September 2011 Archives

School Violence

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National Center for Education Statistics: Bullying Report
Results from the 2001 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates

Victims and the Media Program
From the Michigan State University's School of Journalism, this site "educates journalists of today and tomorrow about how to report on victims of violence and catastrophe with the dignity, compassion and sensitivity they deserve." It provides journalists information on trauma and the impact it can have on them. Includes a three-week online course for victim advocates and service providers on how to Build an Effective Media Strategy.

National School Safety and Security Services

Keep Schools Safe

Center at Georgetown University for the Study of Violence: Violence News

Center for the Prevention of School Violence

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence: Violence in American Schools

College Drinking Study (April 2002)
A study by the federally supported Task Force on College Drinking estimated that drinking by college students contributes to 1,400 deaths, 500,000 injuries and 70,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape a year.

U.S. Department of Education Campus Security Stats
A searchable database of crime at more than 6,000 colleges and universities. The database contains statistics for criminal offenses, hate offenses and arrests for the past three years.

U.S. Department of Education: Safe and Drug Free Schools Program

Workplace Bullying Institute

The National Criminal Justice Service
Site releases an annual report that presents data on violent deaths at schools, other types of violence and crime, nonfatal student and teacher victimization, drug use, and more.

NCES Indicators of School Crime and Safety (2001)
Comes as a .PDF file.

Security on Campus
A non-profit group fighting campus violence has articles, studies and other research on campus crime.

NCES: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2001
From the National Center for Education Statistics, this report "presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals and the general population."

School Violence PAVN
A summary of trends and statistics on school safety and violence, sponsored by several government agencies.

UK: Success Unlimited Bullying Site
Several resources dealing with workplace bullying.

UK: Bullying Online
A UK journalist shares this site, which is based in England but deals with school bullying issues from all over the world. Many reference and tips for parents, administrators, kids, etc.

CNN's School Violence Statistics
Several helpful statistics tables.

National School Safety Center

National Education Association's National Bullying Awareness Campaign
Do a search on "bullying."

Kids Health for Parents: Bullying and Your Child

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Takes effect October 2002.


Bullying Whys
This site helps people find information that they may need to help deal with a bullying situation. Run by a woman in Virginia, the site offers links, tips and much, much more.

LA Daily News: Terror on the Streets
A piece on LA gangs and how they impact neighborhoods and schools.

School Shootings in Canada
A list from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


Poynter: Tips for Covering Mass Shootings
Track who is tweeting a site or blog.

Teacher Magazine: Making Schools Safer
Some interesting programs that schools are taking to make students safer.

MTV: Fight for Your Rights
The site offers many resources on bullying and how to deal with it.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
From the National Institute of Mental Health.

International Center for Journalists: Disaster and Crisis Coverage Tips
A great guidebook of tips.

International Center for Journalists: Journalism and Trauma
Tips on dealing with victims, violence, our own experiences, etc.

Red Cross: Helping Children Cope


Secret Service Safe School Initiative
Study dispels myths about school shootings. A great resource.

National Institute of Mental Health
Studies and sources are helpful for background stories.

American College Health Association

Security on Campus
Deals with college campus safety. Includes a section on stalking, resources for reporters, etc.

NY Times: Resources on Bullying, Cyberbullying - Your Guide To Fighting Workplace Bullying

Office of Postsecondary Education: Campus Crime
Compare crime data on college campuses. Newsroom Guide for Bomb Threat Coverage Virginia Tech Shootings Resources School Shootings: 1997-2007
Front pages, links and summaries from dozens of tragedies.

COLUMBINE Remembering Columbine
A deep collection of resources, analysis and links about the tragedy.

Salon Magazine's "Massacre in Suburban Denver"


San Diego Union Tribune's Santana Shootings Coverage
Links to the coverage of the school shootings. Updated regularly.

Resources for writing about online bullying.
More resources for writing about online bullying. Cyberbullying

Bullying Whys
This site helps people find information that they may need to help deal with a bullying situation. Run by a woman in Virginia, the site offers links, tips and much, much more.

New 9/11 Sites

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National Geographic Channel 9/11 Archive
Interviews, stories, video, photos about the tragedy. Includes interviews with Bush.

9/11 Memorial Database
Bios and profile information on all of the 9/11 victims from the WTC, Pentagon and United 93.

BBC: 9/11 Minute-by-Minute
Timeline of events that day.

CNN: 9/11 10 Years Later

NY Times: 9/11 Audio Tapes and Timeline

USA Today: 9/11+Me
Log-in through Facebook for customized data visualization.

Digital Coverage of 9/11 Anniversary

Original Online Coverage of 9/11
Archives of stories, pages, screengrabs and more.

CNN: 9/11 Parent and Educator Guide

New America Media: 9/11 Special Coverage

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: United 93
An in-depth look at what happened on the flight that crashed near Pittsburgh on 9/11.

Internet Archive: 9/11 Coverage from Around the World
From Al Tompkins of Poynter.

AP Stylebook for 9/11
A "situational stylebook" that focuses on style issues for a specific news story or topic.

National Institute of Standards and Technology: World Trade Center Disaster Investigation

Scientific American: 9/11 Ten Years Later

NPR: Drawing Lessons from 9/11, Ten Years Later

Library Journal: 9/11 Ten Years On: 15 Titles

Poynter: 9/11 Front Pages

Bin Laden - Al Qaeda Government Files
Offers 11,400 pages of U.S. government documents covering the activities Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network.

9/11 Attack Resources
A deep resource of links and stories.

Library of Congress: Today in History -- September 11

UN Office on Drugs and Crime: Electronic Legal Resources on International Terrorism

Washington Post: e-QAEDA
A three-part special report that features video reports of experts talking about jihadists' use of the Web. They describe how al Qaeda and allied groups are using the Internet to recruit more fighters, spread their message and train their followers to commit acts of terror.

NY Times: Portraits of Grief
Drawn portraits of 9/11 victims.

9/11 Living Memorial: Voices of September 11th

Time: The September 11 Attacks, 10 Years Later

Homeland Security Page
Tom Ridge's page gives the Current Nationwide Threat Level.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism
From CNN: "The Council on Foreign Relations, in cooperation with the Markle Foundation, has launched an online encyclopedia of terrorism and the U.S. response to the September 11 attacks to give the public an easy-to-read, authoritative primer on what the experts know and don't know. The site includes a look at state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist groups, the proposed U.S. military tribunals and other aspects of terrorism."

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. 9-11-2001 Related News and Legal/Legislative Resources
This site is updated daily.

The Web on Sept. 11

General Accounting Office: Diffuse Security Threats: Technologies for Mail Sanitization Exist, But Challenges Remain
.PDF file includes several graphics and a chart of U.S. Postal Service costs.

U.S. Department of State: Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2001
Full text available as .PDF and html documents.

U.S. Department of State: Additional Info and Past Editions
Full text available as .PDF and html documents. 9/11 Coverage
The online version of Government Executive magazine looks at the federal response to the 9/11 attacks.

Afghan Recovery Report
Afghan journalists, working with support from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and Media Action International (MAI) offer a free service aimed at providing local and international media outlets with "objective and reliable news from local sources.

PBS Frontline: Inside the Terror Network
Interviews, video, transcripts and other research on the 9/11 plot and the terrorist networks.

Earthcam Live Images from Ground Zero, New York City
This Web cam is pointed at the site of the recovery effort.

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. 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.

History of Guantanamo Bay Cuba
Background on the U.S. Naval Station.

Covering the Daniel Pearl Kidnapping
From the South Asian Journalists Association.

Federal Trade Commission: Warnings on Bioterrorism Defense Products
Updated about once a day, the site gathers together national polls on politics, issues andcurrent events. The polls are provided to us by leading research organizations (Gallup, Harris, Princeton Survey Research, etc.), and by poll sponsors (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, Time magazine, etc.). The home page provides links to surveys on topics in the headlines: the war on terrorism (with data stretching back to the evening of Sept. 11), Enron, cloning, the Olympics, etc. The site also has a table of contents and a site search engine.

Strange Victory: A critical appraisal of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Afghanistan War
This study, by Carl Conetta, PDA Research Monograph #6, 30 Jan. 2002, challenges prevailing views of Operation Enduring Freedom as an unqualified success. It assesses how the war impacted on the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, on Afghanistan and its people, and on regional stability.

Operation Enduring Freedom: Why a higher rate of civilian bombing casualties?
This study, by Carl Conetta, Briefing Report #11, 18 Jan. 2002, summarizes the available data on civilian bombing casualties during the Afghanistan war. It finds that the air campaign directly claimed 1,000-1,300 civilians lives and asks, Why was the rate higher than in the 1999 Balkans war? It answers by examining mission objectives, the nature of the enemy, bombing methods, and technical features of the US weapons mix.

The Project on Defense Alternatives
A program of the Commonwealth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

America's New War
Track the Terrorism conflict for a "good news, bad news" perspective.

Homeland Security Monitor
A comprehensive Web-based tool providing critical information and insightful analysis on homeland security issues for state and local governments, law enforcement, emergency management and corporate executives at all levels. This is the link to the public site.

Silobreaker: Terrorism News

Homeland Security Digital Library
Search engine allows you to scan more than 30 homeland security blogs.

Twin Towers Cameos in Movies

Phone Directories

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Toll-Free Government Numbers
A must bookmark.
Look up cell phone numbers. Just don't call 'em while they're driving, OK? Reverse Lookup Directory

Reverse Phone

Number Investigator
A dynamite reverse number lookup directory.
Use for reverse-lookup on phone numbers and e-mails

Telephone Directories of the World

The Ultimates
Ultimate White Pages and e-mail directory. It lets you surf several databases simultaneously

Hard to Find 800 Numbers
Organizes companies alphabetically and displays phone numbers and hours of operation.

Payphone Project
Lists thousands of pay phones around the world.

Argali White & Yellow Pages
A new free telephone (and related) directories search engine that is useful to journalists. The main advantage is that it searches multiple directories at once. This is especially useful because different directories use different databases which on average overlap only 70-80%. Many different search types are supported: people, business, toll-free, reverse search (by phone or address), search for area and zip codes. It also searches for maps, email addresses and weather conditions and forecast. Search results can be sorted by name, address, street, city, state, zip code or phone number and can also be saved on disk in various formats (plain text, csv/excel, or html).
Phone directory and reverse-lookup capabilities.
A great reverse lookup tool. Reverse-Lookup Directory

The Real White Pages
Numbers, addresses and neighbors of. It occasionally has unlisted numbers.

People Finder

Pay Phone Number Catalog
A list of pay phone numbers from around the world and their locations.

College Phonebook Gateway
More than 300 university phone books.
A national Yellow Pages directory.
Find out whom a phone number belongs to.

Internet Address Finder E-mail Directory

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

Toll-Free Directory

U.S. City Directories
City directories, arguably one of the most over-looked resources by genealogists, have been around since the 1700s. This web site attempts to identify all printed, microfilmed, and online directories, and their repositories, for the United States. Directory

Search Bug
Web search site that locates people by name, phone number, address and e-mail address. The site also includes links to other Web sites by subject area. Phone Archives

Voip Telephone Dictionaries
A glossary of terms and definitions that are commonly used in phone technology.

Business Telephone Directory

Yahoo: FireEagle Real-World Location
Send updates from your phone to let people know where you are (city, area, etc.)
Tell this site your state, area code and exchange and pull up the top phone deals available in your area.

UK Phone Book UK Directory
United Kingdom directory information.

Canada 411 Directory

Infospace UK
Phone directory for great Britain.

BT PhoneNet
Phone directory for great Britain.

Phone Company Complaints

A fun little site. What does your phone number spell?

TravelInsider: Cell Phones and Travel
An easy run-down on what kind of phone you need for your type of travel.

TravelInsider: Cell Phones and Trav GSM World: Cell Phones and Travel
Site that tells you which country is on which GSM frequency.
Use this site to compare monthly cell phone plans.


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