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Journalism 772 and 472: Computer-Assisted Reporting

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

University of Maryland

Spring 2011

 

Student presentation Web sites

and Web sites for issues in the news:

 

Past semesters

 

 

Sample Format For Submitting Your Links:

 

Transportation

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation

www.dot.gov

 

The National Transportation Safety Board

www.ntsb.gov

 

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

http://hazmat.dot.gov

 

Searchable Database

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

 

Downloadable Database

 

The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/hmisframe.htm

 

Story:

 

“Rails Carry a Growing Risk;

With train traffic through the region surging,

a close call after a recent derailment in San Bernardino raises the question:

Are we ready for a real disaster?”

By Phil Pitchford, Ben Goad, David Danelski and Mark Kawar

The Press-Enterprise, San Bernardino, CA

November 20, 2005

http://www.pe.com/digitalextra/metro/trains/inland.html

 

 

 

Sites for Class Discussions:

 

 

 Data Explored at a Variety of Levels

 

2008 Presidential Election

New York Times maps

State results, county results, county shifts

http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/map.html

 

 

Data-Driven Stories on Teacher Certification

 

“Teachers who fail,”

Chris Davis and Matthew Doig,

Sarasota Herald-Tribune,

 December 12, 2004

Sidebars:

"How we did this story"

“State Fights to Prevent Access to Teacher Information”

 

 

“D.C. Reduces Number Of Unqualified Teachers;

City Still Trails Neighboring Jurisdictions”

By Bill Turque

The Washington Post

Jan. 8, 2009

 

“Number of unqualified teachers has risen six-fold under Labour”

By Sarah Harris

Daily Mail

United Kingdon

April 16, 2008

 

IRE synopses of analyses of teacher certification data in other states:

 

Illinois: Chicago Sun-Times, 2001:

http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter/view.php?number=18367

 

Virginia: Virginian-Pilot, 2001: http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter/view.php?number=17798

 

Ohio: Columbus Dispatch, 2000:

 http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter/view.php?number=17279

 

New York: New York Daily News, 1999:

http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter/view.php?number=16647

 

Tennessee: Commercial Appeal, 1995:

http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter/view.php?number=12617


New Data Projects from CNS and Maryland Newsline

 

“State Archives' Budget Struggles Leaves Tattered Treasures,”

By Steve Kilar, Capital News Service

April 28, 2011

 

“Arson, Then Foreclosures, Burn Indian Head Home Owners,”

By Steve Kilar, Capital News Service,

 

April 15, 2011

Detail: “Blacks in Maryland who bought homes between 2004 and 2006 were more than twice as likely to receive subprime rates for their first mortgage as whites with the same income, according to data collected by the federal government and analyzed by Capital News Service.”

 

 “More Than 1,500 Homicides Grow Cold in Prince George's County,”

By Andy Marso, Capital News Service, May 4, 2011

 

“Maryland on Track to Comply with Federal Juvenile Detention Rules,”

By Maggie Clark, Capital News Service, April 29, 2011

 

 

Some Final Items:

 

Annie Dillard, from The Writing Life

 

Publick Occurrences, Both Forreign and Domestick, 1690

 

Thomas Paine, from Common Sense, 1776

 

Stories all around: The Patrick Hughes Story

 

Mastery in many forms: Shadow puppets

 

 

Libya

http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00012705.html

 

 

Databases Used for Recent CNS projects

 

Package: “Making it in America”

http://www.newsline.umd.edu/politics/specialreports/immigration/default.htm

 

Story: “Vietnamese Refugee Recounts Family's Struggles to Make It in http://www.newsline.umd.edu/politics/specialreports/immigration/refugee-story-121310.htm

 

Map: Refugees and Asylees by County

http://www.newsline.umd.edu/politics/specialreports/immigration/refugee-years-graphic/refugee-map.htm

 

Chart: Media Use of Immigration Terms

 http://www.newsline.umd.edu/politics/specialreports/immigration/word-chart-xml/illegal-immigration-term-chart.htm

 

Example of documentation on Web:

http://www.actar.org/pdf/md_ovl3.pdf

 

 

Examples of database documentation on the Web

 

Social Security Death Index
http://data.nicar.org/files/active/0/layout.txt

FBI Annual Supplemental Homicide Report - part of the Uniform Crime Reports
http://data.nicar.org/files/active/0/lay_shr.txt

IRS tax exempt organizations
http://data.nicar.org/files/active/0/990layout.txt

consumer product safety commission
http://data.nicar.org/files/active/0/cpsc.pdf

Fatality Analysis reporting System
http://data.nicar.org/files/active/0/FARS_layout_94_08.xls

 

 

Stories Ideas Hiding in Plain Sight

 

“New York Manhole Covers, Forged Barefoot in India”

Heather Timmons, New York Times, Nov. 26, 2007

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/26/nyregion/26manhole.html

 

 

Data Visualization

 

 Charles Joseph Minard (1781-1870)

http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/minard_napoleon.png

 

Edward Tufte – Principles of Graphical Excellence

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/visual/TufteGraphicalExcellence.pdf

 

Washington Post 1993 Homicide Series

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/visual/PostHomicides.pdf

 

Challenger: Previous Data

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/visual/tufte1.pdf

 

Challenger: Data Revised

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/visual/tufte2.pdf

 

Dallas Morning News – School Testing Irregularities

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/stories/TexasSchoolCheating.pdf

 

Miami Herald Hurricane Andrew Coverage

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/hurricaneandrew.htm

 

Post: Census National

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/visual/CensusNational.pdf

 

Post: Census Regional

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/visual/CensusRegional.pdf

 

Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

http://tv.gawker.com/5701672/watch-a-visualization-of-countries-health-wealth-over-200-years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo&feature=youtu.be

 

Journalism in the Age of Data (See Part II)

http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/

  

Visual display of data: Examples

http://bit.ly/chinoy_data_viz

 

 

Historic Television Investigation

 

Edward R. Murrow

“Harvest of Shame”

CBS News, 1960

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7087479n 

 

 

 

Sites for Class Presentations:

 

 For-Profit Business - Brooke

 

Consumer Product Safety Commission

http://www.cpsc.gov/

 

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/

 

PR Newswire: United Business Media

http://www.prnewswire.com/#

 

Searchable databases:

 

Federal Trade Commission

http://www.ftc.gov/

 

U.S. Securities Exchange Commission

http://www.sec.gov/

 

Downloadable database:

 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost

 

Story:

 

“Are Toyota’s Accelerators Safe?:

‘Some Toyota owners suspect a glitch in the electronic throttle control system’ ”

By Brian Ross and produced by Joseph Rhee

ABC News Investigation

Nov. 3, 2009

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8982147

 

 

 

 

Health Care – Ashley L.

 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

www.cdc.gov

 

The Kaiser Family Foundation

www.kff.org

 

The Center for Studying Health System Change

www.hschange.org

 

Searchable Database:

 

The Maryland Board of Physicians

http://www.mbp.state.md.us/

 

(directory of other state medical boards)

 http://www.fsmb.org/for-the-public.html

 

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

www.jcaho.org

 

Downloadable Database:

 

Colorado Medical Board Licensee Database Request

https://www.doradls.state.co.us/lic_database_req.php

 

Story:

 

“When Caregivers Harm:  Problem Nurses Stay on the Job as Patients Suffer,”

Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber, ProPublica, and Maloy Moore, The Los Angeles Times,

July 11, 2009

http://www.propublica.org/article/when-caregivers-harm-california-problem-nurses-stay-on-job-710

 

The Database Compiled by Reporters

 http://projects.propublica.org/nurses/

 

Subsequent Stories:

 

“Schwarzenegger Sweeps Out Nursing Board”

Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein

The Los Angeles Times

July 14, 2009

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-nursing-board14-2009jul14,0,1002564.story

 

“California Nursing Board’s Executive Officer Resigns”

Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber

The Los Angeles Times

July 15, 2009

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-nurse15-2009jul15,0,4544890.story

 

“Nursing Board Seeks to Triple Enforcement Staff”

Michael Finnegan and Charles Ornstein

The Los Angeles Times

July 28, 2009

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-nurses28-2009jul28,0,2806513.story

 

 

World of the Disadvantaged – Ashley W.

 

The Consumer Federation of America

www.consumerfed.org

 

The Institute for Research on Poverty

www.irp.wisc.edu

(also has downloadable databases)

 

The Journalism Center on Children and Families

www.journalismcenter.org

 

Searchable Database:

 

The US Census Bureau

www.census.gov

 

World Resources Institute

http://earthtrends.wri.org/searchable_db/index.php?theme=4

 

Downloadable Database:

 

US Department of Homeland Security Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/files/statistics/publications/yearbook.shtm

 

Story:

 

“Immigrants and the California Economy”

By Ronald Campbell, The Orange County Register

Part I: California’s addiction to immigrant labor (Sept. 8, 2010)

Part 2: ‘Cynical’ policy tacitly encourages illegal immigration (Sept. 14, 2010)

Part 3: Who wins, loses from mass immigration to California? (Sept. 20, 2010)

Part 4: Immigration reform: Touching the third rail of U.S. politics (Sept. 28, 2010).

http://articles.ocregister.com/2010-09-08/news/24633955_1_immigration-policy-immigrant-labor-undocumented-immigrants

 

 

 

Business:  Companies & Workplace – Andrew

Morningstar
www.10kwizard.com or www.footnoted.com

They Rule
www.theyrule.net

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov

PR Newswire: United Business Media

www.prnewswire.com

Searchable Database

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
www.sec.gov
Edgar System: http://sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm

Downloadable Database:

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
http://www.sba.gov/content/2010-small-business-profiles-states-and-territories

Story:

“Part-time board work yielding big-time pay”
Cary Spivak, Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 28, 2010
http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/97242609.html

Database created by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Staff
http://www.jsonline.com/business/97088039.html

 

 

 

Nonprofit and religious organizations – Tori

 

American Institute of Philanthropy—Charity Watchdog Report

www.charitywatch.org

 

National Center for Charitable Statistics

http://nccs.urban.org

 

Guidestar

www.guidestar.org

 

Internal Revenue Service

www.irs.gov

 

Searchable databases

 

Better Business Bureau --Wise Giving Alliance

www.give.com

 

NOZA

www.nozasearch.com

 

Pennsylvania Charitable Fundraising Database

http://projects.mcall.com/charity-solicitors/

 

Downloadable database

 

Disciples Mission Fund

http://www.disciplesmissionfund.org/GivingToolsandReports/tabid/682/Default.aspx

Story:

 

“Veteran’s Charities Don’t Make the Grade.”

ABC News

Nov. 9, 2007

.   http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3843367

 

 

Courts – Alison

 

 Public Access to Court Electronic Records

http://www.pacer.gov/

 

The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

http://www.martindale.com/

 

The Judicial Staff Directory

http://library.cqpress.com/jsd/

 

Searchable databases:

 

Wisconsin Court System Simple Case Search

http://wcca.wicourts.gov/simpleCaseSearch.xsl;jsessionid=0E421A03CB57DCEF4B6756D74C0E0B0C.render6

 

State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Search

http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Lawyer_Directory

 

Wisconsin Court System Attorneys’ Professional Discipline Compendium

http://compendium.olr.wicourts.gov/app/search

 

Maryland Judiciary Case Search

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/processDisclaimer.jis

 

Downloadable database:

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=403

 

Story:

 

 “Convicted attorneys are still practicing”

By Cary Spivak and Ben Poston

 

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis.

January 29, 2011

http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/114879194.html

 

“Lawyers’ clients kept in dark on past issues”

By Cary Spivak and Ben Poston

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis.

February 5, 2011

http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/115396204.html

 

 

 

 

Justice System (pt. 1) – Jeffrey

 

Transactional Records Clearing House

http://trac.syr.edu/

 

Spot Crime mapping

(with information from the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety)

http://spotcrime.com/#3409%20Tulane%20Drive%2C%20Hyattsville%20Maryland

 

http://www.umpd.umd.edu/UMDPS-IncidentLogs.cfm

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics – National Judicial Reporting Program

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=241

 

Searchable Database

 

Texas Tribune – Texas Prison Inmates

 http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/texas-prisons/

 

Downloadable Database

 

DC Crime Incidents in 2010

http://data.dc.gov/

 

Story

 

Dispatch Investigation: Deportation Nation

Day 1: Justice Denied

Day 2: Revolving Door

Day 3: Enormous Costs

 

By Stephanie Czekalinski

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH

December 26-28, 2010

 

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/special_reports/stories/2010/deport/index.html

 

 

 

Judicial System, part 1 – Katelin

 

United States Courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/

 

SearchStystems: indexes public records online and links to courthouse databases

http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net/

 

ACLU’s National Prison Project

http://www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights

 

Searchable databases:

 

Maryland Judiciary Judgments and Liens Search

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/judgment/index.jsf

 

Downloadable database:

 

National Corrections Reporting Program: Time Served In State Prison,

By Offense, Release Type, Sex, And Race

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2045

 

Sentences of Federal Offenders

http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/ind/SENTENCES.Federal_offenders.1.html

 

Story:

 

“The Journal: Justice For Sale,”

By Stephen Talbolt, Shelia Kaplan and Bill Moyers

PBS’s Bill Moyers revisits the 1999 FRONTLINE special “Justice for Sale.”

Feb. 19, 2010

http://video.pbs.org/video/1418584020/#

 

Transcript of the original 1999 FRONTLINE special “Justice for Sale.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/justice/etc/script.html

 

 

 

 

Environment - Richelle

 

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/

 

U.S. Geological Survey

http://search.usgs.gov/

 

Society of Environmental Journalists

http://www.sej.org/

http://www.sej.org/library/source-lists/overview

 

Environmental News Network

http://www.enn.com/

 

Downloadable database

 

Environmental Protection Agency: Airs Data

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/airs/airsaqs/detaildata/downloadaqsdata.htm

 

GEODATA

http://www.geodata.gov

 

Searchable Database

 

Radnet

http://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/erams_query.simple_query

 

Story:

“Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering”

Charles. Duhigg

The New York Times, Sept. 12, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/us/13water.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2

 

 

 

 

Real Estate – Sean

 

Fannie Mae

www.fanniemae.com

 

IRS

www.irs.gov

 

FEMA

www.fema.gov

 

National Association of Realtors

www.realtor.org

 

Searchable Database

 

SearchSystems.net

www.searchsystems.net

 

Department(s) of Real Estate

www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/

 

Downloadable Database

 

Maryland Department of Planning

www.mdp.state.md.us/

 

Story

 

‘Huge losses put federal flood insurance plan in the red’

By Thomas Frank

USA Today

August 26, 2009

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-08-25-flood-insurance_N.htm

 

 

 

Law Enforcement – Jessica

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos160.htm

 

City of Cincinnati Police Manuel

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/police/pages/-5960-/

 

Maryland State Police

http://www.mdsp.org/

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

http://www.fbi.gov/

 

Searchable Databases:

 

National Sex Offender Database

http://www.nsopw.gov/Core/Portal.aspx

 

Bureau of Justice Assistance

http://bjatraining.ncjrs.gov/

 

Downloadable Database:

 

State and Local Public Policies in the United States

http://www.statepolicyindex.com/?page_id=5

 

Hate Crime Statistics (FBI)

http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2009/download/index.html

 

Story:

 

“A Few Blocks, 4 Years, 52,000 Police Stops”

By Ray Rivera, Al Baker and Janet Roberts

The New York Times, July 11, 2010

 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/nyregion/12frisk.html

 

 

 

Transportation – Ana

 

U.S. Department of Transportation

http://www.dot.gov/

 

Federal Aviation Administration

http://www.faa.gov/

 

National Transportation Safety Board

http://www.ntsb.gov/

 

Regional Airline Association

http://www.raa.org/

 

Aerospace Industries Association of America

http://www.aia-aerospace.org/

 

Searchable database:

 

The National Transportation Safety Board

http://www.ntsb.gov/

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/index.aspx

 

Downloadable Databases:

 

Federal Aviation Administration

Wildlife Strike Database

http://wildlife-mitigation.tc.faa.gov/wildlife/

 

Federal Aviation Administration

The National Flight Data Center Airport Facilities Database

http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/airportdata_5010/menu/index.cfm

 

Data Dictionary for the National Flight Data Center (NFDC) Airport Facilities Table

http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/airportdata_5010/nfdcfacilitiesdictionary.cfm

 

Federal Aviation Administration

Passenger Boarding and All Cargo Data for U.S. Airports

http://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/

 

 

Story:

 

“Flying Cheaper”

By Miles O’Brien and Produced by Catherine Rentz

Frontline, PBS

and American University School of Communication’s Investigative Reporting Workshop

Jan. 18, 2011

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/flying-cheaper/?utm_campaign=fullplayer&utm_medium=relatedshow&utm_source=videoimage?autoplay

 

 

 

Education – Kyle

 

Useful databases:

 

Collegiate Athletics Funding Database

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/ncaa-finances.htm

 

NCAA Student Data

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NCAA/

 

Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu

 

National Center for Education Statistics, The Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System

http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

 

Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/section/Financial-Institutional-Data/132/

 

 

Story:

 

"How student fees boost college sports amid rising budgets"

By Steve Berkowitz,Jodi Upton, Michael McCarthy and Jack Gillum

USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/2010-09-21-student-fees-boost-college-sports_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Energy and Utilities – Nicole

 

U.S. Energy Information Administration

http://www.eia.doe.gov

 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

http://www.ferc.gov

 

Federal Communications Commission

http://www.fcc.gov

 

Searchable Database

 

Texas Railroad Commission

http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/

 

Downloadable Database

 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms/form-714/data.asp

 

U.S. Energy Regulatory Commission

http://www.eia.doe.gov/

 

Story

 

“Invisible lines: The dangers of natural gas pipelines”

Original reporting by: Bret Shipp

WFAA Channel 8, Dallas, TX

 

Broadcast on PBS’s Need to Know on December 17, 2010

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/video/video-invisible-lines-the-dangers-of-natural-gas-pipelines/5874/#disqus_thread

 

 

 

Real Estate – Dana

 

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

http://www.naic.org/index.htm

 

Bureau of Land Management

www.blm.gov

 

Urban Land Institute

www.uli.org

 

Searchable Database

 

Compare Florida’s Property Insurers (database compiled by reporter)

http://projects.heraldtribune.com/insurancerisk/insurancerisk.html

 

Downloadable Database

 

HUD Aggregated USPS Administrative Data on Address Vacancies

http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/usps.html

 

Stories

 

“Weak insurers put millions of Floridians at risk”

By Paige St. John

The Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, FL

http://projects.heraldtribune.com/insurancerisk/insuranceriskhome.html#

 

I. Weak insurers put Floridians at risk (Feb. 28, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100228/article/2281082

 

II. How insurers make millions on the side (March 13, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100314/article/303149999?p=all&tc=pgall&tc=ar

 

III. Regulators take a gamble on discount insurance (April 19, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100419/article/4191032?p=all&tc=pgall&tc=ar

 

IV. Property insurers sending billions overseas: Reinsurance firms profit as reserves dwindle (Oct. 24, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101024/article/10241104?p=all&tc=pgall&tc=ar

 

V. Florida insurers rely on dubious storm model (Nov. 14, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101114/article/11141026?p=all&tc=pgall

 

VI. How State Farm cashed in on a crisis  (Dec. 5, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101205/article/12051021?p=all&tc=pgall

 

VII. Florida’s insurance pain set to deepen (Dec. 30, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101230/article/12301050?p=all&tc=pgall

 

Related stories

 

No hurricanes but bigger insurance bills on the way (Dec. 26, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101226/article/12261053?p=all&tc=pgall&tc=ar

 

More turn to riskier home insurers (Dec. 31, 2010)

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101231/article/12311017

 

 

 

Education – Greg

 

Education Resources Information Center

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

 

FairTest, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing

http://fairtest.org/

 

Public Agenda for Citizens

http://www.publicagenda.org/citizen/issueguides/education

 

Education Commission of the States

http://www.ecs.org/

 

 

Searchable Database

 

Education Writers Association

http://www.ewa.org/site/PageServer

 

 

Downloadable Database

 

National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data

http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/

 

Story

 

“On Shaky Ground”

Reporting: Corey G. Johnson, Erica Perez, Kendall Taggart, Michael Montgomery, Anna Werner, KQED's Krissy Clark

California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting

http://californiawatch.org/earthquakes

 

Part 1: Lax oversight of school construction raises doubts about earthquake safety (4/7/2011)

Part 2: Troubled school inspectors slip through state’s oversight (4/9/2011)

Part 3: Restrictive rules keep schools from state’s seismic repair fund (4/10/2011)

 

 

 

The Disadvantaged – Aimee

 

The Research Forum at the National Center for Children in Poverty

http://www.researchforum.org/index.html

 

The Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/

 

Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland

http://journalismcenter.org/

 

The Migration Policy Institute

Data and resources on U.S. migrants and international migration

http://www.migrationinformation.org/datahub/comparative.cfm

 

The Urban Insitute

http://anfdata.urban.org/

 

Data Ferret for Census.gov

Tool for analysis and access to all datasets available from the US Census Bureau

http://dataferrett.census.gov/datasets.html

 

 

Pro-publica Financial Crisis Inquiry Comission

A searchable database of documents and reports on the financial crisis and fringe financing by Pro-Publica

http://www.propublica.org/special/fcic-document-dive

 

Databank at the World Bank

http://databank.worldbank.org/ddp/home.do?Step=1&id=4

 

 

Searchable Database

 

The Compressed Mortality database from the Center for Disease Control

http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortSQL.html

 

Downloadable Database

 

http://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/

http://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/downloads/downloadable-databases.aspx

 

 

Story:

 

A Hard Fight For A Political Voice In Biloxi, Miss

By Debbie Elliot

NPR News and All Things Considered

August 23, 2010

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129375373

 

Data that accompanies the story:

http://www.mscenterforjustice.org/glomer/upload_repo/docs/reports/Interim%20Housing%20Report%20Hurricane%20Katrina%20at%205.pdf