Sunday, January 22, 2006

Weekend update: Other things found last week:

In one of the most interesting new media stories this week, Geoff Dougherty had to change the name of his Chicago Daily News website because Sun-Times owns the name of the old (once a Knight) newspaper now. Hmm. So now the Website is the Chi-Town Daily News. I'm not surprised; seems those old trademarks are still currency. I guess you might not be able to use use Miami News or Washington Star, either.

And, another Google Maps mashup: AP/Google Maps mashup, where you can find location of a story on Google Maps.

The other links:

  • Some good military/war/conflict links: Project Ploughshares, includes Armed Conflicts Report, 2005; Human Security Report, 2005; Center for International Development and Conflict Management at UMd, with several conflict research datasets.
  • Transformation for What: 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review
    fromStrategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Military, study (PDF) from Army War College.
  • What, When, and Where America Eats: A State-of-the-Industry Report.
  • Hurricane Digital Memory Bank has archives on Katrina, Rita and Wilma; from Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University and the University of New Orleans.
  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake from Berkeley's Bancroft Library.
  • Our Bodies, Our Selves, resources for women's health in this companion to the classic book.
  • Global Health Facts, statistics from around the world from Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • 2005 Computer Crime Survey from FBI.

  • Hot Topics: Samuel Alito: lots of good links from U.Mich's law library.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Newspaper Archive: free access to newspaper pages of historical significance: over 50,000 pages in this collection.

  • Foreign-Born Population of the United States from the American Community Survey: 2003
  • New features on the Census' American Factfinder.

    Governments, Politics:
  • The Sales Tax Clearinghouse has info on sales tax in all the states. (need to register)

  • Downloadable Nautical Charts from NOAA.

  • SBC Yellow Pages available with registration in scanned pages. The SBC books include cities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Arkansas, Kansas, Missour, Oklahoma, Texas, California and Nevada.

  • How I got the story: several alternative weekly writers and designers give background on some of their best pieces.

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Washingtonian on Washington Post blogs.
  • Blogophile: watches the blogs and reports interesting comments.


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