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Journalism 772 and 472: Computer-Assisted Reporting

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

University of Maryland

Fall 2008

 

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 discussion:

 

Illinois politics

http://www.chicagotribune.com/

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2008-12/43789434.pdf

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-talk-gov-mobdec10,0,4188884.story

 

Geocoding and mapping

http://www.batchgeocode.com/

Sample Crime Map

 

Data obtained by students

Data obtained by students and course alums

 

 

Campaign talking points and data

 

 “About Joe the Plumber, ‘average’ guy”

Patchwork Nation blog

The Christian Science Monitor

Oct. 22, 2008

http://www.csmonitor.com/patchworknation/csmstaff/2008/1022/about-joe-the-plumber-average-guy/

 

 

Privatization vs. the public's right to know

 

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:

 

Page of links

http://www.rcfp.org/privatization/index.html

 

Privatization of public records

http://www.rcfp.org/privatization/records.html

 

 

Hunting accidents database story

 

“Data show 13 has become a dangerous age for hunters”

Tulsa World

By Gavin Off, Data Editor

8/17/2008

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080817_11_A1_Semino50376

 

Data in .zip and .pdf format

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/rsds.asp

 

Medicare Enrollment Reports (zip)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareEnrpts/

 

Enforcement Actions (pdf)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MCRAdvPartDEnrolData/EA/list.asp

 

Example of pdf conversion software

http://www.convertzone.com/#PdfConverters

http://www.downloadatoz.com/business_directory/abc-amber-pdf-converter/

 

Earmarks

 

Office of Management and Budget Earmarks Database

http://earmarks.omb.gov/

 

 Databases online

Houston Chronicle – Government employee salaries

http://www.chron.com/databases/publicemployeepay.html?&RecordID=&PageID=2&PrevPageID=2&cpipage=1&CPIsortType=asc&CPIorderby=TOTAL

 

Edward Tufte – graphics guru

  http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/

 

Charles Joseph Minard’s1869 graphic of Napoleon’s Russia campaign of 1812-1813

http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/minard

 

 

 

Sites for student presentations:

 

Education – Megan E.

 

Department of Education

www.ed.gov

 

The American Federation of Teachers

www.aft.org

 

Council of Chief State School Officers

www.ccsso.org

 

Searchable Database

 

School District Demographics System, from the National Center for Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/map00.asp

 

Downloadable Database

 

U.S. Department of Education Grant Award Database

http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/start.cfm

 

Story:

 

Series: “Fixing D.C.’s Schools:

“For decades, the District's public schools have resisted scores of reform plans and multiple changes in leadership to remain among the most troubled in the nation.

“The Post examined why the problems have been so difficult to solve.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/interactives/dcschools/

 

Article: “Can D.C. Schools Be Fixed?”

By Dan Keating and V. Dion Haynes

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

June 10, 2007

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/09/AR2007060901415.html

 

 

Education – Leonard

 

National Education Writers Association

http://www.ewa.org

 

American Federation of Teachers

http://www.aft.org

 

Maryland State Department of Education

http://www.marylandpublicschools.org

 

Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com

 

Searchable Database

Educational Resources Information Center

http://www.eric.ed.gov

 

Downloadable Database

National Center for Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov

 

Story:

“Schools Promote Students Despite Widespread Failure:

1 in 3 flunked core courses in 2007, but 90% advanced”

http://gcirm.tucson.gcion.com/RealMedia/.ads/adstream_lx.ads/news.azstarnet.com/stories/local/294026496/300x250_1/OasDefault/CarsSIY/300x250_GetInLine.gif/38303038646638393438653237393130?_RM_EMPTY_By Jack Gillum, Andrea Rivera, George B. Sanchez and Jamar Younger

Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ

May 11, 2008

http://www.azstarnet.com/socialpromotion/

 

 

Kelly – Insurance

 

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud

http://www.insurancefraud.org

 

Insurance Information Institute

http://www.iii.org

 

National Insurance Crime Bureau

http://www.nicb.org

 

Maryland Insurance Administration

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

 

Searchable Database

 

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

http://www.naic.org

 

Downloadable Database

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

 

Story:

 

“A Disability Epidemic Among A Railroad’s Retirees”

The New York Times

Reported by Walt Bogdanich, Andrew W. Lehren, Robert A. McDonald

 and Nicholas Phillips and written by Walt Bogdanich.

September 20, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/nyregion/21lirr.html

 

Extra feature:  YouTube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keg92lmgrh4

 

 

 

Aleksandra – Law Enforcement

 

Baltimore City Police Department

http://www.baltimorepolice.org

 

Police and Law enforcement news

http://www.officer.com

 

Annotated Code of Maryland

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/Annot_Code_Idx/CorpAssocIndex.htm

 

Searchable database

 

Searchable database associated with discussion story

http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2008/homicidesite/index.aspx

 

Downloadable database

 

Sacramento, Calif., Police Department Downloadable Crime Databases

http://www.sacpd.org/databases.asp

 

Story

 

“Lost Lives: A Decade of Tulsa Homicides”

By Nicole Marshall, Curtis Killman and James Plumlee

The Tulsa World, Tulsa, Okla.

The most recent of the group of stories is from July 13, 2008

http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2008/homicidesite/index.aspx

 

 

 

Aislinn – Law Enforcement

 

Officer.com

http://www.officer.com/

 

FBI Law Enforcement Services

http://www.fbi.gov/lawenforce.htm

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/

 

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

http://www.calea.org/

 

Searchable Databases

 

Unidentified Decedent Reporting System

https://identifyus.org

 

The Missing Persons Database

http://www.find-the-missing.org/index.htm

 

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System

www.namus.gov

 

Downloadable Databases

 

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/homicide/

 

National Center for Forensic Science

http://ilrc.ucf.edu/

 

Story

 

"Blood on the Mountain" and "Lonely, Dark and Deep"

By Wil Haygood

The Washington Post

Washington, D.C.

July 8-9, 2008

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/07/AR2008070702332.html?sid=ST2008070801140&s_pos&s_pos=

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/08/AR2008070801657.html?sid=ST2008070801140&s_pos&s_pos=

 

Maren – Health Care

 

American Hospital Association

www.aha.org

 

Maryland’s health care commission

http://mhcc.maryland.gov

 

Searchable Databases

 

National Institute of Health

www.nih.gov

 

National Library of Medicine

www.nlm.nih.gov

 

Downloadable Databases

 

Medicare’s Downloadable Database

http://www.medicare.gov/Download/DownloadDB.asp

 

National Practitioner Databank

http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov/publicdata.html

 

Story:

 

"NOT WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED;

Patients suffer as care, coverage limits collide

Physicians say insurers intrude on treatment"

 

By Steve Eder and Julie Mckinnon

Toledo Blade

Toledo, Ohio

Sunday, August 24, 2008

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/assets/swf/TO53639823.SWF

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080824/NEWS32/106232155

 

 

 

 

Licensed Professionals – Megan

 

National Federation of State Medical Boards

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

 

Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation

http://clearhq.org/

 

American Medical Association

http://www.ama-assn.org/

 

 

SEARCHABLE

 

 Maryland Board of Physicians

http://www.mbp.state.md.us/pages/licensefee_info.htm

 

 

DOWNLOADABLE

 

National Center for Health Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

 

 

STORY

 

“Inept Physicians are Rarely Listed as Law Requires”

 

By Robert Pear

The New York Times

May 29, 2001

 

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9906E7D7153CF93AA15756C0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

 

 

 

 

 

Arelis – Health care

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov

 

Emergency Care Research Institute

www.ecri.org

 

Institute for Safe Medication Practices:

www.ismp.org

 

Searchable Database

 

Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS):

www.floridacharts.com

 

Downloadable Database:

 

Medicare.gov

http://www.medicare.gov/Download/DownloadDB.asp

 

Story:

 

"A HIDDEN SHAME: DEATH IN GEORGIA'S MENTAL HOSPITALS"

"Sarah Crider was among 115 patients in the state's care who might have lived."

By Alan Judd and Andy Miller

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jan. 7, 2007

http://www.ajc.com/health/content/health/stories/hiddenshame.html

 

 

Michael - Executive Branch

 

 

The Federal Register—Executive Branch Resources

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/executive.html

(search tips: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/tips.html )

 

 

Fedworld: Links to Top Government Web Sites

www.fedworld.gov/govlinks.html

 

State and Local Government on the Net

http://www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm

 

Federal Times

http://www.federaltimes.com/

 

 

Searchable Database

 

Commander's Emergency Response Program Database  (linked to story)

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008/iraq-cerp/

 

 

Downloadable Database

 

Economic Report of the President: 2008 Report Spreadsheet Tables (Listed by Category)

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/tables08.html

 

Story:

 

“Money as a Weapon:

A modest program to put cash in Iraqis' hands stretches its mandate with big projects.”

By Dana Hedgpeth and Sarah Cohen

The Washington Post

August 11, 2008; Page A01

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/10/AR2008081002512.html?hpid=topnews

 

 

Scott – Legislative Branch

 

The Center for Public Integrity

http://www.publicintegrity.org/

 

The Library of Congress: THOMAS

http://thomas.loc.gov/links/

 

The National Conference of State Legislatures

http://www.ncsl.org/index.htm#

 

The U.S. Government Accountability Office

http://www.gao.gov/

 

Searchable Database:

 

Center for Responsive Politics: Lobby Database

http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/

 

Downloadable Database:

 

The Federal Election Commission

http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/ftp_download.shtml

 

Story:

 

“$4.5 Million for a Boat That Nobody Wanted”

By David Heath and Hal Bernton

Seattle Times, October 15, 2007

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003948586_favorfactory14m.html

 

 

Priya - Executive Branch

 

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Freedom of Information Resources

http://www.rcfp.org/foia/

 

FedSpending.org: A project of OMB Watch

http://www.fedspending.org/

 

Maryland Department of Budget and Management

http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/portal/server.pt?

 

Searchable Database

 

Office of Management and Budget Earmarks Database

http://earmarks.omb.gov/

 

Downloadable Database

 

Federal Election Commission Campaign Finance Data

http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/ftp_download.shtml

 

Story:

 

Series: “Careless Detention: Medical Care in Immigrant Prisons”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/immigration/index.html

 

Article: “System of Neglect”

“As Tighter Immigration Policies Strain Federal Agencies, The Detainees in Their Care Often Pay a Heavy Cost”

By Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein

The Washington Post

May 11, 2008

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/immigration/cwc_d1p1.html

 

 

 

Erika -Transportation

 

 Federal Aviation Administration

http://www.faa.gov

 

RITA: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

http://www.bts.gov

 

United States Coast Guard

http://www.uscg.mil

 

MarineTitle.com

http://www.marinetitle.com

 

Searchable Databases

 

United States Coast Guard (links to)

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

 

RITA: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

http://www.transtats.bts.gov/HomeDrillChart.asp

 

MarineTitle.com

http://cgmix.uscg.mil/IIR/IIRSearch.aspx

 

National Conference of State Legislators

http://www.ncsl.org/programs/transportation/stcoordinationDB.cfm

 and

http://www.ncsl.org/programs/transportation/trafsafdb.cfm

 

Downloadable Databases

 

Federal Aviation Administration

http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/

and

http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/

 

RITA: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/2008_08/index.html

Energy Information Administration

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/coal/ctrdb/ctrdb.html

 

Story:

 

Part One:

“Late inspections of bridges put travelers at risk

At least 17,000 spans didn't get a two-year checkup, msnbc.com finds”

 

Part Two:

“Feds let states delay inspections of bad bridges

Loophole allows giving infrequent checkups to spans in poor condition”

 

By Bill Dedman

Msnbc.com

 

Updated January 30, 2008

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20998261/

 

Dedman presentation:

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/secure/dedman.pptx

 

 

 

Melissa – Transportation

 

American Association of Airport Executives

www.airportnet.org

 

U.S. Government Accountability Office

www.gao.gov

 

U.S. Department of Transportation

www.dot.gov

 

Searchable database:

 

Landings, Aviation Links

www.landings.com

 

Downloadable database:

 

Aerospace Industries Association of America

www.aia-aerospace.org

 

Story:

 

“Efforts to Repair Aging System Compound Metro’s Problems”

By Lyndsey Layton and Jo Becker

The Washington Post

June 5 2005

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/04/AR2005060400350.html

 

 

Romney - The Disadvantaged

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

www.hhs.gov

 

Journalism Center on Children & Families

www.journalismcenter.org

 

Welfare Information

www.welfareinfo.org

 

Maryland Social Services Administration

http://www.dhr.state.md.us/ssa/

 

Downloadable Database

 

All Subsidized HUD homes database http://www.huduser.org/datasets/assthsg/statedata98/index.html

 

Searchable & Downloadable Database

 

IRS State by State listing of all non-profits

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/charitablestats/article/0,,id=97186,00.html

 

Story:

 

“Reform Wastes Millions, Fails Mentally Ill”

The News & Observer

Reported by Pat Stith, David Raynor, Lynn Bonner, Michael Biesecker, and Brooke Cain

February 24, 2008

Story: http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/962049.html

Graphics: http://www.newsobserver.com/1181/story/958236.html

 

 

Steven – Environment

 

Envirofacts Data Warehouse

http://www.epa.gov/enviro/index_java.html

 

The National Association of Attorneys General

www.nagg.org

 

EPA Drinking Water site

http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/

 

Society of Environmental Journalists

www.sej.org

 

Searchable Database:

 

Toxic Relase Inventory

http://www.epa.gov/tri/

 

Downloadable Database

http://www.epa.gov/waters/data/attributes.html

 

 

Story

 

Renegade Riders

By DAVID SHAFFER, TOM MEERSMAN and GLENN HOWATT ,

Star Tribune staff writers

Last update: September 19, 2008

http://www.startribune.com/projects/27789754.html?elr=KArksUUUU

 

Dylan – Charities and Nonprofits

 

BBB Wise Giving Allowance

www.us.bbb.org

 

Guide Star

www.guidestar.org

 

How to Read the IRS Form 990 – Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

http://www.npccny.org/Form_990/990.htm

 

Searchable Databases:

 

Charity Navigator

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.advanced

 

Maryland Charity Search

http://www.sos.state.md.us/Charity/SearchCharity.htm

 

Downloadable Database:

 

IRS state-by-state listing of non-profits

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/charitablestats/article/0,,id=97186,00.html

 

Story:

“Poverty Peddlers”

By: Scott Hiassen and Jason Grotto

The Miami Herald

Sept. 30, 2007

http://www.miamiherald.com/multimedia/news/povped/part4/index.html

 

 

 

 

Leila – Business

 

Ten K Wizard

www.tenkwizard.com

 

U.S. Department of Labor

www.dol.gov

 

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

www.fmcs.gov/internet/

 

Federal Election Commission

http://fec.gov/

 

Searchable Database:

 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://osha.gov/oshstats/index.html

 

Downloadable Database:

 

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

http://sec.gov/spotlight/xbrl/xbrlwebapp.shtml

 

Story:

 

"The Cruelest Cuts"

The Charlotte Observer

By Ames Alexander, Franco Ordoñez, Kerry Hall and Peter St. Onge

Sept. 30, 2008

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/poultry/

 

Video:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/06272008/profile.html

 

 

Kevin – Judicial branch

 

Brennan Center for Justice

http://www.brennancenter.org/

 

National Center for State Courts

http://www.ncsconline.org/

 

United States Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/

 

American Bar Association

http://www.abanet.org/

 

Maryland State Courts

http://courts.state.md.us

 

National Law Journal

www.nlj.com

 

Legal Times

www.law.com

 

Searchable Database

 

Maryland Judiciary Case Search

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp

 

Downloadable Database

 

State Court Organization 2004

http://ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/sco04.htm

 

Story

 

“Unequal Justice: Murderers on Probation”

By Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin

Dallas Morning News

November 10-14, 2007

www.dallasnews.com/unequaljustice

 

Other Stories

 

“Hilton will do more time than most, analysis finds”

by Jack Leonard and Doug Smith

Los Angeles Times

June 14, 2007

http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jun/14/local/me-paris14

 

“Outrage leads to joyful reunion: Brown embraces freedom as public campaign throws open prison doors after 17 years”

By Brooks Egerton

Dallas Morning News

March 16, 2007

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/031607dntextyronebrown.15d47bab.html

 

“Agency Let Slide Parole Failures: 

Documents confirm Times Union report that felons remained free despite violations;

instead of disciplining those responsible, investigators searched for leaks ”

By Brendan J. Lyons

Albany Times Union

April 22, 2007

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=582985&category=CAPITOL&BCCode=HOME

 

“On Their Honor:

Wisconsin judges frequently try cases involving companies in which they’ve invested.

Who decides if they have a financial conflict? The judges.”

by Geoff Davidian

Milwaukee Magazine

January 27, 2007

http://www.milwaukeemagazine.com/currentIssue/full_feature_story.asp?NewMessageID=11990

 

 

 

Ben S. – The World of the Disadvantaged

 

Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.hhs.gov/

 

Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families

http://www.journalismcenter.org/index.cfm

 

Office of Inspector General - Baltimore

http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/government/inspectorgeneral/audit.php

 

Urban Institute

http://urban.org/

 

Searchable Database

 

Guidestar Searchable Database of Non-profit Organizations

http://www.guidestar.org/

 

Downloadable Database

 

List of Excluded Individuals/Entities

http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/exclusions/exclusions_list.asp

 

Story:

 

"Drug war enforcement hits minorities hardest; Drug arrests reveal racial gap"

By Darnell Little

Chicago Tribune

Chicago, Il.

July 22, 2007

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2007/jul/22/news/chi-drugs_bd22jul22

 

 

 

Ben M. – Judicial System

 

U.S. Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/

 

Professional Bail Agents of the United States

http://pbus.com/

 

American Bar Association

http://www.abanet.org/

 

Searchable Databases:

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons: Inmate Locator

http://bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

 

Downloadable Databases:

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics Spreadsheets

http://ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dtdata.htm

 

Story:

 

"Speed Kills; Courts Shrug"

By Pat Stith, Mandy Locke and David Raynor

Raleigh News & Observer

Raleigh, N.C.

May 13, 2007

http://www.newsobserver.com/689/story/573762.html

 

 

 

 

Natasha – Real Estate

 

Story

 

“Dealmaker Elevated Flip to an Art”

By: Michael Braga

HeraldTribune.com

May 4, 2008

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080504/REALESTATE/805040662/1661

 

“It's Bankruptcy for Banks Big Player”

By: Michael Braga

HeraldTribune.com, November 24, 2008

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20081124/ARTICLE/811240309/2106/BUSINESS

 

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

http://www.hud.gov/

 

HUD, Office of Housing

http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/

 

American Society of Home Inspectors

http://www.ashi.org/

 

Searchable Databases

 

Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

Real Property Data Search

http://sdatcert3.resiusa.org/rp_rewrite/

 

Realtor.com

Site owned by the National Association of Realtors

Real Estate Listings

http://www.realtor.com/

 

Downloadable Database

 

U.S. Census Bureau

Housing Units - The Population Estimates Program publishes estimates of housing units for the U.S., states, and counties

http://www.census.gov/popest/housing/index.html

 

New Residential Sales

http://www.census.gov/const/www/newressalesindex.html

 

New Residential Construction

http://www.census.gov/const/www/newresconstindex.html

 

Existing Homes Sales

http://www.realtor.org/research/research/ehsdata

 

 

 

Hannah – International

 

United Nations

http://www.un.org/english/

 

World Trade Organization

http://www.wto.org

 

International Monetary Fund

http://www.imf.org

 

World Bank

http://www.worldbank.org

 

Searchable Database

 

World Health Organization

http://data.euro.who.int/hfadb/

 

Downloadable Database

 

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/growthref/tools/en/

 

Story:

 

"Choking on Growth"

The New York Times

Reported by Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley

Aug. 26, 2007

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2007/08/26/world/asia/choking_on_growth.html

 

 

 

Shaleem – Financial Institutions

 

American Bankers Association

http://www.aba.com

 

Securities Investor Protection Program

http://www.sipc.org

 

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)

http://www.freddiemac.com

 

Searchable Database

 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

http://www.fdic.gov/search/search_www2.html

 

Office of Thrift Supervision

http://www.ots.treas.gov/?p=InstitutionSearch

 

Downloadable Database

 

The Federal Reserve Board

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/default.htm

 

Office of Financial Regulation

http://www.flofr.com/Downloads/download.htm

 

Story:

 

“Borrowers Betrayed”

By Jack Dolan, Rob Barry and Matthew Haggman

The Miami Herald

Miami, FL

July 20, 2008

http://www.miamiherald.com/multimedia/news/mortgage/brokers.html

 

Interesting Stories:

 

“Borrower Beware”

By Ann Hardie, Alan Judd and Carrie Teegardin

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta,GA

Jan 30-Feb 2, 2000

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/business/borrowerbeware/index.html

 

“Swimming with Sharks:

Subprime lenders put the bite on Baltimore’s poorest homeowners.”

By Molly Rath

Baltimore City Paper

Baltimore, MD

March 29, 2000

http://www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=3611