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Journalism 772 and 472: Computer-Assisted Reporting

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

University of Maryland

Spring 2002


Class Web sites:


Jacqueline: Covering the executive branch, part I


Campaign Finance Information Center
Center for Public Integrity
Center for Responsive Politics
Federal Election Commission
IRE website


Jill: Covering the executive branch, part II


Budget of the United States


The Federal Register


The Federal Procurement Data Center


Patrick:  Covering education, part I


National Center for Education Statistics


Department of Education grants and contracts


Council of Chief State School Officers


Phillip:  Covering education, part II


Common Core of Data

Look up information on any public school.


ABP Data Center

Crime statistics on any college in America


College Newspapers on the Internet

Links to almost every college newspaper in the United States.


Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Examining higher accreditation standards at universities.


Science and Pseudoscience Review in Mental Health

Top ten signs you are dealing with a “diploma mill.”



Find just about any piece of academic information on a college,

plus how to determine if a university is a “diploma mill.”



Fanen:  Investigating transportation


The Federal Aviation Administration:


Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Web-Based Encyclopedia:


Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis:


The National Transportation Safety Board:



Jeff:  Investigating the environment



Environmental Protection Agency


Maryland Department of the Environment


Friends of the Earth: Clean Water Report Card



Jennifer:  Investigating licensed professionals


Maryland Electronic Capital


Maryland Manual On-Line


Public Citizen


Nora: Investigating the private sector I






Fortune 500




Carrie:  Investigating the private sector II


U.S. Department of Labor


OSHA Web site


National Labor Relations Board


Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation



John:  Investigating law enforcement I




Maryland State Police


Baltimore Police Department



Catie:  Investigating law enforcement II


National Association of Credit Management


National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA)


International Association of Auto Theft Investigators


 Investigative Reporters and Editors



Kate:  Investigating the judicial system I


Bureau of Justice Statistics


American Bar Association


National Law Journal


Department of Justice


National Court Reporter’s Association



Marc:  Investigating the world of the disadvantaged


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services


Aid To Families with Dependent Children


Food Stamps


Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children:



David:  Investigating health care


Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

(formerly Health Care Financing Administration)


Food and Drug Administration


The Health Letter


CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report


Tony:  Investigating the judicial system II


Investigative Reporters and Editors


NCS, Inc.


U.S. Courts