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Finding Web Information
Searching for information on the Web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Consider the type of information needed, and what kinds of sources might provide it. For example, demographics statistics are available at census.gov. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web.
Recommended Web Resources
"An investigative reporter designed the Reporter's Desktop as a ... single page to focus thinking on varied, detailed and often urgent reporting needs. An everyday tool for deadline reporting.
The RD is offered here for the good of the greater community of journalists."
FactCheck.org monitors the accuracy of claims by politicians, political ads and chain e-mails. We cut through the spin and tell you what is true and what is false.
Published by the Center for Media and Democracy, a non-profit public-interest "investigative research and reporting group," SourceWatch is a "...collaborative resource for citizens and journalists looking for documented information about the corporations, industries, and people trying to influence public policy and public opinion."
Reporting on Health
"ReportingonHealth is an online community for people passionate about fostering great health and medical coverage of our communities. ReportingonHealth provokes conversations about health journalism, blogging, and storytelling. It provides its members with a place to swap ideas, to showcase their work and to benefit from our reporting toolkits and tip-filled blogs. "
Accuracy in the Media
"Accuracy In Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage."
Online tool for streamlining Freedom of Information Act requests.
"A project of the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative, [Journalist's Resource is] an open-access site that curates scholarly studies and reports [relevant to major topics in the news]." (from the homepage)
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From the Society of Prof Journalists
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