Saturday, May 07, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
A reminder to News Division members heading to Toronto next month for the SLA conference: the NewsliBlog will be the place where you can post coverage of the convention as it goes on. Email me at edonovan -at- if you're going and would like your own password to post to the blog. I'm helping teach a continuing education course on blogging there, along with Jessica Baumgart of the Harvard News Service and we'll be setting up some other blogs too. Keep an eye out for the news.

The links....

  • National Parks Reports: fulltext books, studies, on the parks. There is a historical study of Biscayne Natl Park here, but nothing on the Everglades. (?)
    Governments, Politics:
  • A journalists' guide to the Federal Courts
  • Separation of Church & State a study by American Jewish Committee.
  • Al's Morning Meeting had good background links this week on judges appointments, Senate filibusters, and base closures.
  • HispanSource: hispanic market information.
  • look up acronyms and abbreviations. From Acronym Finder, another useful tool. Thanks to Joseph Cooper from WLRN in Miami for pointing this out.
  • Searching between the covers: Greg Notess discusses how to search within fulltext books.
  •, from George Mason University, 'keeps journalists on their toes' by analysing stats and scientific info used in stories.
  • State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons -- Statistical tables by county from Bureau of Justice Statistics.
  • Facts for Features on Mothers' Day from the Census.
  • Fixing journalism: Derek Willis questions why newsrooms are so bad at making information available within their organizations. This essay was posted to the NewsLib discussion list and then linked on Romenesko.
  • John Woestendiek says journalists will be able to get rich selling their notes.
  • Just added to Nexis: Farm Journal, and three other farming periodicals.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Have you checked out Global Voices yet? It's a news aggregator that finds useful news from blogs around the world, particularly from third world countries. I may have linked previously, but worth another look. Also:
  • RConversation, a blog from former TV journalist Rebecca McKinnon, who is one of the creators of Global Voices.


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