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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
http://www.campaignfinance.org/
 
Center for Public Integrity
http://www.publicintegrity.org/
 
Center for Responsive Politics
http://www.opensecrets.org/
 
Federal Election Commission
http://www.fec.gov/
 
IRE website
http://www.ire.org/
 
Trac
http://www.trac.syr.edu/

 

Jill: Covering the executive branch, part II

 

Budget of the United States

http://w3.access.gpo.gov/usbudget/fy2001/maindown.html

 

The Federal Register

http://fr.cos.com

 

The Federal Procurement Data Center

www.fpdc.gov

 

Patrick:  Covering education, part I

 

National Center for Education Statistics

www.nces.ed.gov

 

Department of Education grants and contracts

http://gcs.ed.gov/grntinfo/grntawd.htm

 

Council of Chief State School Officers

www.ccsso.org/seamenu.html

 

Phillip:  Covering education, part II

 

Common Core of Data

http://nces.ed.gov/ccdweb/school/school.asp

Look up information on any public school.

 

ABP Data Center

http://www.apbnews.com/resourcecenter/datacenter/

Crime statistics on any college in America

 

College Newspapers on the Internet

http://dailybeacon.utk.edu/links/papers.html

Links to almost every college newspaper in the United States.

 

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

http://www.chea.org/

Examining higher accreditation standards at universities.

 

Science and Pseudoscience Review in Mental Health

http://www.pseudoscience.org/universities.htm

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

 

Degree.Net

www.degree.net

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:

http://www.faa.gov/

 

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

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

 

Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis:

http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/

 

The National Transportation Safety Board:

http://www.ntsb.gov/

 

 

Jeff:  Investigating the environment

 

 

Environmental Protection Agency

www.epa.gov

 

Maryland Department of the Environment

www.mde.state.md.us

 

Friends of the Earth: Clean Water Report Card

www.foe.org/cleanwater/grades/maryland.html

 

 

Jennifer:  Investigating licensed professionals

 

Maryland Electronic Capital

http://www.state.md.us

 

Maryland Manual On-Line

www.mdmanual.net

 

Public Citizen

www.citizen.org

 

Nora: Investigating the private sector I

 

SEC

http://www.sec.gov/

 

NACAA

http://www.nacaanet.org/

 

Fortune 500

http://www.fortune.com/

 

 

 

Carrie:  Investigating the private sector II

 

U.S. Department of Labor

http://www.dol.gov/

 

OSHA Web site

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

 

National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov/

 

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

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

 

 

John:  Investigating law enforcement I

 

FBI

www.fbi.gov/ucr/

 

Maryland State Police

www.inform.umd.edu/UMS+STATE/MD_resources/MDSP/

 

Baltimore Police Department

www.baltimorepd.org

 

 

Catie:  Investigating law enforcement II

 

National Association of Credit Management

http://www.nacm.org/

 

National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA)

http://www.alarm.org/

 

International Association of Auto Theft Investigators

http://www.iaati.org/

 

 Investigative Reporters and Editors

http://ire.org/

 

 

Kate:  Investigating the judicial system I

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics

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

 

American Bar Association

www.abanet.org

 

National Law Journal

http://www.nlj.com/index.shtml

 

Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/

 

National Court Reporter’s Association

http://www.ncraonline.org/

 

 

Marc:  Investigating the world of the disadvantaged

 

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

http://www.os.dhhs.gov

 

Aid To Families with Dependent Children

http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/afdc/

 

Food Stamps

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp

 

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

www.ssa.gov/statistics/sspus/wic.pdf

 

 

David:  Investigating health care

 

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

(formerly Health Care Financing Administration)

www.hfca.gov

 

Food and Drug Administration

www.fda.gov

 

The Health Letter

http://www.citizen.org/hrg/healthcare/articles.cfm?ID=6146

 

CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

www.cdc.gov/mmwr

 

Tony:  Investigating the judicial system II

 

Investigative Reporters and Editors

www.ire.org

 

NCS, Inc.

www.ncsonline.org

 

U.S. Courts

www.uscourts.gov

 

Corrections.com

www.corrections.com

 

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