June 2012 Archives

Judicial Branch

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Track Supreme Court decisions.

U.S. Department of Justice



Drug Enforcement Agency
Good stats and research tools.

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

A Guide to the U.S. Federal Legal System: Web-Based Publicly Accessible Sources

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.

On the Docket
Includes a current listing of pending cases, dates for scheduled oral arguments, the questions presented to the Court and citations for the lower court.

Pacer's U.S. Courts
Search district and bankruptcy courts.

Federal Courts Finder
Image map guide to courts from Emory University.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

National Center for State Courts
Research, newsletter, links to other organizations.

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
This national, public interest law firm offers cutting-edge legal briefs and news on public interest legal issues, including consumer protection, civil rights, and access to justice, plus a unique online database of all accredited law schools and 2,300 public interest groups, sorted by dozens of focus areas.

CNN.com: Supreme Court Candidate Bios

C-SPAN Judiciary and Supreme Court Resources

National District Attorneys Association

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Part of The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University, this site, launched in the summer of 2010, provides information focused on juvenile justice issues and shines a spotlight on the system's strengths and weaknesses.

Yahoo!: Supreme Court Nominees

PBS Newshour: Supreme Court Candidates
Full of quotes from politicos on who should be named.

PollingReport.com: Supreme Court Candidates
Full of quotes from politicos on who should be named.

Supreme Court Historical Society

Center for Jury Studies of the National Center for State Courts
A Virginia-based nonprofit group.

Supreme Court Collection
A database of upcoming Supreme Court cases compiled by Cornell University.

Syllabi of Current U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

Department of Justice: Office of Solicitor General
Search government briefs filed with the United States Supreme Court.

Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
Links to the full-text opinions of all 11 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Federal Laws and Regulations
The National Archives and Records Administration has a database of public laws, presidential orders and more.

Office of Justice Programs

USCourts.gov: Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts

Offers state-by-state links to online court record search services at trial courts and government agencies. Find court locations, other legal services offered and more.

Cornell Law: Courts Federal Law Materials and Judicial Opinions

Court Records Blog
Part of CourtReference.com's site, this blog covers some of the basics of court records, understanding documents, how a court room works, etc.

Free Public Records Directory
Free state court resources.

Cornell Law: State Courts Opinions

U.S. Courts.gov: The Federal Judiciary

FBI's Uniform Crime Reports

Brennan Center for Justice

Office for Victims of Crime

Library of Congress: Sonia Sotomayor Resources
Articles and books by her, congressional documents, cases and web resources by the Supreme Court nominee.

This Sunlight Foundation site adds political context to news stories by scanning news articles you enter for the names of donors, corporations, lobbyists and politicians and shows how they are connected by contributions. Free site.

High School Journalism

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Student Press Law Center

Poynter Institute's High School Journalism Guide
A great site full of tips and resources.

The Youth Free Expression Network (Y-FEN)
An anti-censorship coalition to challenge Internet filters, v-chips, abstinence-only education, etc.

The Journalism Education Association Curriculum Page
Includes the News Writer's Handbook for student publications as well as teaching the basics in the classroom. The site also includes tips on how student journalists should cover tragedies.

ASNE'S High School Journalism Page
Articles and advice for editors, advisers and student reporters.

High School Journalism.org

SPJ Student Media Resources

StudentPress.org Sourcebook

ASNE: HighSchoolJournalism.org
American Society of Newspaper Editors' site has hundreds of stories and resources for high school journalists.

Link TV: Know the News
A set of free educational web-based News Literacy tools focusing on international television news. Students create their own news stories by editing video from a wide variety of U.S. and international TV news reports; and their own news-talk program using out-takes from a nationally broadcast studio-based discussion series.

A social network for newsroom trainers, started by Steve Buttry of No Train, No Gain. The site grew from the old Newscoach listserv.

NSPA's Student Media Sourcebook
Links to more than 200 resources for student journalists.

Journalism Education Association

JEA Press Rights Commission

Student Press Law Center: Classroom Resources
Presentations, handouts, online quizzes and more. Great tools for teaching the First Amendment.


Covering Communities
Helpful tips for citizen journalists.

Harvard Berkman Center: Youth and Media
The site is "an interdisciplinary academic collaboration between the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a network of individual researchers around the world."

How to be a Journalism Student

ERIC Digest: A Review of Trends in Journalism Education

National Scholastic Press Association

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

SPJ: The Quill Online

Resources for high school journalists, including tips, story ideas, samples of various papers, etc.

Research and Style Guides for Students
Nearly 100 links to helpful research sites.

NY Times Campus Weblines: Interviewing Techniques
Covers the basics very well. Good for college, high school journalists.

NY Times Campus Weblines: Beat Reporting
Covers the basics very well. Good for college, high school journalists.

Quill & Scroll

Poynter.org: High School Journalism Teacher Resources

FYI: CNN's High School Page

The Student Journalism Center
A small site, but it has a few good links.

NSPA Student Media Sourcebook
Dozens of resources for high school journalists, from reporting and design to law and ethics.

High School Broadcast Journalism
Resources for high school programs from RTNDF.

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

NY Times: Campus Weblines
Tips for putting your high school media content online.

High School Newspapers Listed by State

Yahoo! Directory of High School Newspapers

ASNE: Newspapers That Help Student Journalists
Local newspapers that have high school programs or sections.

Offers blogs, job tips, journalism school statistics and "valuable industry news for tomorrow's editorial talent."

ASNE's Newspapers Help High School Students Resource Page

Center for First Amendment Rights
This site is "dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of the First Amendment of the U.S.Constitution among students and the general public, particularly in Connecticut and New England." Dozens of resources, speakers bureau, etc.

Student Press Law Center: First Amendment Rights Diagram
Part of a legal research section on the topic.

National Public School Locator Search
Searchable database on schools, number of students, student-teacher ratio,
student body ethnic makeup; search by school name, location, zip, grade.

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. Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Surveys
From the James M. Cox, Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia.

Journalism/Reporting/Student Listservs

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation High School Survey
RTNDF is launching a High School Journalism Project. Fill out this survey to give the organization ideas on how to do it. RTNDF's goals are to "help identify, inspire, train and challenge the next generation of electronic journalists and First Amendment advocates, even before they get to college."

SJI Online links
The bottom of this page has online tools for high school journalists.

Student Media Listserv
Also see the Journalism Listservs Page

A state-by-state breakdown of cybercheating, based on papers tested through Plagiarism.org's Turnitin.com program.

The Straight Scoop
A news resource on drug policy for high school and middle school students.

Photojournalism e-book: Breaking into Photojournalism
Kenneth Wajda, an author and an award-winning photojournalist, wrote an e-book for students and other photographers interested in how to break into the business of photojournalism. He covers how to find and shoot spot news, the importance of professional ethics and respect, how to build a sports and people portfolio on the side, and how to approach news and photo editors with your photographs. A must-read for aspiring photojournalists.

Links to resources, organizations, workshops, programs and related Web sites for high school journalism teachers and students.

CollegeBoard.com: The New SAT

EVE Online Plagiarism Finder
This site offers a free copy of EVE softwar free for 15 days.

School Finder

Student Leader.com: America's Best Student Web Sites
Tons of resources, plus an online contest form.

About.com: Basics of PR
Learn the fundamentals. Great for students.

An NBC News video archive site used for education purposes. Includes a lot of political video.

Miscellaneous Job Sites

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FindHow.com: How to Become a Journalist
Great resource for aspiring journalists.

Journalism job listings from all over Europe and a few in the U.S.

Online job classifieds at all levels.

News Nerd Jobs
Great collection of news developer jobs.

PR Talent
An excellent job-hunting site. Includes job alerts, RSS feed, forum page and job-hunting tips.

Career One-Stop
Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

A meta-search job site.

A job/internship site tailored to college students looking for multimedia jobs. Watch imbedded videos from professionals on how to find jobs, interview, write cover letters, etc. If you are interested in Web reporting/production or TV production, take advantage of the advice on this site.

Academic Employment Network
Online job classifieds at all levels.

Career Infonet
State profiles, occupational and employment information.

Career advancement for professional women, with free, anonymous resume posting.

Best Jobs USA
USA Today?s jobs database.

Career Journal
Thousands of job listings.

Career Resource Center
Great tips and search tools.

Career Builder
Post a resume.

Part-time and freelance opportunities.

Wall Street Journal Job Listings
A deep, searchable database.

Great tips on how to assemble one and avoid jargon and meaningless phrases.

A great job postings site.

MSN: Jobs and Paychecks by County
Track the best and worst for jobs, pay, pay increases, etc.

Job Web
Another solid database.


Preparation resources and listings.

43 Weird Things Said in Job Interviews

Yahoo! Summer Jobs Directory
Includes some internships.

Monster.com Online Career Center
Searchable listings by geographic location.

Top 100 Electronic Recruiters
Ranking of top job sites.

Hire/post freelance positions.

UK Journalism Job Search
Full-time, freelancers, etc.

UK Journalism: Recruiting Editorial Staff?

Freelance Writing Organization International
A free site that hosts thousands of writing resources and writing links in a massive online database. 40+ genres, funds for writers, job listings, education, news, submission calls, research library. Writing resources range from adventure to westerns, agents to publishers. Professional resources for all writers, editors, journalists of all mediums.

SunOasis Jobs Board

Authorlink Jobs Available

Advice from UK student journalists.

WannaBeHacks: How to Create a Professional Journalism Portfolio
Journalism advice on job-hunting from UK student journalists.

MediaBistro Job Listings
Extensive list of writing, editing and journalism jobs.

The Write Jobs

Writerfind Jobs
Looking for work? These jobs can be done from a home office.

Offers extensive job listings, plus a free weekly e-mail newsletter update.

JournalistUSA Jobs Page

Associated Collegiate Press Jobs Page

Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Jobs Page

Louisiana Press Association Jobs Bank

New Jersey Press Association Jobs Bank

Hold the Front Page UK Jobs Page

The Riley Guide Jobs Page

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.

Lifehacker: What Sites Future Employers Are Checking When Looking at You

Journalism Job Sites
A listing of about 30 sites.

Writing Job Center

Resources for international journalists, including extensive job listings for editors, writers, and other media-related professionals (primarily in the UK).

The Media Network
This UK site offers a great selection of writing and editing jobs and gives journalists a place to post their resumes and "jobs wanted."

IwantMedia.com Job Layoffs Page
News industry gossip and stories on cutbacks.

CJR: Media Layoffs

Society for Technical Communication
Members include writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers and scientists. Both national and chapter sites include permanent and contract job listings.

Media Layoffs
Lists and tracks layoffs in the industry.

I Want Media: Media People
Interviews with various folks in the media, including CEOs, editors and media writers.

SLA News Division Jobs and Internships Page
Site is primarily news librarian jobs and internships.


The Riley Guide Job Listings

The Riley Guide Resumes & Cover Letters

Linked In
A business site that networks thousands of professionals. Helps you find jobs, locate employees and close deals.

Presscard.com's Print Jobs



One-stop search tool covers job web sites, newspapers, and company career pages by keyword and location to fit your needs. You can search jobs alphabetically by state, job title, company, etc.

Gradlink's Careers in Journalism

MIT's Knight Science Journalism Fellowship

Western Kentucky's Journalism Jobs Page

Pittsburg State's Journalism Job Listings
Dozens of great links!

HRM News Careers.com
A listing of news jobs several areas.

Medialine Jobs Page
Broadcast jobs and resources galore: Agent directory, talent listings, links and mailing list.

A free real job salary data information site.

Media Job Pod


DMGT Recruitment Site
Has some journalism jobs.

Quint Careers Writing Resources

Quint's Careers Toolkit
Links, tips and more .




Online Public Relations
The site offers lots of links, including links to research sites, career resources and public affairs resources.

Jeff Gaulin's Canadian Journalism Job Board

Canada's biggest job site.


South Asian Journalists Association Job Bank
Journalism job listings and more!

Association of Health Care Journalists Job Site
Must be a member to use.

Society of Environmental Journalists Career Page

Check the Monster Board regularly.

A great listing of journalism jobs.

Yahoo! Club's Journalism Careers Page and Chat

Knight International Press Fellowships
The organization aims to improve the quality of journalism worldwide, and trains its participants to establish free press models overseas in conjunction with the local media. Seminars, programs and fellowships with an international focus are also available.

Knight Journalism Fellowships in Business, Medicine, Law and Education

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships
MIT's mid-career program is designed for experienced journalists who cover science, technology, medicine or the environment, or for journalists who wish to prepare themselves to cover these fields. Fellows spend an academic year on campus, attending courses and participating in twice-weekly seminars with top researchers.

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism
Up to 10 fellowships are awarded each year to qualified journalists interested in enhancing their understanding and knowledge of economics, business and finance through study at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Nieman Fellowship
Twelve mid-career U.S. journalists and 12 from other countries are awarded the annual fellowship, which includes a yearlong individualized program of study and weekly seminars at Harvard University.

CyberSearch: Writer's Guide to Finding Jobs Online

The Resignator
This fun tool helps you draft a resignation letter.


Morning Coffee: Freelancing Writing Jobs Newsletter
From FreelanceWriting.com.


General Sites/Daily Publications



CBS Sportsline.com



ABC Sports


Sports Illustrated Vault
Archive of more than 50 years of SI stories and photos.

Links to nearly every online newspaper site.


Sports aggregation site, part of USA Today.




Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun-Times


Sports Directories

Yahoo! Sports

Bballsports.com Historical Sports Stats Database


Online magazine that features interviews, book reviews, etc.

Comprehensive, broken down by sports, papers, columnists, etc. and with links to team and league Web sites. Good industry talk.

Esports Media Group
Several links to columns and other news about cybersports world.

Message boards and industry talk.





A good general clearinghouse site. Daily top headlines and a strong search engine.

The Bleacher Report
Stories and updates on several sports stories. Part of the Fox Sports on MSN Network.

The page that takes you to articles from various national publications that write about field turf, stadium and field issues, etc.



Bball.com's Historical Stats Database
Stats for hockey, basketball, baseball and football


This site, affiliated with The Sports Institute at Boston University, explores the art and craft of sports journalism. It consists of Q &A interviews with sports media pros - veteran and novice. The site's goal is to humanize sports media while serving as a teaching resource.

On Sports Blog
Written by Joe Gisondi, who teaches journalism at Eastern Illinois University. Covers everything from youth sports to the pros.

Founded in 1989 for the purpose of computerizing play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible. Good for basic fact-checking on stats, history, etc.

This site enables you to use Google Maps to plot your running or walking routes. It's fun and easy to use, and you can see exactly how much mileage you're racking up. Fun for a local story.

Sports Illustrated: Top 50 Paid U.S. Athletes

Sports Blogs

Sports blog covers sports, sports media and other issues with an edge.

Moneyplayers Blog
Marc Isenberg's blog covers the business of sports, from preps to the pros.

Jason Peck's Sports Blog
Covers the digital community of sports.

Lombardi on Football
A former NFL executive blogs about the league. Some great scoops and perspective.

Major League Baseball Blogs
Players and others blog on the game, life.

Major League Baseball Trade Rumors
A great blog that tracks trades, gossip and news. Links off to several national publications. One-stop shopping for trade information.

Gilbert Arenas Blog
A colorful, entertaining blog from Washington Wizards guard.

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.

Message boards and industry talk.

Sports Radio Interviews
Transcripts and audio of sports interviews around the nation.


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