as has Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Related Aftermath Links

CNN.com: Is Your City Prepared?
How do U.S. cities rank as far as
preparedness for terrorist attacks?

TheCommunity.com Peacemakers Speak Site
Seventeen living Nobel Peace Prize winners issue statements on 9-11.

Firehouse.com
A resource for finding victim and survivor information, including places to make donations.

Distinguished Thinkers on Sept. 11 Attacks

Princeton University Global Consciousness Study
The effect of global consciousness, from dozens of sites around the world, from the shocks and reverberations, recorded on Sept 11, 2001.

Great Buildings: Digital Memorial to WTC

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Federal Emergency Management Association
Dozens of emergency resources relating to the attack.

Days after September 11, 2001
The University of Chicago Press offers, at this site, a series of essays, "Reflections by our authors in the aftermath."

LLRX.com 9-11 Legal Site

New York State Government Online Phone Directory
Lists World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.

Foreign Agents Registration Act Database
People or organizations who lobby or perform other services (such as public for foreign interests must register with the Department of Justice. Check out this recent list, organized by country.

Submission.org Islam Primer

Antiwar.com

Columbia University's Human Rights Web Site
The Center for the Study of Human Rights, The School of Journalism and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University launched a new media portal and Web sites for human rights teaching and learning. The portal links human rights-related resources, such as case studies, course Web sites, etc.

Kottke.org: WTC Photo Essays
Links to several essays.

The Fine Line: A Photo Essay
This Weblog photo essay tells the story of a narrow escape from the WTC collapse.

Fraudulent Charities

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There were reports of fraud involving groups pretending to be charities raising funds for the attack victims. The National Fraud Information Center provides many consumer-protection resources. ScamBusters.com is dedicated to fighting online hype and disinformation. Also see: CharityNavigator.org

9/11 Anniversary Archives

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Note: This section will help you research material for any 9-11 anniversary stories.

PBS: World Trade Center Documentary
This "Center of the World" web feature includes maps, timelines and more.

PBS Frontline

CyberJournalist.net: Best 9-11 Anniversary Coverage
Links to several of the top sites for Sept. 11 anniversary coverage. As the collection tells you, most of the sections are polished, prepackaged and in-depth. Studying this work can be a great way to get fresh ideas and learn how to tell stories in new ways.

Time.com: Terrorism Hindsight
Plans the White House had been considering that might well have prevented the attacks of Sept. 11.

USA Today: "America on Alert" Index
Graphics, multimedia and links to 9-11 events, organized by day.

Washington Post

Washington Post: Rebuilding a Fortress, Rebuilding a Life

Boston Globe

CNN.com: War on Terror/9-11 Attacks
Day-by-day archived coverage of the week of the attacks.

MSNBC: 9-11 Archive
The war on terror.

CBS News

BBC: "Americas Day of Terror"

BBC: Coverage of the War on Terror

Online NewsHour

NPR

Special Libraries Association New Librarians Division 9/11 Resources
A great collection of links and resources.

LLRX: 9/11 Legal Resources

9/11 Digital Archive

Christian Science Monitor: 9/11 Stories and Resources

Red Cross: Dealing with 9/11 Trauma

Human Rights Watch: 9/11 Resources

API Special Report: 9/11 Handbook

Yahoo!: Full 9-11 Coverage
More than 25 pages linking to hundreds of related stories and sites from across the world.

News Watch: Reporting on Sept. 11
A list of resources from journalism industry organizations that provide tips on covering religion, explain the basics of Arab American culture, and offer a list of diverse sources. The site also provides a directory of some U.S.-based ethnic news media outlets that serve Arab American and Muslim communities.

Poynter.org: Links to Remembering 9/11
Archives, government resources, journalism organizations, etc.

Columbia University Library
Page features official 9/11 documents

NYU Department of Journalism: Dispatches from Ground Zero

University of Michigan Documents Center

University of Iowa: Sept. 11 Visual Collections

Tyndall Report
Tracks what the network news covers by how many minutes the evening and morning newscasts devote to topics.

9-11 Digital Archive
A portal to images, video and other web sites on 9-11.

September11News.com
A well-organized collection of coverage from U.S. and international newspapers. Be careful with some of the original content about the mysteries.

The War on Terror Portal
Includes a good news and photo archive.

Alternet.org: 9-11 Archives
Coverage of 9-11 from alternative weekly publications.

CounterPunch.org: 9-11 Web Resources
A political blog with several good links.

Publishings' Digital Archive
A collection of screen shots from news sites on September 11 and 12.

Last Acts' September 11 Electronic Resource Guide
This page may be helpful for reporters looking for listings of organizations that provide advice for parents and teachers on helping children cope or national organizations that have planned commemorative events. Reporters can also find a comprehensive list of books, films and Web sites that focus on September 11 as well as valuable information they can share with the public as they continue to grieve and heal.

Attacks on London

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IRE: Terrorism-Related Materials
Information includes resources on terroist organizations and attacks, international reporting sources, guidelines on international sources and articles written for The IRE Journal and Uplink about covering international stories and terrorism.

CNN.com Coverage of Attacks on London
Stories, maps, video, timeline, full text of Tony Blair's statement.

MSNBC Coverage of London Attacks
Stories and video.

Official London Tube Page
Basic information about the subway system.

Transport for London: Tube Maps
Maps from the subway system via Mapquest and other sites.

London Tube Blog
It loads slowly in Internet Explorer.

Wikipedia.com: Tube History
How it was used in the war, etc.

London Bus Timetable Directory
Links to several maps and resources that track bus routes.

EmbassyWorld.com
A directory for embassies around the world.

EmbassyWorld Maps
Claims to have online maps for every country.

Investigative/Campaign Finance

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Anti-Money Laundering: Efforts in the Securities Industry
The General Accounting Office's 92-page report on the issue of combating money laundering in the securities industry.

Opensecrets.org
A fantastic site for researching campaign finance statistics.

Votenet.com
A fantastic site for researching campaign financing statistics.

FollowtheMoney.org

Campaign Finance Information Center
Use the handy image map to call up information by state.

Washington Post: Campaign Finance Reform -- What Does it Mean?
A useful collection of stories and graphics that help break down the complex issue.

GAO's Congressional Investigations
Track investigations through the General Accounting Office.

Lobbyist Database
Opensecrets.org, part of the Center for Reponsive Politics, has a database of registered lobbyists. Also tracks spending in particular sectors of lobbyists.

Special Interest Groups List
Opensecrets.org, part of the Center for Reponsive Politics, has downloadable lists of special-interest groups.

Government Audits
State inspector general's offices that audit federal programs that the agency oversees.

PoliticalMoneyLine

MoJo 400
Mother Jones magazine takes an in-depth look at campaign finance.

Tray.com
A good site for FEC and PAC data.

Social Security Death Records

Securities & Exchange Commission

GovExec.com: Top 200 Federal Contractors
Listed by agency with which they contracted and by amount.

Top 100 Prime Contractors with the Federal Government
Use to localize any stories about contractors or government agencies in your area.

Previous Top 10 Government Contractors by Year
Use to localize any stories about contractors or government agencies in your area.

Natural Resources Defense Council Papers
NRDC makes available papers relating to the White House energy task force.

WashingtonTechnology.com: State Government Contracts to Watch in 2002
Use to localize any stories about contractors or government agencies in your area.

ActivistCash.com
A great site. Roots out the funding sources of the most notorious anti-consumer groups. It continually adds profiles on the first of every month.

International Government Database
Call up information by country.

Global Edge Resources: International Federal Governments
Directory of hundreds of offices, embassies, councils and more.

International Trademark Assn.

Understanding Islam and Muslims

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Frontline: Faces of Islam
The terrorist attacks have revealed some deep divisions between followers of Islam. This Frontline site examines viewpoints of Muslims around the world after 9/11. Includes video, FAQ and more.

CrossCurrents
A global religion site that explores violence and faith. Has some good information on Islam and Christianity.

Muslim Life in America -- DOS
The State Department offers resources explaining Muslim-American life.

Religious Response to Terrorism
This site from the National Council of Churches has background and a statement opposing hatred that people are signing.

Journey Through Afghanistan
A great multimedia presentation.

PBS's Islam: Empire of Faith
Features 1,000 years of history.

Center on Muslim-Christian Understanding
Has a solid reference area.

IslamiCity: Understanding Muslims
Some basic terms that are great for backgrounding.

IslamWorld.net
Detailed explanations of Islam and the Quran.

Al Haramain Foundation

Islam Guide
From the Jeddah Dawah Center.

American Muslims for Jerselaem

WEST NILE VIRUS

CDC: West Nile Virus Facts

State Links on West Nile Virus
Track stats and stories by state's affected by the disease.

TheNewOrleansChannel.com: West Nile Virus
Explains how the West Nile virus is transmitted.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: West Nile Virus
Warnings, background, recent cases in animals, etc.

West Nile Maps
Track the spread of the virus from these handy maps from the USGS.

National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII): West Nile Virus
Provides data, information, and maps related to outbreaks of the virus.

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC): West Nile Virus Resources
Dozens of studies, definitions and state-by-state breakdowns of how the virus has spread westward in the United States.

State of Maryland: West Nile Virus Information Page
Fact sheet, how to handle a case and links to other resources.

CNN: West Nile Virus Archive
Stories, backgrounders, maps, etc.

CNN FYI: Basics of the West Nile Virus
It's for science teachers, but journalists can use it too.


Smallpox

New England Journal of Medicine: Special Smallpox Report
The full report will be out Jan. 30.

Johns Hopkins University Biodefense Site

PBS: Bioterror
The companion site to the PBS documentary. Includes the history of biowarfare, weapons and vaccines.


Bioterrorism and Anthrax

Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Page
Bios of recent cases in .PDF format.

Emergency.com's Infectious Disease Page

Department of Defense Anthrax Immunization Program
There has been much controversy about this program.

Anthrax: A Possible Case History
Source: Walter Reed Army Medical Center. .PDF files, 12 pages.

Anthrax as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management
Consensus Statement from the American Medical Association Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 281 No. 18, 1999.

Gary Price's Bioterrorism Links
Part of the Special Issues list.

Biological and Chemical Terrorism Defense: A View From the "Front Lines" of Public Health
.PDF files from the American Journal of Public Health.

Bioterrorism as a Public Health Threat
From Emerging Infectious Diseases in 1998.

Preemptive Biopreparedness: Can We Learn Anything From History?
From the American Journal of Public Health (Vol 91, 2001).

Preemptive Biopreparedness: Can We Learn Anything From History?
From the American Journal of Public Health (Vol 91, 2001).

Bioterrorism Alleging Use of Anthrax and Interim Guidelines for Management -- United States, 1998
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Feb. 5, 1999.

Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Human Cutaneous Anthrax -- North Carolina, 1987
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1987 Anthrax incident in North Carolina.

Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents
Interim Report on Current Capabilities; includes a five-page bibliography.

Sept. 11 International News Links

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Middle East Media and Research Institute

CNN: Afghanistan Under the Taliban

CNN Fact Sheet: U.S. Attacks Terrorism
FAQ, bios of key players and background on the retaliatory attacks.

Pakistan Daily Online

Al-Bawaba
Portal for 21 Middle Eastern countries.

Dawn.com
English language paper in Karachi, Pakistan.

An-Nahar
A daily in Beirut, Lebanon.

Palestine Chronicle

Afgha.com
News from Afghanistan.

Israelinsider.com

Middle East Times

Arabic News

Middle East Times (Cairo)

The Times of Central Asia

Khaleej Times

Afghan News Network

Turkish Daily News

Sina.com

Guardian News

Azure Journal
Launched in 1996, Azure is a journal of philosophy, social thought and cultural criticism, which provides a forum for scholarship and opinion on issues of concern to the Jewish public in Israel and abroad. Azure has in-depth essays, articles and reviews that offer thought-provoking analysis in areas such as Israeli government policy, cultural trends in Israel, religion in public life, Israeli constitutionalism and judicial activism, Jewish philosophy, Jewish and Zionist history and much more.

International Environment Sites

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Eco-Index
Run by the Rainforest Alliance, the Eco-Index is searchable database of over 100 conservation projects in Mexico and Central America.

The Nature Conservancy
Search a database of GLOBAL environment news from this site created by a non-profit organization.

Info - Encyclopedia and Reference Resource
Browse articles in all areas of topics within Earth & Environment, History, Literature & Arts, Health & Medicine, People, Philosophy & Religion, Places, Plants & Animals, Science & Technology, Social Science, Law, Sports, Everyday Life, and more. Includes Country Studies and North America Gazetteer.

International Federation of Environmental Journalists

National Environment Research Council
Great Britain environmental foundation site.

Journalism UK Science and Environment Page
Dozens of links to issues in Great Britian.

Automated Weather Source Neighborhood WeatherNet
Covers the United States, UK, Canada and New Zealand.

UK Weather

FirstGov: Petroleum QuickStats
A handy set of statistics when writing about oil prices and quantity.

Society of Environmental Journalists

Mideast Conflict

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MiddleEastGuide.com
Provides helpful links to the web sites of all the media outlets in the Arab world, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, etc.

CNN's Mideast 101
Stories and video backgrounding the Mideast conflict. Great history and quick-reference resource that should come in handy for fact-checking. Includes a timeline, maps, refugee locator, list of key players, etc.

CNN.com: Israeli-Palestine Links
A list of about 20 key Web sites.

GlobalSecurity: Track Troops in Middle East

Jersalem Post
Jerusalem's English-speaking paper.

The Jerusalem Report

Middle East Media and Research Institute

Palestine Chronicle

Israeli Government's Official Web site

Israeli Prime Minister's Office

U.S. State Department Page (Country Page: Israel)

The U.S. and Israel (Christian Science Monitor)

Vested Owl
This site looks at U.S. foreign policy in the middle east. A complete, in-depth site with regular updates.

Ha`aretz

Israelinsider

Yale: Palestine 1916-1999

Arabic News

ArabNet

PBS Frontline: The Israeli Border
A graduate student account of the shifting borders separating Israelis and Palestinians.

Library of Congress: Syria - A Country Study

Lebanon - A Country Study (Library of Congress)

Jordan - A Country Study (Library of Congress)

Baghdad Burning
A blog written by a young Iraqi man ("Salam Pax") at the heart of the action.

Middle East Times

ForeignAffairs.org
News stories and dozens of other resources.

International News Services in English
A free site that gives you newspapers from all over the world, written from different countries' perspectives.

Arms Sales Monitoring Project
An in-depth site featuring a database of notifications to congress of US arms exports to much of the world; U.S. and global arms transfers data; Americas biggest defense contractors; background on U.S. arms recipients.

International Publication Links
One of the best sites for international newspapers, magazines and trade papers.

Kidon Global Media Links
One of the best collections of news sources from around the World (wires, newspapers, some broadcast). Sites can be sorted using several criteria including language and by country.

Baku based Journalists' Trade Union (JuHI)
Contains materials about JuHI itself and different reports and news on media issues.

Language Translation Tools

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Voycabulary
Don't know a word used on a site? Enter the URL into this page and it gives you a new page in which you can click on any word on the page to find it's meaning.

FreeTranslation.com
Type in the URL of a Web site and get the gist of what's being said.

Yahoo! Babelfish
Instantly translate a block of text.

Dictionary.com Translation Tool
Translates English into several other languages and vice-versa.

Language-Museum.com
A catalog of more than 1,200 languages that provides usage statistics, as well as samples (and translations) of each writing system.

Your Dictionary.com Translation Services

LookWayUp.com Dictionary
A large English dictionary with an integrated thesaurus. It corrects spelling and translates the correct sense of the word to German, French, Spanish, Dutch, or Portuguese, with much larger dictionary sizes than most online services. It can be put on browsers, mobile phones and various wireless devices.

Google Language Tools
This page full of language tools, developed by Google, will be most helpful to persons looking to translate short passages of text or entire Web pages. First, the page provides an engine that allows users to search for pages composed in over 30 languages.

Latin Translation Tools
Use tools on this site or download free software to keep on your PC.

LOGOS Dictionary
Contains 7,580,560 entries in 188 different languages and lets you search for the meaning of a word even if you don't know what language it's from.

InterTran Language Translation
A free web translation service that can translate single words, phrases, sentences and entire Web pages in 28 different languages.

SYSTRAN Internet Translation Technologies
Translates an entire Web site's language, text.

Info-Resource.com

Wordspy.com
Read about new trendy words that have been used in recent media.

Dictionaries Travel Translations
This site is a translation tool for many obscure languages, including Norwegian, Hungarian, and Dutch.

OmniGlot: Language Guide
A guide to writing systems ?about 150 languages in all ?includes alphabets, histories, and free downloadable fonts.

The Dialectizer
Convert English to several comic dialects. Hilarious.

MyLanguageExchange.com

Online Arabic Translation Tool
Translate content on Arabic sites to English using this resource. Plug in the text or the URL to get the translation.

TalkIslam.com
Inlcudes a Quran translation tool.

ReverseSpeech.com
Ever wonder what you're saying backwards?

Voice of America Pronunciation Guide

Voice of America: Recent Names in the News

Biography Sites

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s9: Notable Citizens of Planet Earth
Bios, name spellings of 18,000 famous people.

Biography.com
The TV show on A&E has a database of bios on famous people. Good for fact-checking.

American National Biography Online
The American National Biography (ANB) offers portraits of more than 17,400 people. The site includes feature illustrations, hyperlinked cross-reference, links to selected Web sites and powerful search capabilities. It requires a user name and password, though.

Today in Literature
A calendar of engaging stories about the great books, writers, and events in literary history.

Calendars Through the Ages

Peoplespot.com
A good fact-checking site. Biographies, vital records, demographics, population and census statistics, e-mail, phone, reverse and professional directories, newsgroups, chat rooms.

Fagan Finder: Biographies

Research Connect
An integrated research database connecting the media with leading financial, political, technical, social, legal, medical, scientific, economic and business research. You can contact numerous researchers simultaneously, store favorite researchers and media contacts, etc.

USPTO: Trademark Database
Check this database to see if something is trademarked; be it a logo or a name. Hit the search button under the trademark heading on the left side navigation. Enter what you'd like to search for an you'll get a response including type of business, intended use, date of filing, etc. It is just a great resource.

PBS Frontline: Bios
Biographies of several people profiled on the show.

Celebrity Almanac

SmokingGun.com: Accidental Obits
A listing of mistaken obits on public figures.

InfoPlease Almanac Biographies
Look up political leaders and celebrities.

Forbes People Tracker
Must register to use. Track more than 120,000 executives and members of the Forbes rich and celebrity lists. Customized e-mail alerts, research public companies and news updates!

Internet Movie Database
Includes biographical information on celebrities.

WordThink
Links to dictionaries, etc. Features word of the day and archives.

The Biography Project
A catalog of the contributions of authors,artists, scientists, filmmakers and other culturally influential individuals. Be sure to double-check information you use off this site.

MediaTenor.com
Features extensive data on media content analysis available free of charge. Every week the site updates with new data, such as the most quoted CEO, companies, politicians of the month in International media. There�s also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest articles about agenda-setting, the influence of media in public opinion.

Quash Those Dead People Rumors Page
A celebrity you may have thought was dead isn't.

Who's Dead and Who's Alive
A celebrity you may have thought was dead isn't.

Famous Texans
Organized by topic, this site offers bios of the most famous from the Lone Star state.

People On Stamps Specialized Biography Search

Nobel Laureates Specialized Biography Search

Distinguished Women Specialized Biography Search

BBC Country Profiles
Guides to various countries.

Aneki.com
Rankings and statistics on hundreds of topics and countries. The cleanest country, the country with the most mobile phones per capita, etc.

EasyBib.com
Helps you make bibliographies.

Bad Puns.com

Puns Galore

Prominent Anarchists Specialized Biography Search

Famous Artists Specialized Biography Search

QUData.com: Data Mining Tools and Library
Data mining and knowledge for journalists or anyone needing online calculators. The site features online tools and library resources.

FamousPeople.com Links
Go to sites about well-known people from many eras in history.

ObitCentral.com
This one comes from Al's Morning Meeting on Poynter.org: "ObitCentral.com is a clearinghouse for obituaries. You can search the most notable obits of the day worldwide. You can read thousands upon thousands of obits and cemetery inscriptions from a hundred years ago."

Obit Writing Tips
Suggestions from journalist Gerry Goldstein.

GoodQuotes.com
Funny and some meaningful quotes and who said them.

USPTO: Trademark Database
Check this database to see if something is trademarked; be it a logo or a name. Hit the search button under the trademark heading on the left side navigation. Enter what you'd like to search for an you'll get a response including type of business, intended use, date of filing, etc. It is just a great resource.

Anti-Defamation League
Organization has information on hate groups and terrorism.

The Innocence Project
A searchable database of states offering projects to free wrongfully accused prisoners through DNA and other evidence. Run by the Cardozo School of Law in NYC.

American Correctional Association
Press inquiries, background and more.

Parents of Murdered Children
An activist/support group site that includes some studies, newsletters and other helpful information.

Center to Prevent Handgun Violence

National Rifle Association

Treatment Advocacy Center
Studies on mental illness, treatments, and various laws and legal interpretations.

National Organization of Victim Assistance

Violence Policy Center
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

The National Center for Missing Adults

Office of National Drug Control Policy

WHO@ (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

Death Penalty Information Center
Opposes capital punishment.

Officer Down Memorial Page
Names, photos and case information for police officers killed on duty over the past 100 years. View by state, department, year and date.

National Police Suicide Foundation
This site offers links, statistics, research, library and other helpful background.

Insurance Information Institute
Public safety, crime and other stats.

Center for Immigration Studies
Includes some crime data.

ClumsyCrooks.com
Anecdotes about foolish criminals.

Government Law Enforcement Sites

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. Department of Justice

IRS.gov

FBI.gov

Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database
Hundreds of hours of audio materials delivered through a free player available from Real.com as well as summaries of cases before the court, organized by year.

Drug Enforcement Agency
Good stats and research tools.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Good stats and research tools.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Uniform Crime Report and Supplementary Homicide Report
Data by state is available since 1960 and data by local reporting agency since 1985.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Several different kinds of federal statistics on crime and justice.

Department of Justice's Stats Page

U.S. Sentencing Commission

Federal Bureau of Prisons

National Institute of Corrections

Library of Congress Executive Branch Links
One-stop shopping for government agencies.

Crime News

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Findlaw.com: 9-11 Legal Cases
A full listing of the civil and criminal cases. A valuable resource!

APB News Online
The site is back under new ownership and is still posting crime news.

Corrections.com
This site for prison administrators includes many interesting stories and studies on prison issues and trends.

Criminal Justice Journalists

GanglandNews.com
Mob news and notes.

Famous Mugshots
Police mugs of celebrities.

Clergy Abuse Controversy

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Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse: Clergy Abuse
A comprehensive set of articles, links, statistics and references.

Poynter.org: Covering Clergy Abuse
A huge collection of resources. Links to stories, organizations and statistics.

Time.com: Catholicism in Crisis

Clergy and Educator Abuse Survivors Empowered (CEASE)

ClergyAbuse.net
Resources, forums, expert sources, etc.

Newsthinking.com: Editor's Journal -- Church Abuse Scandal
A great chronology of how the LA Times reported the scandal.

Religion Experts

The Vatican
You must pay for full text of stories.

Religion Writers.com: Clergy Abuse
Background, resources by region, stories, state laws on clergy abuse, etc.

Adherents.com: Statistics on Catholics

Community.Catholic: Statistics on Catholics

Catholic News

Catholic.net

Religion and 9/11

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Religionsource
This site allows journalists to find sources for their stories when religion intersects society on their beats. Journalists can log in and easily and quickly search a database for contact info, credentials and publications for about 5,000 religion scholars in more than 1,400 areas of expertise. The site is free and funded by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

FaithandValues.com: 9/11 Mini-Site
Features what faith groups are doing to mark the events of 9/11. It also includes extensive resources on what faith groups and congregations will do on the first anniversary and resources on what they did after 9/11.

Frontline: Faces of Islam
The terrorist attacks have revealed some deep divisions between followers of Islam. This Frontline site examines viewpoints of Muslims around the world after 9/11. Includes video, FAQ and more.

Crosswalk.com
A "faith and life" site with many helpful links, inlcuding resources for coping with the terrorist attack.

IslamWorld.net
Detailed explanations of Islam and the Quran.

Al Haramain Foundation

Islam Guide
From the Jeddah Dawah Center.

The Islamic Society of North America
Develops educational and social services to Muslims and broacts news conferences and original programming over its Web site.

Vatican Museums

CNN's Mideast 101
Stories and video backgrounding the Mideast conflict. Great history and quick-reference resource that should come in handy for fact-checking. Includes a timeline, maps, refugee locator, list of key players, etc.

CNN.com: Israeli-Palestine Links
A list of about 20 key Web sites.

Religious Response to Terrorism
This site from the National Council of Churches has background and a statement opposing hatred that people are signing.

CrossCurrents
A global religion site that explores violence and faith. Some background on Islam-Christianity relationship.

Muslims Against Terrorism
Started by a group of young American Muslims

University of Michigan's Koran Browser

Brown University's Quran Browser
Search a database from the Scholarly Tech Group.

USC's Quran Search
Search in three different translations.

Islamic Supreme Council of America
A portal to historical background and community events.

PBS's Islam: Empire of Faith
Features 1,000 years of history.

IslamiCity: Understanding Muslims
Some basic terms that are great for backgrounding.

Submission.org Islam Primer

Koinonia House
Well-known Christian Bible teacher Chuck Misler analyzes the terror attacks from a prophetic viewpoint.

Islam Online

Muslim Life in America -- DOS
The State Department offers resources explaining Muslim-American life.

American Muslims for Jerselaem

Islam: Guide to U.S. Experts, Organizations
From ReligionLink, this site features scholars and experts specializing in in civil rights, politics, demographics, art, culture, history, law, family issues, etc. The site offers a guide to more than 100 experts and organizations.

Postal Information, People Locators

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USPS Zip Code Finder

Postal Information for the Planet

UPS Quick-Cost Calculator

IPAddressWorld.com
A great database for quickly identifying an IP address for a site.

LinkedIn.com
Search for executives on business networking site.

MySpace.com
Networking site that's helpful for finding people with specific interests.

Facebook.com
Networking site that's helpful for finding people with specific interests.

Classmates.com
A limited database, but it's a good longshot for hunting down people.

Alumni.net
Similar to classmates.com.

GradFinder.com
Similar to Classmates.com.

Freelance Jobs

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National Writers Union
Contains a Job Hotline to help writers and employers find each other, standard freelance contracts for print and online media; information on repetitive stress injuries and other health and safety issues for writers.

Paladinstaff.com

Writer'sDigest.com

Guru.com

Freelance Writing and Telecommute Jobs
A well-traveled jobs site.

Masterfreelancer.com

Elance.com

MasterFreelancer.com

Freelance Journalist Directory
Editorial jobs, freelancers, press releases, etc.

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