October 2008 Archives

International Government Sites

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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.

Iraq and Weapons Inspections

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UN Cartographic Office: Map of Iraq (.PDF)


Congressional Research Service Reports: Iraq -- The Turkish Factor

Congressional Research Service Reports: Iraq -- Divergent Views on Military Action Updated

Iraq: Former and Recent Military Confrontations with the United States

Iraq: Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

House of Commons (U.K.) Library Research Papers: Iraq � Debate on Policy Options

GlobalSecurity.org: Satellite Images

GlobalSecurity.org: Iraq

The Project on Defense Alternatives: War Report
The War Report page provides key analyses and selected documentation of the Iraq War and aftermath of the Afghanistan war, compiled by the Project on Defense Alternatives and updated frequently.

NewsNow: Iraq News Stories (updated regularly)
Pick up a live feed of news and updates out of the UK.

A site looking at Palestinian weapons production and smuggling.

UNESCO: Iraq Cultural Heritage Sites
From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, this site includes the latest statements, updates and press releases from the group, plus useful links. It explores Iraqi cultural heritage sites in danger, etc.

Oxford University: Iraq Archaeology and Artifacts
A comprehensive site from Cambridge University Professor Nicholas Postgate and Oxford University fellow Eleanor Robson, a council member of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq.

Poynter.org: Military Reporting -- Insights and Ideas
Tips on how to localize and focus the national, international issues in the military.

Project Voice: Baghdad
A discussion of U.S.-Iraq relations headed into the war. Conducted by college students in both countries.

Military Family Support Center
Links to dozens of organizations.

JURIST's Paper Chase
A Pitt law professor's blog tracking legal aspects of the war in Iraq.

Pax Christi USA
Anti-war resource site.

Win Without War
Anti-war resource site.


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Federal Communications Commission
Handbooks, resources, press releases, bureau/office listings, contact information and more.

National Academy of Television Journalists

National Association of Broadcasters

Broadcast Education Association
Studies, news, teaching tools and a huge database of members.


Television News Center
Tips, training, etc.

IBB Voice of America: Pronunciation Guide
An invaluable tool to broadcasters on deadline.

Voice of America: Iraqi Place Name Pronunciation Guide

Voice of America: Recent Names in the News

Covers the TV news industry. News items galore.

Features more than 110 live streaming video channels from network affiliates around the world, as well as Sky News and the Pentagon Channel. Users stay updated through a Twitter feed and by live moderators that are based out of cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles. Users also can imbed the moderator feed into their blog, website or MySpace page. The site also features live weather channels, an RSS feed and a blog. The site can be particularly helpful to TV and radio journalists tracking stories in other cities.

G4: Attack of the Show
Online program features cool web tools, viral videos, new gadgets, movies, comics, etc. Great for tracking pop culture online.

Loaded with tip sheets and articles, this site features work previously published in "The Write Way," some of which have been updated and revised for NewsCollege. Started in early 2006, the site covers many writing basics, such as tightening copy and eliminating weak quotes.

University of Delaware: Television News Database
More than 10,000 local television news stories that you can easily search and watch.

OpenAirwaves.org Media Database
From the Center for Public Integrity, this site has a media ownership search to include network designations for television stations and information on the nation's largest newspapers. Enter a zip code or city name and track ownership of TV, radio and cable stations in that zip code area.

NewsLab.org: Strategies for Local TV News
Trends and tips on the industry.

Podcasting News.com
News on cutting-edge ways of using podcasts.

Podcast Directory
Seach by genre, most-popular, language, region, buzz. Tips on creating a podcast, etc.

Broadcasts more than 800,000 hours of video, and allows users to comment on videos, which range from sermons to comedies and musical performances.

From MediaBistro site offers news about the industry, ratings, etc.

News feed and other resources on the broadcast industry.

Assignment Editor
Started by the managing editor at CBS/WBBM-TV in Chicago, this site, under new ownership, is used worldwide to navigate millions of destinations on the Internet each month. Our main users are the news decision makers of the world who decide what hundreds of millions of people see and read each day.

Poynter.org: Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

Searchable database of video clips from around the world. Type in a name and search, chances are, you'll find some video clips.

A broadcasting and cable blog.

News Blues.com
A great TV news industry site. Links, job listings, insider gossip and contact information for nearly 1,600 stations.

Search by job type, salary range, etc.

Translates headlines from various RSS feeds into spoken English. Part of a beta site from Great Britain.

Blinx TV
Database of news and other video.

TheBackhaul.com: Web Crawler
Great for developing story ideas, this site scans the Web sites of more than 400 local television stations, and compiles and e-mails the results. Also a free e-mail newsletter.

RTNDA: War Resources
Hundreds of links and free resource guides you can download as .PDFs. An excellent quick-stop resource.

RTNDA: Bioterrorism Resources
Hundreds of links and free resource guides you can download as .PDFs. An excellent quick-stop resource.

Lost Remote: Converting TV Scripts to the Web
A great set of tips.

Plugged In: Using the Internet for High School and Professional Journalism
Downloading this online publication from the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will prove valuable to students and educators, station interns and journalists new to the profession.

FCC: Cross-Ownership Studies

Run by ADT Research, this site charts how much time each broadcast spent on each topic each night.

Poynter.org: FCC Cross-Ownership Studies

FCC: Center for Digital Democracy

The NewsMarket
The NewsMarket provides free broadcast-standard video and multimedia content from corporations, government agencies and non-profits. Journalists can search, preview and request video and other content on demand, online, via digital download or can choose to receive tape-by-mail.

Poynter.org: Video Photography and Editing Ethics
Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute urges the National Press Photographers Association to adopt ethics guidelines for video photography and editing.

University of Delaware: Television News Database
More than 10,000 local television news stories that you can easily search and watch.

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

Broadband streaming of 250-plus television services around the world. VERY enlightening if you want to get an idea of how other countries view various stories.

Prometheus Radio Project
Support, training and organizing for non-commercial community radio broadcasters.

Broadband Television Central
Focuses on broadband industry news and trends..

National Association of Broadcasting Education Foundation
Education resources, seminars, etc.

Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

Billed as the broadcast industry's home page.

SoapDetectives: Podcasts of Old Radio Programs
Use this site to download old mysteries to your iPod.

The NewsMarket
Provides free broadcast-standard video and multimedia content from corporations, government agencies and non-profits. Journalists can search, preview and request video and other content on demand, online, via digital download or can choose to receive tape-by-mail.

MediaLink Broadcast Glossary
Terms and basics.

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Mispronounced Words

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Misspelled Words

Mervin Block's Broadcast Newswriting Workshop
A tips section is available from two of his newswriting textbooks. An occasional mailing list is available by writing to mervinblock-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Newscript: Writing for Radio
This site is run by Michael Meckler, a professor of classical and medieval Latin literature at Ohio State University. A useful guide to various forms of audio journalism, along with practical tips on writing for the ear.

Live365: Radio Stations
Claims to be the world?s largest collection of radio stations.

Corporate Communications Broadcast Network

Using Hidden Cameras

PBS: Inside Local News Documentary

Edward R. Murrow Reports
Listen to audio reports from one of the best broadcast news journalists of his era.

Media Tenor Institute
Features extensive data of up to date research free of charge. There's also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest reports about the influence of media in public opinion. A important resource of information very useful for journalists and students concerned about impartial and balanced journalism.

DigitalJournalist.org: Amy Bowers' TV Column
An archive of Amy Bowers' monthly television columns for digitaljournalist.org, a photojournalism site.

CBI College Broadcasting

This site tracks what is playing on radio stations nationally and keeps a log.

This search engine pulls images and video from all kinds of news resources. Browse by category, etc.

Government Law Enforcement Sites

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. Department of Justice



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.


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