Resources for Reporters
the Freedom of Information Act, 1980-2004 -- links and books.
Covering Climate Change Course --"Click enroll to register
(free, fast and easy), and you'll be in. The course features text,
graphics, interactive activities, a video or two, and other features.
It's intended for journalists, but anyone who wants to get up to speed
on climate science and/or policy will get good info."
Net--besides key fact-checking resources, note the sections on
media ethics, computer-assisted reporting, Freedom of Information Act,
Journalists Guide to Economic Terms
- Muckety - Exploring the paths of power and influence --
of the people in our database donít publish profiles of their various
business, nonprofit and political affiliations. We list top government
and political figures, as well as board members of Fortune 1000
companies, major nonprofits and influential colleges. We show lobbyists,
campaign contributions and family relationships of the famous and
influential, along with the infamous and criminally charged. We also
profile Hollywood celebs and pop culture icons. Occasionally, we map
fictional characters such as
Newspaper Index --
websites of newspapers from all over the world. It often has an English
language edition too, but you may need to BabelFish it.
Polling Report -- covers
all the news polls for many areas. Excellent!
Prizes-- texts of this years' Pulitzer Award-winning stories
Writers --- resources for reporters
Revealer: A Daily Review of Religion and the Press -- Produced
by the New York University Department of Journalism and New York
University's Center for Religion and Media, who aim "to develop
and broaden scholarship, pedagogy, and public knowledge of religion
and media, in all their forms." Includes articles, an archive,
discussions, and links to the religious media and media about
religion. A useful supplement to news media that too often ignore
Slot: Copy Editor's Style Guide
Every Writer Should Know-- do you really understand what is
meant by mean? median? standard deviation? Margin of error? If not, be
sure to check out this site.
Press Law Center--an "online legal clinic" for