Note: This collection of more than 1200 Web links is a dusty 2002 cobweb that is no longer being updated. My New England link collection was reorganized as separate pages by topic, then exported as a resource database for the SPJ New England Pro Chapter website in 2003, but disappeared in a site redesign after I left town. This old version is the best I can offer, but I'm making no attempt to keep it up to date. My current link lists are in the form of bookmark categories at delicious.com/bstepno; try adding category keywords like this delicious.com/bstepno/boston.

For more recent sites, see my: Boblog Weblog | Stepno home page | Bob's Radford University page

For recent events in Boston journalism, try Emily Sweeney's blog.


Back to the 2002 link list... much of which is still useful...

news beats | big-lists | people  | computer-assisted | overviews/tips | media-law | library-reference | search/evaluate

Resources for reporters
...and other online searchers

Goal: Finding the Top 1,000 Boston Reporters' Links

I hope this gradually-getting-organized collection of links will be useful for students, journalists and news researchers working in Massachusetts and elsewhere. The long "for news beats" section (more than 30 pages) starts with Massachusetts state government, then focuses on Greater Boston before getting to a collection of "topic" beats, such as business, health, etc.

The "big lists" are link collections from dozens of journalism schools and organizations. Other headings are self-explanatory. Within the major topics there are 90 subtopics. (Netscape may do a better job of using indentation to show the relationship of topics and subtopics, the result of using a bookmarking-program to create this list.)

In addition to these reporting links, I have separate collections for online journalism (including a news site list and online publishing issues), and for writing, editing and related journalism topics. At the time this list was posted, the most recent addition was a journalism job-hunting section.

Pardon the mess. If you are looking for a particular site or topic on this "reporting" page, try searching for a key word or two with the Apple-F or Control-F "find" command in your Web browser.

Author: See Bob's home page
Last update May 13, 2002
links annotated and exported using
URL Manager Pro for Macintosh
.

news beats | big-lists | people  | computer-assisted | overviews/tips | media-law | library-reference | search/evaluate

For news beats

...almost any beat

IRE's Beat Source Database (search)
Search for agriculture,arts, business, courts, crime, education, etc. at Investigative Reporters & Editors.
NewsLab Index of beat-related links
Beat resource lists: Water Quality; News & Numbers; Health Care; Census 2000; Rural Issues; Consumer Issues; Campaigns & Elections; Money & Politics; Courts & Justice; Electricity Deregulation; Growth & Sprawl; Transit & Rail; School Funding; Children
User's Guide to Open Records and Massachusetts laws re: open meetings & records
"Tapping Officials' Secrets" pages from the Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press; also sold in printed form to support the group's work.
State Press Shield & Confidentiality Laws
Also from RCFP, with descriptions of state litigation on source-confidentiality issues (shield laws in some states).

Covering Massachusetts, Boston & local communities

The 50 States Project
From the Center for Public Integrity, includes a Massachusetts Report Card with information on lobbyists, private financial interests of legislators, financial-disclosure laws and more.
The State House News Service
An independent, privately owned wire service. Its public site has information about its by-subscription e-mail and Web-based calendars, press releases and stories from Beacon Hill, as well as resources like this Mass Media list
Stateline.org Massachusetts site
Links and news tips on stories affecting states; special reports on issues from election reform to taxes; bios of officials.
Massachusetts Municipal data bank
State Div. of Local Services collections of financial, economic and demographic info on cities and towns.
State and Local Government on the Net-Mass.
statelocalgov.net lists statewide offices, branches of government, regional, county, city, libraries and other links
Mass. Municipal Assn.-local govt links
municipal web sites, state legislative hearings, as well as addresses, phones and demographics
Massachusetts Municipal Association-home page
databases of city and town hall addresses and phones, nonprofit nonpartisan group providing advocacy, publications and serviceds to cities and towns.
Massachusetts QuickFacts from census.gov
County and City Data Book from census.gov

Statewide watchdog & info organizatons

Stateline.org: State News
Founded by the Pew Foundation to help journalists, policy makers and citizens be better informed about innovative public policies at the state level. Includes data on politics, taxes, budgets, crime, campaign finance, healthcare, enviroment, more. Specific sections for each state, including Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Consumers' Coalition
League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Home Page
Overview information about state government branches, salaries, powers, etc. National LWV site has genera background on state and local branches.
MASSPIRG Public Interest Research Group
Mass. Voters for Clean Elections campaign finance reform campaign.
The Center for Public Integrity
Funds and publishes booklength investigative reporting on government and business issues.
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts:

State government sources

(The state.ma.us Web site was reorganized after the last full test of this list)
Citizens' Guide To State Services
Tips for Searching
Gov. Swift's FY2003 H1A Budget Recommendations
MMA State Budget News-FY03 ...
Mass. Municipal Assn. report on governor's budget.
MAGNET Massachusetts Government Home Page
FindLaw: State Resources: Massachusetts FindLaw
links to bar assn, news and media, lawyer directory
State Ethics Commission
Massachusetts State House Tour Information
Official website of the Commonwealth of Massach■
The General Court
Online Government in Massachusetts
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Calendar of Events
Massachusetts Legislative Tracking System
M.G.L. - Chapter 90F - Table of Contents
M.G.L. - Chapter 138, Section 34
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Search Databases
Nonprofit Corporation Information
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Corporations Division
Direct Access Service
Mass DocFinder

General info, stats, maps & state history

Massachusetts Map

Municipal Data Bank Spreadsheet Files
Spreadsheets containing current and historical socioeconomic, financial, budget, property tax and assessment data for all 351 cities and towns
Boston Globe Online / Census...
County and City Data Book--fed reference
The Massachusetts Electronic Atlas @ Harvard
Massachusetts Electronic Atlas which contains about 250 kinds of data layers about the state. It covers diverse topics such as mortality, tourism, crime, and education; town and county comparisons.
Miscellaneous Massachusetts Facts
Newcomers Guide
Mass Studies Project: Massachusetts Firsts

Daybooks & similar

NewsFlash Mass Regional AP (for daybook)
On This Day in History- NYT

Boston

Boston Map from virtual travelers
Shows major streets downtown
Boston Aerial Photos from MIT + MassGIS Digital Orthophoto Project
Zoom in on neighborhoods with aerial photos at several resolutions; Massachusetts Geographic Information System (MassGIS), Mass. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department (SCSD)
Duck Tours
 

Neighborhood papers & sources

Boston Phoenix
Boston's Weekly Dig
The Bay State Banner Online Edition
Beaconhilltimes
South Boston Tribune.url
South Boston, Massachusetts Online
The South End .org
Community events calendar and news.
Beacon Hill Times weekly newspaper
includes maps, community calendar, business info.
Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA USA
Weekly newspaper from "Boston's largest and most diverse neighborhood"
Town Online: Community Newspapers
Bay Windows - gay & lesbian

City Government

City Of Boston-neighborhoods
City Of Boston - Calendar
Welcome to the City of Boston Online!
City Of Boston - CityCouncil
City Of Boston - Council meetings
City Of Boston - Transactions
City of Boston - ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
City of Boston - ARCHIVES AND RECORDS

Human services & organizations

Health & human services website
Press release about collaboration between two very different human service organizationsAction for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Boston©s anti-poverty agency, and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the city©s health department
Community Technology Centers' Network: Affili...
Action for Boston Community Development, Bost...
BostonResourceNet: Welcome
BostonResourceNet: Links and Resources

Boston Public Schools
Boston Online: Your guide to Boston
General info site from Adam Gaffin, with special twists: Wicked Good guides to Boston English, public restrooms, bagels, what was wrong with "Good Will Hunting" and more.
MASSPORT: Logan airport, bridges, ports
Flight info, traveler's advisories; bridge & airport traffic, parking and weather info; changes in services and general press releases from "New England's busiest airport" plus HOV and cruise boats, shipping, etc.
Boston Map from virtual travelers
Shows major streets downtown
Welcome to WB56's CityCam view of Boston
Comments on BPL use (weblog)
BPL Trustees consider city archives issue
Big Dig/Traffic
Part of www.bigdig.com -- this page should be a quick place to check for latest construction-related traffic changes, but with MSIE it looks like a mostly-blank page; HTML coding differences push the info down about seven screens!
The Central Artery/Tunnel Project - The Big Dig
Boston for residents @boston-online.com
100 top Boston web sites
Boston.com / Your Town
ShalomBoston.com: Everything For and About th...
boston main streets business pages by neighborhood
Town Online: Community Newspapers
Get Around Town
Boston Links: Newspapers
Boston-Online media page
Community Technology Centers' Network: Affili...
http://www.ctcnet.org/workshop.html

Metro suburbs

Alphabetical list of towns bordering Boston, Cambridge & Somerville. For towns farther out, see map.

Boston Globe / City Weekly & local news
Boston.com carries the Globe's Sunday "City Weekly" section; right column menu includes links to the Globe South, West, North, NorthWest and New Hampshire local news sections.
Boston.com / Your Town -- community profiles
Boston.com community profiles include info on government, history, demographics, tax rate, education, public safety, transit, etc. Also can compare two communities, rank by tax and population density, more.
Boston's neighboring communities
Adam Gaffin's Boston-Online has a few Web links each for: Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Quincy, Somerville & Waltham. Local organizations are also indexed by category.
Map of Boston Metropolitian towns and cities
Arlington
Braintree

Brookline

Brookline
Town of Brookline
Brookline Police Cyber-Station

Cambridge

Cambridge
Cambridge Civic Network.url
Cambridge Town Crier.url
Cambridge Fire Department
City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Welcome | Cambridge Police Department
Cambridge Consumers' Council Home Page
City of Cambridge, MA - Federal and State Gov...

Chelsea
Dedham
Everett
Hull
Medford
Milton
Needham

Newton

NEWTV-Newton Cable TV
Includes local news alerts, programs, city meetngs.
Newton
Newton, Mass. home page
The Newton, Mass., Citizens WebPages

Quincy
Revere

Somerville

Somerville
USATODAY Somerville Officials - local
City of Somerville
Somerville Chamber of Commerce
DHCD - Community Profiles - Somerville
Boston.com / Your Town / Somerville
Official City of Somerville Press Releases
Welcome to somervillenet.org, Somerville, MA
Somerville Community Computing Center
Somerville
Somerville Town Online: Community Resources
Boston Links: Somerville
Somerville Teachers Association
for education beat; in addition to school boards and superintendents, check teacher unions

Watertown
Winthrop

Events calendars-GreaterBoston

Community Calendar - Beacon Hill Times
Emerson cafe calendar
Museum of Science | Calendar of Events
MFA calendar
Boston University: Calendars
Harvard College: events
Harvard Gazette calendar
Lesley Univ: Search the Events Database
UMass Boston: Calendar of Events
MIT Events Calendar
Northeastern Campus Calendar
Radcliffe Institute Calendar of Events
Simmons College Events
Tufts Calendar

Municipal Data Bank, Mass Div Local Services
Mass. state aid to education -- DLS - Cherry Sheet Index
"Cherry Sheets" are the records of state aid to school districts. Data is available in spreadsheet form.
Boston.com / Your Town (351 Mass. towns)
Information about Massachusetts communities by county, town and city, including statistics on population, taxes and schools, and ability to rank the state's towns based on various stats.
Subway map
Downloadable GIF image of T map, stored at Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Arboretum Home Page
Boston's 265-acre park and botanical collection.
Emerson office of Public Affairs
EmersonToday monthly online, with phones and names for PR staff.
Boston Map from virtual travelers
Shows major streets downtown
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bostonusa.com site (includes Cambridge) has PR contacts' names & phones, statistics about the area, maps, business directories, event listings, entertainment and other traveler or meeting-planner info. Press section includes seasonal events "previews"
MASSPORT: Logan airport, bridges, ports
Flight info, traveler's advisories; bridge & airport traffic, parking and weather info; changes in services and general press releases from "New England's busiest airport" plus HOV and cruise boats, shipping, etc.
Top Mass Web Sites from ibiblio
PeekABoo Massachusetts -- Cities & Towns --
Massachusetts Information and Library Network
Yahoo! Regional:U.S. States:Massachusetts:Gover■
Massachusetts Communities
NACo - About Counties - Introduction
Massachusetts Newspapers
Massachusetts Guide to Genealogical Research ...
Massachusetts at Google

Places outside the metro area

Northampton, Massachusetts
CAPE-ANN.COM

Politics & elections, Mass. & U.S.

Money, influence and campaign finance

America's Voices -- conservative forum
The Reform Institute--John McCain, chair
Trevor Potter, director & gen'l counsel
Campaign Finance Reform: The Issue
Center for Responsive Politics
UAW on Shays-Meehan bill
Political site of United Auto Workers
Mass. Voters for Clean Elections
News clips and links on Finnernan, finance reform.
Follow the Money - The Database
Massachusetts Campaign Finance
Opensecrets.org--Money in politics data

Massachusetts Elections Division
DemocracyNet.org -- LWV Election Info
The Political Graveyard
Despite the name, this site includes folks who aren't dead yet, just out of elective or appointed office.
CNN-Time AllPolitics
Political coverage resources-rtndf
Inside Politics - Your Guide to National and ...
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire
Weblog-style collection of news clippings with links and area for readers to comment. Goddard is Kennedy School of gov't grad, author
The Welch Report -- on the right
American Politics Journal
links, polls, columnists, "pundit pap"
Common Cause - Citizens vs. special interests
Libertarian Party: national
DRUDGE REPORT 2001«
Columnist Roundup @ Voter.com
Campaign Resources-rtndf
The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and T...
Welcome to Votenet.com
FECInfo Home Page
Vote Smart Web
www.Intellect...artment50.asp
www.freedomchannel.com/
www.voxcap.com/content/c2k/
LEONARDS' DIGEST - Third Party Watch
Netizens for Bradley
Insider - state capitol political coverage in N.C.
Spin-off of Raleigh News & Observer's subscription-based capitol newsletter.

Green Party

Ralph Nader for President Home Page
Nader 2000 - Press and Events
Massachusetts Green Party
Mystic River Greens Homepage

Election 2000

Starr Report 22 document home page
Alexa Wayback Machine - Election 2000
Archive of presidential campaign web materials; 1,184 sites.
PBS Newshour election2000
Salon.com politics2000

Transportation, Massachusetts & general

Boston Transportation

The Central Artery/Tunnel Project - The Big Dig
Very slow-loading with modem, but includes facts & figures, project maps, schedule, traffic info, finances and much more.
MBTA Front Page -- schedules, maps, news, shop
MBTA Press Releases
Boston MPO -- Transportation planning
Boston-area Metropolital Planning Organization; transportation info and data resources from one of 13 transit planning regions in the state
Boston Links: Transportation
100 links to limos, buses, driving, planes, taxes, trains, water
Boston Transportation: encyclopedia wiki..
metroPlanet > BOSTON, transportation
The Boston Street Railway -- fans of the old lines
Monthly meetings, nostalgic films etc. at Masonic hall on Tremont St
Boston Transit kavanagh transit
The Real Boston Transit & Planning Site
from allston.org -- go figure
Soul Of America - Boston: Transportation
Boston: Transportation --searchboston.com
CityBuzz - Boston Transportation
Boston Transportation & hotels - cityinsights
cityinsights.com - hotel reservation and travel network

Massachusetts transportation

Mass GIS geographic info
Governor's office-transportation secretary

Massachusetts Highway Dept

Mass state contract bidding info
Mass Highway Dept
Massachusetts Highway Department Homepage
MassHighway Public Hearings
MassHighway Press Releases

Mass Port Authority (Massport)
MASSPORT: Logan Airport
Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (Turnpike)
BigDig/Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel (CA/T)
MPO Metro Planning -transportation
žČÓof 13 Massachusetts regions established to carry out federally funded transportation plans and programs. Region includes 101 cities and towns, three million people,1,400 square miles

Aviation

MASSPORT: Logan Airport
Regional and federal aviation links
Aviation Accident Data
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
FAA New England Region Information Site
National Transportation Safety Board
Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission
Northwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
US Air
Green Airport, Providence
American Airlines
Business Express
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines

Amtrak
Caravan-commuter service
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Smartraveler-road conditions
The Real Boston Transit & Planning Site
Route3construction-Mass-NH
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
National Transportation Safety Board
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA detail-OHIM
US Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Transportation research & education
A list of colleges for students interested in transportation degree programs, but also could be sources of information on transit research done there.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
NE Advanced Vehicle Consortium
Non-profit association of private and public groups working on new vehicle technologies.
Federal Highway Administration-DOT
Includes state divisions.
National Highway Traffic Safety hotline
New England Transportation Consortium
Based at UConn
State Highway & Transport Officials
American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials AASHTO
I-95 corridor coalition
Regional partnership of public and private transportation agencies from maine to Virginia.
Connecticut Dot
Rhode Island DOT
Recycled materials resource center
International road construction metwork

Religion, spirituality

Obituaries at Readership Institute
Northwestern U. institute aimed at finding out how to get more newspaper readership
Helping.org -- phones and urls for volunteering
ZEN -- at Kodaiji Temple; flash-multimedia presentation
Sword of Truth Cover Page
No telling how I stumbled on this...
All One Wicca Visitor's Center
Includes an online book about Wicca by Kaatryn MacMorgan
The Skeptic's Dictionary
short articles on alternative medicine as well as psychic, new age and occlt topics.

Social issues, family, poverty, economics

Recommended US Latino Websites
Resources for Journalists at Radcliffe
Schlesinger Library women's history collection, Murray Research Center studies on juvenile delinquency, divorce; Public Policy Center reports on family, welfare, work.
You Can't Go Homeless Again, by Lars Eighner
Once-homeless, now a successful author, discusses the crime of being poor
Works by Lars Eighner, homelessness, memoir, more
Review of Travels with Lizbeth by Lars Eighner
Phil Greenspun's review, with reader comments.

Interest groups, progressive & other

IndyMedia-I on the News (washingtonpost.com)
t r u t h o u t
Public Citizen
Nader's consumer-citizen organization
Conservative web watch site
BuzzFlash Report
Give For Change
"Working Assets" content categories including Health, Media & Freedom of Expression, Peace & Human Rights, and more.
AlterNet.org
Human rights, environmental health, globalization, media culture and more. Columnists include Michael Moore, Norman Solomon, Adriana Huffington and more.
Peace Action & Peace Action Education Fund pr...
TOMPAINE.com -- A journal of opinion
money & politics, environment, media criticism, history... economic reporting, organized labor
Commondreams Progressive news...
jam.media.org: get involved.
Culture jamming and filling voids
Media Alliance. Training and resources for media workers, activists and community organizations.
bay area progressive org with training on media skills and uses
AlterNet Ç Search engine
Searches aricles in progressive publications.
OJR J.D.'s Web Watch: The Wired Left Awakens
JD Lasica writes about AlterNet as "grassroots insurgency" challenge to the big-media infotainment machine.
Ken McCarthy - UNCENSORED!
Essential Information WWW Server
many citizen & consumer organizations
Jim Hightower
Welcome to WorkingForChange
Public Agenda Online
Free Speech Internet Television
WebActive
CounterSpin, the radio program of Fairness & Ac■

Other states

NewHampshire

NH in AJR NewsLink
University of New Hampshire (UNH) Home Page
Dartmouth College
stateline.org: New Hampshire
Yahoo! Regional:U.S. States:New Hampshire:Government
WEBSTER: The New Hampshire State Government Online Information Center
Rindge
New Hampshire Newspapers and Magazines Online
NH Department of Education
New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
New Hampshire Schools
College Directory -- At a Glance, Franklin Pierce College: USNews - edu

Connecticut

CT Secretary of the State - Main
CT Radio & Television Stations
From Secretary of State's Connecticut Register & Manual
Connecticut Population Shifts Toward New York
Census data story in NYTmes, march 20, 2001

stateline.org: your source for state news
Issues and links
Top State Web Sites


Business, service, labor & consumer (State, national and local)

Labor

Massachusetts AFL-CIO - Press Room
Bureau of Labor Statistics
United States Department of Labor
UAW - Politics
United Auto Workers press releases on issues
UAW United Auto Workers
auto, aerospace and "agricultural implement" workers
AFSCME public employees union
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Labor Press Project -- media history
Sponsored by the U of Washington Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies; includes bibliography of labor history, especially in the Northwest.

SEC-Edgar sites

US Securities and Exchange Commission
Welcome to EDGARspace
EDGAR Online: The Source For Today's SEC Filings
US Securities and Exchange Commission (invest...
EDGAR Online: The Source For Today's SEC Filings
Investor Education and Assistance
About EDGAR
EDGAR Database

Boston area businesses & consumer orgs

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bostonusa.com site (includes Cambridge) has PR contacts' names & phones, statistics about the area, maps, business directories, event listings, entertainment and other traveler or meeting-planner info. Press section includes seasonal events "previews"
Cambridge Consumers' Council Home Page
Boston-area Auto Mechanics List
Boston Business Journal

Transportation & utilities

Subway map
Downloadable GIF image of T map, stored at Arnold Arboretum
Electricity Deregulation: The Issue Ç opensecrets.org
MASSPORT: Logan airport, bridges, ports
Flight info, traveler's advisories; bridge & airport traffic, parking and weather info; changes in services and general press releases from "New England's busiest airport" plus HOV and cruise boats, shipping, etc.

Researching Companies

Hoover's Online - The Business Network
Researching Companies on the Internet - A Tutorial
Deb Flanagan has info on financials, industry overviews and high-level company info.
State Book of Corporations
a listing of for-profit corporations doing business in Massachusetts from Division of Local Services
Trademarks & Patents: News Media & Publications Info
From USPTO.gov public affairs office.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Searchable -- or file your own!
CorpWatch.org anti-capitalist interest group
Campaigns for a corporate-free UN, has research tools and library of issue-oriented articles.
AT&T Features Archive: Telephone scams
the "please dial 9#0 for me" fraud and others, as well as general service features from AT&T's web site.
Valley Advocate: PR Nation, John Stauber interview
Author of "Toxic Sludge is Good for You" interviewed by Amherst weekly.
Investment research firms -- Lashinsky series
The Street.com columnist's testimony on the quality of equity research available to investors
Commercial Alert
"Protecting children and communities from commercialism." Investigates marketing to children, marketing of alcohol, gambline, junk food, tobacco, etc.
PR Watch Home Page
Investigative reporting about the public relations industry
Map of the Market -- Smartmoney
Interesting interface to market info, but is it really useful to see all that red ink at once?
Pollution Scorecard from EDF (scorecard.org)
Enter your zip code and see where the pollution is. Environmental Defense provides massive database info on air pollution, lead, land contamination, farm waste, and clean water issues.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration -...
IMRA-retailers association
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2000-01 Edition -bls
Tracking business rumors by computer
Guardian article (april 13, 2001), "Have a bitch about the bosses" Corporate America is finding out what staff and customers really think through complaint sites.
Patent and Trademark Databases Should Be On-Line
Opensecrets.org--Money in politics data
Business contributions; issue profiles on nuclear energy, airlines, managed care, electricity deregulation etc.
NewsLab Internet Guide to Covering Consumer News
From Park-foundation TV news "lab" in Washington. Useful brief comment on each link.
Kagan.com - media industry news
USADATA: Data-To-Go > Demographic Reports > Boston
A sample of pay services
USADATA: Gain Insight. Get Customers.
FT.com Financial Times (Brit) global business news
IPO.com - Initial Public Offering News and In...
National Fraud Information Center
Forbes.com Companies
Yankee Group Press Releases
Yankee Group -- tech biz analysts
The New York Times: E-Commerce
National Institute for Consumer Education
Locating U.S. Corporation Records Online - Secretaries of State Directory 2000
Business and Technology Research Library: "A Business Researcher's Interests": Searchable Knowledge Map for Leading Edge Thinking on Business, Technology & Knowledge Management
Multinational Monitor On-Line
Reporting Tools: Economics glossary
Biz Links -- Brit MBA
Focus on the Corporation
Electronic Business Information
St. Louis SPJ Legal, Financial, and Economic In■
The FNwire | Business and Technology News Satire
The FNwire | About Us
SEC list of Other Sites to Visit for Business ref


Security, Disasters, Military

Reporting A Crisis

Sept. 11 Victim Funds

American Liberty Partnership
Pentagon Victims Fund
September 11th Attack on America Fund
The September 11th Fund
World Trade Center/
Pentagon Fund
Twin Towers Orphan Fund
Responding to Tragedy

American Red Cross
Office of Homeland Security
DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Ter...
a self-supporting Internet publication investigative reporting and analysis in international terrorism, intelligence, Islam, military affairs, security...in English and Hebrew

US Military

Most of these links came from the Department of Defense site and Any Service Member, created after the Anthrax scare shut down the US mail tradition of sending holiday greetings.

DoD FOI Act info
FOI Electronic Reading Room

Armed Forces Branches

Army
Coast Guard
Marine Corps
Navy
Air Force

Enduring Freedom & Noble Eagle

Post to Any Service Member
Noble Eagle
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Noble Eagle
Enduring Freedom

Department of Defense

Attack on America
DefenseLINK - Official Web Site of the U.S. D...
DefenseDept-DefendAMERICA
DoD Executive Agent
Commanders for Homeland Defense
Attack on the Pentagon
Joint Combat Camera Imagery
Guard & Reserve Toolkit
Military Seals
Weapons of Mass Destruction
DoD UFO Info page

Military Commands

Central Command
European Command
Joint Forces Command
Pacific Command
Southern Command
Space Command
Special Operations Command
Strategic Command
Transportation Command

'United We Stand'
Anthrax Information
Community-Based Military
DeploymentLINK
ESGR
JTF Civil Support
Patriotic Music
Post-Disaster Guidance and Other Information
Ranger Training Brigade

Fire & Emergency

USFA -- Find! Fire Information Now Database
links for EMS, fire rescue etc.
USFA -- NFA Self-Study - Emergency Response
US Fire Academy links to 5mb self-study course on emergency response to terrorism.
Training for "First Responders" to terrorist acts
From Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
COLLEGE FIRE SAFETY.org
Resources for fire safety (from collegefiresafety.org)
includes research laboratories on alarms, sprinklers, building design.
Training for "First Responders" to terrorist acts
From Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Will Truth Again Be The First Casualty? CPI report
Summary of study of press restrictions on persian Gulf, Grenada, Panama and Falkland wars concludes that press was muzzled to protect political images and priorities, not for security purposes.
Spy Equipment - Spy Gear from spylife
Intelligence Resource Program-Fed of Amer Scientists
Links to web reources on goverment security, imagery intelligence, intelligence reform, etc. and "secrecy news"
AirForce Air Univ: Future Studies documents
military strategy and security documents
IRE Tipsheets (WTC91101)
Poynter.org - Covering the Attack
Poynter.org - Terrorism
Newscoverage Unlimited-selfhelp group
Dart Center for Journalism & Traumatic Stress
Resources for covering disaster
Five steps to covering effectivly


Crime, Justice, Police & Fire

See my separate "Media Law" bookmark collection, including online issues.

COURTTV.COM news, trials, people, crime lab
Includes trial stories, wills of famous people, famous cases of the past.
ScanBoston
Information on police and fire scanners in Massachusetts, including links to web feeds, which may or may not work
theBravest.com -- Live Fire Radio
ny-boston-providence
Welcome to Justice Talking!
NPR program discusses and debates issues from video surveillance to intellectual property; focuses on cases before the courts; site includes archives, polls.
MAP: The Media Awareness Project - drug policy reform
"DrugSense" newsletter and 70,000 drug-law-reform clippings
Campus Law Enforcement Web Sites
List of campus police sites organized by state; compiled by USC; 30+ in Massachusetts alone
Bureau of Justice Statistics Home page
Federal, state and campus stats; crimes, victims, courts, corrections, etc.
City Of Boston Police Dept
press releases, contact info, FAQ, stats, and info on domestic violence, sexual assault, youth programs, most wanted list
City Of Boston Fire Dept
Mass. Municipal Assn.-Police and Fire Dept. Sites
Chiefs of police association and local police and fire web sites by city.
Training for "First Responders" to terrorist acts
From Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
Resources for fire safety (from collegefiresafety.org)
includes research laboratories on alarms, sprinklers, building design.
COLLEGE FIRE SAFETY.org
Student Press Law Center
Dart Center for Journalism & Traumatic Stress
Electronic Privacy Information Center
keystroke monitors, surveillance systems and more

Law (See note)

Related sites under Internet issues and Journalism issues; privacy, computer crime, defamation, intellectual property cases, etc.

FindLaw Legal News
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Some specialty sections by password only, for subscrib ers to the newspaper.
The Social Law Library, serving the legal community since 1804
link of week, daily opinions, events calendar
FindLaw: State Resources: Massachusetts: Web Sites
Link list includes ethics, faq, drunk driving, legislators, more.
Gun Violence in America - ABA Resources - Divi■
Oyez: Search by Subjects - Freedom of■
Oyez New York Times v. Sullivan - Do■
Oyez: FCC v. Pacifica Foundation - Do■
Make No Law, by Anthony Lewis - CJR, Nov/Dec 91
Links to sites concerning famous constitutuiona■
Supreme Court Cases- Summary
Famous American Trials - UMKC School of Law - P■
FindLaw Dictionary
FindLaw Dictionary

Federal agencies; N.E. cases

RI Mayor indicted -- US Atty PR
DOJ: Press Releases from FBI, US Attorneys, DEA etc
"Components" of the Department of Justice, including its Office of Public Affairs, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI and more.
USDOJ District of Massachusetts - 1998 Press Releases
Department of Justice has New England press releases for several years, but the site isn't current. Good examples of what federal crime press releases look like, though.
Lawrence voting rights case 2001 - DOJ PR
Press release from US Dept of Justice
Lawrence voting rights case 1999 -- DOJ PR

Federal Court link list from USDOL
From Office of Administrative Law Judges, but includes federal circuit court sites, law, regulations. etc.
GangLandNews.com
Former NY Daily News columnist Jerry Capeci's site about organized crime, ganglandnews.com
NYT review of GangLandNews.com
"A Cyberspace Reading Room for Wise Guys" created by former NY Daily News organized-crime reporter Jerry Capeci
MFroomkin's homepage at UM School of Law
Internet law issues, ICANN, anonymity, privacy, economics and "The Virtual Law School"
C Y B E R C R I M E Cybercrime federal info site at DOJ
Computer crime, intellectual property crime, legal and policy issues, press releases, etc.
City Of Boston Police Press Relations, Crime stats etc
City Of Boston Police Department
Covering Campus Crime: A Handook for Journalists
Full text third edition online (downloadable)
Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI Home Page
U. S. Crime Statistics Total and by State
The Disaster Center Index Page
Dick Lehr - Bookbrowse.com
Contentville - Legal Docs.
Massachusetts State Police Home Page
Wanted by the State Police--Massachusetts
FindThemFast-DMV
Librarians' Resources
Mass. Criminal Offender Records at CHSB
Criminal History Systems Board's acronym factory: Criminal Justice Information System; Firearm records, victims services and criminal offender records (CJIS, FRB, VSU; CORI)
CHSB: access to criminal records
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)
Pathfinders topic list, state law library
docs on criminal records, abortion law; Child Support over Age Eighteen; Domestic Violence; Emancipation of Minors; emotional distress, homestead law, eviction, mechanic liens, more.
Rights Concerning Criminal Records in Mass. - Pathfinder
links to specific cases and statutes; e.g. Globe newspaper case on sealing records
Disaster Coverage: Internet Resources
The Justice on Campus Project
CopNet Directory
www.copnet.org - Massachusetts
FindThemFast-DMV
APBnews.com: Crime, Justice, Safety


Science, medicine, environment

Earth Day Online (earth share new england)
Earth Share of New England. We are a coalition of more than 75 environmental organizations working to protect and preserve New England©s natural resources and public health.
Federation of American Scientists
News, action alerts, sections on global security resources and emerging technologies.
Basel Action Network
"The Basel Action Network (BAN) works to prevent the globalization of the toxic chemical crisis." Named for the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
Communicating Science News--from NASW
Science Writers Assn advice to scientists about talking to reporters, science writers, etc.
Arnold Arboretum Home Page
Boston's 265-acre park and botanical collection.
Federation of American Scientists
Does analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy, including security, weapons, biohazards, secrecy, educaoin, education; includes 58 Nobel laureates
ResearchIndex [NEC Research Institute)
Free public service from NEC, including 400,000 documents, 5 million citations; computer science and more
Patent and Trademark Databases Should Be On-Line
United States Patent and Trademark Office Hom...
Science News Online
MASSPIRG
Northeast Action Homepage
NASA Information Services
philosophy of science archive at Pitt

Health & medicine

Board of Registration in Medicine (Massachusetts medical board)

NutritionAction.org
from Center for Science in the Public Interest

Smoking

Toll of Tobacco in Mass -- tobaccofreekids
State Tobacco Control Highlights 1999 -- CDC
Anti-smoking websites & Master index of anti-tobacco links
Reason Magazine -- Jacob Sullum biography
For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health - Home

Poynter.org - Links to the News - Health Care
Link categories include government related, medical organizations, journalism resources, health columns, detailed sections on influenze, patients bill of rightts, more.
Managed Care: The Issue Ç at opensecrets.org
Opensecrets is about money and politics.
The Skeptic's Dictionary
short articles on alternative medicine as well as psychic, new age and occlt topics.
WebMD - Who are We?
Medical information site cites its writers' credentials.
Innovations in End-of-Life Care
From Education Development Center, Inc. Samantha Libby Sodickson, editor
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Body Art Information at DPH
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Beat
Health Beat Online Resources

Weather

WRAL OnLine - Ask the Meteorologists FAQ
Weather Information Superhighway
The Weather Channel

Ecology and Environment

ENV 202 Syllabus -- Environment Studies at Princeton
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Environment
How Much is Enough? The Environmental Movement
by Bill McKibben, at Harvard 2000
BOSS HOG: North Carolina's Pork Revolution Ç N&O Pulitzer
Hogwatch list of citations, including N&O
Hog Watch from Environmental Defense
Related to N&O Pulitzer series.
Industry Sector Community Guides (waste/pollution)
from Environmental Defense, includes info on manufacturing processes, pollution prevention. Industries covered: Vehicle Assembly, Oil Refining, Iron and Steel Manufacturing, etc.
Alliance for Environmental Innovation
Boston-based offshoot of Environmental Defense and Pew, works with businesses to reduce pollution and waste.
Pollution Scorecard from EDF (scorecard.org)
Enter your zip code and see where the pollution is. Environmental Defense provides massive database info on air pollution, lead, land contamination, farm waste, and clean water issues.
RTNDA Environmental Journalism
Society of Environmental Journalists
Enviro Def Fund Scorecard Home
Links to Ecology
Sites of Ecological Interest

Environmental ethics

The Environmental Ethics & Public Policy (EE&...
Tim Weiskel, director
Working Group on Environmental Justice
Tufts Institute of the Environment
Recent Online Publications

Education and children

Mostly for the education beat reporter; elsewhere I have online-arts material under "Digital Culture" and educator-centered material under "Pedagogy"

Higher Education Information Center (HEIC)-Greater Boston
Info for applicants, people looking for courses, counseling, etc. Affiliated with The Education Resources Institute (TERI), a national non-profit organization offering education loans.
Community & Tech Colleges-Mass.-Yahoo list
Public Colleges in Massachusetts - Yahoo list
Private Colleges in Massachusetts - Yahoo list
Upromise - The Way to Save for College
Children Now: The News Media's Picture
Issues of media coverage, leadership and local action for kids, from prenatal health and child care to youth unemployment.
Education Week- Daily News .url
Mass. state aid to education -- DLS - Cherry Sheet Index
"Cherry Sheets" are the records of state aid to school districts. Data is available in spreadsheet form.
Emerson office of Public Affairs
EmersonToday monthly online, with phones and names for PR staff.
The Knowledge Loom: education-focused best-practices
Discussion site for educators
NYTimes list of Education links
US DoE, Benton foundation, etc.
New England Board of Higher Education
Education Writers Association
Ed Statistics Fast Facts Tool
Bilingual/ESL Web Sites
Student Press Law Center
The New York Times: Education Tech archives
School Finance Web Site
Preliminary FY02 Chapter 70 Aid
Mass Board of Higher Education
ProfNet -- academic PR officers and more
Power Reporting ed beat
CyberTimes Education Index
New England Colleges and Universities Web Links
Public Agenda:Education beat
Boston Phoenix -- Listings Index

Federal Government

USATODAY government search
Find bills, issues, how legislators voted, bios, PAC contributions and contact information; also locates media within zipcode areas.
NationalJournal.com -- National Journal Group...
Daily and weekly publications on government, politics, polls, health, technology; available online through library subscriptions.
Browse Topics of all GPO documents
Hundreds of federal publications by topic: from accounting, aerospace, africa... to women, workers comp and zip codes.
Federal Register:á Helpful Hints
GPO Access help page including sample searches for Federal Register 1994 to present.
Using the Census-SRoss
FirstGov.gov - First Time User's "about" info
FirstGov.gov - "First Click to the U.S. Government"
The Federal Web Locator at infoctr.edu
Reporting Census 2000
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Stati...
FedWorld Information Network Home Page
GoogleGov
DOJ: Other Agencies FOIA
GAO Investigators Guide to Info Sources
Washingtonpost.com: The Federal Internet Guide
Exempt Organization Search - IRS
United States Patent and Trademark Office Hom...
Power Reporting: Census 2000
Assessing EGovernment, 2000
Assessing Egovernment: Internet Service Deliv...

Govt Printing Office sites

GAO/OSI-97-2 Investigators Guide to Sources of ■
U.S. Government Printing Office
Need Help? gpo docs
General Searching Instructions-gpo databases
explains Boolean operators, quote marks, complex queries, stopwords etc.
GPO Access Database how-to
About GPO databases, content & file formats, hints.
Database List on GPO Access

US Congress (House & Senate)

Congressional Record
United States House of Representatives - 106th ■
THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet
Library of Congress Home Page
U.S. Senate glossary page
Congressional Calendars:á Helpful Hints
Congressional Pictorial Directory - Massachus...
Congressional Pictorial Directory - One Hundr...
New Member Pictorial Directory 107th Congress
United States Congress
Federal Register:á Helpful Hints

Federal agencies

Archives

National Archives and Records Administration Ho■
The Research Room (National Archives and Record■
NAIL Homepage

IRS - The Digital Daily: Income Tax Forms, Inst■
govWorks.com. How can we work for you?
e-government developer
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internal Revenue Service
Welcome to the White House
TROPICAL PREDICTION CENTER/NATIONAL HURRICANE C■
National Archives and Records Administration Ho■
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FAA Office of Accident Investigation
Federal Trade Commission Home Page
US Securities and Exchange Commission
US Census Bureau Home Page

Articles about federal info online

One Government Site Has All the Answers

Elections & Politics

Guardian Unlimited | US Election
British newspaper's look at US presidential race 2000
Web White & Blue: Citizen participation online
Project Vote Smart - A Voter's Self-Defense Sys■

Fed Gov for kids

GPO for kids Ben's Guide: Grades 9-12
government info aimed at high school students
Ben's Guide (9-12): Glossary


International

Trade Arabia Tools: Business, Insight, Opport...
Geography Education: Mapping The World By Hea...
British Official Publications-Comm/media
Internews International & Internet
Open media watch, coverage by region of the world.
Ellen Hume: Media Analyst and Journalist
Ellen brings her international and national reporting experience to thoughts about "the future of news in this changing world of Internet and global entertainment, the role of journalism in a democracy, the importance of ethics" and more. Good links, too.
Trade Arabia Tools: Business, Insight, Opport...
Intelligence Hot Documents @ FAS
Country Background Notes from US State Dept
State department's background note files on countries of the world. (For pre-Jan.2001 --pre-GW Bush administration--archives see GPO link.) Includes geo-political, economic, demographic info.
Country Background Notes from GPO Browse Topics
Information on countries by region and on international organizations.
WorldFactbook2000-CIA
US International Trade Commission
CIA list of foreign Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members
WorldFactbook2000 - cia
Information/Journalism/Canadiana Gateways
Zapme - Business Directory-ireland
via countrywatch
The Washington Diplomat ambassador list
The Washington Diplomat
for international beat, includes diplomat list. Watch for spelling errors.
The Number of Countries in the World
CountryWatch.com - Website to the World
free country info on people, history, economy, agriculture, energy, metals & environment; more for a fee.
Globalization essay at countrywatch@school

South Asia at Sree.net

SAJA: South Asian Journalists Association
SAJA Stylebook


Big link lists from J-schools, papers, profs

Poynter.org - online research tips
Dube, Sreenivasan, Wendland
IRE Resource Center
1,000 tipsheets; 17,000 sample stories!
CyberTimes Navigator at nytimes.com
Ostensibly the home page for the Times newsroom; brief comments, and new items are marked when added.
AssignmentEditor.com - The Newsroom Home Page
JIM LICHTENSTEIN, Managing Editor at CBS/WBBM-TV in Chicago, says he put together AssignmentEditor.com as a way to make his life easier by making those around him more self sufficient. Great collection of links by "beat" topic.
Wired Journalist - Sites (by topic, framed)
Links and info on Web rings for journalists; list itself is organized by categories, "accounting" to "world trouble spots," left frame for navigation; no comments on individual sites. Alternative-use the 165kb full list and the browser find command.
Wired Journalist - 165kb list
Long list. Links are grouped by beat topic headings; no commentary on contents of individual sites. Suggestion: Use browser's cmd-F or ctrl-F key to search for key words that might cut across categories.
Profnet -- experts at colleges
PR people and information officers at colleges, universities, corporations, medical centers, etc., will help reporters find sources.
Resources For Journalists
General Resources Books Broadcast Journalism Chat/Discussion Employment Ethics Finding Experts and Journalists Freedom of Information (FOI) Resources Journalism Awards/Grants Journalism History Journalism Schools Organizations News Headlines Newsgroups an
USUS - internet guide for journalists and reporters
European journalists describe the Internet, how it works, and how to "search" instead of "surf."{
Stateline.org -- resources for news about states
Pew-financed site for journalists, organized by state and by issue. Includes news alerts and search. Health, welfare, taxes, education, campaign finance & election reform, land use and environment, transportation, utilities, crime, state-of-state speeches
State Government Reporter's Guide from stateline.org
resource organizations and web sites topics including education, campaign finance
Prof. Tudor's Megasources for Journalists
From Toronto, with Canadian focus and downloadable book (.exe file) on CAR
Tools for Online Journalists @ about.com
Moderator Jack Downs
Smarter Times: Archives -- topic-oriented NYT critiques
NY Times watcher organizes archives by topics (crime, deregulation, education, etc.)
Online Resources for Writers
great collection of grammar, writing and MLA related links at CapitolCC, Hartford
BFought at Syracuse - lists, newsletters & FOI
Prof. Barbara Fought keeps track of journalism-related mailing lists and newsletters, and maintains a list of Freedom of Information Act resources. She's also co-author of News in a New Century textbook with Jerry Lanson.
Journalism Access -- Mindy McAdams
Mindy teaches online journalism in Florida; went from being a copyeditor to join the original Washington Post online team, and has plenty of online resources to share.
Sree.net - Journalism Web tips
Sree Srivanasan at Columbia University; active in online journalism awards; also South Asian journalists organization.
Harry Amana's Writing/Reporting Page
Prof. Amana is the head of the newswriting and reporting sequence at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism & Mass Communication. In addition to resource bookmarks, he archives story examples for classroom discussion.
NewsLab Index
Newslab has a list of Internet resources for journalists, as well as articles and research aimed at improving broadcast news.
NewsLab Index of beat-related links
Beat resource lists: Water Quality; News & Numbers; Health Care; Census 2000; Rural Issues; Consumer Issues; Campaigns & Elections; Money & Politics; Courts & Justice; Electricity Deregulation; Growth & Sprawl; Transit & Rail; School Funding; Children
NewsLab: Links for Journalists
Beats include water quality, health care, census, rural issues, consumer, elections, money & politics, courts and justice, electricity, growth & sprawl, more. (NewsLab is TV news research institute in D.C.)
Missourian Journalism Resources
Idaho Newspaper Hotlinks.url
Using the Census-SRoss
Power Reporting resources and training for journalists
A Journalist's Guide to the Internet
J-School Online - MMcGuire @ Carleton
http://www.lapham.com/reporting.html
Emerson Library Journalism Resources
Power Reporting Top 100
Welcome To The Reporters Network
User Guide - Reporter's Desktop
Pocket Internet Guide for Writers
Finding Data on the Internet - A Journalist's Guide
People finders, Calculators, other Tools from Arizona Lawyer
CJR - Resources
Online Journalism Review-LINKS
Northern California SPJ Home Page
St. Louis SPJ Sourcefinder
Journalism Links
Journalism and Research Webring (hacks)
Brendan Moon's News Tools
The Journalist's Toolbox--Mike Reilley
a reporter's bookmarks
Resources - Medill New Media Program
Navigating the Net for Journalists
Tools for Online Journalists - US Newspapers Ne■
direct search-Search Tools and Directories
Snap: Reference Resource Center
Internet as rep tool
Reporting Tools
IRE Resource Center
1,000 tipsheets; 17,000 sample stories!
The Nosy Reporter's Corner
Salon.com Directory | Internet
Archive of Salon articles about the Internet itself; online culture and commerce.
EPN | The Electronic Policy Network
Opinion articles on wide variety of topics: Building democracy, crime, environment, etc.

Facsnet

FacsNet on Y2K
Reporting Tools
FACSNET: Journalism resources and education

rtndf & rtnda

The Future of News -- RTNDF publications
Wired Journalist - Sites (text only-157k)
Reporters' Toolbox: Radio and Television

Poynter reporting tips & resources

Poynter.org - Doing Journalism
Poynter.org - Journalism Links
breaking news-air crash research -poynter
NoraPaul-Find an Expert-Poynter
Poynter Daily Tip Sheet
Poynter Tip Sheets Archive

Reporter.ORG

reporter.org
Reporter's Desktop / By Duff Wilson
User Guide - Reporter's Desktop

Barbara Shapiro's lists

Barbara's Graffiti News Researcher Pages
Barbara's News Researcher Graffiti Page

Gannett

Web tools for Newsrooms
Web Resources for Newsrooms

U Missouri

Columbia Missourian Web Resources

People finders, dates, area codes &c.

Profnet -- experts at colleges
PR people and information officers at colleges, universities, corporations, medical centers, etc., will help reporters find sources.

Deceased people

The Political Graveyard
Despite the name, this site includes folks who aren't dead yet, just out of elective or appointed office.
Find A Grave -- famous people and 2.5 million others
Dead People Server
Ancestry.com - Home
Find A Grave

KnowX.com - The Ultimate People Finder Search:
finds names and cities for free, charges for additional public records, licenses, background checks etc.
google phonebook
WhitePages.com forward and reverse directory
find person, business, area code, zip code, email, web site; search by phone number or address; maps, international and toll-free directories
WhitePages
Reverse directories... Dube article at Poynter
Searching by address, you can find phone numbers for everyone in a building, interview someone's neighbors, etc.
White Pages - InfoSpace for palm
555-1212.com reverse lookup
Palm pilot compatible
Lookup_ctystzip
Infospace home page
White Pages - InfoSpace.com
Reverse Lookup - InfoSpace.com
US SEARCH (pay) records and information
Charges $9.95 for "instant locate"; $60 for basic profile; $25 for rush orders; searches backgrounds, criminal records, death certificates, business/asset searches, lawsuits, etc.
AnyWho: AT&T Phones: Yellow, White, Reverse
People finders, Calculators, other Tools from Arizona Lawyer
Welcome to the Bell Atlantic Regional Area Code■
Bigfoot - Tools For The Internet
The Oracle of Bacon -- film people
Demo of database matching /and/ trivia game. Finds links between actors -- what films were they in together, leading ultimately to Kevin Bacon. Also makes "educated guesses" about misspelled names.
Everything E-Mail « - Info on E-mail Addresses, E-Mail Software, E-mail Services, and more!
People Finder Guide
People Finder Guide: Public Records
infousa.com--search name or (reverse) phone number
Bigfoot.com uses this service. Requires last name and state.
People Finder chapter from Internet FactFinder for lawyers
MouseTracker research on people
The News-Record.com's compilation of Web cams
On This Day
Scout Report Signpost - Home

Numeracy & Computer Assisted Reporting

Mass.- Municipal Data Bank
downloadable current and historical financial, tax and other socioeconomic reports from state DLS
Mass. state aid to education -- DLS - Cherry Sheet Index
"Cherry Sheets" are the records of state aid to school districts. Data is available in spreadsheet form.
Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)
It Ain't Necessarily So: How Media Make and U...
First chapter of book by STATS.org, aimed at demystifying news with numbers

Census & demographics

State and Local Government Employment and Pay...
Federal, State, and Local Governments - census info
Census Map Server--find locations
Social Security Administration
FreeDemographics
U.S. Census Bureau - Data Access Tools
Population Projections
Population PDF Publications
U.S. Census Publication P25-1130 Current Population Reports
Census Bureau Glossary
The Associated Press Mass Census page

Precision Journalism, Phil Meyer

The New Precision Journalism - Preface
full text of Phil Meyer's 1991 book
CARstat: Math competency test
phil's math test answers by Bob
excel1
The New Precision Journalism - Chapter 8

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
HyperStat Online: An Introductory Statistics ...
How far is it? -- enter place names and click!
From Bali to you!
On-line for beat reporting - databases
Freep Academy's advice on getting databases from organizations on a beat, using national referral sources, etc.
NewsLab Internet Guide to News with Numbers
Convertit.com -- calculators & conversions
Includes weights, measures, time zones and more.
Mass Municipal Data Bank Spreadsheet Files
Spreadsheets containing current and historical socioeconomic, financial, budget, property tax and assessment data for all 351 cities and towns are available for downloading
Reporting Census 2000
0320Times story on Connecticut census shifts
Bureau of Labor Statistics
How Far is It
What Is...The speed of... (a definition)
Tudor's Journalism Resources
The numerical wizardry behind budget
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statist■
Amazon: Stat for the U... confused
Ed Statistics Fast Facts Tool

Statistics, Polling & Research

t r u t h o u t - Bush-O-Meter
Zogby national polling firm

Stat sites from R Niles

Statistics Every Writer Should Know
Finding Data on the Internet

IPL Pathfinder: Finding Statistics
Historical United States Census Data Browser
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/.../census/cen.pl
Statistics Every Writer Should Know
Surfstat.australia
External Links
Excel for Professionals
FedStats: A to Z
Statistics on the Web

polling

Welcome to Roper Starch Worldwide
America Online/Roper Starch Cyberstudy 2
The Gallup Organization
Gallup Poll Releases - TIMELINE OF POLLING HIST■
THE PEOPLE THE PRESS HOME PAGE
Polling

spss

Statistics on the World Wide Web
Free Download of Book -- SPSS for Beginners
SPSS 6.1 for the Macintosh
SPSS and Statistics Discussion, Help and Book D■

CARR related

CARstat: Other Available Online Resources
NICAR `Net Tour
Tip Sheets from IRE/NICAR
NICAR `Net Tour
On-Line CAR Resources
Dean Tudor's CARR page at Ryerson
Describes texts, technology and links.
Pulitzer redlining CAR: The Color of Money
NoraPaul on CAR
Car Syllabus-chris harper
University of Miami Computer-Assisted Reporting■
Syllabi on computer-assisted reporting, preci...
Analyzing Data Using Excel
Power Reporting: Newsroom training: Tipsheets
On Web-searching, evaluating quality, CARR etc.
Newsengin Free Tools

Reporting tips, laws, overviews

Note: Many sections of this list have one or more links from American Journalism Review's "newslink" site. Now the two are being separated, so the magazine's old bookmarks don't work as of February 2002.

Investigative reporting - examples

The Center for Public Integrity
Funds and publishes booklength investigative reporting on government and business issues.
Investigative Reporters and Editors Ç site
See story of the week, tipsheet of the week, etc.
IRE Training || Training Guide and tipsheets
Search the IRE Resource Center Story Database
Adbusters: Fox Guilty of Playing Chicken
ABC7Chicago.com : I-Team Archive

FOI Requests, Public Records, Shield laws

FBI - Freedom of Information Act - Info
how to file FOI requests with FBI; PDF docs downloadable

Open records and open meetings laws

User's Guide to OpenRecords info RCFP.org
Mass. laws re:Open meetings & records
From Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press (rcfp.org)

State Press Shield & Confidentiality Laws--RCFP
Reporters committee on freedom of the press, includes description of individual state litigation on confidentiality, and shield laws where they exist.
User's Guide to OpenRecords info RCFP.org
Mass. laws re:Open meetings & records
From Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press (rcfp.org)
DOJ: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Department of Justice FOIA pages, including list of contacts at federal agencies, reference guide, making a FOIA request, etc.
FOIA Post -- DOJ position statements & reports on FOIA
FOIA decisions, annual reports, memoranda etc.
FOIA Post (Oct2001): New Attorney General FOIA Memo
Ashcroft FOIA Memo about terrorism exemption and amendments
Archives of FOI-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
BFought at Syracuse - lists, newsletters & FOI
Prof. Barbara Fought keeps track of journalism-related mailing lists and newsletters, and maintains a list of Freedom of Information Act resources. She's also co-author of News in a New Century textbook with Jerry Lanson.
Mass Public Records law info from MLIN mailing list article
SPLC: Sample State FOI Letter
SPJ: FOI RESOURCE STATES CONTACTS - Mass.
SPJ: FOI RESOURCE FOI SAMPLE STORIES

Reporting-textbooks

Mencher text- NEWS REPORTING
Mencher home page 2.url
Mencher home page.url

Interviewing

BBC - Interview Archive
Interviewing 101-smalltownpress.net
NYT Campus Weblines: Interviewing Techniques
How to interview -- oral history UNC
How to Conduct an Interview With a Source

Style guides

BBC News | RADIO NEWSROOM | Alphabetical list...
BBC News | RADIO NEWSROOM | Style Guide Intro
A few pages of The Associated Press Stylebook
The Public Radio Ethics and Style Guide
Includes alphabetized database of usage and pronunciation rules, plus sections on production, ethics and law.
Pronunciation, Usage and Grammar--NPR Style
NPR's guide, compiled by Marcus Rosenbaum and John Dinges.

Law & reporters

Massachusetts has no shield law -- rcfp
State common law has recognized reporter's interests to some extent
Massachusetts Open Records & Meetings Laws
from reporterscommitee on freedom of the press; includes full statutes, procedures.
Student Press Law Center
Headlines, issues, and Open records request letter generator.
"Can We Tape?" RCFP.org
state by state guide to laws about tape-recording (Mass. is restrictive)

Ethics basics

Journalistic ethics -- from CPI & SPJ
Society of Professional Journalists - Ethics Code

Generating & sharing story ideas

ReporterPitch- email story exchange
TheBackhaul.com - Main Page
TV news sites for story ideas

 

Backgrounding

How to create a clip file
Good advice from the editor of SmallTownPress.net

Journalism and reporting the news for beginne...
From reportingthetimes.com
highschooljournalism.org - jargon
NYT Campus Weblines: Beat Reporting
Lessons for high school students, courtesy of the Times.
Campus Weblines: Beat Reporting--dumb questions
"Reading wrong lessons from a cheat sheet,"
highschooljournalism.org - teachers - journal...
NY Times Weekly News Quiz
Small Town Press -- ideas and tips
Resource: News Writing -- annenberg cpb
annenberg cpb 8 hour course by television; available on tape.
Newswriting course on CPB Annenberg
Year 2002 course covers major issues, ethics, law, beat reporting and more.
Reporting tips from Detroit Free Press
Includes CAR basics, questions that focus stories, covering city hall, more.
IPL Pathfinders Subjects - Internet Public Library
Guides by library staff at Michigan State to get you started doing online and library research on dozens of topics.
campus weblines: ch4 clear thinking & writing
nyt feature on online newspapers for high schools
State Databases
Intended for legal research, but links to major directories and databases
Boston Public Library (BPL) - Newspaper Room

Library & general Reference tools & issues

Glossaries, maps, dictionaries, encyc, etc.

News & general glossaries

OneLook Dictionaries
Merriam-Webster
whatis.com
DAX | Education--glossary
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary, Inter...
Dictionary of Difficult Words
Newspaper Designer's HandbookáGlossary
RTNDF Wired Journalist - Glossary
News in the Future GLOSSARY
School Newspaper glossary-columbus nie
The Vocabula Review
Media Link BROADCAST GLOSSARY

Maps

How Far is It
VirtualTravelMaps.com
Interactive online maps of Boston downtown anda few other cities. (Color 3-d aerial views showing buildings, tourist sites, etc)
MapBlast!
MapInfo Data Visualization Maps, Spatial Analysis and Geocoding Intranet and Extranet Solutions
MapQuest
Map Machine: Physical - United States @ nationalgeographic.com
Maps.com

Tech & Media Glossaries

News in the Future GLOSSARY
whatis.com provides tech terms, glossaries & experts
whatis.techtarget.com
whatis.com IT glossary
whatis.com
DAX | Education--glossary
Glossary - Weaving the Web - Berners-Lee
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary, Inter...
Nerds 2.0.1 - Glossary from PBS Series
Links to timeline, biographies and narrative history of computers and the Internet.
Jargon File Resources--Hacker's Dictionary
BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Related Abbreviations
acronyms for everything!
Web Design glossary--Kovarik
From Radford U Prof. Bill Kovarik's textbook, Web Design for the Mass Media
The Chronicle: Jargon Monitor
CNET features - techno - 20 questions: how the Net works
resources - info source - glossary - index
Microsoft FrontPage Glossary
whatis.com IT glossary
Discovery Online, Hackers' Hall of Fame-glossary
A Glossary of Telecommunications Terms, 1998
LangaList Home Page
GLOSSARY of WWW, Web Searching, and Netscape Jargon
Dictionary of Difficult Words
Media Link BROADCAST GLOSSARY
RTNDF Wired Journalist - Glossary
Creating Online Media
NetLingo Dictionary of Internet Words: A Glossary of Online Jargon with Definitions of Terminology & Acronyms
Glossary of Internet Terms--nyt
Glossary--InternetSKMacintosh
Hypertext Terms

HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!
Not just computers -- all kinds of devices and technologies. User interface is framed, includes ad streams, and can be slow by modem.
AskMe.com -- knowledge sharing
Who are the experts?
ehow.com -- how-to instructions
Some surprises: How to celebrate Bunker Hill Day?
Britannica.com
PC Webopaedia home page
Hypertext Webster Gateway at UCSD
Power Reporting: ref book list

News Librarians organization

SLA news (special libraries)
News Library Jobs and Internships
SLA-Sources list

General research, lit, libraries, reference

General education refs

A.Word.A.Day Home Page - vo.url
Greek & Latin Epigraphy
Atlas of the ancient world
Interdisciplinary educ email list
Education-cyberplyayground Tutorials
Educational Cyberplayground-- K-12 teacher trainng and info for internet beginners, especially education resources, directory of "education vendors"

Books online

Bartleby Library: Great Books Online
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
Bartleby Library: Great Books Online
Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style
Hypertext Webster Gateway at UCSD
Hamlet on the Ramparts
MIT Shakespeare
The SECRET Guide to Computers

college libraries

UCLA College Library: Thinking Critically about WWW Resources
U North Carolina-CH Library Services
Welcome to UMass Boston Healey Library Catalog
Wesleyan University Library Tutorial Home Page

Reference-literature

Guide for Writing Research Papers
Modern Language Association Documentation
LCC8310D History of Communication
LibrariesFor the FutureHome Page
The Writers Alliance, Inc. (john@journalist.com)
BiblioBytes - Researching Public Records
Library of Congress
Homework Links
from somerville high school teacher mr. cook
DESIRE Euro
Literary Resources on the Net (Lynch)
Columbia Guide to Online Style
elements of citation, documenting sources, preparing bibliography
Bible Gateway - Search the Bible in Nine Langua■
Shakespeare

The American Heritage Project "Virtual Archives"
Berkeley, Stanford, Duke & U of Virginia shared database of document-finding tools
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Newspapers at Connecticut State Library
Online Catalog (Library of Congress)
Mayfield Publishing Web Research Tutorial
GAO/OSI-97-2 Investigators Guide to Sources of ■
Literacy Index Home Page
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Fry's Rea■
Internet Research FAQ
Guide To Electronic and Print Resources For Jou■
Poynter Online: Research Center Index
Selected Subject Guides & Resources
Journalism Library Home Page
SLA News Division
NEWS LIBRARIANS AND RESEARCHERS
Ready Reference
The Why Files
ready references online
reference refdesk.com

Boston Public Library
Emerson Library
Emerson Copyright Policy
The Internet Lawyer Ç legal and fact-finder links
Reference Shelf by Rob Kabacoff
words, phone numbers, zip codes, and more.
Voice of the Shuttle: Media Studies Page
Includes Journalism, TV, film, CDROM, music, radio, comics, Internet, cyberculture & telcom.
Browse Topics of all GPO documents
Hundreds of federal publications by topic: from accounting, aerospace, africa... to women, workers comp and zip codes.
Librarians' Index to the Internet --Berkeley Sunsite
Stumpers-L Ç list archives & faq for research librarians
Dominican University Grad School of Library & Info Science, wombat wit & wisdom
USUS - internet guide for journalists and reporters
Stateline.org article about its news research site
Profnet -- experts at colleges
PR people and information officers at colleges, universities, corporations, medical centers, etc., will help reporters find sources.
Internet Prospector Reference Desk - Nonprofit Prospect Research
"Online!" Contents & Citation styles
citation style chapters of book are online
"Online!" Internet Sources link list (book)
Link list organized like a library catalog... Accounting and Agriculture to Theater and Writing.
ebrary
British Official Publications
Reference list from Winsor School library

Searching & Evaluating info sources

ResearchBuzz Articles: Excite -- More than Me...

Media & mass comm academic research tools

Grants & Media foundations

GrantSource Library
The Reuter Foundation: Home Page
The Reuter Foundation: Diary

AEJMC: Communication Technology and Policy
CIOS/Comserve main menu
Howie's Home Page
Proj for Excellence in Journalism Case Studies
downloadable case studies in decision making
Newsies: Links to journalists with home pages o■
TheStandard.com: ARTICLE DISPLAY
CJR - Resources - Online Journalsim
Journalism Exercises (john@journalist.com)
notes.sej.org/
News in a New Century textbook
publisher's thin site
WebRadio.com -press info

Using Public Relations resources

PR sites' shortcomings newmedia.com
Jakob Nielsen critiques PR sites online in article at newmedia.com
Corporate Sites Seem to Skim... nyt
Jakob Nielsen critiques PR sites online in NYTimes
MediaMap PR tools & research
PR Watch Home Page
Investigative reporting on the public relations industry.
Profnet -- experts at colleges
PR people and information officers at colleges, universities, corporations, medical centers, etc., will help reporters find sources.
Microsoft Announces Grants - PR sample
Boston Community Centers and GrandFamilies programs get PR salvo from Microsoft.
Andy Rooney: On Ethics and PR
from cpb newswriting series
Lobbyists and Astroturf from Microsoft
fake "letters from ordinary citizens"
PRSA Boston Chapter - Home
Welcome to PRSA - national
Public Relations Society's own site, resources, interests. What *are* the flacks thinking?
PRSA-NCC Home Washington DC
DC PR society chapter has "find and expert" and "professional services" links, faqs.
Nielsen on Journalists & PR value of sites
Executive summary of $$$ report on what journalists are looking for on organizations' sites.
nyt on Nielsen PR site report
Channel 7 on Nielsen PR report
PR Insight: Corporate Web Sites Score Low in PR

Evaluating information; critical thinking

Becoming a Critical Thinker (book excerpts)
PR Watch Home Page
Investigative reporting on the public relations industry.
Valley Advocate: PR Nation, John Stauber interview
Author of "Toxic Sludge is Good for You" interviewed by Amherst weekly.
Reenactments and fakery on tv news
from "Becoming a Critical Thinker" at skepdic.com
Poynter.org - online research tips
Dube, Sreenivasan, Wendland
Bob Baker's Newsthinking
Tips on writing and reporting from author of the book "newsthinking"
TruthOrFiction.com
Similar to Snopes, verifies or challenges online rumors, warnings, virus alerts.
Evaluating Quality by Walt Howe
From Delphi Web design forum -- checklist of ways to evaluate information quality. Ironically, design of the page may not be a great example of "quality."
LLRX -- ResearchWire: Evaluating quality of web info
From publisher of the Virtual Chase law web site.
HSU Library Critical Thinking/Disinformation ...
The Virtual Chase: Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
legal research site, includes search tutorial, guidelines, checklist for evaluating quality.
Free Pint - Helping you use the Web for your ...
Free Pint is an email newsletter with tips on Internet searching and Web site reviews. archives, q&a online. Despite the name, some features require registration and fees
LII - Evaluation of Internet resources
Berkeley sunsite, Internet resource for librarians
www.spawar.na.../welcome.page
Teaching Library home page
Using the Census-SRoss
ucsb faq on evaluating sources
STEP: Searching for, Evaluating and Citing Re...
Welcome to the National Fraud Information Center
Urban Legends Reference Pages: PBS Hoax
The PBS & NPR Petition Hoax
Urban Legends Reference Pages: PBS hoax
Post drug-pulitzer case
Urban Legends Reference Pages
Counterintelligence-tools for media analysis
NCAHF - Newsletter 20-1
http://www.ncahf.org/internet.html
Possible Article Contribution Topics
UCLA College Library: Thinking Critically about WWW Resources
Evaluation of information sources
critical thinking skills - evaluation of WWW sites
UNC bibliog of critical evaluation skills
Evaluating Web Sites--Cornell
Hope Tillman's Recent Presentations
Evaluating Quality on the Net
Evaluating the Evaluators
Evaluating Quality on the Net-tillman
Librarian Hope Tillman's Writings and Presentations
Web Evaluation: Criteria
Readings on Database Evaluation & Quality
Evaluating Web-Based Resources
BRILL'S CONTENT: Best of the Web: (04/00)
BRILL'S CONTENT: Best of the Web: (04/00)
Internet Content Rating Association
Active Concepts: Web site analysis and monito...

Web searching tools &tips

G E E K T O O L S
geektools include calculators, rfcs, whois, spam tools and more
SamSpade.org-whois and other quick tools
traceroute, rwhois, author search, ip whois etc
SamSpade.org Tools--tech search
finds IP addresses, hidden URLs, etc.
The Internet Archive: Building an 'Internet L...
USUS - research techniques for an online journalist

Google tips & background

Google Search Basics
Google Search Tips
How to Refine your Google Search
Google Search Technology -- why use Google?
Benefits of Google Search

Search OpenDirectory-ODP

ODP - Open Directory Project
Open Directory - Computers: Systems: Macintosh
Open Directory - Computers: Hardware: Systems...

search tools

Google
Google Search Basics
Google Search: Fed Govt sites
Google Groups (Usenet search)
Formerly "dejanews" or "deja.com," Google has taken over this major archive of Internet Usenet "newsgroup" messages on thousands of topics.
Google Search: news.newusers.questions
Search Engine Showdown
AllTheWeb.com
See advanced search options, including exact phrase
AltaVista - AltaVista Advanced Search Tutorial
Detailed directions for main and advanced searching with AltaVista, including sections on how AltaVista works and how to get your own site indexed.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Search Engine Watch: Tips About Internet Sear...
BigYellow: Yellow Pages
The Search Engine Report - Popular Articles
Raging Search

Web directories

Yahoo!
Google Web Directory

Tutorials & tips--online searching

Search Engine Watch: Tips About Internet Sear...
Web Searching Tips at searchenginewatch
Internet Guides, Tutorials, and Training (LOC)
Link lists from the Library of Congress.
Search Tools Features Chart at Harvard
Compares Google, Deja, Excite on coverage, case, truncation,boolen operators, etc.
LII - Evaluation of Internet resources
All the Web, All the Time - alltheweb.com
Mining the 'Deep Web' With Specialized Drills
infotrac search tutorial
Google Search Basics
AltaVista--Directory vs Search
AltaVista Advanced Search Tutorial - Table of...
Power Searching For Anyone
Web Searching Tips from Searchenginewatch
AltaVista - Help - Search Cheat Sheet
How to Refine your Google Search
Basic Internet Searching Seminar
Search Strategies
Howstuffworks.com's "Building a search"
Yahoo! How-To

Online bookmark managers

Mossberg's Mailbox -- Personal Technology fro...
MyBookmarks.com - Access your bookmarks onlin...
Blink.com - manage, organize, and share your We■
Backflip | bookmark-sharing service online

Explore the Internet (Library of Congress)
Search tools, topical guides, government browsers, etc.
LII - Searching the Internet Topics
Guidance from the Librarians Index to the Internet
Learn the Net: An Internet Guide and Tutorial
Finding Information on the Internet: A TUTORIAL
Internet as rep tool
Howstuffworks.com's "How Internet Search Engi...
Search Systems - Largest Free Public Records ...
Pacific Information Resources, over 4000 public record databases.
Copernic.com - program to use & filter search engines
Search Engines and Their News Features 1999
All the Web, All the Time - alltheweb.com
AltaVista: Main Page
AltaVista - Advanced Search
[ MetaCrawler« ]
CNET Search.com
Northern Light Search
Lycos
U. Iowa Journalism - Online Searching and Infor■
MIT: Search
Dogpile
Meta Search Engines - Mega Search Engines : 1bl■
GoTo.com - Search made simple.

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