Sunday, January 02, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
Nothing in the news this week equalled that of the devastation in Southeast Asia. I posted several links on the blog on But the enormity of the story is overwhelming. Probably the best collection of research links, experts and background on this story was posted by SAJA, the Southeast Asia Journalists' Association, on the Poynter Website.

In journalism news, A new blog from Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, based on his book, 'We the Media'.

More links....

  • Quick Links on Odd Questions: great guide to fast reference answers from search guru Mary Ellen Bates, from AskSam.
  • A couple new Net monitoring tools you might be able to use: Waypath is a tool that helps you find blogs to read on topics you're interested in. PubSub lets you subscribe to have news on your topic from blogs and news sources direct to your browser. Or EDGAR filings, airline delays, etc.
  • The Tampa Project: Tampa Trib/TBO has done this huge report on Tampa's history, future.
  • Florida Regional Coastal Mapping Data files from DEP. Includes data showing coastal change after 2004 hurricanes. Direct to mapping. (Via Pensacola Beach Blog, which is posting hurricane recovery news.)
  • Florida Hate Crimes Report, 2003
  • U.S. Population on new year's day: 295 million, press release from Census.
  • Patterns of Latino residential settlement, study from Pew Hispanic Center.
  • Top International Freight Gateways, list from Bureau of Transportation Statistics does not include any Florida port -- air or sea.
  • I missed this when it came out a few weeks ago, but worth reading if you missed it too: Media Bistro's 2004 journalism year in review.
  • Also, Tim Porter is linking on the newspaper business: read "Rethinking the News Factory" and "Indistinct Equals Extinct".
  • Jay Rosen has PressThink's Top Ten Journalism Ideas of 2004
    Governments, Politics:
  • AskSam has also made the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 searchable. You just have to download their sample software, plus the data.
  • Latin American Security Challenges: a report by the Naval War College.

  • The Empire that was Russia: a turn-of-the-last-century photographer took black and white photos thru color filters. Now the negatives have been combined to make incredible color photos. At the Library of Congress.


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