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Recommended Web Resources
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."
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.
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)
Poynter - A Global Leader in Journalism
Poynter's News University is one of the world's most innovative online journalism and media training programs ever created. From multimedia techniques to writing and reporting, we've got more than 300 free and low-cost courses. As the e-learning project of The Poynter Institute, NewsU extends Poynter’s mission as a school for journalists, future journalists, teachers of journalism and anyone interested in the craft and values of journalism.
"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."
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. "
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."
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