August 2011 Archives

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GovFresh: US Government 2.0
News feeds from U.S. Government Twitter, YouTube, RSS, Facebook, Flickr accounts.

State and Local Governments
A directory of links to state and local government sites.

YouTube U.S. Government Channel
Browse by agencies or topic. Defense and International Relations Agencies
This site helps you identify government agencies at local, state, federal and international levels.

Washington Post: Who Runs Gov
This government directory from the Post profiles important players in the new administration, Congress, lobbyists, etc.

Directory of All Congressional Twitter Handles

Toll-Free Government Numbers
A must bookmark.

TRAC Government site
A super site developed by Syracuse University to guide you to and through several government sites, including the IRS, FBI, DEA and ATF. Business and Economic Feeds
Aggregates feeds from federal agencies.

AOL CityGuide: Government Guide
Enter your zip code, city or state to find links and contact information to services, officials, agencies, etc.

Library of Congress: Thomas Search Engine
Tracks congressional bills as they pass through the system.

Washington Post Bill Tracker
Search bills by state, voters, those who missed a vote, vote margin, etc.

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
A guide to thousands of federal government agencies.

Government Info. Exchange
Federal phone directories, Web locator, resources.

U.S. State Department: Public Diplomacy Calendar

Federal Agency Employee Locators
Clinton's one-stop government site.
View recall announcements once they go public: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, etc.

National Technical Information Service
U.S. Department of Commerce one-stop search site.

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

The Online Resources
Lists of helpful reporting links by category.

Re-Entry Policy Council (RPC)
Policymakers representing Democrats and Republicans, law enforcement, corrections, health and other representatives.

Council of State Governments

U.S. National Archives
Helpful one-stop page for finding government sites and agencies.

ResourceShelf: DocuTicker
A daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo's, think tanks, and other groups.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment, wages, unemployment broken down by region.

Government by Sterby
U.S. government links and world government sites.
Links and research from the FTC and other federal agencies.

Housing and Urban Development

Drug Enforcement Agency
Good stats and research tools.

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Safety Council
Accident statistics, safety prevention material and a great research for health information.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Database of nuclear accidents.

Bureau of Public Debt
Part of the Treasury Department.

A must-read for anyone covering politics and federal government. Daily updates on what's going on, links, resources, etc.

Department of Energy
Another database of nuclear accidents.

Department of Commerce

Department of the Treasury

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Agriculture

Department of Education

Department of Labor

Department of Transportation

Department of the Interior

Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Commission on Civil Rights

Federal Communications Commission

General Accounting Office

Social Security Administration

Securities & Exchange Commission

Consumer Protection Agency

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2001 Highlights and Fast Facts

Direct to Full-Text (Available by Chapter)

Sree's Tips on Government Resources
Centers on New York City, but includes some federal links.

National Security Archive
Site run by George Washington University.

MilitarySearch Environment Poll Collection
This site tracks the presidential candidates' pages and YouTube viewings.
Use this database to track what companies receive federal grants and contracts. You can sort by state, district, agency, etc.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
News releases, veteran's information, accountability reports, organization charts, FAQs and reports portal.

American Federation of Government Employees
Blog, media section, studies and statistics and more. Site is helpful in finding expert sources as well.

CIA Office of Strategic Services


National Archives: Office of Strategic Services Personnel Files

Hoover Institution
Think tank at Stanford University includes a library, op-eds, news, publications and other resources on public policy.

Government of Canada New Centre: RSS Feeds
Subscribe to feeds from various agencies.

GovSpeak Guide to Government Acronyms and Abbreviations
From Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Osama bin Laden Background

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Editor's Note: Content on this page is archived in the Library of Congress 9/11 resources.

Updated Links: Background and His Death

Wall Street Journal: Osama bin Laden Timeline

Storify: Reaction to bin Laden Death

CNN: The Life of Osama bin Laden

HuffingtonPost: Twitter Reaction to bin Laden's Death

What bin Laden's Death Teaches Us About Modern Media

Washington Post: Storify of Man Who Live-Tweeted Raid on Bin Laden's Compound

ABC News: Storify of How Rumsfeld Aide Broke bin Laden News

CoverJunkie: Slideshow of bin Laden Newspaper Coverage

New York Times Front Page: bin Laden Death

Who is Osama bin Laden? has an in-depth profile of him, as does the BBC. USA Today did an interesting story in February 2001 on how bin Laden used hidden notes in Web sites to post instructions to his followers. has an informative history of bin Laden's relations with the United States. The Smoking Gun has the FBI's Most Wanted poster for bin Laden.

Related bin Laden Links

Osama bin Laden: Islamic Extremist Financier
Gary Price put up this CIA assessment, released to the media in 1996, provides background information on bin Laden, including his involvement in the resistance to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and how he became a prominent figure in supporting the resistance. It also provides information on the nature of his terrorist activities -- including the Islamic Salvation Foundation (Al-Qaida), collaboration with other extremist groups. Available as a .pdf file.

Terrorism and Osama bin Laden
A 1999 report from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies detailing bin Laden's efforts to acquire nuclear materials.

The UK's Bin Laden Dossier
A great quick-reference backgrounder on bin Laden.


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Poynter Institute
Links to newspapers and other resources
Tracks layoffs all over the country using a map.

2009 State of the News Industry Report
Annual report from the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Newspaper Death Watch
Blog on state of the industry.

100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
Picks from Conor Friedersdorf, associate editor of Atlantic and founder of Best of Journalism.

Yahoo! Media Watch
Daily headlines and news on the media industry.

State-by-State Guide to Shield Laws
Poynter site offers image map for easy search.

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.

American Society of Newspaper Editors
Links to dozens of journalism publications and online newspapers

American Press Institute

American Press Institute Media Center

Newspaper Association of America

National Press Club Library

Organization of News Ombudsmen
Articles, columns, conferences, links to columns and membership listing.

Northwestern's Readership Institute
A great resource of studies, stats and expert sources.

National Conference of Editorial Writers

National Society of Newspaper Columnists

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

Organization of News Ombudsmen

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

World Association of Newspapers

State of the News Media

SPJ: The Quill Online

Frontline Editors Project

CJR: Who Owns What?

The Mario Blog
News design blog from Mario Garcia.
A beginners guide to journalism and reporting.

LA Observed
A blog about LA media news.
This site raises key questions in the media and public affairs. It seeks experts from academia, the business world and government to provide questions and background on news topics. The site is part of the Nieman Watchdog Project at Harvard University.

American Association of Independent News Distributors

Library of Congress: Chronicling America -- Historic American Newspapers
An ever-expanding database of newspaper archives.

World Association of Newspapers
Covers a variety of journalism topics.

Audit Bureau of Circulations
Circulation audit site. Many resources and contacts.
An excellent site on newspaper writing and reporting from Bob Baker of the LA Times. The site offers a dynamic e-newsletter on writing, editing and newsroom collaboration.
A site for copy editors.
A good blog-like site for global news, trends and criticism.

The Media Beat
Journalist David Tereshchuk's media commentaries.
Ranks the top news websites. Does a top 100 newspaper sites list.

INET Journalism Resources
Dozens of great links.

Newspaper Links
Links to darn near every online newspaper site.

Wire Service Guild

NY Times Syndicate

AP Managing Editors

PR Newswire Press Room

Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors is an organization for statehouse reporters around the country.

Building an Intranet for Your Newsroom

Resources for Journalism Ethics
From Steve Buttry.

Offers blogs, job tips, journalism school statistics and "valuable industry news for tomorrow's editorial talent."
Site is indexing Sept. 11 content.

Newspaper Guild

World Association of Newspapers

International Newspaper Marketing Association

Cincinnati Enquirer and the Chiquita Secrets Revealed
A full collection of background and articles.
Coverage of the Canadian Communications Industry.

Columbia Journalism Review Resource Guides
Covers a variety of journalism topics.

Providence Journal: The Power of Words
Bob Wyss of the Journal has a great site on writing and writing well.

Annual Surveys of Journalism and Mass Communications
From the University of Georgia Grady Center, this site samples recent journalism graduate about issues such as the job market.

Providence Journal: Reporters and Photographers Working Together
Tips from Bob Wyss of the Journal.

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

The Evolution of the Newspaper of the Future
From Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine (1995).

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Capitol Beat
Blog from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.

A blog about the LA media.

Providence Journal: Journalists Primer to Budgets
From the Journal's Dave Herzog.

Media Tenor Institute
Features extensive data of up to date research free of charge. There is 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.

Pulitzer Prize Winners
Database and bio information on winners.
Blog with media criticism, ideas, links to current issues in the industry. 2008 -- The Year in Media Errors and Corrections

Society for News Design: World's Best Designed Newspapers
Database of winners in various categories.

Play the News
This interactive game helps readers understand current events and news. It's created by a company called Impact Games.

International Federation of Journalists
Represents more than 600,000 members in more than 100 countries. Promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through "strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists."

USF St. Petersburg: Links to U.S. Journalism Schools

British Library: International List of Journalism Departments

The International Center for Journalists

International Federation of Journalists

European Broadcasting Union

European Journalism Centre

Journalism Center on Children and Families

Washington Journalism Education Association Blog

Community Media Workshop (
Part of Columbia College, this site has resources on covering important issues in Chicago.

Ohio State: Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism

Maynard Institute

Inter Press Service

American Journalism Historians Association

National Newspaper Publishers Association

Committee to Protect Journalists Blog

Latin American Journalism Handbook

Native American Journalists Association

American Society of Business Publication Editors

National Sports Journalism Center
Indiana University organization features blogs and columns about trends in the industry. It's a must-bookmark for sports journalists.

Women's Issues

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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

The Greatest Women in Science History
Highlights many of the greatest women pioneers in science history with in-depth information and resources.

Women's eNews
Online news service providing substantive news and commentary by, for and about women.

Soroptimist International of the Americas

Soroptimist International
Organized in 1921, this group has more than 100,000 members in 119 countries around the world. It uses its official status with the United Nations to advocate on behalf of women's issues.

Women's History Month

Gale Free Resources: Women's History Month
Includes biographies, a quiz, activities, a timeline, etc.

Women's Rights: 1848 to the Present
This site contains "articles, speeches, biographies and links relating to women's rights." Includes information on the 1847 Seneca Falls, New York conference "that set the stage to gain women in the United States the right to vote," brief profiles of prominent activists (Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul), and information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month (observed every October).

UN Secretary General's Database on Violence against Women Women's History Month
From the Learning Network, features links to timelines, biographies, and more.

A collaborative project of the Women's Studies Section Collection Development Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries, is a resource that should be bookmarked by everyone interested in women's studies. Women's History Month
Features new, extensive databases on women and a Web page dedicated to women's history. The new databases include the Pennsylvania Women in the Revolutionary War, the Biographical Cyclopedia of U.S. Women, Women of the Century, and American WWI Mother's Pilgrimage. The Web page dedicated to women's history features quotes from notable women, the entire presidential proclamation declaring March National Women's History Month, and links to articles and sites about women's history.

Women in World History
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood," said Nobel-Prize winning scientist Marie Curie. Read about the lives of great women rulers, heroes and innovators from all over the world, with a special emphasis on those from the first millennium.

"Women Scientists in History: Hypatia (AD 370-415) was an ancient Roman mathematician and astronomer who invented several scientific instruments. Read about other women throughout history who have made important contributions in the sciences, such as computer scientist Grace Hopper and astronaut Sally Ride.

By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
These 38 pictures include individual portraits, photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, an anti-suffrage display, and cartoons. The images, which complement a collection of text documents, are both searchable and browsable.

The International Women's Media Foundation
Conducts seminars and other projects.

Women's eNews
Online news service providing substantive news and commentary by, for and about women.

Motherhood, Social Service, and Political Reform: Political Culture and Imagery of American Woman Suffrage
Featured on the site of the National Museum of Women's History, proposed for Washington, DC. The exhibit examines the political imagery and artifacts of the suffrage movement. Visitors can also listen to a suffrage song. The sites described above are but some of the ever-growing number of primary resources for women's history available on the Internet.

Women's Ordination
With an alternate title Presenting the Case for Ordaining Women in the Catholic Church, this site provides over one thousand articles collected by Catholic theologians, plus a summary of the two sides of the debate. Site is by a Roman Catholic, a former priest, who resigned his ministry over "a conflict of conscience."Browsable through the site map, and searchable. Portions are also available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch, and Portuguese.

A Celebration of Women Writers
This is the location to find links to free digitized editions of published works by women throughout history. Genres include novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic and scientific works.

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Some of the historical works in this collection are The Work of the Afro-American Woman, a 1908 encomium by N.F. Mosell, Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction, by Hallie Q. Brown (1926), and several more biographies and autobiographies.

Soroptimist International of the Americas
Tips and tactics for organizing and managing a home.
This community brings together "millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. Started in May of 2006, the site has more than 150,000 citizen members and is rapidly growing. Topics include motherhood and family issues.
A good work-life balance blog.

Soroptimist International
Organized in 1921, this group has more than 100,000 members in 119 countries around the world. It uses its official status with the United Nations to advocate on behalf of women's issues.

Hawaii Women's Heritage Project
The program has mounted several separate multimedia projects that other Women's Studies Programs might like to emulate with features on their local history and issues. "Women and Work in Hawai'i: Into the Marketplace" uses a laundry line throughout to symbolize the "fluid exchange of women's work between the home and the labor market." Other parts include a site about the hula and about Chinese women in Hawaii.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Presented by the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University in cooperation with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE!) The famous sweatshop fire on March 25, 1911, killed 146 workers, primarily young immigrant women who jumped to their deaths in desperate attempts to get out of the burning building, while spectators helplessly watched in horror. The exhibit includes photographs, newspaper accounts, political cartoons decrying the conditions, and audio clips from oral histories with witnesses and survivors.

Communications Rights in the Information Society (CRIS)
Covers race and gender issues in communications.

Distinguished Women Past and Present
Bios, stories and more.

Women, Power and Politics Online Exhibition

Historical Figures Women in History

U.S. Census: Women in the United States

United Nations WomenWatch

Seneca Falls Convention (Smithsonian)

National Park Service: Places Where Women Made History

Nellie Bly Study Guide

Margaret Bourke-White: Women in History

PUSH Journal

Scholastic Research Tools: Women's History

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

Women In World History Curriculum

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Internet Women's History Sourcebook

NWHP: Women's History Month

Women in Journalism Oral History Project's Women in the Workplace: Communications

Celebrity, fashion, health, expert advice, style tips for women. Journalism and Broadcasting

American Women's History: Journalism

Newseum: National Geographic's Women Photographers

Women's Organizations

National Organization of Women

National Federation of Republican Women

Journalism and Women Symposium

National Foundation for Women Business Owners

National Women's Law Center
Blog, health care, expert sources, information center and recent publications on issues.

The Greatest Women in Science History
Highlights many of the greatest women pioneers in science history with in-depth information and resources.

National Federation of Press Women

International Women's Media Foundation

Women's International Center

A Weblog on women's issues.


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