January 2013 Archives

Urban Legends/Fact-Checking

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Snopes2.com Urban Legends Reference Pages
Think a story or tip might be made up? Use this page to search for some urban legends.

Urban Legends and Net Hoaxes for 2001
About.com's list of hoaxes.

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.

Charity Navigator: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The AFU and Urban Legends Archive

Sophos: Tsunami Relief Hoaxes
A great collection of hoax e-mails and other scams.

HoaxBusters.org
Check this site to verify virus hoaxes, chain e-mails and urban myths.

Purportal: Urban Legends Portal
Great search functions and fact-checking resources. This site can quickly assist you in sorting the myths from the half-truths and the actual facts. The site consists of database search engines to check keywords from e-mails you have received, the latest headlines on hoaxes, special reports on 9-11 misinformation, and links to official and commercial sites on fraud, hoaxes and scams

BreaktheChain.org
A site dedicated to online-myth-busting. Search for fake e-chain letters.

The Red Tape Chronicles
Blogger Bob Sullivan looks at Internet scams and consumer fraud. Very easy to navigate and find what you're looking for.

Purportal's 9/11 Hoaxes
Bad quotes, media mistakes, scams and more.

StrangeFacts.com
A cool resource for offbeat stats and facts.

VMyths.com
Myths about viruses.

Sree Tips on Hoax Sites
Tips from Columbia School of Journalism dean.

ABC News: War Scams

Museum of Hoaxes
Don't be fooled by urban legends. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Cyberjournalist.net: April Fool's in the News 2002
A great summary of stories (and links) to online hoaxes and pranks.

Symnantec Security's Hoaxes Site
Symantec Security Response uncovers hoaxes that usually arrive in the form of an e-mail.

VMyths.com
The truth about computer viruses and hoaxes. Sections dedicated to hoaxes, rantings, tips on spotting a virus myth, hot news, "the absurd" and more. Check out the resources page.

Time Magazine Story on 9/11 Rumors

HoaxKill.com
Researches several kinds of hoaxes; nice links page.

Sree's Tips on Hoax Sites
Don't get fooled. A Columbia University prof. has a great list of tips and examples of online hoaxes.

DeadorAliveInfo.com
A handy quick-reference, fact-checking site for copy editors. Find out if a celebrity is dead or alive.

Cyveillance.com
Tracks how brands, people are under attack on the Web.

ConsumerWebWatch.org
It's mission is to "investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web."

UrbanLegends.About.com

Yahoo!'s WTC/Pentagon Attack Hoaxes and Conspiracy Theories
Dozens of helpful fact-checking sites.

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

Poynter: Eight Classic April Fool's Pranks

Pantheon: Encyclopedia of Myths

Department of Energy's Internet Hoaxes
Information about the fraudulent e-mail chain letters, warnings, offers, and pleas for help; computer viruses, and more.

NBC: Debunking Hoaxes
From NBC Reports by Mike Wendland.

Bogus CNN.com Story: "Singer Britney Spears Killed in Car Accident"
This fake story swept across the Internet in October 2001. Read a copy of it.

Cyber Slip-Ups
Don't believe everything you read in an e-mail.

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

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

Vmyths
Separate truths from tall tales.

PhonyVeterans.com
Tips how to/what to do if you spot a phony veteran.

POW Network
How to spot phony POWs.

VeriSeal.org
How to check to make sure someone claiming to be a Navy Seal really is one.

Navy Frogmen
How to check to make sure someone claiming to be a Navy Frogman really is one.

MIA Facts: Phony POWS
How to check to make sure someone claiming to have a family member MIA is telling the truth.

Poynter.org: Computer Virus Resources

Ghosts of the Prairie Unexplained America
Full of odd stories and legends. Need to seriously fact-check any of the information you use from this site.

Criggo: Newspaper Mistakes

Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

Google Directory of Web Site Evaluation Tools
Tutorials on how to check a site?s credibility.

Greenpeace: Stop Greenwashing
Greenwashing describe the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. This Greenpeace site is a great resource to find more case studies of companies' greenwashing as well as other criteria and how to suggestions for businesses to go green ethically.

Argus Clearinghouse: Web Site Evaluations
This University of Michigan site rates Web sites on a scale of 1-5. Helps evaluate a site?s credibility. Note: The site is no longer actively maintained, but its archives are still useful.

HotBot: 10 Most Requested List
Ranks sites based on how often they?re visited.

SlipUps.com
Mistakes in movies, books, quotes, TV shows, etc.

CataLaw: Site Credibility
Check a site?s credibility using tools on this page.

Evaluating Quality on the Net

Evaluating Information Found on the Net

10 C?s for Evaluating Internet Resources

Bibliography on Evaluating Internet Resources

Federal Trade Commission: Job Scams

Widener University: Evaluating Web Resources

Virtual Chase Accuracy Page
Law librarian Gene Tyburski offers tips on evaluating information on the Web.

Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Net

Johns Hopkins: Evaluating Information Found on the Internet

Cornell University: Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages

Example of a Bogus Site: HollywoodPulse.com
A great example of a made-up Hollywood news site that Fox News Channel took for a professional site, interviewing a member of the satirical site for a serious news story. Remember: If your mother says she loves you, check it out! Just because it looks professional, doesn't mean it is professional.

Fortune 500 Business Blog Wiki
Links to hundreds of corporate blogs. Some are generated by the companies, some are written anonymously by current/former employees. Some are consumer watchdog sites that focus on specific industries. Be sure to fact-check and confirm any information you find on these blogs.

2012: Six End of the World Myths Debunked

Information Week: Seven Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

MSN: 10 Biggest Internet Hoaxes of All Time
List from PC World.

MyDeathSpace.com
Web site that links to the MySpace pages of the dead.

MLK Day Links

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project
This site from Stanford is a "research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated." Includes text and audio of speeches, links, bio, publications and life chronology. Front page has a nice set of "Frequently Asked Documents" links.

MLKDay.com
MLK history, media information and information on current and past celebrations (includes dates, locations and times).

Seattle Times: Martin Luther King Bio
This in-depth biographical information was created to mark the 70th anniversary of King's birth. Includes a King timeline, civil rights timeline, photos, background and more.

MLKDay.org: Day of Service
An official 2002 holiday celebration site full of national news and resources about the day.

The King Center.org's Beloved Community Site
Group committed to preserving King's legacy and carrying his work forward.

History and Politics Out Loud
A database of famous political speeches, including John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon. Search by speech title, speaker's name or date. Note: Your browser may need plug-ins to hear the audio.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
See how the Atlanta paper is covering the celebrations.

LSU's MLK Writings Bibliography

Infoplease.com: Civil Rights Movement Timeline

Holidays.net: MLK Day
Some basic background links.

FamilyEducation.com's MLK Page
This site helps families broaden their knowledge of King's life and legacy as they celebrate his birthday. Includes quizzes, resources, activities and background on Black history.

Black History Month

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NAACP.org
Includes report cards, polls and several studies.

U.S. Census: Facts for Black History Month

Gale Group: Black History Month Resources
Biographies, timelines, reading list, quizzes, links and literature.

African-American Mosaic
The Library of Congress site called the Study of Black History and Culture.

Tulane's Amistad Research Center
The largest independent African-American archives in the United States.

African-American Newspapers

U.S. Army: History of Black Military Service
Features and background from different eras in U.S. history.

50th Anniversary of Integration of the Armed Forces
Chronology, links, multimedia from 1998. This year is the 54th anniversary of military integration.

Black History: Exploring African-American Issues on the Web

Christine's Genealogy Research
An archive of articles pertaining to African-American Research, including more than 100 wills of New World Slave Owners from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Alabama-based firm offers curriculum resources, Teaching Tolerance magazine, etc.

Infoplease: Black History Month Links

CNN.com: Black History Month (1998)

BlackMarket.com: Black History Calendar

Civil Rights Movement Veterans
Personal testimony and contact information from veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement. It features, a related links page about the movement, bibliography, discussions, a memorial page and an area where veterans can post information about themselves.

African-American Related Resources

LSU's African-American History Bibliography

Diversity Links

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National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Asian American Journalists Association

National Gay Journalists Association

National Association for Minorities in Communications

U.S. Commision on Civil Rights
Clearinghouse for several diversity issues.

ACLU.org

Anti-Defamation League
Organization has background information on various hate groups and terrorists.

Diversityinc.com
Warehouse site uses news stories and depth reporting to cover diversity in the business world.

One World.net
Not your garden-variety politics site, but you can search a superb database on human rights issues by country or topic.

The Center for Immigration Studies
This site features the latest statistical research on the immigrant population, including an updated news archive.

Black Blog Watch: Tracking the Best Black Blogs
Searchable site offers recommendations of nearly 100 political and social commentary blogs the site editors choose.

PBS' Power of an Illusion
Explore traits of all races. Site includes many interesting statistics and facts.

ReligionLink: A Guide to African-Americans and Religion
A guide to experts and organizations on African-Americans and religion, from scholars to pastors, from gospel to hip-hop, from civil rights to family issues, from Christianity to Islam.

Human Rights Watch

Unity Conference

Witness.org
A video-based site dealing with human rights issues. Very cool.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Offers links, books and background on tolerance issues.

Tolerance.org
Part of the Southern Poverty Law Center site.

Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance
Multimedia resources on the Holocaust, hate sites and related topics.

Bayard Rustin History
Online historical site about the civil rights leader.

The New York Times on the Web: How Race is Lived in America
A landmark series on race relations in America, and how it affects almost every aspect of life but is little understood or discussed.

Poynter.org's Diversity Digest
Links to dozens of articles on diversity issues around the country.

Poynter.org: Diversity Links

Poynter: Covering Immigrants When You Don't Speak Their Language

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

Native American Rhymes
A history site full of great, hard-to-find facts.

BlackAmericaWeb.com
News and commentary that's not in the mainstream press.

South Asian Journalists Association: Experts on India's Parliament
Links to journalists in South Asia available to help cover the story and U.S.-based sources who are experts on the region.

National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media
Focuses on teams and schools using Native American nicknames.

Native News Online
Clearinghouse of stories on Native American issues.

LatinoLink.com
Clearinghouse of stories on Latino issues.

HispanicBusiness.com

News Watch Diversity Style Guide
A project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism of the San Francisco State University Journalism Department and a collaboration of various minority journalists groups, this site is filled with tips and ideas.

New California Media
An association of more than 400 ethnic organizations.

Blackvoices.com
News and updates site from the Tribune company.

SPJ: Rainbow Sourcebook
A dynamite tool that allows you to search for resources on a variety of social and diversity issues.

The New Comunity
"The mission of the Center for New Community is to revitalize community toward democracy, justice and racial equality -- because everyone matters."

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

The Intelligence Project
From the Southern Poverty Law Center, this site compiles studies, statistics, lists of hate groups, etc.

African Burial Ground
This site looks at the graveyard containing the remains of more than 400 17th- and 18th-century African in New York and how they should pay respects to them.

BET Network
News and programming from Black Entertainment Television.

Shattered! 50 Years of Silence
An informative site about the Romanian Holocaust.

LatinAmericaPress.org

Fight for Your Rights
MTV site covers race, social issues.

Digital Divide

PBS Frontline: Race and Religion

IndyPressNY's Ethnic Press Guide

NewsWatch Style Guide for Covering Minorities

SAJA Stylebook

Prime Point Foundation
The only non-profit trust promoted by any Indian public relations agency for promoting pr and communication awareness.

American Family Immigration History Center
A cool database that helps you trace immigration through NYC. Example: Enter the name of a passenger who came to America through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

State Library of North Carolina: African-American History Database
Education and religion in post-Emancipation America. Free content includes biographies, and institutions databases, or you can purchase a book.

The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
More than 2,500 pages on black history.

Chicago Tribune: Race in America

NYU's Race in Sports Site

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
Research, links to related stories and more.

Tolerance.org
Part of the Southern Poverty Law Center, this site offers news updates and an interactive tolerance quiz.

African-American Sites in the Digital Collections of the Library of Congress

Stateline.org: Gay Marriage Issue
A clearinghouse of stories and links on the topic.

Indianz.com

Native Times

Nativeweb.org

NetNoir.com
A site for African-American news targeted for middle- and upper-income families.

Diversity Job Board
The site's goal is to "make a connection between job seekers and recruiters and to provide a strong Diversity brand for its Corporate members. This connection is accomplished by providing job seekers with thousands of positions to search for, matching many different professional sectors and experience levels.

RushmoreDrive.com
Site features a search engine that produces results focused on African-American web users. It's done by mapping ZIP codes with large black populations to determine results. The site also features news, employment related options as well.

LatinoBaseball.com
Traces the history of Hispanics in the big leagues.

Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies

UNITY

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

National Association of Minority Media Executives

Reporting Civil Rights

PBS: Soldiers Without Swords -- The Black Press

ASNE Diversity Resources
Diversity resources from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Maynard Institute
Covers diversity issues in journalism.

Latin American Journalism Handbook

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism

No Train, No Gain Diversity Resources

DiversityWeb

FCC Diversity Resource Directory

LSU: The Forum on Media Diversity

Freedom Forum: Newsroom Diversity

National Association of Minority Media Executives

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

Poynter Online's Diversity Resources

National Federation of Press Women

American Women in Radio and Television

Center for Education and Study of Diverse Populations

Immigration Blog

EbonyJet.com
Web site for Ebony and Jet magazines, which cover African-American culture, celebrity and lifestyle.

U.S. Census: Facts for Black History Month

Ethics Links

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Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists
Helpful website includes a toll-free number to call. Loyola University Chicago's Center for Ethics and Social Justice has assembled this great service and web site for journalists. This is a free service!

RTDNA Code of Ethics

National Press Photographers Association Code of Ethics

Poynter.org: Checklist for Recording Phone Conversations

Poynter.org: Balancing Business with Pressures and Journalism Values

Center for Digital Ethics & Policy

Citizen Journalism Code of Ethics

Ethics Report on Non-Profit JournalismThe Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has released a report on nonprofit news organizations and ethics.

Center for International Media Ethics
Chicago-based organization has a goal supporting journalists in "maintaining high ethical standards that contribute to the media's consolidation as a fourth power in their country's governance."

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

Poynter On-Call Ethics
Poynter Institute professionals help with ethical issues reporters face. Call the toll-free number on the website.

API: Managing and Reporting a News Crisis
A page of tips with links off to stories and how they were handled. Great teaching tool.

Ethics and Journalism
Pam Platt, public editor of The Courier Journal (Louisville, Ky.), presents three scenarios in this column that address ethical situations often faced by journalists.

Copyscape Plagiarism Checker
Search for copies of your page on the web. Helps you defend your site from plagiarism. Just type in your site's web address.

The Ethics of Online Science Journalism
Bruce Lewenstein prepared this article that claims journalists in the United States do not discuss the same types of things when discussing ethics.

PBS: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

iMedia Ethics Pinterest: Faux Photography
Doctored photos.

Setting the Testbed for Journalistic Values
From Peter C. Goldmark Jr. , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the International Herald Tribune prepared this article for the Fourth Annual Aspen Institute Conference on Journalism and Society.

National Coalition Against Censorship
"Free Expression After September 11th - An Online Index" site explores censorship in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

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.

SPJ Ethics Page
Codes of ethics, resources page, tip sheets/Q&A, message board and hotline.

More SPJ Ethics Links

Cyberjournalist.net: Ethics and Credibility
Feed of stories and blog posts on web ethics issues, etc.

Ethics on Campus: Journalism and College Newspapers
A great collection of tips and issues from Hofstra University.

Fairness and Accuracy in News Reporting

Skewed News Tutor
Site helps news consumers learn to pinpoint exactly why a report might feel one-sided, or skewed.

Harvard University: The Pluralism Project
A must-bookmark for anyone reporting on religion or ethics. Run by the Committee on the Study of Religion, this site offers current research, media resources, news stories and much, much more.

The Committee of Concerned Journalists
This is a group of reporters, editors, producers, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession, sponsors forums, etc.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

What is Plagiarism Quiz

AJR: Journalists Are Questioning News Embargos

Resources for Journalism Ethics
From Steve Buttry.

MSN: Top Web News Gaffes
A few examples of publishing too soon.

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.

Indiana University Index of Journalism Ethics Cases

Journal of Mass Media Ethics

Ethics Matters Column from News Photographer Magazine

Yahoo!'s Links to Ethics
A handy collection of resources.

Accuracy in Media

Faking Images in Photojournalism
A student project with some great links.

Photojournalism Ethics Timeless Issues
A paper from Paul Martin Lester, Ph.D. at Cal State Fullerton.

YouTomb
MIT student project tracks videos kicked off YouTube for alleged copyright infringement.

Greenpeace: Stop Greenwashing
Greenwashing describe the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. This Greenpeace site is a great resource to find more case studies of companies' greenwashing as well as other criteria and how to suggestions for businesses to go green ethically.

Poynter.org: Controversy Over NPPA Prize Photo
The image shows a woman being sexually assaulted during the violent culmination of Mardi Gras in Seattle last year. More discussion about the photo on the National Press Photographers Association site.

PressWise.org.uk: Global Directory of Journalism Codes
This site has one-stop shopping for ethics sites.

Journalism Ethics Directory
A small directory from San Francisco State University.

Media Ethics Directory
About a dozen links to various organizations.

Sree's Photo Ethics Page
Links and samples from a Columbia University professor.

Pew Center

Codes of Ethics in Asian Countries

MediaLaw.com's Ethics Page

Guide to Taping Conversations in All 50 States
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Poynter.org: Checklist for Recording Phone Conversations

Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media
A tips and ideas sheet from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School. Designed to help journalists cover suicide responsibly.

RTDNA: Social Media Guidelines
Radio TV Digital News Association established guidelines for using Twitter and Facebook.

The Privacy Paradox Online
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Slate's Scott Shuger: Journalism Ethics
Shuger weighs in on the USA Today-Palestinian suicide bomber issue.

Ethics and Public Policy Center
A Washington think-tank that puts together seminars and studies.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Online Journalism Ethics
Ethics for cyberjournaists from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Journalism Ethics at College Newspapers
A great site by Francis Frizzo at Hofstra University.

PBS Bloodlines
This is an independent discussion site that accompanies the show about how conflicts at the intersection of science and the courts are defining the ways Americans will deal with the ethical, legal and social dilemmas created by new life technologies. The official site for the show is at PBS.org.

Campus Weblines: Journalism Ethics
A short primer from the New York Times on the Web.

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
The online companion to the PBS series Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, hosted by Bob Abernethy.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Libel Defense Resource Center

European Journalism Codes of Ethics

DigitalCustom: Model Ethics Guidelines
Basic ethics tips for news, travel and nature editors.

Codes of Ethics in Asian Countries

MediaLaw.com's Ethics Page

Media Watchdog

Ethics and Public Policy Center
A Washington think-tank that puts together seminars and studies.

ASNE Ethics Codes

APME National Credibility Roundtables Project

Regret the Error

AEJMC Media Ethics Division

Journal of Mass Media Ethics

Institute for Global Ethics

Indiana University: Journalism Ethics Cases Online

University of Missouri: Center for Religion, the Professions, and the Public

Ethics Connection

Ethics Guide for Public Radio Journalism

Current Online: Ethics in Public Broadcasting

EthicNet: European Codes of Journalism Ethics

FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

American Society of Business Publication Editors: Guide to Preferred Editorial Practices

Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen

University of Minnesota: Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law

University of Hawaii: Web Resources for Studying Journalism Ethics

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Online Journalism Ethics
Ethics for cyberjournaists from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Journalism Ethics at College Newspapers
A great site by Francis Frizzo at Hofstra University.

Campus Weblines: Journalism Ethics
A short primer from the New York Times on the Web.

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
The online companion to the PBS series Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, hosted by Bob Abernethy.

Libel Defense Resource Center

European Journalism Codes of Ethics

Spot.Us
Warning: There may ethical concerns with content produced on this site! This community funded journalism site is a nonprofit project of the Center for Media Change. The public can commission journalists to do investigations on important and perhaps overlooked stories. All donations are tax deductible and if a news organization buys exclusive rights to the content, your donation will be reimbursed.

MyGazines.com
Encourages people to copy and upload popular magazines on newsstands. Run by an offshore company that's working around digital piracy laws. You can use the site to look up past issues of publications, but there are ethical concerns.

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.

News Sites

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Breaking News Online

Breaking Tweets
Global news delivered Twitter-style.

Google News Search

NewsCred
News aggregator links you to media outlets and blogs in the United States.

Newspaper Archives on the Web
A listing of archives from the Special Libraries Association.

Short Form Blog
Blog of short news items.

The Reddit Edit
Created by a freelance journalist, this site features the best of Reddit. Great place to go and find story ideas.

Directory of USA Newspapers Online

Breitbart.com
A quick scan of the day's top headlines.

Newser.com
A news site that publishes about 60 written new summaries each day. It's aggregated news but written and framed by editors. It includes top stories of the day and pieces from free-lancers around the world, and links to various news sources.

Kidon Media Link
A very comprehensive directory of news organizations from around the world.

HometownNews.com
Links to more than 2,600 U.S. daily and weekly newspapers.

Legacy.com
Obits and death notices from hundreds of U.S. papers.

Directory of Canadian Newspapers Online

Headlinespot.com
Search daily news headlines

LiveNewsCameras.com
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.

Slate: Today's U.S. Papers
Summary of front pages of the biggest U.S. newspapers.Bookmark the web page or sign up for a daily e-update.

World Politics Review
Site claims it "covers foreign policy and affairs with a contextual analysis around those key trends and events. WPR is nonpartisan, nonideological with articles covering diplomacy, military affairs, energy, economics and other subjects that make geopolitics tick."

Slate: Today's International Papers
Summary of front pages of the biggest U.S. newspapers.Bookmark the web page or sign up for a daily e-update.

BackIssueFinder.com
Locate back issues of various periodicals and publications. A good stab-in-the-dark search tool.

Findarticles.com

AllYouCanRead.com
Search more than 20,000 newspapers and magazines around the world.

First Headlines: State News List
Scan news from each state using an image map.

Global Voices Online Blog
From Harvard Law, this site features blogs from around the world, highlighting news and other resources.

IRE Archive of Hot Stories
Good to check every few days for ideas, news, etc.

1stHeadlines.com
A very basic newsfeed site from several sources. Organized by topics.

CyberPaperBoy.com
Helps you find any online newspaper in the world.

New West Network
Founded by former Industry Standard editor Jonathan Weber, this blog is a network of online communities devoted to the culture, economy, politics, etc.

BuzzDash
Online polls on news, politics, sports, celebrities, etc.

HeadlineSpot.com
Search news by city, state, country, region, topics. Includes, TV, radio, magazines, podcasts, newswires and news photos.

Ibiblio.org: U.S. Newspaper Archives on the Web
Internet's most comprehensive directory of online newspaper archives lists which ones are free, prices for sites that charge, and links.

NewspaperIndex.com
A directory of online newspapers, organized by country. Very helpful as a quick-reference tool.

AltWeeklies.com
Best of stories from 125 online alternative weekly sites.

Yahoo! News Local
Scan stories by region using an image map or pulldown menu.

NewspaperArchive.com
More than 32 million newspaper pages online. Some content is free, much of it is paid, password-protected.

Global Beat: NYU's Center for War, Peace and the News Media
Backgrounders for anyone
interested in international news.

E-newswires.com
A cool clearinghouse of great news sites.

Weekly Newspapers Online

AllMediaScotland.com
A portal to Scotland media industries.

WireTap Magazine
An online magazine targeting socially conscious kids.

NewsKnife.com
Ranks the top news websites. Does a top 100 newspaper sites list.

ABYZ News Links
Lists news sites by region.

U.S. Newspapers List

Newseum: Today's Front Pages
View page one visuals from newspapers around the nation.

Quickish
Sports aggregation site, part of USA Today.

Techmeme
Links to many breaking tech news stories.

NewsDirectory.com
Links to hundreds of newspapers.

Newslink.org
Links to major newspaper Web sites.

Pandia Search Finder: Search Engine for News Sites

Power Library Initiative
Search several newspaper and magazine databases for free.

Total News
Links to dozens of daily news sites.

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

WorldFlash
A news ticker that crawls across the bottom of your computer screen. Lets you run up to four constantly scrolling ticker-style windows.

True/Slant.com
Launched in June 2009, True/Slant is an "original content news network tailored to both the "Entrepreneurial Journalist" and marketers who want a more effective way to engage with digital audiences. Contributors, consumers and marketers each have a voice."

ABYZ Newslinks Page
Choose by country, region, etc.

InfoToday News Breaks
A flash news digest of technology information.

Chronicling America
Library of Congress database of historic newspaper pages from 1880 to 1922. Part of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

News Lookup
A great global search tool that lets you search by nation or topic.

Ananova
A great news search site that includes top headlines of the day.

The Media Briefing
Real-time news and information resource for the media industry; curate thousands of articles each day.

Yahoo! News
A great breaking news site and related Web sites, Usenet groups and audio-video files.

Washington Post

Chicago Tribune

Los Angeles Times

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

USA Today

United Press International
Offers real-time on all its wires.

PBS

CNN

ABC News.com

MSNBC.com

CBS News

National Public Radio

CNBC.com

NBC.com

FOXnews.com

U.S. News and World Report

Cursor.org
A handy collection of news and political stories.

Village Voice

Cybercast News Service
Daily news updates with a conservative twist.

Christian Science Monitor

Newswatch.org

FrontPageMagazine.com

MagPortal.com
Search hundreds of magazine titles.

Law.com Newswire
Updated several times a day with great stories.

The Morning News
Dry wit and candor on this news site with a New York focus.

Footnote.TV
From Stephen Lee, a former Chicago Tribune reporter, offers a site that provides context and background to current events mentioned on such shows as "Saturday Night Live" on NBC, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central, "The West Wing" on NBC, and "JAG" on CBS.

The News Directory
Portal for finding news stories, search magazines, etc.

Atlantic Unbound
An expanded version of the Atlantic Monthly on the Web.

RocketNews.com
A helpful, current news search engine.

Lycos News

EmergencyNet News Today
Site monitors current and potential political, social an natural crises.

AJR News Links: Newspapers
Business, campus, U.S., international, etc.

AJR News Links: TV Sites
Affiliates organized by network.

NewsHub
This site features major news sources as well as PR Newswire, EurekaAlert and E! Online.

NewsMax.com
Dubbed "America's News Page."

The Yahoo! Buzz Index Top 20 Searches

Scoop08: National Student Newspaper Election Coverage
First online national student newspaper will cover the 2008 elections.

EveryBlock.com
Available in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, this site helps you browse news by zip code or neighborhood. You can enter an address and see nearby crimes, restaurant inspections, media coverage, etc. You also can get a citywide overview of news by category, then click on specific topics to find what you're looking for.

GuerrillaNews.com
Explore various global issues through this site, which provides links to articles, headlines, videos, and blogs.

The Huffington Post
Popular news, entertainment and politics site from Arianna Huffington.

Mediaite
News and opinion on TV, print, and online media. It includes a media influence index and a jobs board.

SiloBreaker
An online search service for news and current events that delivers "meaning and relevance beyond traditional search and aggregation engines."

ABC World Newser Blog
Anchor Charles Gibson's blog.

World Public Opinion
Information and analysis about public opinion on international policy issues.

The Daily Beast
A news aggregator that's about 30 percent original content features politics, entertainment, pop culture, etc. Includes blogs, "buzz board", e-mail newsletter, etc.

NewspaperArchive.com
Millions of historical newspaper articles, dating back to 1759. Includes "Today in History" and a newsletter archive.

TruthDig.com
Truthdig is a Web magazine that provides expert coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. The site is built around reports by authorities in their fields who conduct in-depth exploration of contemporary topics. To offer frequent change and surprise, the magazine also presents a diversity of original reporting and aggregated content culled by the site's editors and staff.

U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects: Current Events
Thousands of documents, maps, military and other newsworthy topics.

MyGazines.com
Encourages people to copy and upload popular magazines on newsstands. Run by an offshore company that's working around digital piracy laws. You can use the site to look up past issues of publications, but there are ethical concerns.

HubDub.com
A fun site that helps you "predict" what will happen next in the news: who will win a game, an election, an award?

MegaCarta GeoSearch News
Use this global image map to click for news stories. Also listed as a news ticker.

DailySource.org

American Public Media: Marketplace
Great resource for business news and analysis. Includes an RSS feed.

Global Reporting Tools

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Resources for Covering Uprising in Egypt
Several helpful tools and links from Sree Sreenivasan.

Egypt: A Complete Guide to the 2011 Revolution
Curation of dozens of resources.

Wired: Guide to Arab World Protests Online

Al Jazeera: Live Feed
Coverage of the uprising in Egypt.

Council on Foreign Relations

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

EmbassyWorld.com
A directory for embassies around the world.

EmbassyWorld Maps
Claims to have online maps for every country.

Foreign Policy

Global magazine of economics, politics and ideas.

IJnet: Online Resources for Business Journalists Covering Asia

GlobalJournalist.org

Global Journalist Security
Provide safety training for journalists, citizen journalists, human rights activists and NGO workers.

World Politics Review
Site claims it "covers foreign policy and affairs with a contextual analysis around those key trends and events. WPR is nonpartisan, nonideological with articles covering diplomacy, military affairs, energy, economics and other subjects that make geopolitics tick."

Population Reference Bureau
World health, environment, population and other issues.

IJNet.org
The International Journalists' Network site is rich with resources, including a blog, videos and job listings.

Center for International Media Ethics
Chicago-based organization has a goal supporting journalists in "maintaining high ethical standards that contribute to the media's consolidation as a fourth power in their country's governance."

UN.org
Has reports with individual country statistics on many topics.

NationMaster.com
Has reports with individual country statistics on many topics.

Economist's Country Briefings

Your-Nation.com

TradeStats
See what each state exports and where they are shipping. Who is trading with Iraq.

TheMajlis.org
A clearinghouse for "unbiased Middle East news, analysis and commentary in an age when traditional journalism is shrinking and Americans are missing out on news from the region." Discuss current events in the Middle East, delivered in a frank and non-partisan fashion.

International Center for Journalists
Many free resources, guidebooks, news and tips.

Asian-Nation
Concisely but comprehensively combines interactive content, in-depth research, statistics, and a casual style -- like an online version of Asian Americans 101.

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Public opinion surveys from around the world.

CountryReports.org
Stats and facts on countries. More than 26,000 pages.

Canada National Archive

PBS Frontline: Private Companies That Make America's War in Iraq Run

Pakistan Way
A Pakistan portal and lifestyle page.

ForeignPolicy.com: Worldwide Links
Users have instant access to the best the Web has to offer on global affairs, governments, think tanks, libraries and multilateral institutions.

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.

Currency Converter

MDTravelHealth
List of clinics, global diseases, inoculations, helpful links.

The Globalist
Articles, facts and book quotes of the day are browsable by countries and regions, and by globalization topics such as children, development, markets, religion, technology, etc.

Breaking News Online

Breaking Tweets
Global news delivered Twitter-style.

International Press Institute

BBC: Iran Government and How It Works
Spiritual magazine for people in their 20s and 30s.

BBC: Middle East
A helpful structural chart.

World Tourism News
A helpful structural chart.

Digital Library of the Caribbean

Center for Public Integrity: The Data Mine
An online series that will highlight inaccessible or poorly presented information from the federal government.

BBC Country Profiles
Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories. Lists key institutions and contacts. Great place to start when researching the basics of a country.

American University: Center for Social Media
Not social media as in twitter, but social issues covered in media. Founded in 2001, the center "showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action--media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share. We pay particular attention to the evolution of documentary film and video in a digital era."

List of Newspapers
Claims to be "the largest directory of newspapers around the world." It provides links to more than 25,000 newspapers in 201 countries and territories.

News Media Coalition
An "international organisation and network focusing on the specific threat to legitimate editorial, press and publishing freedoms from the controls placed on news-gathering and news-distribution practices by the organizers of major news events."

Sunlight Foundation: Online Foreign Agent Lobbying Database
The Foreign Agent Registration Act requires the Justice Department to maintain detailed reports of lobbying firms hired by foreign governments and by organizations. Just select legislators from a menu and it will show their records, lobbyist ties, etc.

Multimap
Online maps to everywhere.

United Nations Counter-Terrorism Online Handbook

International Affairs Resources
Lists news sites by region.

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

Transparency International
Site says it is run by "global non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption. Its mission is to create change toward a world free of corruption."

United Nations Infonation
Database allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the members of the UN.

Society of Editors
British press freedom and editorial standards site.

Time Zone Converter

European Journalism Centre

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

NY Times: Primer on the Eurozone Crisis
Great FAQ list on how Europe's economy impacts the U.S.

GRA Research Hotlinks
More than 100 links on global economic, political and business research.

The European Commission
British Parliament resources, including the latest official press releases, photos and live TV coverage of EU affairs, details of forthcoming events, links to the policies administered and implemented by the Commission and direct links to its key information services.

Foreign Policy Blogs
A great bookmark for anyone covering foreign affairs.

AfriGadget
Products invented in Africa.

Timbuktu Chronicles
A blog about business trends in Africa.

Offbeat Guides
Build your own personalized travel guide.

UBS: Switzerland Economic Figures

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

THOMAS Federal Legislation on the Terrorist Attacks
A list of all legislation related to the New York and Washington attacks.

StateNewsWire

MyNewsDesk.com
Press release share site that includes a network feature for journalists who want to receive news items exclusively from chosen companies.

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.

Reporting in Indigenous Communities
Storify collection of tools from the IRE national convention seminars.

Great Buildings Collection
Tours, reviews of architecture around the world.

United Nations

Global Beat
A must-bookmark for the global journalist. NYU's page for journalists covering international beats. The site has everything from an experts database, tip, archives on key issues and a helpful links page.

WriteClick
A one-stop resource for PR reps and tourism professionals researching press trips and searching for travel writers. Created by Australian travel writer Christine Retschlag, the program touts more than 300 travel writers from around the world.

Written Road
A blog for travel writers. This specific page offers resources for writers.

Committee to Project Journalists: Journalist Security Guide
.PDF guide book to covering news in a dangerous, changing world.

Committee to Protect Journalists
This site offers "comprehensive regional overviews and reports on press freedom conditions in more than 100 countries," plus case histories of attacks against journalists, information on "dangerous assignments," and links to other human rights and press freedom sites.

International Press Institute
Another good press freedom site. The site covers conditions journalists face around the world, and also offers information about conferences on related topics.

Council on Foreign Relations
Links, stories, updates, etc. Helps with breaking down complex international issues.

RAND Corporation International Affairs Research
Federally funded documents center has a variety of links, reports and resources on global issues.

ForeignAffairs.org
Council on Foreign Relations publication. Helps with breaking down complex international issues.

Europeana
A collection of cultural collections from European countries. Provides access to four million digital items categorized in broad topics such as Text, Images, Video, and Sound. Text. Searchable in various languages.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
"One of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics and economic and social data."

TerrorismAnswers.com
A helpful terrorism encyclopedia from the Council on Foreign Relations.

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Research on global safety, cybersecurity, etc.

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.

Geobloggers
Google maps and Flikr use a global image map to show updated blogs in various cities.

International Center for Journalists

History of Nations
A handy quick-reference portal but be careful with the information on this homemade site. It?s part of a larger history webring.

UN Programs: Afghanistan Online

Infonation
A United Nations site allows you to "view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations."

Library of Congress Country Studies
This site "contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army."

Global Beat: NYU's Center for War, Peace and the News Media
Backgrounders for anyone interested in international news.

SearchSystems.net
State-by-state public records and phone book information as well as a good international information section. Search by state or country!

Foreign Policy Magazine
Foreign affairs publication.

ComeBackAlive.com
Provides background for travelers going abroad, focusing on dangerous places.

The European Journalism Centre
An independent, non-profit institute for further training, a forum for journalists, media executives and journalism educators.

Library and Archives Canada: Book History
Five databases that catalogue thousands of publications on the history of print culture in Canada.

WorldInformation.com
Basic facts on each county, along with a visitor's guide, maps, current news links, and Web resources.

MediaLens.org
A good blog-like site for global news, trends and criticism.

The Economist Country Guides

UK Journalism

UK: MousetrapMedia

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

UK Journalism: Recruiting Editorial Staff?

River Bend: Iraq Blog
Search through past stories.

WeaponSurvey.com
A site looking at Palestinian weapons production and smuggling.

WorldStatesmen.org
Though this site is run by a hobbyist, it features complete lists of the heads of state and government for every country and colony in the world over the past 300 years. It also has pocket histories of each country/colony, images of each country and colony's flags, and in many cases links to constitutions, national anthems, and so on. Also updated fairly regularly. Again, double-check the information you find on this site, but it appears to be very, very helpful.

BBC News Country Profiles
Features include an overview, historical timelines and links to the media from each country. Also some audio of newsmaking moments.

WorldInformation.com
The London-based site offers many useful features, including basic facts on 200-plus countries and territories, along with a visitor's guide, maps, current news links, etc.

Spanish Daily

Infobel International Phone Directory

CountryReports.org
Stats on most nations. A great resource.

Statistical Databases for UN Research
United Nations InfoNation claims to be "a rich information resource on country-wise statistical data on all UN related subject fields."

Links to Foreign Embassies

News and Resource Portal for Moscow-Based Journalists

United Nations

World Press Institute
WPI's main goal is to promote a free press. The organization brings 10 journalists a year to the U.S. for four months of intensive briefings and interviews across the country. Applications can be found at the Web site.

UN Wire
An independent news aggregator sponsored by the United Nations Foundation. It gathers all the U.N.-related news from around the world daily.

European Journalism Centre

International Press Links

FreePress.net

World Statesmen
Run by a hobbyist (so double-check information), this site lists of the heads of state and government for every country and colony in the world over the past 300 years. It also features pocket histories of each country/colony, images of each country and colony's flags, and some links to constitutions, national anthems, etc.

SunOasis.com: Global Media Job Openings
A great site for writers, editors and copy editors. Internships, media resources and more.

International Intelligence

Institute of War and Peace Reporting
This group's goal is to support media development through practical assistance and concrete journalistic projects.

Borgen Project
Explores global issues and defense spending that reporters might find useful. It also lists various organizations and their media contacts.

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments

Blood and Honey
Photojournalist Ron Haviv went to Yugoslavia in 1991, intrigued by the nascent independence movement in one of the last countries still intact after the Cold War.

European Parliament

International Committee of the Red Cross
Maps, facts and figures, reports, news releases and publications on more than 50 countries the committee is active.

European Journalism Ethics Codes

MediaChannel's News Dissector: Covering Riots
As "riots" erupted in the north of England, journalists in London, including Danny Schechter, took part in a seminar aimed at improving coverage of conflict.

Afghanistan Digital Library
Search texts and various projects organized by the library.

European Journalism Centre
This is a non-profit institute for further training, a forum for journalists, media executives and journalism educators. A good networking organization.

National Geographic's Map Machine
Maybe the best online atlas on the Web.

Newsnext.com
An independent editorial calendar, a forward planning tool for UK journalists to spot future feature ideas and story leads.

PRposts.com
A free jobs board for the UK's public relations industry.

PRfinder.com
A dynamic directory of UK and global public relations web sites and resources.

International Radio and TV Society

Harvard University: Center for International Development
Part of the Kennedy School of Government, this site features breaking news, research updates and archives, etc.

CountryWatch.com: Web Site to the World
Free country informaton on people, history, economy, agriculture, energy, metals and environment; but you get more for a fee.

Global Health Facts
Data on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and more. You can search data by country and create customized data sheets.

Global Health Reporting
Information on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and more.

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

National Geographic Traveler: Chris Elliott
Magazine ombudsman offers great travel tips on this blog.

Foreign Policy Magazine

The Washington Diplomat
Includes a diplomat list, but watch for spelling errors.

CIA List of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members
Search alphabetically by country.

CIA World Factbook

Australian Journalists Site
Much like the Journalist's Toolbox, this site is organized by beat, but it also has a search engine. Tools include a good government section and a mailing list called OZCAR for Australian journalists.

Globalpolicy.org
Features some links and opinions on Iraq, the war and the United States.

Asia-Pacific Network
The site offers news headlines relating to events, links to regional media, country profiles, and various movements and groups.

University of Texas Latin America Journalism Page
Dozens of helpful links and resources.

Oanda.com Travel Language Converter
This site provides handy cheat sheets for language and money converters for travel.

Travel-Library.com
A travel site that focuses on offbeat travel and tips.

Journalism UK International Links Page

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Look up international development data.

Diplomacy Monitor.com
From the St. Thomas University School of Law, a real time feed of documents from governments from around the globe.

AfriGadget
Blogging team explores issues in Africa.

Worldwide Words
Michael Quinion writes about international English from a British perspective. Fun with pop culture catch phrases.

World Press Links

Internews

Korea Press Foundation

UT Latin American Network: Journalism in Latin America

Latin American Journalism Handbook

EthicNet: European Codes of Journalism Ethics

International Journalists' Network

International Press Institute

Korea Press Foundation

UT Latin American Network: Journalism in Latin America

Latin American Journalism Handbook

EthicNet: European Codes of Journalism Ethics

International Journalists' Network

International Press Institute

World Press Links

Internews

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
From the World Security Institute, this site provides in-depth resources on global affairs.

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.

British Sociological Association
Experts, research, publications, schedule of events around the world.

United Nations CyberSchoolBus InfoNation

NYU Globalbeat Tips

able2act
A service from Infosphere that delivers information and records on military warfare, terrorism, organization profiles, company profiles, long reports on global countries, cybercrime, etc. More than 2,000 records are added each week.

Library of Congress: Guide to Russian Business Resources

MsFreckles
Will search the entire web, or you can limit the search to UK-based sites.

ConvoTrack
A great new tool for tracking how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

BackTweets.com
Similar to ConvoTrack, this site tracks how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

MSN: Top Web News Gaffes
A few examples of publishing too soon.

Food in Every Country
Look up ethnic dishes by country.

Yahoo! Pipes
A cool tool from Yahoo! That can help you with news gathering from a variety or resources. The site builds a page and collect posts, tweets, images, videos, RSS feeds and news related to a specific event or topic.

Tweetbeep
Track who is tweeting a site or blog.

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

International Center for Journalists
Many free resources, guidebooks, news and tips.


G8 and NATO Summits

G8 coverage

NATO

G8Protest.org

SocialNATO.com
Social media streams for all things NATO related. Track them all here.

Occupy Wall Street

Adbusters.org
Protest group.

ChicagoStories.org
Reporting resources and source list for journalists covering the NATO summit. Content from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Community Media Workshop.

Internews: Toolkit for Journalists Covering Human Rights Issues

The Red Line Project: G8/NATO Coverage
Curated links, social media coverage and more.

Public Records

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FOIA RESOURCES

MuckRock
From its site: "MuckRock makes it easy file Freedom of Information requests, taking out the hassle and only updating you with the results. No need to stamp an envelope, look up an agency address or learn how to properly draft a legal demand: Just type what you're interested in, click submit and then receive your documents scanned, searchable and sharable. We'll even help you analyze them."

The Associated Press and Freedom of Information

Federal FOIA Appeals Guide
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

How to Use the Federal FOI Act
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Investigative Reporters and Editors FOI Center

National FOI Coalition

APME: The People's Right to Know
A good FOIA guide.

Society of Professional Journalists: Freedom of Information Resources

ACLU Free Speech Resources

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Coalition of Journalists for Open Government

National Security Archive: Freedom of Information Act Resources
From George Washington University.

FOIA Illinois
Blog and resources for filing FOIAs. Twitter handle is @foiaillinois.

American Library Association: Key Principles on Government Information

Census QuickFacts
Look up state and county census stats using this image map.

U.S. Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act Information

FBI's FOIA Website

Society of Environmental Journalists FOI Resources

ProPublica: How Much Stimulus Money is Your County Receiving?

University of Missouri's Freedom of Information Center
Links, international FOIA laws and more.

Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press: FOIA Letter Generator
Just fill in the blanks.

Student Press Law Center: FOIA Letter Generator
Just fill in the blanks.

FIRE: Guide to Free Speech on Campus
Book/ebook from the Foundation of Individual Rights on Campus.

iDig Answers
Great for generating FOI-related story ideas.

The Art of Access
Charles Davis's blog that accompanies the book by the same name. Full of tips on how to use FOIAs.

Guides to Understanding Open Records
.PDFs from the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press.

Sunshine in Government Initiative

The FOI Advocate

SPJ FOI FYI Network

FindtheData.org
Search nine broad categories for relevant data, stats.

iDig Answers
FOI resources galore.

Sunshine in Government Initiative

The FOI Advocate

Sunshine Review: WikiFOIA
Free online encyclopedia about freedom of information at the state and local level. Court cases, open records history, legislation on public documents and more.

WikiFOIA


PUBLIC RECORDS RESOURCES

PublicRecords Online Directory
Good first-stop in records searching, with an image map of the U.S. to guide you in finding the records. The site is a portal to official state web sites, and those Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices that have developed web sites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet. For example, some Recorders' offices have marriage and birth records available online. Although not every county and parish has data online, many have home pages, and where neither is available a phone number has been provided.

Vital Records Database
Lists links to all the state and county agencies that keep vital statistics such as birth, death andmarriage records around the country. Also lists the fee the states charge for the records.

Publicrecordssearch.com
Search database for public records by state and county. Also locate public records offices.

Property Tax Records by State

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

ZoomInfo
Find backgrounds of millions of people.

Footnoted.com
Morningstar's guide to what's hiding in SEC filings.

Birth Database
Search birth certificate records for free.

Portico
Find public records databases galore.

SOS Social Security Number Watch
Match a social security number to a holder and validate. Run through the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard.

Zabasearch
People finder tool.

KDMC: Public Records Tutorials

RecordsBase
Public records search tool.

BRB Publications
Search public records by state.

Searchsystems.net
Links to almost 5,000 public records databases. Claims to be the largest free collection of public records databases on the Web. Formerly the PAC-Info. site, just click on a state and you'll get a list of all free public record collections for that state. Most include incorporation filings.

ComFind Public Records Site
News, laws, initiatives and activities that relate in any way to the keeping and distribution of information and public records.

Syracuse University: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Pretrieve.com Public Records Search Engine
A public records search tool designed to make finding information about a person or business from free public record sites faster and easier. Pretrieve provides categorized tabs with links to meaningful and relevant information and delivers users directly to their search results -- not simply dumping them off at the front door of the home page -- by preloading the search criteria.

Subsidy Scope: Searchable Database of TARP Transactions
From the Pew Charitable Trusts, links to a list of banks participating in the FDIC's Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program.

ZabaSearch.com
This site provides basic information for free, including birth year, month, phone number and address for free and deeper background information for a fee. There is a fee for queries that return a wealth of info sometimes dating back more than 10 years: residential addresses, phone numbers both listed and unlisted, birth year, even satellite photos of people's homes.

LegiStorm
A database of congressional staff salaries and other valuable public records, such as the most comprehensive database of all privately financed trips taken by members of Congress and congressional staffers.

City-Data.com
This site has collected and analyzed data from numerous sources to create profiles of all U.S. cities. It featuresthousands of pictures, maps, satellite photos, stats about residents (race, income, ancestries, education, employment...), geographical data, crime data, housing, businesses, political contributions, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, zip codes, area codes, user-submitted facts, similar cities list.

DeathIndexes.com
A handy state-by-state index of death records databases. A great research for quick searches.

Portico
Similar to The Toolbox: Maps, reverse lookups, public records, etc.

BRB Public Records Archive
A list of 650 state, county, city and federal (court) URL's where you can access public record information for free.

RecordsPedia
Look up various records by search or by state name.

POPVOX
Journalists can find every bill in Congress, searchable by keyword or category, with official information such as summary, sponsors, status, and a list of the organizations that support or oppose the bill, with a link to those positions.

PublicRecordFinder
A list of more than 6,500 free public records sites.

Automated Access to Court Electronic Records
Provider of United States bankruptcy data to attorneys, lenders, employers and individuals. Has a helpful press center with statistics, news and trends.

Chicago Tribune: Your Government in Secret
A Tribune story on the stonewalling citizen requesting public records get from government agencies.

Chicago Tribune Open Records Help Desk
This site helps bloggers and citizens access public records. It features a database of complaints against government agencies, tips and an open forum to discuss issues for pulling records.

Chicago Tribune: Your Government in Secret
A Tribune story on the stonewalling citizen requesting public records get from government agencies.

Chicago Tribune Open Records Help Desk
This site helps bloggers and citizens access public records. It features a database of complaints against government agencies, tips and an open forum to discuss issues for pulling records.

The Art of Access Blog
Tips on public records searches.

OpenGovTracker

Vanno: The Company Reputation Index
Captures gossip, news, opinion and personal insight about companies and their reputations, and turns it all into numerical scores and rankings.

National Personnel Records Center
A central repository of personnel-related records, both military and civil service. "Provide world-class service to government agencies, military veterans, former civilian Federal employees, family members, as well as researchers and historians."

History of Mathematics Archive
Searchable, and browsable by topics.

PublicRecordSources.com
Hundreds of free sites, database sources, trade organizations and private investigators.

FedStats
Studies and stats on federal government research..

Pretrieve.com
Search by a name rather than state by state.

10kWizard
Information on publicly traded companies.

Datamasher.org
Charts government stats and other data.

Statemaster.com

ThisWeKnow.org

GovPulse.us

Data.gov
A government data mashup that is an initiative of the Obama administration.

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

CourtReference.com
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.

Court Records Blog
Part of CourtReference.org'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.

SPJ: Reporter's Guide to FERPA

Federal Citizens' Information Center: Privacy Resources

Census: American FactFinder
Type in a city or ZIP code and get census data.

The Scoop Blog
CAR and investigative reporting.

ZipSkinny
Enter your zip code to gather U.S. Census data.

Electronic Privacy Information Center: Open Government
Tips, guides and links galore on public records access.

State Legislative History Research Guides
From Indiana University, this site links to legislative tracking guides in all 50 states.

Policy Archive
More than 12,000 public policy documents.

GAO: Update on Implementation of the 1996 Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendment
A good humor site aimed at the web audience.

National Archive: George W. Bush Public Papers
Searchable database that complements the printed volumes.

Reporter.org: Who is John Doe? Investigative Tools
From the Reporter's Desktop, this is a simple list of resources you can access to get personal information about almost anyone in the United States.

Criminal Searches Criminal History Check
Good quick-reference, but assumptions should NOT be made solely on the offense displayed on this web site. The data includes more than criminal records, such as civil filings and traffic and other minor offenses, so people listed may not be actual criminals.

GlassDoor.com
Ratings, reviews and salaries for more than 11,000 employers. It's information posted by anonymous employees, so be careful with the information you use. Fact-check everything. It can be helpful as a quick snapshot of a company you're backgrounding.

SPJ Open Doors
Tips for accessing public records.

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

Netronline.com
Links the user with the appropriate website for a particular state or county office.

AnnualReports.com
Like its name implies, access corporate annual reports from this database.

BRB Publications Free Resource Center
A directory to free public records, and tips on searching for public records.

Data.gov Tools
This government site is a tool for helping to build your own database using government statistics.

ConstructionWebLinks.com
A directory of information about U.S. companies.

Stanford Law: Securities Class Action Lawsuit Clearinghouse

LifeHacker.com: Locate Original Documents Online
A guide to finding public records, etc.

Social Security Death Records

Public Records Online
Search state-by-state criminal records, real estate information and more.

Docusearch.com
This site claims to be "the place to find, locate & track down anybody! We offer locate searches, DMV driver & vehicle searches, telephone record searches, financial and bank searches, criminal and property records. Some searches are free, others you must pay for.

Public-Information.com
This site charges a fee. Search state/local criminal, DMV, prison records and more.

Neil Reisner: Knowing Public Records Law
Tips, guidelines, etc. from Florida International professor.

Neil Reisner: Finding Public Records
A how-to on locations of records for specific agencies, from Florida International professor.

Neil Reisner: Public Records and Journalism Portals
Sites to steer your to records, how-to's, etc.

Local State and Federal Employee Information Database
You can use this database to track salaries, bonuses, etc.

Neil Reisner: Negotiating for Public Records
Tips, guidelines, etc. from Florida International professor.

Neil Reisner: Using the Web to Search for Records
A great set of search tips from Florida International professor.

FEC: Detailed Files About Candidates, Parties and Other Committees
Information on contributors, including city, state and ZIP.

Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
A great database from Cal-San Francisco that contains 20 million fully searchable documents from the1930s to the 1990s -- previously secret stuff from tobacco industry files obtained as part of the Minnesota AG and Blue Cross lawsuit settled in 1998.

CIA Electronic Reading Room
Documents can be searched from the main page or via an advanced interface that allows you to limit a search by date.

Oatis.com Reporting Resources
A comprehensive resource for reporters on deadline, this site offers links and tips for finding pubic records, business coverage resources and tips on software and how it can be used by journalists. It is run by Jonathan Oatis, an American journalist working for Reuters in London.

Political Moneyline
Track campaign finance, lobbying, and soft money with this site, developed by Tony Raymond and Kent Cooper, formerly of the FEC.

Center for Public Integrity
Tips and resources on using public documents, including campaign finance research.

60 Sites in 60 Minutes
A site full of legal research tools on one page.

U.S. National Archives

Reporters Desktop
Search and quick-reference tools site is a must bookmark.

Who is John Doe?
A great reference page for researching people and pulling public records on deadline.

Reporters Privilege
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, this site offers all you need to know about reporter privilege in state and federal courts.

Shield Laws and Subpeonas
Some basics from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

FundRace.org
Search by ZIP code to see who in your area contributes to federal election campaigns.

PropertyShark.com
This website which makes real estate public records in New York and New Jersey easily accessible. It is free for moderate usage, i.e. citizens, reporters.

PI Newslink
A blog for private investigators/researchers.

The Capitol.net: Online Resources
Lists of helpful reporting links by category.

CIA FOIA Search
A browsable list of Frequently Requested Records is also available.

Findlaw Breaking Documents Newsletter
A free e-mail newsletter updating journalists on the availability of public documents used in big, breaking news stories (Enron, war on terrorism, etc.)

Freedom of Information Act: Famous Persons Listing

PIBuzz.com: Government Salary Lists
Look up salaries for all kinds of federal positions.

RAND Corporation Research Areas
Federally funded documents center has a clearinghouse page of links to a variety of topics: national security, international affairs, healthcare, transportation, etc.

Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
More than 1,300 terms used by college or university archives to describe their holdings.

NYC Stat
Mayor's office of operations for New York City. Stats, performance reports, surveys, etc.

PC World: Best People Finders are Free
This site offers advice and links on researching people.

Accurint
A backgrounder site in which a basic look-up is 25 cents. A full report, which includes past addresses, relatives, properties etc. is under $8. Find out where someone is living, what property they own, etc.

RecordsCheck.net

Society of Environmental Journalists: FOI Tip Sheet

Acc-u-data
A for-profit searching organization that claims access to 41 public record databases that they will search for a fee.

IdigAnswers.com: Using Public Records
This site focuses primarily on using Florida public records, but trainers and professors outside the Sunshine State can find pointers on how to convey the importance of public records research to reporters through the site's Weekly Hit Records link. Many of these stories make for interesting workshop illustrations you can tap quickly.

Criminal-Records.com
Search federal court, divorce court, marriage licenses, military records and more.

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records

Electronic Privacy Information Center
A government site that offers FOIA tips and more.

BlackVault.com
Government documents revealed by FOIAs.

Your Right to Federal Records
Brochure explains how you access records under FOIA.

Social Security Death Index
Get the SSN of the deceased.

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

National Freedom of Information Coalition
Organization info., tips, conferences and more.

SkipEase.com
A specialized directory for people and public records searching.

Justice Department FOIA Guide
Good for anticipating the other side's arguments and interpretation of case history, especially when you are appealing a denial.

Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws 2002
A guide for working through the FOIA/open government process. It is published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

IRE: FOIA Resources

Obits 101
A national obits clearinghouse of links.

Forbes: Most Philanthropic Corporations

PAC-Info Public Records Locator

411Locate Public Records Search Tool
Includes marriage and divorce records, business finders and background checks.

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; America?s biggest defense contractors; background on U.S. arms recipients.

SLA News Division: Surveys and Forms Section
Great resources for public documents and research.

CampaignFinance.org
Includes campaign finance research and a clearinghouse of key FOIA sites.

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.

Center for Public Integrity: The Data Mine
An online series that will highlight inaccessible or poorly presented information from the federal government.

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

Council of Better Business Bureaus' Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org)

Charity Navigator
Another good charity evaluation site. Allows you to search alphabetically and by region.

Philanthropy.com: Organizations that Evaluate Charities
Breaks down the issues they look at when evaluating charities.

MinistryWatch.com
Evaluates more than 500 religion-based charities.

EPA's Toxic Release Inventory
"A publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities."

CriminalWatchDog.com
Provides criminal background reports to employers, landlords or anyone wishing to ensure their safety. Users can access their own private database of saved criminal record reports. U.S. state, county, national, federal and sex offender registry reports are available.

Cemetery Records Online
Maintains records from 4,307 cemeteries both nationwide and abroad. The site regularly updates users on which cemeteries have been added to their database.

Docusearch

Depth Reporting

University of Miami: Online News and Computer-Assisted Reporting Research Project

Zillow.com
Evaluate real estate value using this tool.

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Trulia
It's a real estate site that contains a lot of community demographic information. It can give you a quick snapshot of schools, real estate, etc.

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.

The Smoking Gun
This is a good FOIA site that claims to find documents that can't be found elsewhere on the Web. Its material is gleaned from government documents, court files, etc.

FOI Advocate
The University of Missouri's newsletter on using the Freedom of Information Act.

USGenWeb
This non-profit Web site provides links to Web sites for every county and state in the United States.

Carroll's Government Directories and Charts
Tips on finding government agency Web sites, including labor boards, workers compensation boards, etc.

IQ Data Systems
Real estate information and full document retrieval from every U.S. jurisdiction.

International Association of Assessing
This site can direct you to a source who can help you find real estate records.

VitalChek Network
Certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates.

Vital Records Information
Certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates.

PFC Information Services Inc.
Site offers asset and liability searches, profiles of businesses and individuals.

Superior Information Services
Find civil court records in the Mid-Atlantic area.

CDB Infotek
Find civil court records in the Mid-Atlantic area.

SPJ FOIA Resources
History, news articles, tip sheets, etc.

MyFloridaCounties.com
Search many public records by Florida county.

UK Public Records Office
Public records databases for many European countries.

NICAR's FAA Aircraft Registry Sample
This site has examples and pay scale for full access to the database.

FamilySearch.org
Track ancestry through records online.

Roots Web
Provides a listing of searchable indexes for family history as well as a listing of federal and state resources, such as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

Birth Rates by Country
An Infoplease chart containing both years and "selected countries."

Social Security Administration

Securities & Exchange Commission

National Registry of Sex Offenders
Links to all the state sex offender databases run by state or local police. Search by zip code for names and addresses of sex offenders in a particular community. Some of these sites, such as Illinois have fairly complete databases. However, some have less than one-third of all sex offenders registered. Be sure to double-check any information you get.

E-Law.com's Enron Documents Database
Nearly every legal document in this historical case is available free through this site as .PDF documents.

National Center for Education Statistics
A complete electronic catalog and fast facts.

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

Social Security Administration Data on Women
A new site with demographic info. on women.

National Security Archive: Mexico's FOIA Law (June 2002)

Annenberg Public Policy Center
Press releases, background and tips on how to mine information on public policy issues.

GovernmentAttic.org
"Interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."

Great Britain's Public Records Office

Great Britain's Hospital Records Office

UK: National Archives Public Records Office

Court Info. Database Online from the Iowa Judicial Branch

Sunshine Week Open Meetings

SearchSystems.net
Great one-stop shopping for links to public records databases.

Resource Shelf: Congressional Research Service Reports
Great site to visit on a regular basis. Roundups on updates, recent reports and updated old reports. You also can get an RSS feed from this page.

SEDAR Database
System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) provides databases of public company documents and investment fund documents. Includes company profiles, links and new filings.

PublicRecords Online Directory
Good first-stop in records searching, with an image map of the U.S. to guide you in finding the records. The site is a portal to official state web sites, and those Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices that have developed web sites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet. For example, some Recorders' offices have marriage and birth records available online. Although not every county and parish has data online, many have home pages, and where neither is available a phone number has been provided.

Sunlight Foundation
Political watchdog group that tracks lobbyists and fundraising.

Sunlight Foundation: PoliticalPartyTime.org
This political watchdog group's blog tracks parties thrown at the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions as well as fundraising activities by all lawmakers running.

Society of Environmental Journalists Tipsheet
Public records tips, edited by Joseph Davis.

Society of Environmental Journalists: Watchdog Tipsheet
Story ideas with a focus on First Amendment issues of concern to environmental journalists. Presented here are expanded versions of many articles, frequent updates, and other information previously condensed and emailed to members.

Society of Environmental Journalists: State FOI Resources

FamilySearch.org
Track ancestry through records online.

OMBWatch
"Promoting open government, accountability and citizen participation since 1983." Government records and watchdog site.

Digital Vaults
A curated view of 1,200 of the most impressive holdings in the National Archives.

IRE's Extra Extra

The Scoop: Derek Willis: Database of Computer-Assisted Reporting Stories

Construction Weblinks: Public Records
Dig up records on companies.

S9 Bios of Famous People

USPS ZIP Code Lookup


Flu Resources

Google Flu Trends
Maps and other tools for tracking the flu. Uses aggregated search to track the flu.

Flu Shot Locator
Type in your zip code and find where to get a shot.

FluNet

FluStar: Flu Tracker
Tracks flu outbreaks by city. From drug company Roche.

FluNearYou.org
Works similar to flu finder. Nice image map of the U.S.

MedLine Plus
This site "brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations." News archives, press releases, research, etc.

Mashable: Five Ways to Avoid Getting the Flu at Work

Swine Flu

PandemicFlu.gov: Swine Flu


Centers for Disease Control: Swine Flu

World Health Organization Disease Outbreak News Center

CDC Travel Notices

Nieman Foundation Guide to Covering Pandemic Flu

HealthMap Global Disease Alert Map

Swine Flu Outbreak News

Medical Symptoms Database: Swine Flu Symptoms

HealthFinder.gov
A good government health news clearinghouse site. Takes feeds from several departments and agencies.

WebMD: Swine Flu FAQ

Flu Myths and Realities

Wellsphere:Swine Flu Resources

CNET: Resources for Covering Swine Flu
A great list of links and social-networking sites covering the Swine Flu.

Health Law Prof Blog: Swine Flu
Articles, links and other helpful information on the outbreak.

FluWiki Forum
Links, tips and news on the new flu.

Medicine.net: Swine Flu Symptoms, Treatments, Facts

Google Flu Trends Map

Google Maps Swine Flu Outbreak Map

PandemicFlu.gov: Stories from Survivors, Families and Friends

Association of Health Care Journalists: Covering Flu and Pandemics

Dart Center: Tips for Covering Swine Flu

Pork.org: Swine Flu Facts

National Pork Producers Council: Pork Safe to Eat

Science Magazine: Naval Researchers Spot Swine Flu

NewScientist.com: Swine Flu -- What You Need to Know

NewScientist.com Blog: Swine Flu a Bioterrorist Virus?

Nieman Foundation: Reporting from the Front Lines of Flu
A 2007 report from Harvard University.

Nieman Foundation: Communicating News of a Flu Outbreak

LA Times: How Swine Flu Spreads in Humans

New York Times Health Guide: The Flu
Tips on dealing with the flu and new outbreaks, definitions, etc.

Poynter.org: Preparing Newsrooms to Cover Swine Flu as Pandemic, Local Story

Foreign Policy: Net Effect -- Twitter Misinformation on Swine Flu

Tweetmeme: Flu Outbreak

Twitter: StopSwineFlu
Be careful with the accuracy of information found on these tweets.

Twitter: Track Swine Flu
Be careful with the accuracy of information found on these tweets.

Facebook: Swine Flu
One of several Facebook pages on the topic.

Swine Flu Outbreak in 1976

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 1918 Pandemic Flu Map

MSN: Swine Flu Scams


Avian Flu

Avian Flu Pandemic
From Nature.com.

AvianFlu.gov
Updates from the federal government on the pandemic.

CDC: Bird Flu Facts

CDC: Current Bird Flu Situation


Miscellaneous Medical/Health Sites

Supreme Court Affordable Health Care Act Ruling
A .PDF of the June 28, 2012 ruling.

Life Expectancy Calculator
Answer questions to project how long you might live.

Database of Individual Patient Experiences
A not-for-profit organization that provides information from a patient's perspective.

MEDLINEplus: Evaluating Health Information

SteroidLaw.com
Background on how the laws work, etc.

MedStudents.com
Papers and other resources on medical issues.

HealthWriting.com Links
A must bookmark for any health writer and includes tips for health writers.

DoctorsKnow.us
This site provides physicians (and media) with a searchable database of patients, malpractice attorneys, etc. through court records.

WebMD: Common Cold and Remedies

eMedicine Health
Health statistics, studies, etc.

University of Iowa: Student Health Survival Guidelines

Virtual Hospital
From the University of Iowa, this site offers booklets, links, databases, etc.

Skin Deep
A site about skin care products and what goes in them from the Environmental Working Group.

CDC: Concussion in Youth Sports

Tips, research and statistics on concussions. Great resource.

ExceptionalNurse.com
This site offers a wealth of information about nurses and nursing students with disabilities for journalists writing stories on this topic. The nursing shortage is an important story, and this site provides information regarding the number of nurses with disabilities who are often unable to find employment.

National Eye Institute

MedlinePlus
Government-run site on medical/health issues. Research and studies galore.

Journalist's Resource: Sports-Related Concussions Research
A collection of studies, stats and stories.

HealthGrades: Find a Doctor
Good for finding expert sources in various fields of medicine.

Plants for a Future: 7,000 Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants

Cardiomyopathy

National Library of Medicine Rapid Research Notes
Access to research shared through online forums. Great for health and science writers scanning for latest research. Low-graphic, so it works well on mobile media.

Nova's Secret of Photo 51 Site
Includes 'Journey into DNA,' a Java presentation that explains where DNA is and what it does.

All About Vision

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

PBS: The Forgetting, A Portrait of Alzheimers

PubMedia Central
A "free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)."

BBC: Your Amazing Brain
A brain anatomy site.

Asbestos Resource Center
Links, definitions, history, litigation, etc.

Arthritis Central

Columbia University's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Links to about 10-12 good sites.

CancerNet

Cancer: Prostate Cancer Research Institute

Captain Dave's Survival Center
Tips and guidelines on burn treatments, wildnerness survival.

CareerMD

All Refer Health
Medical resource provides comprehensive and authorative information and news on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgery, injuries, nutrition, medications, and poisons. Focuses on family and community health.

Doctors of the World

Doctors Without Borders

FamilyDoctor.org

Family Medicine Notes
Notes from a family physician. Some helpful tips. Written as a weblog.

Public Safety: Household Products
Check this National Library of Medicine database (4,000 items) about health risks of products you might have around the house.

FDA: Drug Interactions
Helpful database.

Kaiser Health Reform Gateway

Annals of Internal Medicine

American Massage Therapy Association
Sets ethical standards. Good background reading.

Hepatitis Central

iKidney.com

Mepedia Health Wiki

Male Health

Meducation

Naval Health Research Center

Medical Post

Ethnomed.org
Explores different cultural ideas of sickness and health and offers a lot of information on medical beliefs and practices.

National Council of Interpreting in Health Care

Center for Cross Cultural Health

Medstory - Intelligent Search for Health & Medicine
Type in your search term and you're given both a set of results and numerous suggestions on ways to narrow your focus and find your exact issue (conditions or procedures) or the type of resource you need (clinical studies, news media, clinical trials, research articles).

Medstory: Intelligent Search for Health & Medicine
Type in your search term and you're given both a set of results and numerous suggestions on ways to narrow your focus and find your exact issue (conditions or procedures) or the type of resource you need (clinical studies, news media, clinical trials, research articles).

FamilyDoctor.org: Understanding Your Medical Bills

AARP Bulletin Today: A User's Guide to Health Care Reform

Informed Medical Decisions
Resources galore on various diseases, medical procedures, etc.

HealthNewsReview.org

Diversity Rx
Promoting cultural competence in health care.

Limited English Proficient
Federal government working group on issues.

Net Connections for Communications Disorders and Sciences

OncoLink.com

Partners Online Specialty Consultations

The Physician and Sports Medicine

Reflexology Research Project

British Medical Association: Worldwide Smoking
Studies, stats, etc.

Spine Universe

Dr. Weil
Many alternative health tips, including the Vitamin Advisor.

FoodFit.com
Eating and dieting tips.

WebMD: Compare Presidential Candidates' Health Stances

American Heart Association: Cardiac Rehab Site

American Academy of Pediatrics

Medify.com: Medical Research and Treatment Information

Cancer and Men

Disease Risk Index
From the Harvard School of Public Health.

Ask the Trainer

MedHelp.org
Patients pose questions to doctors. Fee-based.

MayoClinic.com
Free site, but answers and publishes only a small percentage of questions.

NetLiveMD.com
Fee-based. Online health assessments. Lists of specific doctors.

AskaDoctor.com
A fee-based site that e-mails answers from three anonymous doctors.

WebMD
Daily health news written for "consumers" (i.e. non-health professionals) and also have tons of medical reference material, message boards, live chats with health experts, and much more.

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Spine-health.com
Spine-health.com provides in-depth information and resources about back pain, neck pain and spinal disorders, as well as a range of treatment options. The site is written and peer-reviewed by a multi-disciplinary group of leading spine specialists, and meets all of the quality criteria of the US National Institutes of Health.

Tools for Wellness
A product site for alternative medicine, but it does have some background helpful to the media.

WebRX.com

Healingwell.com
Full of tips, suggestions, bulletin boards on alternative healing. Great for trend stories and finding sources for offbeat stories.

Medicine Malpractice Links
Part of the Electric Law Library.

National Scorecard on US Health System Performance
2011 rankings.

Index of State Malpractice Laws

Malpractice Litigation News

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.

Nutrition.gov
This government site offers tips and all sorts of nutritional facts, including dieting.

World Health Organization

Families USA Health Page
A non-profit, non-partisan perspective on health issues.

Medline Plus: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Eldercare Online

Administration on Aging

Kids Health

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

AACAP: Child Psychiatry

Clinical Trials Listing
Lists all of the places looking for patients.

PeopleWho.org

Medical History of American Presidents
Chronicles illnesses of past presidents and other well-known people.

ECT.org

Virtual Museum of Bacteria
Tips on bacteria and keeping yourself safe, definitions, etc.

The PUSH Journal
Gain access to Nexis stories from 5,000 news sources back to May 2002. The acronym stands for "Periodic Updates of Sexual and reproductive Health issues around the world."

Achenet.org: Research on Headaches

ClinicalTrials.gov
Government database indexes more than 127,000 trials with locations in more than 175 countries.

National Institute of Health: Headache Information

Breast Cancer Action

DrSpock.com

LifeClinic.com

DrugSense.org

Tamiflu.com
An interactive site that lets the user track flu trends.

RealAge.com
A fine online health guide.

TheBody.com
AIDS and HIV resource sponsored by several pharmaceutical companies.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Veterans Administration: National Center for PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder information and research.

Chemotherapy and You
This free online booklet from the National Institute of Health is for patients who are receiving chemotherapy for cancer. It describes what to expect during chemotherapy and what you can do to take care of yourself during and after treatment.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

Harvard's Research Matters Site
A portal to news articles that span the range of research fields, from the humanities to social science to science to technology to medicine.

TravelHealth.com
Locate clinics and find out local names for your medications.

SportsSci.org
Look up all kinds of information on sports medicine and science. Links, studies, e-mail lists, news and more.

Teen Pregnancy Facts
TeenPregnancy.org offers dozens of factoids on the topic. Also check out the site's state-by-state map of teen pregnancy statistics.

ElderWeb.com
This site offers legal, insurance and medical advice (regional and national) for people facing elder-care options.

Web MD: Back Pain Health Center

Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

Discovery Health

Wholehealthmd.com

Washington Post: Archive of West Nile Virus Stories

Track and Animal and Human West Nile Virus

Choking: A First-Aid Refresher
Some good basic terms and steps if you're doing a graphic or how-to article.

MedLine Plus
This site "brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations." News archives, press releases, research, etc.

CommonCold.org
Tips, remedies and recipes for what ails you.

Children's National Medical Center
Based in Washington, D.C., this organization offers studies, links and backgrounds on pediatric medicine.

Institute of Motion Analysis and Research
University of Dundee site is helpful for stories on sports injuries.

Urban Institute
Non-partisan economic and social policy research. Covers issues such as crime, education, health, housing, economy, etc.

Leapfrog Group: Hospital Safety Score
Enter a zip code or location to get overall scores.

Health Issues for Parents

Autism Society of America

iMedix
A community site for health issues.

State Legislation on Comprehensive Health Care Coverage

Health Effects of Wildfires
Links from the National Library of Medicine.

Dietary Supplements Labels Database
From the National Library of Medicine, this database offers information from the labels of over 2,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements.

National Institute of Mental Health

American College Health Association

National Association of Athletic Trainers: Tips for Avoiding Concussions

Combined Health Information
A searchable database of health research.

Jimmy Fund
Launched in October 2001, this site is an offshoot of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fundraising.

OMNI
A good UK medical site.

NMAP
Another good UK medical site.

BIOME
A British biosciences site.

Accessible Society
Disability issues for journalists. Dozens of stories, studies, links and other resources for anyone covering this topic.

Pollen.com
A great site for allergy sufferers or anyone writing about allergy season.


SARS Resources

The Centers for Disease Control: SARS Fact Sheet

World Health Organization: SARS Information Page

Government Views of SARS
This site concentrates on government documents and information about SARS both from the United States and from international resources. Topics covered include Blood Supply, Case Definitions, Cases Reported, Countries & Governments, General Background, Healthcare Facilities, Healthcare Personnel, Laboratories, Legal Resources, Presidential Communications, Prevention & Precautions, Public Health Campaigns, Quarantine, Travel Advisories, Travel & Transport, the Virus and the World Health Organization.

Red Cross: SARS FAQ

National Institutes of Health: SARS Research

Health Canada: SARS Updates

Medline Plus: Latest SARS News

U.S. State Department: SARS Travel Warnings

FDA: SARS Info. Sheet

SARS World Map
Track the disease globally.

Yahoo! Site Listings for SARS

Washington Post: SARS Coverage

NPR: SARS Special Section

Lung Association Saskatchewan: SARS Updates

DisasterCenter.com: SARS Growth Rate

NCAA Sports: Members Alert for SARS

Forbes: Disease Hot Zones
A handy chart showing what countries are dealing with certain lethal diseases.

JohnnyJet: SARS Concern Links for Travelers

The NewsMarket, Inc.
A journalist's resource for B-roll, this site provides thousands of images free to television newsrooms. Users can preview video, read press materials and order video clips online. Delivery options include digital file transfer via FTP, whereby the material moves from TNM's server to the user's server; satellite feeds via APTN or tape delivery can also be requested. There is no cost to news professionals. The NewsMarket's primary service is providing broadcasters with video from the world's leading companies and organizations; news stories and archived stock shots from a large and growing range of sources. Particularly helpful to business and medical-health reporters.

MPassport.com
Access a database of more than 4,000 English-speaking doctors in 180 countries.

U.S. Pharmacopeia: Medication Errors Index
Type in a name of a medication and this index provides a list of drugs often confused with that drug.

Medi Clim
Weather health warning system offers research that ties health to climate changes.

American Lung Association: State of the Air We Breathe
.PDF format of 2009 report.

Slate.com: Online Guide to Following the Health Care Legislation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Government site, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs

Free Speech/First Amendment Issues

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First Amendment Handbook
The online version from the Reporters Committee forFreedom of the Press.

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
Monitors attacks on journalists around the world and laws pertaining to free expression.

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Latest news and resources on First Amendment issues.

First Amendment Center
The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, the right to assemble and to petition the government. The center, with offices at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

Virtual Chase: First Amendment Law
Federal statutory law sources, FOI law sources, related organizations and more.

Freedom of Information Center

Freedom of Information Center: Current First Amendment Stories
Stories are updated regularly from a variety of national and international stories.

American Civil Liberties Union

Electronic Frontier Foundation Blue Ribbon Page
A super resource: newswire on free speech issues, radio, media resources and more.

1forall.us
First Amendment resources, videos, contests, scholarships, teaching resources and more.

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
This site monitors attacks on journalists around the world and laws pertaining to free expression.

Center for Democracy and Technology
Studies, pending legislation, basics of free speech and more.

Bartleby.com: Freedom of Speech Definition

Free Expression Network Clearinghouse

SPJ First Amendment Page
News articles, publications, awards and many other resources.

FreePress.net
A national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media through education, organizing and advocacy. Launched by media scholar Robert W. McChesney, journalist John Nichols and Josh Silver, Free Press is the largest media reform organization in the United States, with nearly half-a-million activists and members and a full-time staff in Washington, D.C., and Florence, Mass.

FIRE: Guide to Free Speech on Campus
Book/ebook from the Foundation of Individual Rights on Campus.

MIT: Freedom of Expression Online Resources

Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GLIC)

Open Society Institute: Free Speech Resources

UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement Page
Documents the history of the free speech movvement, including videos and documentaries.

Electronic Privacy Information Center: Free Speech
Links to and summarizes dozens of court cases on the issue. Also see the Resources page.

Free Speech News
Newswire and archive, links, discussion area, search tool and more. Excellent quick-reference site.

Knight Foundation: Future of the First Amendment

FOIA.gov
Launched under the Obama Administration, this site offers FAQs, glossary and stats on FOIA requests.

Redacted: News Without Transparency
From the Sunlight Foundation, this site shows you what news looks like in a world without access to government information.

First Amendment Center: Internet and First Amendment

The Media Institute

American Library Association: Notable First Amendment Court Cases

Sunshineweek.org

International Freedom of Expression Exchange

SPJ FOI FYI Network

iDig Answers
FOI resources galore.

Sunshine in Government Initiative

The FOI Advocate

Sunshine Review: WikiFOIA
Free online encyclopedia about freedom of information at the state and local level. Court cases, open records history, legislation on public documents and more.

Legal Information Institute: First Amendment Overview

American Library Association: First Amendment Resources

ASNE First Amendment Summit

Illinois First Amendment Center

Federal Citizens' Information Center: Privacy Resources

American Library Association
The ALA actively defends the right of library users to read, seek information and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Free Speech Issues
Links to various legislation and research.

Findlaw: First Amendment and Annotations

Library of Congress/Bill of Rights

First Amendment Project
Sections for journalists, artists, etc.

James Goodale: The First Amendment
NY Times editor from The Pentagon Papers.

Factnet.org: First Amendment Rights and the Internet
A great collection of links and resources.

The Federal Citizens' Information Center: Privacy Resources

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.

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
Monitors attacks on journalists around the world and laws pertaining to free expression.

The File Room
Archive of cases, censorship resources, etc.

Society of Environmental Journalists: FOI Tip Sheet

Florida First Amendment Foundation
A source for information, expertise, and assistance to the public and news media. It was founded as a non-profit organization in 1984 by The Florida Press Association, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, and the Florida Association of Broadcasters.

Free Expression Network Clearinghouse

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

Center for Democracy and Technology

Society of Environmental Journalists Tipsheet
Public records tips, edited by Joseph Davis.

Society of Environmental Journalists: Watchdog Tipsheet
Story ideas with a focus on First Amendment issues of concern to environmental journalists. Presented here are expanded versions of many articles, frequent updates, and other information previously condensed and emailed to members.

Society of Environmental Journalists: State FOI Resources

Internet/Tech Tools and News

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BackTweets.com
Similar to ConvoTrack, this site tracks how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

30-Plus Free Multimedia Editing Tools

Aviary Myna Audio Editor
A great substitution for Audacity and Garage Band.

New Media and Technology Law Blog

Knight Digital Media Center Tutorials
Great training tips, ranging from video software to data visualization.

Dot Mobi
Test your Web site's content to see how it would appear on a mobile browser.

Society for News Design: Multimedia Toolkit
A great collection of resources, many of them free, to help journalists develop great stories online. Resources include audio, video, charts, mapping, databases and more. This is a must-bookmark and a great resource for student journalists learning to develop content for the Web.

Chunnel TV
Showcases underground video and art on the Web.

Nizm Lab
Showcases popular online videos.

How to Imbed Anything in Your Web Page

Quick Online Tips
Computers, gadgets and other tech tips.

Qik
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

BlogInsurance FAQ
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

World Intellectual Property Organization

Wall Street Journal All Things Digital

Online News Association: Interactive Narratives Blog

Yahoo! Pipes
A cool tool from Yahoo! That can help you with news gathering from a variety or resources. The site builds a page and collect posts, tweets, images, videos, RSS feeds and news related to a specific event or topic.

Tweetbeep
Track who is tweeting a site or blog.

Tech President
A great blog run by the Presidential Democracy Forum that tracks various campaign sites, postings on YouTube, etc. A great snapshot of how candidates are using the web.

PDFTextOnline.com
Site lets you download to a ZIP file.

Zamzar Conversion Tool
A free service that turns a .PDF into flat-file text.

K2PDF.com
Convert a Microsoft Publisher file.

Alternative Channel
A "unique news source where stories and perspectives come from you." Site is free to join.

PC World: 10 Most Useful Sites 2006
Mostly tech-service based, but some very helpful sites.

LinkPopularity.com
Check how many sites link to a particular site.

Pew Internet Study: What Bloggers are Writing

BuzzFeed
Like Digg, this site tracks funny, offbeat news and videos.

LALA
Similar to the iTunes store.

Delicious
Social bookmarking site lets you check bookmarks from any computer.

TinyURL.com

Tr.im
Shortens URLs and provides diagnostics/stats on hits.

Editor & Publisher: Developing Multimedia Skills
Tips from a Boston Globe Journalist.

TVEyes
The site offers "transcript search" of podcasts. The site is fee-based service and allows you to search nearly all major TV networks and some local stations. The site also has a free transcript search of TV news video available on the open web from MSNBC, Reuters, etc.

Pew Internet Study: What Bloggers are Writing

NY Times: Rewriting Headlines for Technology
How are news sites writing headlines to improve search?

Steve Johnson's Hypertext Weblog
Chicago Tribune columnist weighs in on all things technology.

TechDirt.com
Tracks blogs, news on the tech industry.

ConsumerAffairs.com
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.

SpinSpotter
An interesting piece of software tool that claims to expose news spin and bias, misuse of sources, and suspect factual support. Uses algorithms to spot spin keywords on sites you surf .

News at Seven
A cool tool that allows you to create a virtual newscast pulled from stories, images, videos and blogs all linked by a common news topic. The site generates an avatar that delivers the newscast.

Knight Citizen News Network
Resources for citizen media.

Center for Citizen Media
More resources for citizen media.

Press Think
Blog from NYU's Jay Rosen on new media and other timely topics.

How to Change the World
Guy Kawasaki's Blog on technology and communication.

The Digital Journalist

Twitter Search
Look up thousands of Twitter feeds.

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.

Wifi Freespot
Listing of wireless hookups around the country.

Time.com: 50 Coolest Websites

MyComputerIP.com
An easy way to check your network/computer IP address.

LearntheNet.com
Online learning company offers basics on sending e-mail, building a site and privacy protection.

Net Etiquette

101 Ways to Improve Your Media Website

TechMeme

Technet.org
Bipartisan tech network allows you to look up tech-related bills being considered in Congress.

CNET.com
The best and up-to-date tech news. Register for listserv daily digest of news.

CNET News.com Extra
Tech news stories with related headlines from other sites attached.

ZDNET.com
A great collection of magazine and daily news articles on the tech industry.

Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 Years, 100 Great Web Moments
Part of Yahoo!s 10th-anniversary celebration.

Slashdot.com
Tech writer's source for breaking Internet news.

Wired.com
Tech news headlines and other helpful tools.

The Wayback Machine
An archive of more than 10 billion Web pages dating back five years. It allows you to surf the page as it actually appeared at that time. Very cool!

Think Free
Allows you to access you documents from anywhere. This free online Microsoft Office-compatilbe software works in a web browser.

WiFi Location Finder + Local Info
A Boston company is giving away software that can turn nearly any laptop computer into a global positioning system, enabling users to find the nearest restaurant, hospital, or gas station at the touch of a button.

Electronic Advocacy

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Privacy Foundation
Internet privacy issues such as e-mail wiretapping, etc. Covers both federal government and workplace, consumer issues.

Center for Democracy and Technology

Mediametrix.com
Global tech news broken down by country. A very cool site.

Internet 2
A new, super, high-speed version of the internet being developed by a consortium of university, government and commercial scientists.

Media Survey
Tracks Web site performance. A good newsletter that offers "expert tech media analysis."

Brint.com Tech News

USA Today Tech News

SFGate.com

IT Facts Blog: Top Searches for 2005

Podscope
A search engine for podcast.

JiWire
Partnered with Yahoo! Maps to provide wireless Internet connection locations around the world.

WiFi Free Spot.com
Listings of provide wireless Internet connection locations around the world.

HotSpotList.com
Search this database by city or state in the U.S., or several other countries for places where you can connect to the Internet without plugging your laptop into the wall. Includes airports, restaurants, etc.

Slate

ScamBusters.com
This newsletter site is dedicated to fighting online hype and disinformation.

kuro5hin Tech Site

SpamCop.net
Report businesses and people who submit SPAM e-mails.

PC World: 30 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on the Internet

Cyberjournalist: Newsroom Convergence Headlines
Stories on what's happening with digital/print/broadcast news.

Red Herring
Hard-core business and tech news.

MalekTips: Computer Help
Computer and technology help. Tweaking, Windows (including Windows XP), DOS, Microsoft Word, anti-spyware, Internet Explorer, electronic mail, the Internet, digital camera, HTML, buying tips, MP3 players, more.

Alley Cat News
Business news on Silicon Valley.

HotSpotList.com
Search this database by city or state in the U.S., or several other countries for places where you can connect to the Internet without plugging your laptop into the wall. Includes airports, restaurants, etc.

Enewswire.com's Tech News
Updates every 15 minutes.

Tekrati
Free and extensive resources on the IT and telecom industry analyst firms, findings and events.

G4
The online web program. Good trend stories and tools.

Tvmeetstheweb.com
Global technology site with newsletter, listserv, trends and more.

HTML Code Tutorial
Helps programmers with coding solutions. The site added a Help Forum, which you can click on from the home page and get personalized help.

SiliconValley.com
A good industry site with a Northern California perspective.

E-Bituaries: Home of Dead Dot-Coms
Look up dead sites.

NewsFactor.com
Online news magazine for tech news.

Newsbureau.com
Press release info. for business and technology editors. Click on "for the journalists" link to subscribe.

The Guide to Sound Effects

MyComputerIP.com
An easy way to check your network/computer IP address.

Podcasting Profs
Listing of college professors using podcasts to reach their students.

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.

Webshots.com

Science and Technology News Network
Award-winning site with high-end news headlines.

Center for Democracy and Technology

SendSpace
Send/share large video files.

Privacy Foundation

Epic.org's Electronic Privacy Information Center

Jupiter Communications

InformationWeek.com

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

Internet Advertising Bureau
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is the only industry association devoted exclusively to promoting the use and effectiveness of advertising on the Internet.

Open Culture: Intelligent YouYube Channels
"The best free cultural & educational media on the web."

Electronic Media Online

ContentSummit.com
Global Internet conferences, news and notes.

InteractivePublishing.net
Global Internet conferences, news and notes.

Newsbytes.com

RoboForm
This software remembers every password, various addresses (which you control by creating different identities) and unlike Gator, contains no spyware. Although the basic version is free, the pro version is available for about $30.

Dialect Survey
A survey quiz from Harvard that studies dialect dispersion in modern America. See how much you differ from folks in your hometown (or adopted locale), or examine the maps to find out how people say what, where, etc.

VirtualCity Magazine
A good IT magazine.

Atlantic Monthly's Digital Culture

San Jose Mercury News: Good Morning Silicon Valley

Internet Resources Newsletter

Website-Watcher
Put in the URL of a page you want to keep tabs on and it automatically checks to see if the content has changed.

Poynter.org: New Media Timeline
Background from the 1960s to the 1990s.

LetsGoDigital
Online magazine about digital imaging published in three editions (English, Spanish and Dutch).

Webopedia
An online dictionary of computing terms.

LightReading.com
Tech news and headlines.

PC Magazine: Top 101 Websites to Engage, Entertain and Inform
Covers topics such as computing, business, finance, etc.

BlogDrive: Set Up Your Own Blog

NetworkWorld.com
High-tech online magazine.

WhatIs?
Definitions of tech terms, links to articles and other resources.

HowStuffWorks.com's Computers Section

Spy on It.com
These "spies" notify you when a Web page changes or information on the page changes.

CNET Help.com
Advice on any computing topic.

MobileInfo.com
High-tech online magazine.

PCWorld.com
High-tech online magazine.

Akami: Net Usage Index
Track what parts of the world are consuming the most Internet news on this interactive map from Akamai. Also, take a peek at the most clicked on news stories.

TechDirt.com
Tracks blogs, news on the tech industry.

ConsumerAffairs.com
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.

Smart Playlists (iPod)
Discussion, tips for iPods.

Webwasher.com
Stops pop-up menus from crowding your screen. It's available free for personal use. Works on Mac, PC and Linux.

Panicware.com
Stops pop-up menus from crowding your screen. Costs $19.95 but has a free version as well, with fewer services.

StaySafeOnline.info
From the National Cyber Security Alliance, a group of business and government organizations, this site offers tips, educational materials and security tools to battle viruses, worms, etc.

ConsumerWebWatch.org
It's mission is to "investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web."

OJR: Researching Technology Businesses

Online News Association
Good online newsletter with dot-com studies, more.

Inc.com's Industry News
Targeted to tech and small business.

Harvard's Research Matters Site
A portal to news articles that span the range of research fields, from the humanities to social science to science to technology to medicine.

Secure Digital Music Initiative

Electronic Frontier Foundation
An online free speech group.

Digital Music Protection Technologies Paper
This controversial paper by Princeton Computer Science Professor Edward Felten explores how he and a team of hackers broke the code for technology designed to prevent people from stealing digital music.

Reuters MediaFile Blog
A great blog on timely media and technology topics.

NetworkWorld
Technology news and blogs.

Beet.tv
Blog about technology and the media.

10000Words.net: Where Journalism and Technology Meet
A blog on technology and multimedia storytelling, written by Mark S. Luckie, a print journalist who studied multimedia journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has produced multimedia and interactive projects for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Contra Costa Times (Ca.).

Scribd.com
A site that invites journalists to publish their work and reach new audiences.

Forbes.com: Best of the Web
Tracks trends in many e-industries and includes lists of links.

Google Zeitgeist
An archive of what people are searching for online.

AltaVista Search Trends

Yahoo! List of Most Viewed News Content (U.S.)

Wikipedia.com
Wiki is an "open source collaborative server technology that enables users to access, browse, and edit hypertext pages in areal-time context." To see how it works check out Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia on the site. The software allows users to add an article or edit anyone else's article.

Subscription Web Site Publishers Association
A resource for journalists covering the ever-growing trend toward paid online newsletters and subscription Web sites. Portions are open to the public.

SafeKids.com
Tips for safe and productive Web use for kids.

Providence Journal: NetRunner Column
Tech weblog by the Journal's Dave McPherson.

Providence Journal: Subterranean Homepage News
A good tech weblog from Sheila Lennon.

Deloitte & Touche: Fast500.com
Fastest-growing tech companies in North America.

Deloitte & Touche: Fast50.com
Fastest-growing tech companies in 20 regions in the United States and Canada.

CNET's Technology Enterprise Business Section

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology

Wired Magazine's Cybrarian

The DayPop Top 40 List

The Yahoo! Buzz Index Top 20 Searches

Center for Digital Government
Affiliated with Government Technology magazine, this organization has people who will talk to you, although they tend to be on the technology-is-the-solution side of things.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly or Why It's A Good Idea to Evaluate Web Resources
From Susan E. Beck of the New Mexico State University Library.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators at DiscoverySchool.com
Tips for evaluating web sites.

ProfessorDeVigal.org
Great primers and resources from Drew DeVigal, NY Times multimedia editor.

iLovePhotoBlogs
A collection of great photo blogs, tips and resources.

Viral Video Chart
Top 20 viral videos on the Web.

Bibliography on Evaluating Web Information
From Nicole J. Auer of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

Media Survey
Tracks Web site performance. A good newsletter that offers "expert tech media analysis."

TechTarget.com

iCopyright.com

Net User Demographics
University of Maryland and Princeton study on social and political habits of Web surfers. Interesting.

Tech Law Journal

Cyveillance.com
Tracks how brands, people are under attack on the Web.

PBS Frontline: Health, Science and Technology
A collection of companion Web sites to the documentary show.

ISP Rankings

Wall Street Journal Tech Column

Government Computer News

Potomac Tech Wire
An e-mail newsletter about technology stories in the DC area. Has about 30,000 subscribers.

New England Tech Wire
An e-mail newsletter about NewEngland tech stories. Has about 10,000 subscribers.

Saila.com
This site has a section devoted to Web journalism.

GILC.org
A group for organizations promoting online privacy and free speech.

Online Privacy Alliance

The Internet in Public Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics has survey results measuring Internet access in U.S. public schools from 1994 to 2000.

Internet/Web Country Domain Codes
A list of all the two-letter codes at the end of all Internet addresses.

GigaLaw.com

The451.com
A technology and media site.

Voike
A free Web application that allows users to post and share their spoken word, and music on blogs and other social networking sites including their own blog. Voike allows journalists to call in their reports: spoken word, text, and photos from their cell phones producing rich multimedia content.

Association Representing the Wireless Telecommunications Industry (CTIA)

Pew Internet & American Life Project
An initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Pew Internet explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politics, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.

Flock
Web browser that simplifies social and web-based applications by integrating them directly into the browser.

Tech Cocktail
Schedules informal social events with people in the tech industry.

Radio and Internet Newsletter
A great site developed by Kurt Hanson.

Usability.gov
Yes, the Feds have a set of Web design guidelines.

VentureWire
The daily e-mail newsletter from Technologic Partners is a way to get the skinny on dot-com companies and the high-tech sector.

Garage.com
A venture capital investment bank that features helpful news releases, a resources page and more.

Internet.com's Daily Stock Market Report
A daily e-mail "Internet Stock Report" presents news-driven analysis of what's happening with those dotcom evaluations.

CNNfn.com's Tech Stocks

Gahran.com
Web consultant Amy Gahran, who offers super tips on writing, editing and designing for the Web.

Internet.com

Internet Readership Studies
Links to several pay sites and services with data on how people surf the Web.

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Online Journalism Review: News Future Resources
Links to dozens of studies.

Journalism Publications and Think Tanks
Dozens of helpful resources from the Online Journalism Review.

IDG.net Tech News

TechWeb.com
Technology news site.

Silicon.com
The 5 W's of e-business.

Busting Online Hoaxes
Hoaxbusters site offers warnings about things like bogus e-mails about software that can steal the computer right off your desk.

Small Business Websites That Work
This is the companion site to my book of the same name and includes lots of helpful background material for writers researching how company Web sites can be made effective. There are a couple of full chapters available for download (including an internet backgrounder called "Getting to Know the Internet") and lots of links for businessmen and researchers.

ConnectNet
Provides access to an easily searchable database of more than 20,000 technology sites nationwide.

Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

UCLA Cyberspace Law and Policy
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

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.

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Digsby
E-mail, social networking and instant messaging.

All Things Digital
Tech blog by Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal.

Techmeme
Links to many breaking tech news stories.

Lists of Computer Viruses

HTML Writers Guild
Links, online courses and more.

About.com's Spam Tips

CAUCE, The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail

SPAM-L FAQ: How to Track Spammers and Complain to Their ISP

Cam Search Engine
Camcity lets you search thousands of Web-cam links.

Five Elements of Digital Storytelling
From the University of Minnesota's Institute for New Media Studies offers a site that provides a common vocabulary and structure for understanding new media content.

Adobe.com
Several tips sheets and software news.

MacroMedia Showcase
This page highlights four or five cool Web sites a day. Many are Flash presentations.

FlashChallenge.com
This is a contest site for Flash presentations. Log-in and evaluate different Flash sites, or enter your own. A very highly regarded site for Flash designers.

WorldPressOnline
"Dedicated to online press relations for corporate communicators and trade press editors in the packaging industry. It's a business-to-press site in which trade press editors, PR agencies and companies of the packaging industry can exchange information."

One Page Software
View multiple sites at once by using this software

Ad Elimination Software
Allows you to eliminate pop-up banner ads on your browser.

Interactive Advertising Bureau

RandallRothenberg.com
Blog from the president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

CrankyGeeks.com
A great technology blog by John C. Dvorak, a contributing editor at PC Magazine. Many entries on the future on online journalism.

MSN: Top Web News Gaffes
A few examples of publishing too soon.

NewsCoach2
A social network for newsroom trainers, started by Steve Buttry of No Train, No Gain. The site grew from the old Newscoach listserv.

Digital History
A new Web resource that aims to cover the latest trends in digital history and to keep up with the state-of-the-field. From the New Media Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the site is a clearinghouse of current events and news items of interest, and provides selected bibliography of resources. Targeted to scholars, the site has many helpful tools for journalists.

Consumer Electronics Association
Industry news, trends and statistics on use of certain electronics. Includes an e-newsletter.

PasswordMeter
Measure the strength of an online password you're using.

PasswordStrength.net
Measure the strength of an online password you're using.

PC Magazine Blog

FBI Cyber Scams
Tips on scams involving bogus e-mails, greeting cards, etc.

Time Magazine: 50 Best Websites of 2008
Links galore to helpful web tools.

DTV Answers
What you need to know about the Feb. 17, 2009 conversion to digital TV.

DTV 2009
Government site has information on digital conversion boxes.

AntennaWeb.org
Choose an antenna to pull in local stations with digital broadcast signals.

National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Get Ready for Digital TV

Electronics Takeback Coalition
Nonprofit group offers tips and ideas for recycling and disposing of electronics. Includes news/resources, corporate responsibility and legislation/policy sections.

ComScore
The site maintains massive proprietary databases that provide a continuous, real-time measurement of the myriad ways in which the Internet is used and the wide variety of activities that are occurring online. The company compiles site traffic, trends and shares some of the results in the site's press room and in company releases.

Color-Blind Web Filter
Enter a URL and it will show you what it looks like to someone who is color blind.

New Media Women Entrepreneurs
Enter a URL and it will show you what it looks like to someone who is color blind.

Sixthw
Brian Boyer's blog about the intersection of technology and journalism.

PBS: MediaShift Idea Lab
A group blog by "innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age."

Old Media New Tricks
Run by journalists from the Chicago Tribune and Austin American-Statesman, this site offers hands-on advice from many in media who using social networking and Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. The site also offers great blogging tips.

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

TagCrowd
Build free tag clouds of speeches and other text with this free resource, which generates HTML code for you to embed the cloud in your blog.

VueToo
Allows you to blend video, maps and other content into several view boxes on one page.

MattWaite.com
Blog, tips and resources from web developer and CAR expert from the St. Petersburg Times.

MacRumors.com

ReadWriteWeb
Tech trends, company index and more.

PageOnce Super Aggregator
Use the aggregation service as an overview for your online sites: social networks, financial services, e-mail, etc.

Google's AdWords Keyword Tool
Input a keyword or phrase and then it shows what search words Google users are using to find this particular subject. You can then use this data to place the right keywords into content of a story, PR release, photo, blog tags, etc.

TweetScan Real Time Twitter Search

Monitter
Tool for monitoring Twitter updates.

Yahoo! Site Explorer
Track site and feed traffic, online inlinking, etc.

Federal Web Managers Council
Offers guidelines to managing U.S. government Web sites. Helpful for following trends on how agencies are communicating with people and the media.

Friend or Follow
A helpful database for tracking Twitter followers and to track who's following you.

Tweetake
Lets you back up your followers and people you are following.

Topify
Receive an e-mail notification that someone is following you on Twitter. It includes information about that person (how many followers, updates, etc.)

InfoToday News Breaks
A flash news digest of technology information.

iHealthbeat.org
Covers technology's impact on healthcare.

George Mason University: Center for History and New Media

History of Computing Project

WWW-VL: Internet History

Hobbes' Internet Timeline

EduBlogs.tv
Store video and audio for free and use imbed code on your blogs and Web sites.


Information Valet Project
From the Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri, the Information Valet Project is organizing an information-industry collaborative to build, own and operate a shared-user network layered upon the basic Internet.

Information Week
Business technology news, reviews and blogs.

Information Week: Seven Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

Ethical Hacker Network

Pownce
Send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. Create a network of friends and share stuff.

Cyber Mom's Tips
Web security tips for parents, teens and kids, written from a mom's perspective.

Poynter: New Media Timeline

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

The Online Timeline
From David Carlson at the University of Florida.

About.com Web Design Links

Internet Resources for Technical Writers

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.

Center for Independent Media

Nieman Journalism Lab
A project of Harvard University.

Internet Talk Radio Network

Broadcast Journalism

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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.

Radio TV Digital News Association

RTDNA: Social Media Guidelines
Radio TV Digital News Association established guidelines for using Twitter and Facebook.

Television News Center
Tips, training, etc.

HowjSay: Online Dictionary of English Pronunciation
Great tool for broadcasters. Just type in the word or select from a list and see how the word is pronounced.

10 Words Everyone Should Know How to Pronounce

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

TVNewsGigs.com
Search by job type, salary range, etc.

NewsBlues.com
Covers the TV news industry. News items galore.

FCC TV Stations Public Profiles and Inspection Files
Search by call sign, channel number, etc.

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

NewsCollege
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.

Cue Prompter
Teleprompter tool that works on mobile devices and on the web.

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

Video Journalism
Cyndy Green's blog on thinking visually.

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.

Broadcasting & Cable Magazine
Covers the business of television. "People on the move" section is great for tracking executives.

The Name Engine
Find correct pronunciation of newsmaker names.

SendSpace
Send/share large video files.

LocalTVnews.org

TV4All.com
More than 250 global broadcast stations.

NewScript.com
Tips on writing for radio.

Multimedia Shooter
Workshops, e-updates, critiques, columns, featured video and galleries.

Archive of American Television Interviews
Anyone interested in the history of American television will want to check out these often extensive video interviews, posted in 30-minute segments.

Multimedia Muse
Photojournalism and online visual storytelling site.

Online Photo Magazines to Follow

Kobre Guide
Web's best multimedia and video journalism.

Internet Talk Radio Network

TalkZone.com
Internet talk radio shows.

Single-Camera Shooting Technique

Nielsen: 2008-09 TV Market Size Rankings

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
From the Center for Social Media at American University.

Radio-Locator
Search globally for radio stations and streaming sites.

News at Seven
A cool tool that allows you to create a virtual newscast pulled from stories, images, videos and blogs all linked by a common news topic. The site generates an avatar that delivers the newscast.

Qik
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Hi-Def News Caps

Prelinger Stock Video Footage Archive

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

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

TVNewsday
News feed and other resources on the broadcast industry.

How Social Media is Changing the Business of TV

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

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

BCBeat
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.

Top Documentary Films
Watch online documentaries for free.

SpeakWire
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.

Archive.org: Free Film from the U.S. Government

FCC: Cross-Ownership Studies

TyndallReport.com
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

InvestechResearch
Market history, background, statistics, etc.

RadioDailyNews.com

TalkRadioDailyNews.com

InsideRadio.com

AllAccess.com
Radio and music industry site.

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.

Broadcast Music Inc.

Viral Video Chart
Top 20 viral videos on the Web.

TVNewsday.com

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.

TV4all.com/portal.htm
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

Broadcast.net
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.

Mashable: How Social Media Is Changing the Business of TV

MediaLink Broadcast Glossary
Terms and basics.

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Mispronounced Words

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Misspelled Words

National Association of Broadcasters

News Videographer
Online video critiques, training, news and discussions.

BBC World Service Documentaries
The BBC's A large selection of audio documentaries.

Mervin Block
Tips, articles and other resources from TV news veteran.

TVZ
International TV news reporting site.

Archive of American Television
Blog on TV news.

Vanderbilt University: Television News Archive
The Television News Archive collection is at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Library of American Broadcasting

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Current Online

Museum of Broadcast Communication: Encyclopedia of Television

TV History
Links, FAQ, decade-by-decade breakdown the evolution of television and TV manufacturers. Look at past TV guides, TV models, etc.

FCC: Historical Periods in Television Technology

FCC: Historical Periods in Television Technology

Library of American Broadcasting

Old Time Radio News

European Broadcasting Union

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

American Women in Radio and Television

NPPA Code of Ethics

National Public Broadcasting Archives

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

Ethics Guide for Public Radio Journalism

FCC: Radio Pioneers & Core Technologies

jPlayer: HTML 5 Audio and Video Player

BamBuser
Video streaming tool.

Cowbird
Online storytelling tool.

TV History
Links, FAQ, decade-by-decade breakdown the evolution of television and TV manufacturers. Look at past TV guides, TV models, etc.

TV Rundown
The TV Rundown reports on local television news and programming.

Old Time Radio Catalog
Offers thousands of old time radio shows on MP3 CD including thousan of free downloads and articles about the golden age of radio.

TelevisionWeek
TV industry news, ratings and more.

Tyndall Report

NPR as a Matter of Fact Blog

Podcasting Legal Guide

Poynter: Broadcast Resources

Documentary Blog
News and reviews of the latest documentary films.

B-Roll.net
Television photojournalism site.

Internet Archive: Universal Newsreels
Search more than 600 newsreels from Universal (1929 to 1967).

SnappyTV
How to pull live TV clips off the web and share in social media and embed in Storify.

KeepVid.com
Download streaming video from YouTube and other sites to edit and use in your video.

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

AudioFiles
Search through hundreds of radio shows and podcasts.

Using Hidden Cameras
From RTNDF.

PBS: Inside Local News Documentary

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

MultimediaShooter.com
A photojournalism site that offers tips, news and commentary about digital storytelling.

KobreGuide.com
Guide to the best in multimedia and video journalism.

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

TV News Closet
TV news clothing online consignment shop.

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

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

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

Blinkx
Watch more than 26 million hours of videos posted to this site.

Hulu.com
Watch thousands of archived TV shows on this online video tool.

FreeBaseballRadio.com
Listen to games from all over.

YouTube: OpenFlix
More than 600 movies that are now part of the public domain.


Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009

The Museum of Broadcast Communications: Cronkite's Bio

YouTube: Walter Cronkite Interviews and Reports

Walter Cronkite's NPR Essays

Arizona State University: Resources for Covering Cronkite
ASU's journalism school is named for Cronkite. Site features video clips, photo galleries and contact numbers for sources.

CBS News: Walter Cronkite's Death
Includes video, photo essays and more.

Google News: Walter Cronkite's Death

Blogs About Walter Cronkite's Death

Walter Cronkite Quotes

Poynter: Newspaper Front Pages of Cronkite's Death

Poynter: What Walter Cronkite Did for Journalism

Chicago Sun-Times: Robert Feder on Cronkite's Death

SPJ Journalism Blogs
Topics include: Ethics, legal issues, teaching, student journalism, freelancing, education and technology.

Poynter.org: Romensko's Media Blog
A daily must-read for tracking industry news.

Press Think
Blog from NYU's Jay Rosen on new media and other timely topics.

Online Journalism Review
Knight Digital Media Center and the Annenberg School of Journalism at USC produce this timely blog on media topics.

Knight Digital Media Center: News Leadership 3.0 Blog

New Media and Technology Law Blog

Below the Fold
Blog by Gary Goldhammer, a PR/marketing person and former journalist. News commentary, offbeat stories.

Backpack Journalism Blog
From Bill Gentile.

Video Journalism
Cyndy Green's blog on thinking visually.

Newspaper Death Watch
Blog about issues in print media.

Mediactive
Blog on media industry trends from Dan Gillmor.

Greg Palast Journalism and Film Blog

PJNet: Public Journalism Network

Steve Yelvington's Media Blog

SensibleTalk.com
Robert Niles, formerly of the USC-Annenberg's Online Journalism Review, writes in a community forum "devoted to media, business, arts and technology criticism." He invites readers to share their observations in a public journal on the site.

10000Words.net: Where Journalism and Technology Meet
A blog on technology and multimedia storytelling, written by Mark S. Luckie, a print journalist who studied multimedia journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has produced multimedia and interactive projects for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Contra Costa Times (Ca.).

Teaching Online Journalism Blog
Another must-read, from Mindy McAdams at the University of Florida.

The Future of News
A blog by University of North Carolina professor Ryan Thornburg.

Daggle
Danny Sullivan's blog on the online news business. He's an expert on search engine optimization and marketing.

International Press Institute

FreePress.net

Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About
Links to 37 blogs on data, statistics, visualization, maps, design, etc.

The Journalism Iconoclast
A blog on new media journalism run by Patrick Thornton, a new media journalist and Web developer. The blog provides commentary, news and advice on the ever-changing face of journalism. It also posts original research and solicit comments and advice from industry experts.

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

Institute for Analytic Journalism
Blog, podcast, tools, data analysis tools, graphics and more. Resources are managed by a team of working journalists and academics throughout the country.

Old Media New Tricks
Run by journalists from the Chicago Tribune and Austin American-Statesman, this site offers hands-on advice from many in media who using social networking and Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. The site also offers great blogging tips.

EditorsWeblog.org

Reinventing the Newsroom
This blog is from Jason Fry, Web CMS evangelist for EidosMedia, a supplier of cross-media editorial platforms for news organizations. Fry worked at The Wall Street Journal Online and has also worked for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Fresno Bee.

10000Words.net: Where Journalism and Technology Meet
A blog on technology and multimedia storytelling, written by Mark S. Luckie, a print journalist who studied multimedia journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has produced multimedia and interactive projects for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Contra Costa Times (Ca.).

Media Bloggers Association
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and educating its members; supporting the development of blogging or citizen journalism.

Copyright Database
Use this Library of Congress database to track who owns copyright material.

LLRX.com: Debunking Copyright Myths

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Bloggers Legal Guide

MattWaite.com
Blog, tips and resources from web developer and CAR expert from the St. Petersburg Times.

Center for Social Media
From American University.

Mediaite
News and opinion on TV, print, and online media. It includes a media influence index and a jobs board.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
From the Center for Social Media at American University.

Washington Journalism Education Association Blog

PBS: MediaShift Idea Lab

Center for Citizen Media and PressThink: Placeblogger

Public Journalism Network

J-Learning
Explores community journalism.

Covering Communities
Helpful tips for citizen journalists.

Ourmedia: Citizen Journalism

Reflections of a Newsosaur

Online Journalism Blog

SEO for Journalists Blog

Editors Weblog

100 of the Best Authors on Twitter

Multimedia Evangelist Blog
Great tips on products, tools and gadgets.

Cyberjournalist.net: Blog-Scan
Links to various industry-related stories.

Cyberjournalist.net: Indpendent Journalist Blogs
In Wiki format, a list of blogs published by independent journalists.

Cyberjournalist.net: J-Blogs
List of ongoing blogs published by news sites.

How to Change the World
Guy Kawasaki's Blog on technology and communication.

OnlineJournalism Blog
Great discussion of web-media industry trends.

Stanford's Innovation Journalism Blog

JD Lasica's New Media Musings
Former Sacramento Bee editor writes about social media trends.

NewsDesigner.com
A blogger covers news and trends in the newspaper design world.

The Mario Blog
News design blog from Mario Garcia.

Foreign Policy Blogs
Look up obscure useful words here, including slang and pop-culture language.

Typealyzer
Figures Myer-Briggs personality classification for blog authors.

The Mario Classroom
Design and typography blog from Mario Garcia.

Wired Journalists
Resource site for reporters, editors, executives, students and faculty interested in online journalism. Blog and other resources.

Sree's Twitter Guide for Skeptics and Newbies
Extensive list of Twitter tools from Sree Sreenivasan of the Columbia University journalism school.

Twitter for Journalists Podcast
Blog on tweeting from Sree Sreenivasan. You may need to set the audio (upper right corner) to your default player (iTunes, etc.)

Tell Zell
Run by someone claiming to be a Los Angeles Times staffer, this blog has a lot of inside dish about the staff layoffs, sales, etc. involving Sam Zell's ownership of Tribune Company.

Knight Digital Media: Michele McLellan's Leadership Blog
Blog discusses the challenges and opportunities of transforming their news organizations into creative, adaptive, multi-platform engines of journalism and information.

Blogcritics.com

Weblogs and the News
Explores some of the emerging forms of journalism online, including weblogs, collaborative news and community journalism.

Paul Mallasch Journalism Blog
A journalism blog/community. The site contains news about journalism, the ability to rant and rave about your job as a journalist, material about the Internet and how it's affecting journalism, pointers to innovative and useful online tools for journalists, etc.

RandallRothenberg.com
Blog from the president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

McClatchy News Wiki

Sree.net: Journalist Web Sites and Blogs
Personal sites of columnists, editors, reporters, etc.

Chicagoist
Gothamist site covers breaking news in the Chicago area.

GeekBrief.tv
Video blog from Cali Lewis.

BeatBlogging.org
A collaboration between 13 news organizations from around the country and NewAssignment.net on how journalists can use social networks to improve beat reporting.

NewAssignment.net

Sixthw
Brian Boyer's blog about the intersection of technology and journalism.

PBS: MediaShift Idea Lab
A group blog by "innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age."

ResearchBuzz News Weblog
This site keeps you up on the latest research tools.

CapitolBeat Blog

Newsless.org
This blog by Matt Thompson aims to "advance the discussion of how we can better use the Web to deliver context in journalism."

Angry Journalist
Moderated bulletin board for journalists to complain about their jobs, the industry, etc.

Friend or Follow
A helpful database for tracking Twitter followers and to track who's following you.

Tweetake
Lets you back up your followers and people you are following.

Topify
Receive an e-mail notification that someone is following you on Twitter. It includes information about that person (how many followers, updates, etc.)

Malcontent Home for Disgruntled Journalists

Testy Copy Editors

CrankyGeeks.com
A great technology blog by John C. Dvorak, a contributing editor at PC Magazine. Many entries on the future on online journalism.

Reuters MediaFile Blog
A great blog on timely media and technology topics.

NetworkWorld
Technology news and blogs.

Beet.tv
Blog about technology and the media.

Voike
A free Web application that allows users to post and share their spoken word, and music on blogs and other social networking sites including their own blog. Voike allows journalists to call in their reports: spoken word, text, and photos from their cell phones producing rich multimedia content.

JobMob: Resume Mistakes
Watch archived shows from the network.

Media Bloggers Assocation

Digital Journalist's Legal Guide
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Future Journalism Project
Blog about the industry, tech equipment, issues in online journalism, etc.

NAA: Imagining the Future of Newspapers Blog

Online News Association: Interactive Narratives Blog

World Editors Forum Editors Blog

NYU PressThink Blog
From NYU's Jay Rosen.

The Scoop Blog
CAR and investigative reporting.

BreakingTweets.com
Publishes edited and organized news from Twitter.

ConvoTrack
A great new tool for tracking how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

BackTweets.com
Similar to ConvoTrack, this site tracks how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

Online Journalism Blog
Publishes comment and analysis on developments in online journalism and online news, citizen journalism, blogging, mobile journalism, etc.. It's written by Paul Bradshaw, course director of the MA Online Journalism at Birmingham City University's (UK) School of Media,

Committee to Protect Journalists Blog

LooseWireBlog
Great commentary on online journalism trends.

Short Form Blog
Blog of short news items.

VervePhoto Documentary Photojournalism Blog
Tongue-in-cheek tips.

Digital Photography School
Great tips and tricks.

Digital Photography School: How Twitter Can Make You a Photojournalist

OutsideIn Story Maps
Allows you to map where you did your stories. Great tool to add to a blog.

Bouphonia
This "Friday Hope" news blog turns up some positive news stories.

Journalism Research Social Network
Videos, blogs, discussion and other networking tools to cover what areas of online journalism you're researching. Site is founded by Paul Bradshaw from Great Britain.

Legal Resources

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

CourtReference.com
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.

Court Records Blog
Part of CourtReference.org'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.

MegaLaw.com
A meta-search engine that scans law sites.

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research

World Law
A comprehensive legal search tool. It gives you multiple ways to search legal opinions, legislation, law libraries, etc.

USACops.com
Handy image map links you to local law enforcement agencies. Great for sourcing out-of-state.

New Media and Technology Law Blog

ExpertPages.com
A legal site that lists more than 140 expert witnesses on litigation issues. Can be helpful for sourcing stories on various topics, which are listed alphabetically.

Law Library of Congress
Links galore to research, other law centers, collections databases, reading room, bibliographies, etc.

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

Institute for Justice
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

ElectionLawBlog.com
Run by a Loyola Law School professor.

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

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.

2007 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

2006 FBI Violent Crimes Statistics
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

The Brennan Center for Justice
From NYU's Law School, articles and research on voting rights, campaign finance reform, criminal justice and racial justice.

FCC TV Stations Public Profiles and Inspection Files
Search by call sign, channel number, etc.

2005 FBI Uniform Crime Report

2004 FBI Uniform Crime Report

Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

USLegalForms.com
Database has more than 36,000 documents written to comply with the laws of each of the 50 states.

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

SCOTUS Blog
Track Supreme Court decisions.

National District Attorneys Association

Sports Law Blog

Ranchers and Cattlemen Action Legal Fund
R-CALF site offers industry info., links, contacts and an FAQ.

Institute for Justice
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

On the Issues: Rehnquist Decisions

J-School Legal
Resources blog for journalism schools that are news providers.


U.S. Courts

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

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

UScourts.gov
A good starting page for research on federal courts.

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

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

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

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

Syllabi of Current U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

On the Docket
A database of upcoming Supreme Court cases.

CNN.com: Supreme Court Candidate Bios

C-SPAN Judiciary and Supreme Court Resources

FindtheData.org
Search nine broad categories for relevant data, stats.

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.

Copyright Database
Use this Library of Congress database to track who owns copyright material.

LLRX.com: Debunking Copyright Myths

Supreme Court Historical Society

Law.com's Supreme Court Monitor

On the Issues: Rehnquist Decisions

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.

Center for Information, Law and Policy
Information on federal and state courts.

JudgePedia.org
A great election resource that tracks state supreme courts, their elections and news on judges.

National Center for State Courts: Listing of Courts
Links to state appellate, circuit and county courts Web sites organized by states.

Junk FAX Laws by State

360Degrees.org: The U.S. Criminal Justice System
Perspectives on the U.S. justice system.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Several tools for journalists needing legal resources.


Legal Directories

LawCrawler
Powered by Google, the Web?s best search engine, it hunts down anything legal online.

Old Bailey Online: History Site
From the famous British courthouse, this online database covers more than 22,000 trials dating between 1714 and 1759. Read the actual transcripts from historic proceedings, view the original documents, etc.

Lawyer Locator
Search a free database of legal experts.

Federal Judicial Center: Judge Bios
Search federal court judge bios, past and present.

Attorney Finder

International Center for Not-For-Profit Law Directory
The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has a searchable directory of legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world. ICNL's Online Library currently contains 2,300 resources from 144 countries in 37 languages. The center is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.

Lawyers.com
Look up a lawyer's credentials.

USLegalForms.com
Database has more than 36,000 documents written to comply with the laws of each of the 50 states.

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

American Law Sources Online (ALSO)
This site provides "a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all online sources of American law."

Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

LegalSurvival.com
A comprehensive source of legal information, tools and news covering 30 topics. The site features a newsletter, forms, FAQs, checklists, bookstore, legal plans, Find an Attorney, attorney marketing services and helpful links.

Internet Legal Research Guide
More than 4,000 sites from 238 countries, this site lists law firms, legal experts, journals and more.

WhoRepresents.com: Agent Database
A great shortcut for sourcing, enter celebrity names into the database and get the managers or agents who represents them.

Westlaw.com

Global Legal Information Network
Part of the Library of Congress, this site features hundreds of legal links and resources.

Digital Journalist's Legal Guide
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

The Law Engine
A free site with dozens of legal resources.

Counsel.net
A collection of chat rooms and discussion groups for lawyers, legal resources and job boards.

All Law
Search engine and legal directory that has state resources.

FairContracts.org
What have you agreed to today? This site goes over fine print in contracts that many of us never even read.

Finding Law-Related Resources
Dozens of global law links.

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

Medical Privacy State Laws

Legal Transcript Library, Inc.
A legal research tool for medical defense attorneys containing thousands of transcripts of medical expert testimony.

The Avalon Project
Yale Law School site that offers digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

Expert-Testimony.com

Yahoo! Law Directory

Bankruptcy Law
A directory of state, national and international bankruptcy laws.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Electronic Law Library
Targeted to small business owners, but it has a lot of helpful research for anyone.

ElectionLawBlog.com
Run by a Loyola Law School professor.

HG Law Directory
Search more than 500 law directories worldwide.

Strategic Research Investigative Services
Specializes in discrete, sophisticated, and cost-effective fact-finding for law firms, corporations, governments, news organizations and individuals.

Class Action Database
A collection of class action lawsuits broken down by topics.

BRB Public Records online.
A huge sites with links to free and pay public records sites.

Cornell University: Legal Information Institute
Links, libraries, constitutions, codes, legal opinions and some legal news.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Prairie Net: Full-Text State Statutes and Legislation

Law Library Resource Xchange

Fagan Finder
A great search tool that added several new features in May 2002. Journalists will be especially interested in the search engines, reference, news and law sections.

Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents
Contact information for more than 25,000 attorneys.

Jaffe Legal News Service
The JLNS is a free weekly email tipsheet with sources and story ideas from some of the top law firms in North America and the UK. Each issue has a section providing expert commentary on some of the key issues of the day, an area where by-lined articles written by some of the top legal experts on North America and the UK are available for free, and a wire-like service that lists law firm press releases. Each e-mail also features a link to a form where reporters can request help with specific stories.

TVSpy's Agent List
Includes client names, companies and agent contact information.


Legal Databases, Documents and Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

State Laws Database
Searchable index of state laws and legislation for all 50 states.

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

Gender Law Library

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

Covering Crime and Justice: A Guide for Journalists

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association

National Asian American Bar Association

SmallTownMisfit
Colorful crime news stories from a roundup of police blotters throughout the nation.

Dumb Laws Database
Titled: Big Government. Small Brains. Dumb Laws. A collection of silly laws in the United States and othe countries. Good for news feature writing.

FBI 2004 Uniform Crime Report

Findforms.com
A database of thousands of free legal forms.

Cornell University State Laws Database
Look up laws by industry/topic.

Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
A great database from Cal-San Francisco that contains 11.2 million fully searchable documents from the1930s to the 1990s -- previously secret stuff from tobacco industry files obtained as part of the Minnesota AG and Blue Cross lawsuit settled in 1998.

Legacy Drug Industry Document Archive
More than 2,500 documents from drug companies about industry-sponsored clinical trials, publication of study results, pricing, marketing, relations with physicians and involvement in continuing medical education.

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

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.

Jury Verdict Research
A for-profit company that maintains a database of nearly 200,000 verdicts and settlements resulting from personal injury claims.

ABA Administrative Procedures Database ABA Administrative Procedures Database
This site "is designed to facilitate the exchange of information about federal and state administrative law among legislators, lawyers, hearing officers, judges, and citizens. (It) contains links to federal and state Administrative Procedure Acts (APA), reform proposals, and organizational and other resources."

North America's Largest Class Action Law Site
Lots of pending class actions and class action settlements. Updated daily. Also offers ability to register for possible class actions.

Catalaw
Organizes legal and government sites into a basic catalog.

Supreme Court Preview
The Supreme Court forwards its briefs to the American Bar Association as they are filed. This site makes them available to the public for free.

State Sex Offender Registries
Thirty-four states have them, but many are under review for accuracy.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Jail Population Study
Study: More than 6.5 million adults were jailed, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, a record-high number that represents 3.1 p of the country's total population or 1 of every 32 adults. Look up your state.

LexisWeb Legal Search Engine

LawCommerce.com Recommended Law Database
A list of sites you can use to look up federal and state laws. A great shortcut..

FBI Crime Statistics: 2001 Summary
Also available as a full-text document.

University of Tennessee: Legal Information
A set of helpful journalism and law links from professor Dorothy Bowles.


Legal Associations and Organizations

American Bar Association

American Bar Association Lawinfo.org

American Civil Liberties Union
Material on FOI and Sunshine laws.

Association of Trial Lawyers of America Links Page
Dozens of great links to law schools, law organizations, attorney referral sites and more.

National Board of Trial Advocacy

International Center for Not-For-Profit Law Directory
The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has a searchable directory of legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world. ICNL's Online Library currently contains 2,300 resources from 144 countries in 37 languages. The center is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.

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.

National Center for State Courts

National District Attorneys Association

National Center for State Courts
Readers First is an E.W. Scripps initiative for readership-builders in all departments of newspapers.

SPJ Legal Advocacy
Legal defense fund, annual report, other resources.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Statistics on the homeless, links, public policy, child abuse, health, job training, minimum wage and more.

Institute for Justice
A law firm site with helpful online resources.

National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)

National Women's Law Center
A great resource with tips, research and news stories on a variety of topics, including sexual harassment, athletics, women in the military and more.

Ranchers and Cattlemen Action Legal Fund
R-CALF site offers industry info., links, contacts and an FAQ.

National Resources Defense Council
Environmental issues

Student Press Law Center
Legal issues facing high school and college students.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

Police Executive Research Forum
News page, free document library, sources.

SPJ: Prison Access Policies
State-by-state list of media access policies for prisons.

Center for Identity Management and Information Protection
Part of Utica College, the site offers a media center, research projects and can connect you with expert sources.

Identity Theft Resource Center
A nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. Site includes a media page and a resource library.

PhotoEnforced.com
Allows users to upload locations of photo-enforced traffic lights around the country.

National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politics, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Has sections on abuse, library search, statistics, online catalog, adoption information and more.

Copyscape Plagiarism Checker
Search for copies of your page on the web. Helps you defend your site from plagiarism. Just type in your site's web address.



Law Journals and News

Legal Journals Online
A listing of hundreds of journals from all over the world.

National Law Journal

Findlaw.com
Legal publications and state/local bar association information.

Findlaw News

VineLink: Who's in Jail/Prison
Use this image map to select a state, then sort through the listed jails and prisons to track who's in jail and who is about to be released. A great resource.

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

NPR: Justice Talking
Debates, polls, resources on justice issues.

The Business Lawyer
An online business law magazine from the American Bar Association.

National Law Journal: Survey of the 250 Largest Law Firms
Contact information for more than 25,000 attorneys.

University Law Review: Search Law Journals
Links, listings and search.

States with Sex-Offender Registries

In the News
Blog by a forensic psychologist about psychology and the law.

The Jurist: Terrorism Law & Policy Guide
The legal education and information portal at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has posted an online guide to Terrorism Law & Policy. The guide features breaking news, U.S. policy documents, Executive Orders and federal legislation, academic commentary and an extensive bibliography.

Truth in Justice
A private investigations site with several recent case studies, news stories, trend pieces, related links, a discussion forum and more. A great resource.

Sports Law Blog

Law.com Newswire
Updated several times a day with great stories.

Nolo.com
A super legal site.

CNN.com's Law Page
Several good trend pieces, some breaking news.

Medical Liability Monitor
A monthly online publication on trends and issues in medical malpractice.

LLRX.com
Bills itself as "the premier free web-zine on research and technology related issues for the legal community.

LLRX.com 9-11 Legal Site

Jeff Flax's Super Legal Links Page

JustInfo Newsletter
An online newsletter sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice.


Government Sites

SEC Law
Securities legal resource includes message boards, links to other sites, bookstore and more.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The official government site has a myriad of resources, including a way to track the status of patents and trademarks pending.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Jail Population Study
Study: More than 6.5 million adults were jailed, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, a record-high number that represents 3.1 p of the country's total population or 1 of every 32 adults. Look up your state.

Library of Congress: A Century of Law Making
Annals of the House and Senate, bills and resolutions.

Library of Congress: Religion and the Government
Takes effect October 2002.


Cyberspace Law

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

LegalTech

Cyberspace Law and Regulation

UCLA Cyberspace Law and Policy

Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

Publishing Law Center
Links and articles on intellectual property and legal issues..

TechnoLawyer Community
Free subscriptions to TechnoRelease Tuesdays.

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


Copyright Law

Internet Law Library
A free collection of articles, statutes, cases and resources on Internet issues such as copyright law, trademark law, domain name law, cookies, data retrieval, etc.

U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright Renewals

Copyright Law and Fair Use

GigaLaw.com


Miscellaneous Sites

FBI Uniform Crime Report (.pdf)
The site features an image map that helps locate stats from major cities. Sort stats by type of crime, too.

2007 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Juvenile Hearings
Guidelines on access to juvenile courts.

Criminal Justice Links
Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

TheSmokingGun.com
Tips for filing FOIAs, "Document of the Week."

The Stanford University School of Law
The school's site has full-text complaints, summaries and briefs on securities class action complaints.

60 Sites in 60 Minutes
A site full of legal research tools on one page.

IRE and NICAR: Legal Databases
There is a fee for the legal databases.

U.S. DOT: Fatal Accident Reporting System Database
This links to details and samples of the data. NICAR charges for the full database. The data covers 1975-2001 and contains information on automobile accidents on public U.S. roads that resulted in the death of one or more people within 30 days of the accident.

Law and Policy Institutions Guide
A great collection of legal and legislative information.

PI Newslink
A blog for private investigators/researchers.

DogBiteLaw.com
Developed by an attorney specializing in dog bites, this is an extensive research site for dog bite victims, dog owners, parents, journalists and others. Covers topics such as the legal rights of victims, how to protect children, and other aspects of the dog bite epidemic.

Cool Sites for Lawyers

PBS Frontline: Criminal Justice
A collection of companion Web sites on various crime, legal system and justice topics.

Tobacco Links
Dozens of links in alphabetical order about pro and anti-smoking, farming, etc.

Law Library of Congress
Law guides, databases and historical documents back to 1774.

PoliceForum.org
Site features cops from large jurisdictions and has done lots of stuff on police shootings, etc.

Criminal Justice Journalists

The Lindbergh Case

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Takes effect October 2002.

Stanford University: Prison Experiment
An online tour of a 1971 psychology experiment on California college students sent to prison. Photos, video, background. Interesting research.

LLRX: Clustering With Search Engines

LLRX: Latest Links
An archive of reviews of legal sites.

MyLemon.com
The site contains an informative guide to the lemon law as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Focuses on New Jersey and Pennsylvania law, but it has helpful resources for anyone.

Purportal.com
This site can quickly assist you in sorting the myths from the half-truths and the actual facts. The site consists of database search engines to check keywords from e-mails you have received, the latest headlines on hoaxes, special reports on 9-11 misinformation, and links to official and commercial sites on fraud, hoaxes and scams.

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

Newsaic
Legal issues behind TV shows.

LemonLaw.com
Laws on auto purchasing.

Overlawyered.com
This site chronicles the high cost of the legal system.

Police Foundation Research Brief: Catching Career Criminals

The Florida Medical Malpractice Web Site
Focuses on medical malpractice matters, primarily from a Florida perspective, but also contains info of more national interest. Handy for looking up malpractice information about doctors.

JusticeLink

LawMall
A collection of legal links for lawyers and people not associated with the legal system.

Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
Site from the UK.

Capital Defense Network
The ultimate resource for federal death penalty defense practitioners.

CivicMind.com
Civic resources for lawyers and journalists.

Equal Justice Network
An information source for lawyers and advocates involved in providing legal assistance to low-income people.

Military Law and Justice

ProCon: Sports and Drugs

IJ.org Media Links
Links to stories and cases of national and local interest. Great place to look for offbeat trend stories. Also has a media center, other links.

CrimeLynx.com
Legal resource center with expert links, policy and research links.

National Coalition Against Censorship

National Center for State Courts

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Benedict Copyright Site

Copyright Management Center

Copyright Clearance Center

CyberLaw Encylopedia: Copyright Law

Crash Course in Copyright Law

Intellectual Property Primer

Sports Law Links
Some great resources from Professor Walter T. Champion, Jr., author of Fundamentals of Sports Law and Sports Law in a Nutshell.

Multimedia and Entertainment Law Online News (MELON)

Medicine Malpractice Links
Part of the Electric Law Library.

Index of State Malpractice Laws

Malpractice Litigation News

SafeShopping.org: Tips
Tips on online shopping safety tips from the American Bar Association.

Dog Bite Law Center

ElderWeb.com
This site offers legal, insurance and medical advice (regional and national) for people facing elder-care options.

Mother Jones.com Prisons Study

Lemon Law America
Lists legal rights for car buyers.

Chicago Council of Lawyers
Evaluations of judicial candidates and much more.

Oklahoma State Court Network
Search legal files from divorces, civil, criminal and every document filed at the court clerk by date. You can search by last name, first name, case number.

NRA: State Gun Laws
Use this image map to check gun laws state by state.

CrimeLibrary.com
CourtTV site with news stories, backgrounding, etc.

National Assn. of Legal Professionals
Resource center, studies on employment, etc.

Law Library of Congress
Links galore to research, other law centers, collections databases, reading room, bibliographies, etc.

Insurance Information Institute
Public safety, crime and other stats.

USACops.com
Handy image map links you to local law enforcement agencies. Great for sourcing out-of-state.

ExpertPages.com
A legal site that lists more than 140 expert witnesses on litigation issues. Can be helpful for sourcing stories on various topics, which are listed alphabetically.

Automated Access to Court Electronic Records
Provider of United States bankruptcy data to attorneys, lenders, employers and individuals. Has a helpful press center with statistics, news and trends.

NFL Player Arrests 2000-Present
List compiled by the San Diego Tribune and published in May 2007. Great for reference.

Courts and Law Coverage Beat Guide
From the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Simply go to the website and page click on "Learn more" on the "New Resource" box.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
Has several helpful resources, including a blood alcohol content calculator.

Tips for Uncovering Sealed Cases

FBI Violent Crimes Statistics 2006
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

Death Penalty Information Center
Opposes capital punishment.

Federal Hate Crime Legislation

DocStoc
Free business forms and legal templates.

TopClassActions.com
Search through top class-action lawsuits. Includes an RSS news feed.

Brennan Center for Justice

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
"The oldest criminal justice research organization in America, NCCD promotes effective, humane, fair, and economically sound solutions to family, community, and justice problems. The organization conducts research, promotes reform initiatives, and seeks to work with individuals, public and private organizations, and the media to prevent and reduce crime and delinquency."

American Library Association: Notable First Amendment Court Cases

Knight Center Beat Guide: Courts & the Law

Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern University School of Law site about a group freeing prisoners wrongfully accused of serious crimes. Includes resources, experts, news and events page and bios of many of the people freed.

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Podcasting Legal Guide

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Findlaw Cases and Codes
Look up case summaries, jurisdictions, historical documents, etc.

E-Justice Blog

Knight Center: A Beat Guide to: Courts and the Law
From the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Cornell: Courts Federal Law Materials and Judicial Opinions

Cornell Law: State Courts Opinions

National Runaway Switchboard
Media page and expert sources on the topic.

National Legal Aid & Defenders Association

Cyberjournalist.net: Legal Issues
Feed of stories and blog posts on web legals issues, etc.

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

Sunshineweek.org

Legal Information Institute: First Amendment Overview

Federal Citizens' Information Center: Privacy Resources

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Technology/civil rights site. Great for finding cases against the FCC and the record industry.

Citizen Media Law Project Legal Guide
Search by keyword or state-by-state map.

World Intellectual Property Organization

Global Legal Information Network
A public government database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available for most jurisdictions.

BlogInsurance FAQ
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

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

Chicago Law Blog
Chicago Tribune blog on legal issues in the city.

Poynter: Tools to Help You Cover Government

Federal Reserve 101
Basic facts, research, etc.

Census QuickFacts
Look up state and county census stats using this image map.

Fedstats.gov
Links to hundreds of government agencies.

Data.gov Tools
This government site is a tool for helping to build your own database using government statistics.

Center for American Progress: Tax Breaks versus Budget Cuts Infographic

U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Reports galore on public safety, homeland security, health, etc.

Google: Government Sites
Search government-only sites with this special Google feature

FedStats
Studies and stats on federal government research..

PIBuzz.com: Government Salary Lists
Look up salaries for all kinds of federal positions.

GovExec.com
Magazine on federal government and military.

USASpending.gov

Federal News Service
FNS produces transcripts of Presidential statements; briefings at the White House, State, Defense and Justice departments; speeches and press conferences of major political leaders and spokespersons; and Congressional hearings. Also offers English translations of Russian political speeches.

SubsidyScope
What roles do subsidies play in our daily lives? This site helps media and the general public understand.

Almanac of American Politics
Key votes, committee changes and election results.

ABA Administrative Procedures Database ABA Administrative Procedures Database
This site "is designed to facilitate the exchange of information about federal and state administrative law among legislators, lawyers, hearing officers, judges, and citizens. (It) contains links to federal and state Administrative Procedure Acts (APA), reform proposals, and organizational and other resources."

Catalaw
Organizes legal and government sites into a basic catalog.

CIA Biological Incidents--Handbooks
A recently released unclassified document.

Office of Personnel Management
Federal government human resource agency.

FederalRegister.gov
Daily journal of the U.S. government lets you browse agencies and topics. Good for digging up sources. The site is jointly managed by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

Students.gov: Guide to U.S. Government

Governing.com: What Government Does
Background story on fundamental functions and services the government performs at all levels.

The United States in International Context Summary Fast Facts

Sunlight Foundation: Influence Explorer
From Marylaine Block: "Type in the names of lawmakers, corporations, or individuals here to find out who is providing the most funding for your congressional candidates."

The United States in International Context Full-Text Report
A 12-page .PDF document.

Center for Digital Government
Affiliated with Government Technology magazine, this organization has people who will talk to you, although they tend to be on the technology-is-the-solution side of things.

The National Journal
A weekly on politics and government published in Washington, put out a Guide to the Web in its Dec. 8, 2001 issue that probably would be helpful because it includes lots of government sites.

Coalition of Journalists for Open Government
A resource for journalists who want to stay current on open government developments or to learn more about access issues at the federal level.

StudentPress.org Sourcebook
Tools for covering federal government.

Federal Consumer Information Center

FDA Tobacco Regulation
An FDA database of every business that has been cited for selling cigarettes to minors -- searchable by zip code.

Progress & Freedom Foundation and the Center for Digital Government
Tracks happenings in online government sites.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Information from the nation's largest and fastest growing public service employees union.

GovExec.com
The online version of Government Executive magazine.

MissingMoney.com
Some states have their lists of people who are owed money online.

About.com's U.S. Government Info./Research

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A non-partisan research organization focusing on analysis of government programs affecting low- and moderate-income people.

Searching Uncle Sam
Searching for online government info just got easier, thanks to the cutting-edge search engine Google.

National Archives and Records Administration Research Page
Sections for federal government, courts, textual records, microfilm, etc.

ForeignPolicy.com
Users have instant access to the best the Web has to offer on global affairs, governments, think tanks, libraries and multilateral institutions.

FedNews.com
A pay service that provides written transcriptions from government meetings and hearings the day of the event.

USInfo.state.gov
International strategic communications service that designs, develops, and implements a variety of information initiatives and strategic communications programs, including Internet and print publications, traveling and electronically transmitted speaker programs.

Poligraft
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.

Public Services International Research Unit

USA.gov: Mobile Apps
A handy list of which government agencies have mobile apps and mobile Web sites.

Washington Post: WhoRunsGov.com Post
A lot of user-generated content (bios, background, etc.) about how federal government operates.

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
FBI now gets authority to wiretap individuals, or under the secret FISA procedures, which is also a secret court proceeding.

Govspot.com
Government information portal: world, state, federal, etc.

PoliticalQuotes.org: Eigen's Political & Historical Quotations
More than 40,000 free quotations from more than 11,000 different historical and political figures in a searchable database.

Streetsblog Capitol Hill

NY Times: Newsroom Navigator Politics Section

Center for American Women and Politics

National Archives and Records Administration
Look up just about anything on this government-run database.

Common Cause
Washington watchdog group includes articles and studies the organization has done on the influence of campaign contributions on Congress.

Publicagenda.org
Inside source for public opinion and policy analysis on dozens of social issues.

Council on Foreign Relations

Justice for All

PoliticalResources.net
A fantastic site for researching global political issues.

Government Computer News
Leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology market. Blog, print magazine, white papers and more.

Social Security Administration Data on Women
A new site with demographic info. on women.

Social Security Death Records

Yahoo! Government Statistics

U.S. State Department Living Abroad Guidelines
Dozens of links to helpful resources for U.S. citizens on exchange rates, vital records, emergency services and more.

PBS Frontline: Government and Elections
A collection of companion Web sites on various political topics.

EditorsWeb.org
Internet portal to stories and news releases from Washington.

The Avalon Project
Yale Law School site that offers digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

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.

GovernmentAttic.org
"Interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."

National Center for Education Statistics
A complete electronic catalog and fast facts.

Family Taxpayers Network
Look up Illinois teacher salaries at public schools. Helpful research tool.

Birth Rates by Country
An Infoplease chart containing both years and "selected countries."

Statehouse News Service
SNS provides Washington coverage for all the small newspapers of America.

Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies

Influence Explorer
From the Sunlight Foundation, OpenSecrets.org, and the Project on Government Oversight, this site tracks voting trends of politicians. Great first-stop for tracking conflicts of interest or investigating a politician.

State and Federal Government Surplus Sales
Search state-by-state for all kinds of items seized by the government or surplus items for sale. Can make for some interesting stories to see what bizarre things are up for auction in your state/area.

National Priorities Project Database
Search state data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures.You also create your own customized tables, graphs and reports.

OMBWatch Blog

The Jamestown Foundation
The organization's mission is to "inform and educate policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information." Includes a news archive, press releases and other resources.

Citizens Against Government Waste
A private, non-partisan, non-profit organization representing more than one million members and supporters to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the U.S. federal government.

Forms.gov: Federal Forms Catalog for Citizens
A hub for federal government forms. Search forms across government agencies.

Internal Government Forms for Federal Employees

Medicare.gov

U.S. Civil Air Patrol

American Enterprise Institute
This organization "conducts policy research supportive of limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong U.S. foreign policy and national defense."

FederalTimes
Federal government news, operations, agency management, etc.

ProPublica: How Much Stimulus Money is Your County Receiving?

Civics Quiz - Civic Literacy Report

New Deal Network
Background and documents from the New Deal.

GovGab Blog

Energy Information Administration
Resources from the U.S. Department of Energy.

MediaBistro: Fishbowl DC
Blog on Washington politics and buzz.

Locate Government Agencies/Departments

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

Federal Internet Guide

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

YouTube U.S. Government Channel
Browse by agencies or topic.

USA.gov: 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.

PIBuzz.com: Government Salary Lists
Look up salaries for all kinds of federal positions.

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.

USA.gov: 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

Fedworld.gov
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

Firstgov.gov
Clinton's one-stop government site.

Recalls.gov
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 Capitol.net: 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.

Consumer.gov
Links and research from the FTC and other federal agencies.

Housing and Urban Development

IRS.gov

FBI.gov

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.

FedBlog
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

TechPresident.com: Environment Poll Collection
This site tracks the presidential candidates' MySpace.com pages and YouTube viewings.

FedSpending.org
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

GovZine

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.

State/Local Government

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Follow the Money
Track who is giving money to state candidates. From the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

Stateline.org

StateNet.com
Links to government sites in all 50 capital cities.

National Center for State Courts

Public Information Databases
Organized by state, this site offers links to more than 4,300 government databases.

Washington Post: The Best State Political Blogs

StateBudgetSolutions.org: Newsroom
A quick reference to newspaper coverage around the nation on state budget coverage.

Library of Congress: State Resource Guides
Provides links to external Web sites and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers. This site will be updated on a regular basis.

AJR: Cutbacks in Statehouse Coverage (.PDF)
A 2009 study that has a state-by-state breakdown of shrinking statehouse coverage.

Patchwork Nation
From the Jefferson Institute, this site divides America's 3,141 counties into 12 community types based characteristics, such as income level, racial composition, employment and religion. It also breaks the nation's 435 congressional districts into nine categories, using the same data points and clustering techniques.

ProPublica PAC Track
Follow contributors and spending with political action committees.

Census QuickFacts
Look up state and county census stats using this image map.

Chicago Tribune Election Center
Tracks state, local and national elections.

National Association of Counties

State and County Quick Facts

State and Local Government Resources on the Net
Links state-by-state.

Federal Internet Guide

CourtReference.com
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.

Court Records Blog
Part of CourtReference.org'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.

The Public i
A super investigative site from the Center for Public Integrity. Features studies, links to stories, commentaries and more.

National Center for State Courts

National District Attorneys Association

National Association of State Information Resource Executives
A great quick-reference of bios by state. Also has a directory page of topic areas such as education, revenue, treasures and legislatures.

EPodunk: City, County, Town and Community Information
Statistical data and other details on small communities across the nation.

International Trade Merchandise by State

Rural Blog
A collection of "events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism from and about rural America."

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.

24/7 Wall Street: The Best and Worst-Run Cities in America

CityTownInfo.com
A collection of information on U.S. cities and towns. The site includes almanac-like reference data, property statistics, local weather reports, links to the official city web sites and maps for about 3,500 cities. The site also includes a summary article on about 50 major cities.

National Attorney Generals Association
This site has links to state attorney general's offices. Most attorney general sites, such as New York's have information on nonprofit organizations that make more than $150,000 a year.

StateLocalgov.net

Prairie Net: Full-Text State Statutes and Legislation

StateMaster: US Statistics, State Comparisons

National Center for State Courts: Listing of Courts
Links to state appellate, circuit and county courts Web sites organized by states.

National League of Cities
Studies, stats and stories on trends in urban and rural cities and towns.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Information from the nation's largest and fastest growing public service employees union.

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

PoliticalMoneyLine

National Governors Association: State Fiscal Update

Tax Foundation: New State Business Tax Climate Index

Stateline: State of the State Speeches
Various feeds from governors' speeches around the nation.

Library Chapters/Associations by State

Crimevictims.gov
A guide to those rights and resources for crime victims at the federal and state level.

MoJo 400

USGenWeb
This non-profit Web site provides links to Web sites for every county and state in the United States.

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

Google: Government Sites
Search government-only sites with this special Google feature

National Governor's Association

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Council of State Governments

City-Data.com
This site has collected and analyzed data from numerous sources to create profiles of all U.S. cities. It featuresthousands of pictures, maps, satellite photos, stats about residents (race, income, ancestries, education, employment...), geographical data, crime data, housing, businesses, political contributions, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, zip codes, area codes, user-submitted facts, similar cities list.

State Laws Database
Searchable index of state laws and legislation for all 50 states.

Stateline.org
A news service operated by the Pew Center on the states produces in-depth stories on state-based public policy issues.

Community Associations Institute

Governing.com
Features a report card for America's 40 largest counties.

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

State Agencies Telephone Directory

National Priorities Project Database
Search state data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures.You also create your own customized tables, graphs and reports.

Center for Public Integrity: State Database of Law-Breaking Lawyers
Use image-map/database for a list of lawyers in your state.

State Government Sites
A quick-reference listing of state government sites.

Lewis Mumford Center: Census Research
This site lists some census research analysis that is used by many reporters, especially those covering census information. It is run by Merci Miglino of the Lewis Mumford Center at the Research University at Albany, SUNY.

Ersys
A comprehensive collection of demographic, lifestyle, and economic data covering over 2,600 U.S. cities portrayed as thematic maps, informative reports, detailed tables and colorful charts --- all freely available.

CityMayors.com
Stats, contacts, other resources about city/local government.

United States Conference of Mayors

National Governors Association
Anything you want to know about the nation's governors and policy statements on state and federal issues.

ProPublica Recovery Tracker: How Much Stimulus Funding Is Going To Your County?

Policy.com
This non-partisan site covers every side of a topic with an easy-to-use index.

StateScape.com
This free database allows you to track legislation across states. It takes some time to use, though.

State Departments of Transportation

Locate State Government Sites
A search engine and image map takes you to official state sites.

Statelocal.gov
Clearinghouse of state and local government sites.

ProPublica: How Much Stimulus Money is Your County Receiving?

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

Thomas.loc.gov
Local government sites.

JudgePedia.org
A great election resource that tracks state supreme courts, their elections and news on judges.

Taxpayers for Common Sense
Watchdog group on wasteful government spending. Site includes a media page and is organized by categories such as government contracts, energy, transportation, national security, etc.

Statenet.com

USACitylink.com
Includes some links to city government information. Some read like travel brochures.

GotoCity.com
Organized by state and city, explore data on many U.S. communities.

Law.com: Law News by State

National Association of Counties

Census Factoid Central
Get the statistical lowdown on where you live with a few mouse clicks at State and County QuickFacts.

PC Magazine's Undiscovered Websites: Government
From November, 2007, a great collection of sites that provide shortcuts to many federal government and news sites.

Institute for State Studies

Municipal Mall
Claims to be a meeting place for municipal and provincial leaders, as well as people who are studying government. Has a newsletter, events and discussion pages.

Chamber Of Commerce
A central resource for community, tourism and business information.

Index of State Malpractice Laws

First Headlines: State News List
Scan news from each state using an image map.

National Association of Secretaries of State

Center for Public Integrity: Watchdogs on Short Leashes
An interesting December 2001 study on how many state legislatures have ethical oversights.

Government Finance Officers Association
This association offers background on public-sector finance and accounting.

PIBuzz.com: Government Salary Lists
Look up salaries for all kinds of federal positions.

Sprawlwatch.org
This watchdog group offers a clearinghouse of stories on urban sprawl and the legislation to stop it. Hs a state-by-state summary of how state open space legislation is dying on the vine from budget cuts.

Other Urban Sprawl Web Sites
Dozens of great links to organizations and activist groups.

RootsWeb U.S. Town and County Database
Search for city and county sites.

Public Library Rankings.
The annual ranking of 9,000 public libraries is available in a spreadsheet copy for journalists. A good newsroom training tool for spreadsheets.

ePodunk.com
This site profiles every county and more than 25,000 communities across the country. The site was compiled by journalists formerly with the Detroit Free Press, the New York Times and American Demographics magazine. The site uploads new data daily, including census, EPA, FDIC, FEC, USGS, etc.

Illinois Congressional Primaries
Part of the Knight Innovation Lab, this site provides "innovative technologies designed to help voters gain new perspectives on the candidates for Congress competing in the March 20 primary in Illinois."

State Mottos List

GovExec.com
Magazine on federal government and military.

50States.com: State Mottos

AngelFire: Real State Mottos

Stateline: States in Finanncial Trouble (2009)

City of Chicago information server
A guide to Chicago city government. Good for finding offices, phone numbers, department heads, census info., etc. See also Chicago Chamber of Commerce.

Cook County information server
County offices, demographics, meeting schedules, etc.

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

The Washington File
Another must-read for anyone covering politics and federal government. It's a feed of government-generated stories on global and national issues.

USA Today: State-by-State Population Growth (1790-2000)

State Data Centers
This Census Bureau site uses an image map to link to state data sites. A great site to hit on a weekly basis for updates.

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

Open Congress: 50 Key Senate Votes

ResourceShelf: California State Archives Links
Databases of hundreds of historical documents and other pieces of the public record.

Wikipedia: State Agency Databases
A wiki on state databases that feature information on businesses, licensed professionals, etc.

USA.gov: Defense and International Relations Agencies
This site helps you identify government agencies at local, state, federal and international levels.

National League of Cities
Includes a press room and resources for best practices, etc. for running city government.

National Governor's Association: Greener Fuels, Greener Vehicles
A state-by-state resource guide in .PDF format.

Governing.com; What Government Does
Background story on fundamental functions and services the government performs at all levels.

State Legislative History Research Guides
From Indiana University, this site links to legislative tracking guides in all 50 states.

Cornell Law: State Courts Opinions

Web-Strategist: Social Networking Statistics, 2009

NYC Stat
Mayor's office of operations for New York City. Stats, performance reports, surveys, etc.

ProPublica Recovery Tracker: How Much Stimulus Funding Is Going To Your County?

Bureau of Labor Statistics: State Economies at a Glance
This handy image map helps you track census and economic statistics in all 50 states.

IRS: Tax Statistics

Cornell Law: State Courts Opinions

One Impressive Fact About Every State

Education

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U.S. Department of Education

National Education Association

National Education Writer's Association

National School Boards Association

National School Boards Association Blog

Center for Public Education
National School Boards Association research site.

SchoolMatters.com
Free access to the largest collection of public education data ever assembled.

ERIC Database
National Education Resources Information Center at Syracuse University offers research and materials from all federally funded labs.

Council of Chief State School Officers

EdMoney.org
From the Education Writers Association, this site tracks education spending across the country. Full of data, sources and other helpful research.

American Council on Education

Association of School Business Officials

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of Elementary School Principals

School Nutrition Association
Many helpful resources, including food safety, legislative action, newsroom, recipes, nutritional facts, studies, etc.

No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Database

BrainTrack College and University Lookup

Electronic School News

PublicEducation.org

PTAConnection.org

Association of Boarding Schools

National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators
Only a bunch of academics could have a title this long. It's a good site though, with links of interest and a newsletter.

The American School Board Journal
Several trend stories and educational resources and studies.

EdWeek: Early Childhood Education Rankings (By State)
See how your state scored.

National Association of College Admissions Counseling

CollegeBoard.com: The New SAT

State-by-State Teacher Salary Survey
Averages by state. Starting salaries, etc.

Center for Academic Integrity

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.

American School Directory
Do searches for schools.

SchoolFinder.com
Track down Canadian schools.

U.S. Educational Resource Directory
A searchable directory of educational organizations. Search by form or by image map.

Parents United for Responsible Education
Public school parent advocacy group provides news, analysis and background information on issues.

American Association of University Professors

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

ParentAdvocates.org
"Establish a national forum on the design and implementation of education policies that empower all children to achieve their personal bests in school and in life."

National Center for Education Statistics
A complete electronic catalog and fast facts.

International Archive of Education Data
Includes results of elementary, secondary, post-secondary and school library surveys, including synopses and raw data.

SPJ: Reporter's Guide to FERPA

Newsweek: America's Top 100 High Schools

100 Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers

Department of Education: Public Education Data
Covers elementary and secondary schools from U.S.

Education Nation Scorecard
This site provides readers "useful, easily understandable information about performance at individual schools, as well as in districts, states, and the nation as a whole."

Grad Money Matters
Tips on managing money, including top 10 lists. Helpful to journalists looking for tips/graphics to accompany finance stories.

MyResourceCloud.net
Education resources written by teachers.

National Center for Education Statistics Data Center

CollegeResults.org
Track graduation rates and other data on universities.

NPR: Government Costs for Sending a Kid to School

Healthy Schools Network

Family Taxpayers Network
Look up teacher salaries at Illinois public schools. Helpful research tool.

U.S. Department of Education Statistics
Index of various manuals you can buy.

Academe Today
Chronicle of Higher Education.

PublicSchoolReview.com
Site offers free, detailed information on U.S. public schools combined with useful community data (e.g., housing costs) and maps of the surrounding areas.

PrivateSchoolReview.com
Site offers free, detailed information on U.S. private schools combined with useful community data (e.g., housing costs) and maps of the surrounding areas.

School Bus Data
Injury, accidents and other national statistics.

SyllabusFinder
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has this search tool that helps you track down online course syllabi at universities around the world.

The National Commission on Writing
Reports, press releases and information on writing and education from The College Board.

School Bus Seat Belt Issue FAQ

National Association of Pupil Transportation: School Bus Safety

Nation's Report Card
The Department of Education administers NAEP in several subject areas and publishes quantitative results in the participating states. state results.

National Center for Education Stats: School Locator
A great search tool.

Overview of Public School Districts, 2001-02
From the National Center for Education Stats.

Educating School Leaders Report

Public School Student, Staff and Graduate Counts (2001-02)

Miami Herald: Crumbling Schools
A great in-depth series on the poor shape of Miami-Dade County schools.

College Opportunities Online
Links to more than 9,000 colleges, trade schools and universities in the United States.

U.S. Census: Back-to-School Statistics

National Tutoring Association

iThenticate
Check written work for plagiarism and attribution. World's largest comparison database of professional and scholarly work.

Peterson's Grad School Resources
A good directory of graduate school links and background materials.

Journalism Journeyman: 22 Useful Sites to Find Journalism Internships

College and University Pages
Links to nearly every school imaginable.

EducationNews.org

Education Week
Electronic version of the magazine. Daily news updates.

National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAEP was mandated by Congress to monitor knowledge, skills, and performance of the nation's children.

National Institute for Early Education Research

Student Loan Calculator

JournalismDegree.com
Links, resources and advice for associates, bachelors and master's.

PlagTracker Plagiarism Tool
Free tool to check a document for plagiarism.

Washington Monthly College Guide

Worldwide ETD Index: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
"A global index of freely available electronic theses and dissertations."

MSN.com: Beating Scholarship Fraud
Seven tips from experts.

FinAid.org: Basics on College Financial Aid

Gap Year
Offers resources on taking a year off before college.

Year Out Group
Offers resources on taking a year off before college.

Beloit College Mindset List
This is an annual compilation that offers a glimpse of the world as seen through the eyes of each incoming freshman class at the Wisconsin college.

Taking Off
Offers resources on taking a year off before college.

Washington Post Education Coverage

The National Home Education Research Institute

Children's Defense Fund
The press releases section is a great source for new studies and news about poverty, safety, school cuts, etc.

CNN's Education Page
Great breaking news and trend stories in education.

The Ounce of Prevention Fund
Early childhood program provider and advocacy organization whose experts can help journalists with stories on the benefits of preschool, Head Start, and other early education programs for low-income children.

School Facility Manufacturers' Association

EduCause
Links to several good stories and education sites.

Coalition for Student and Academic Rights (COSTAR)
A network of lawyers, professors and students aimed at protecting academic rights. Good for finding sources and backgrounding.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

The Digest of Education Statistics, 2001

USCharterSchools.org

FREE: Education Resources
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes hundreds of Net-based education resources easier to find. Features sections on technology, safety, etc.

Quality Schools Now
This site allows people to share information about public schools and school staff who are either exceptionally helpful, or exceptional duds. It initially focusing on Genesee County, Mich., but it will be expanded until it acts as a gateway site to similar material for all of the United States.

TeacherTube
Lesson plans, video, etc.

Journalist's Guide to Covering Adoption

Sparknotes.com
This site has a section dedicated to the new SAT (new in 2004) that features stories, tips and answers questions about the exam.

The Internet in Public Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics has survey results measuring Internet access in U.S. public schools from 1994 to 2000.

SelectSurf Education Links
Links to several great education sites.

Education Index

GreatSchools.net
Privately run site covers mostly Arizona and California; may expand to other states.

School Wise Press
Compare California schools by using variables such as test scores and demographics.

MIT's World College and University Links

Galaxy Directions Education Site

NEA: National Teacher Shortage
Offers studies and stats.

Schoolwide IDEA Book

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) Home Page

Office of Research and Improvement (OERI)

Class Size Reduction

Generation YES: Youth and Educators Succeeding
Several cool projects, including a youth technology mentorship program.

Education Publications

Curriculum Services

Council of the Great City Schools

Title I Report

Institute of International Education

RAND Corporation Education Research
Federally funded documents center has a variety of links, reports and resources on education issues.

Going2College.org
Look up state-specific aid programs for college tuition.

FinAid.org
Online guide to college financial aid.

TheClassConnection.com
Blog for college and high school students and teachers.

TeachforAmerica
National corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Site has statistics and other education research on it.

RateMyProfessors.com
A different kind of teaching evaluation form. Produces some interesting answers.

LessonTutor.com: Study Tools
Great for back-to-school stories, this is a list of study tools for school kids.

Roll Call Online

StudyWeb.com
Find helpful sites for research.

Universities List

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

Socratic Tutor
This service requires a fee, but it coaches you on the Socratic method of asking questions.

National Commission on the Senior Year
An education research and watchdog group on education standards.

Special Ed News
Focuses on special education and student/teaching needs.

Learning Exchange
News updates, education links and more.

Nonprofitresearch.org
Awards non-profit and philanthropy grants. Site has a publications, newsletters, research and sources page that could be helpful to journalists.

Schools to Watch
Organization promoting middle-grades school reform. Good place to find sources to speak on the topic.

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
A good links/resource page, state resources and more.

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

CollegeSportsScholarships.com
This is an information and resource site for high school athletes who want to apply for college athletic scholarships. Teaches students basic communication skills.

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

America's Alumni Directory

SchoolNews.com
Features an alumni directory and more.

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.

Scholastic Research Tools: Women's History

American Alumni Directory

Universities.com
Nearly 5,000 listings of colleges, universities.

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

Women In World History Curriculum

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Internet Women's History Sourcebook

Storydog.com
A children's reading website, where kids (ages 7-10) can go online everyday (except Friday and Saturday), and read a short story which begins every Sunday and continues with the same plot through the following Thursday.

Edutopia.org: George Lucas Educational Foundation
Video library, teacher training, development tools and more.

Teacher Planet
Lesson plans, research, calendar of events and other resources for teachers. Includes some current events and journalism teaching resources.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Has sections on abuse, library search, statistics, online catalog, adoption information and more.

Project on Student Debt
Newsroom, experts, publications and other resources on student loans.

FinAid.org
Tips, calculators and other student loan information.

Videolectures.net
More than 11,000 lectures searchable by topic, instructor, school, etc.

TeacherVision: History of Presidential Inaugurations

Amethyst Initiative
College presidents and chancellors who support informed and unimpeded debate on the 21 year-old drinking age.

Department of Education: What Works Clearinghouse
Educational intervention strategies site.

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

College QuickFinder
Shows the average SAT exam scores of students that a college admits.

CollegeResults.org
Look up what percentage of a college's students graduate in four years.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

National Cheer Safety Foundation
Deals with high school and college cheerleading safety issues.

Campus Explorer
Helps match students to prospective colleges. Full of background information on universities and colleges.

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

Education Social Networks
From EducationalNeworking.com, this page lists dozens of social networks for various levels of teaching and learning A must-bookmark.

100 Helpful Web Sites for New Teachers

Inside High Ed: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs

OneDegree.com
Social networking site built for individual university communities.

Reporter's Toolkit: Covering Sexual Assaults on Campus
From the Center for Public Integrity.

Journalism Research Social Network
Videos, blogs, discussion and other networking tools to cover what areas of online journalism you're researching. Site is founded by Paul Bradshaw from Great Britain.

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
News, events, curriculum, etc.

Academia.edu
Displays academics around the world in a tree format, according to what university/department they are affiliated with. It enables an academic to have an easy-to-maintain academic Web page.

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Open Culture
Free audiobooks, e-books, courses, language lessons, etc.

JournalismDegree.org
Resources galore for prospective students.

Other Journalism Research Sites

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Journalist's Resource
A website dedicated to promoting knowledge-based
 reporting and is targeted to journalism educators. A project of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.

FASCNET Internet Resources
A searchable database of hundreds of helpful sites, organized by beats and topics.

Cyberjournalist.net Reporter's SuperSearch

News & Observer's NeRD on the Road
The (Raleigh, N.C.) News and Observer's reporter intranet.

Web Resources for Journalists
Several helpful links on a single page.

SensibleTalk.com
Robert Niles, formerly of the USC-Annenberg's Online Journalism Review, writes in a community forum "devoted to media, business, arts and technology criticism." He invites readers to share their observations in a public journal on the site.

Pew Center: Journalism Tools
Links to resources for print, online, TV, radio journalists.

Digital Librarian: News and Journalism Resources

Nieman Reports: Reporter's Toolbag

Journalism Resources Blog
A great collection of links and helpful sites from web expert Marcus Zillman.

Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

Moorehead State University: Journalism Resources

Gannett's Web Tools for Newsrooms

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.

Tools for Reporters Newsletter
Resources and tips emailed to you.

JournalismDegree.org: Best 100 Sites for Journalists

InsertTexthere.com
Dozens of helpful links and a great listing of journalism job sites from former OC Register reporter Michelle Nicolosi.

Internet Resources for Writers
A great one-page stop for helpful writing and reporting links.

Reporter's Toolbox
A super links site from Chris Callahan of the University of Maryland.

Newsthinking.com
A super writing and journalism site from Bob Baker of the LA Times.

Poynter.org's J-Links Page

SunOasis: Media Resources Page

Jeremy Caplan's Useful Sites
Apps, websites and other tools.

Al's Diggin' Sites
Reporting A list of fun, offbeat but helpful sites from Poynter's Al Tompkins. Includes an RSS feed.

60 Sites in 60 Minutes
A site full of legal research tools on one page.

Resources for Journalists

The Internet Scout Report
A weekly update of resourceful sites from the University of Wisconsin Department of Computer Sciences.

Scripting News
A Web log of news resources.

Resource Shelf's DocuTicker
A helpful research blog run by several top researchers.

PC World: 30 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on the Internet

Sree.net: Journalists with Websites

NuzGeeks.com Directory
A non-profit site by journalists for journalists.

WSJ.com: Style & Substance Newsletter
Style tips from the Wall Street Journal.

the lowercase world of sreenath sreenivasan
associate professor of professional practice administrator, online journalism awards co-founder, south asian journalists association.

Roger Mellen's Journalists' Web Tools
A nice collection of links from a George Mason University professor.

The JournoList
This British site is an annotated list of sites chosen to help reporters, writers and editors make good use of the Internet.

Neat New Stuff on the Web
A super list of new resources updated weekly by librarian Marylaine Block.

NY Times: Newsroom Navigator
New York Times' free online directory of useful websites.

The Journalist's Toolkit
About 40 helpful journalism links, including tools, interview tips and Web guides.

The WorkingReporter.com
Information and links for all reporting needs.

Web Sites for Journalists
Hundreds of good links.

Journalist Express
News portal for journalists. Links galore, organized by topics.

AP Style Exercises Online
Developed by Ron Hartung, coaching at the Tallahassee Democrat.

RobertNiles.com: Finding Basic Stats Online

No-Frills Jump List
San Francisco State's excellent Web tools site.

Web Resources for Journalists

Web Sites for Journalists

Journalist Express
Links to dozens of helpful resources off one page.

Smarting Surfing Links
A Columbia University professor offers tips on searching the Web.

Internet Journalism Resources
From Minnesota State University.

The One-Minute Web Guide
More than 400 carefully selected links for journalists.

PowerReporting's Top 100 Journalism Links
A great collection, listed in alphabetical order.

Brizcomm.com
Aims to be the benchmark for online content in Australia. Includes an archive of content-related tips from a weekly e-mail newsletter; a database of Web site reviews from a weekly columnist and weekly radio show; a free content jobs database for web work and workers; FAQs for content employers and employees; and contributed columns and reviews.

TheScoop.org
A journalism weblog.

The Internet Journalist: Neat Stuff

LA Community College Journalism 101
Links to dozens of helpful websites.

Columbia Journalism Review: Reporting Resources
Links to dozens of online tools.

Web Resources for Journalists

News & Observer?s NeRD on the Road
The (Raleigh, N.C.) News and Observer's intranet site for reporters.

A Journalist's Toolbox
Links to research sites from Cal State Northridge.

Moorhead State's Journalism Resources Page
A super site with hundreds of links.

Media and Academic Resource List
A links site to thousands of news resource sites.

Communications Central
A great links resource for communications, health.

WritePath.com
Reference materials for writers to address the questions journalists do.

Finley's Newsstand
Dozens of links. Chicago and AP stories.

The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk
"New and Useful Web Sites, Industry News, Full-Text Docs of Interest to the Info Professional."

PCMike.com
Mike Wendland of the Detroit Free Press runs this Blog site about news Web sites and tools.

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

European Journalism Center Reference Links

Freelancer Resource Links

The Journolist
Internet resources for journalists.

Newslab.org

Neat New Stuff on the Web

Journalism UK News Sources Page

PCWorld: 100 Useful Web Sites

Pressnet: Journalists, Journalism and Mass Media in Internet
Journalists, journalism, mass media, students, studious, teachers and professors of the journalism and the social communication.World directory. Specialized directory.

The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See
This directory, the companion site to the book of the same name, is brought to us from Chris Sherman and Gary Price, to research specialists. In addition to the Invisible Web Directory, a useful annotated directory of sources for "invisible" resources on the Web, the site features the text from the book's chapter on business and investing resources as well as .pdf versions of the introduction and table of contents.

Jim's Word/Writer's Links
A great collection of writing resources for journalists and others.

Friend or Follow
A helpful database for tracking Twitter followers and to track who's following you.

St. Ambrose Library: Best Information on the Net
Thousands of resources from the web, just a click away.

Lee Enterprises' Editorial Matters
Focused mainly on the company's journalism products, the site also has a few resources subjects such as multimedia storytelling.

GateHouse Media Newsroom

IRE's Extra Extra

The Scoop: Derek Willis: Database of Computer-Assisted Reporting Stories

Press Think
Blog from NYU's Jay Rosen on new media and other timely topics.

College Media

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J-School Legal
Resources blog for journalism schools that are news providers.

College News
A clearinghouse of news stories from campuses across the nation.

Student Press Law Center: The College Top 10
Ten questions college student journalists most frequently ask about their rights.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism Ethics at College Newspapers
A great site by Francis Frizzo at Hofstra University.

SPJ Student Media Resources

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

Associated Collegiate Press: Jobs Database

StudentPress.org Sourcebook

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."

Wiki: How to Be a Journalism Student

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

British Library: International List of Journalism Departments

SPJ Campus Access Page
Resources and tips for helping students find documents, sources, etc. on campus.

Should Students Journalists Carry Press Passes?

National Center for Education Statistics Data Center

CollegeResults.org
Track graduation rates and other data on universities.

Poynter.org: Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

Yahoo! List of College Newspapers

Poynter.org: Journalism Education Sites
A great list of resources for teachers.

Campus Weblines: Journalism Ethics
A short primer from the New York Times on the Web.

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

Collegemedia.org
A site for college media advisers. Job listings, resources.

CBI College Broadcasting

AP Style Exercises Online
Developed by Ron Hartung, writing/editing coach at the Tallahassee Democrat.

JHistory: A Discussion Site For History of Journalism & Mass Communications

EditBank
This site from University of North Carolina professor Frank Fee, is a collection of syllabi and links to online editing course syllabi that was created under the auspices of the Newspaper Division of AEJMC. (Note: Some of the links may be broken or outdated. The site is regularly being updated.)

ERIC Digest: A Review of Trends in Journalism Education

KnightCite Bibliography Writer
Based on input from the user, this tool generates bibliographic information for term and research papers. And it does so in any of three styles chosen by the user - Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA) or Chicago Manual of Style.

Newseum Digital Classroom Videos
From ethics to apps, these short videos give you the basics of journalism.

Study World: College Journalism Online

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

Innovation in College Media

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

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

NewsCoach2
A social network for newsroom trainers, started by Steve Buttry of No Train, No Gain. The site grew from the old Newscoach listserv.

WannaBeHacks
Advice from UK student journalists.

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

FIRE: Guide to Free Speech on Campus
Book/ebook from the Foundation of Individual Rights on Campus.

OneDegree.com
Social networking site built for individual university communities.

How to be a Journalism Student

CollegeBoard.com: The New SAT

College Affordability: State Rankings
A list from the Lumina Foundation. See how your state ranks.

Associated Collegiate Press
Jobs, articles on trends and more.

Poynter.org: Journalism History Links
Great resource for researching term papers.

EASI: Easy Access for Students and Institutions
U.S. Department of Education site on paying for college tuition. Some interesting background reading.

"Defending Civilization: How Our Universities Are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It"
Though short, this .PDF format report from The American Council of Trustees and Alumni(ACTA), a nonprofit co-founded by Lynne Cheney and Senator Joseph I.Lieberman, has been getting quite a bit of media attention. The report is a scathing condemnation of universities for being "the weak link in America's response to the [September 11th] attack," a label earned in part because faculty "invoked tolerance and diversity as antidotes to evil" and did not discuss the "difference between good and evil." The report charges academia with disseminating the message to "blame America first.

University and College Designers Association
A professional organization of designers and educators.

Student Media Listserv
Also see the Journalism Listservs Page

Journalism Journeyman: 22 Useful Sites to Find Journalism Internships

College Newspapers
Yahoo! has a complete list of college newspapers online.

MediaJobPod.org
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.

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.

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

Campus Safety Tips

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.

The College Press.com

Society for Collegiate Journalists

JournalismDegree.org
Resources galore for prospective students.

U.S. Journalism and Communications Schools
A journalism schools from Journalismjobs.com.

Education Writers Association
For education reporters.

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

Photojournalism Ethics Timeless Issues
A paper from Paul Martin Lester, Ph.D. at Cal State Fullerton.

LA Community College Journalism 101
Links to dozens of helpful websites.

PICS: Photojournalism in Cyberspace
A cool college photojournalism project.

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

PlagTracker Plagiarism Tool
Free tool to check a document for plagiarism.

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

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

College Alcohol Studies at the Harvard School of Public Health

Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Surveys

New York Times: College
You'll need a subscription to NY Times online.

PhD. Info Find
A great site for looking into schools, financial aid, etc.

American Alumni Directory

University of Minnesota: Class Assignment Calculator
This handy little tool helps you sort out when projects and papers are due. It's from U of M but would work for any college student.

Universities.com
Nearly 5,000 listings of colleges, universities.

Reporter's Toolkit: Covering Sexual Assaults on Campus
From the Center for Public Integrity.

The Baloney Detection Collection
Great checklist of fact-checking for "facts" we find on the web.

Center for Academic Integrity

TurnItIn.com
A commercial service to detect Internet plagiarism.

CollegeNet.com

MIT's World College and University Links

JournalismDegree.com
Links, resources and advice for associates, bachelors and master's.

Journalism/Reporting/Student Listservs

Academic Rights Coalition

Campus Party

All About College

School Finder

USA Colleges

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Took effect October 2002.

College Music Journal

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

College Media Advisers

JPROF.com
Resources for college journalism instructors.

JTeacher.com

Journalism Education Association Press Rights Commission

J-IDEAS

Journalism Research Social Network
Videos, blogs, discussion and other networking tools to cover what areas of online journalism you're researching. Site is founded by Paul Bradshaw from Great Britain.

BrainTrack College and University Lookup

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