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Journalism 772 and 472: Computer-Assisted Reporting

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

University of Maryland

Spring 2004

 

 

Class Web sites:

 

Polls, Surveys and Public Opinion

 

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

http://people-press.org/

 

Public Agenda

http://www.publicagenda.org/

 

PollingReport.com

http://www.pollingreport.com/

 

Gallup

http://www.gallup.com

 

Polls for discussion of polling issues

 

“Newsweek Poll: And They're Off

Kerry surges to the head of the pack, beating even Bush in a hypothetical election.

But the Democratic horserace is still far from over”

MSNBC.com

Jan. 24, 2004

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4049942/

 

“Kerry, Edwards surge

Iowa Poll finds surge by Kerry, Edwards”

DesMoines Register.com

Jan. 18, 2004

http://desmoinesregister.com/news/stories/c4789004/23290009.html

 

 

Miscellaneous research-related links:

 

A cautionary tale:

Orlando Sentinel finishes report about OxyContin articles”

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/nation/8010419.htm

 

 

 

Melissa – Legislative branch

 

Common Cause's "Reporter's Guide to Money in Politics"

http://www.commoncause.org/publications/112503_reportersguide.pdf

 

Roll Call

http://www.rollcall.com

 

The Journalist's Toolbox: State and Local Government

http://www.journaliststoolbox.com/newswriting/state.html

 

Databases:

 

Follow the Money: The Institute on Money in State Politics

http://www.followthemoney.org/database/power_search.phtml

 

The Center for Public Integrity's Document Warehouse

http://www.bop2004.org/bop2004/dw.aspx

 

Story:

 

"Senator omits donation details, fails to report $20,000 in gifts to his campaign"

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin

June 8, 2003

http://starbulletin.com/2003/06/08/news/story1.html

 

 

Jeff – Legislative branch

 

Center for Responsive Politics

www.opensecrets.org

 

General Accounting Office

www.gao.gov

 

Federal Election Commission

www.fec.gov

 

Databases:

 

Federal Election Commission

http://www.fec.gov/finance/ftpdet.htm#2001

 

Center for Responsive Politics

www.opensecrets.org

 

Story

 

“Interests, lobbyists send Louisianians on 110 trips”

Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/020104/new_latrips001.shtml

 

 

 Samson – Executive branch

 

Center for Public Integrity

www.publicintegrity.org

 

Office of Management and Budget

www.whitehouse.gov/omb

 

U.S. Dept. of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

www.bls.gov

 

Story:

 

"Health Bosses Grow, as Nurses, Staff Disappear"

The Sun-Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

 Jan. 11, 2004

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?s_site=sunherald&p_multi=BX|&p_product=BX&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_text_search-0="Health%20AND%20Bosses%20AND%20Grow,%20AND%20as%20AND%20Nurses,%20AND%20Staff%20AND%20Disappear"&s_dispstring="Health%20Bosses%20Grow,%20as%20Nurses,%20Staff%20Disappear"%20AND%20date(last%20180%20days)&p_field_date-0=YMD_date&p_params_date-0=date:B,E&p_text_date-0=-180qzD&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&xcal_useweights=no

 

 

Laurel – Education

 

Education Writer's Association

http://www.ewa.org

 

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

http://eric.ed.gov/searchdb/index.html

 

Homepage

http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

 

2005 Budget for the U.S. Dept. of Education

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2005/education.html

 

Education Week – school performance data

http://www.edweek.org/sreports/qc02/reports/achieve-t1.htm

 

National Center for Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/disclaimer.asp?t=downloadmain.asp

 

Common Core of Data – National Center for Education Statistics

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

 

Story:

 

“LEARNING CURVE: Trial and Error at D.C.'s Charter Schools

Quality Uneven, Despite Popularity;

No Evidence That Achievement Tops That of Regular Schools”

The Washington Post

June 19, 2003

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A11150-2003Jun18&notFound=true

 

Book:

 

And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students

by Miles Corwin

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0380798298/ref=ed_oe_p/103-7541984-9149434?v=glance&s=books&st=*

 

 

Kyle – Education

 

National Education Writers

http://www.ewa.org/

 

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

http://nces.ed.gov/

 

U.S. Dept. of Education Press Room

http://www.ed.gov/news/landing.jhtml?src=gu

 

Data sources:

 

UNESCO Statistics

http://www.uis.unesco.org/pagesen/ed.htm

 

NCES Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/bat/index.asp

 

Story:

 

"Spare the rod? Not at many public schools"

The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

Jan. 12, 2004

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/011204/met_14516649.shtml

 

 

 

Joe – Executive branch

 

The Federal Web Locator

http://www.infoctr.edu/fwl/

 

The Executive Office of the President: The Office of Management and Budget

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/

 

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

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

 

Databases:

 

HUD User (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

http://www.huduser.org/datasets/pdrdatas.html

 

Federal Elections Committee

http://herndon1.sdrdc.com/fecimg/query.html

 

Story:

 

Sanford campaign donors land almost half of his appointments”

The State, Columbia, S.C.

Aug. 24, 2003

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/6605695.htm

 

 

Peter – Law enforcement

 

Maryland State Police

http://www.mdsp.maryland.gov/mdsp/default.asp

 

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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

 

Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions

http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/pct/

 

U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

http://ope.ed.gov/security/

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports

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

 

Story:

 

“Violent Crime Stats Startling”

Hernando Today

Hernando County, Florida

February 10, 2004

http://www.hernandotoday.com/news/MGAOS76MIQD.html

 

 

 

Chanelle – Law enforcement

 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Dept of Justice

http://www.atf.gov

 

Maryland State Police

http://www.mdsp.maryland.gov/mdsp/default.asp

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

http://www.fbi.gov

 

Database Sources

 

ATF Statistics

http://www.atf.gov/aexis2/index.htm

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics

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

 

Story

 

"Cops who abuse their wives barely pay the price"

By Ruth Teichroeb and Julie Davidow

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

July 23, 2003

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/131879_cops23.html?searchpagefrom=1&searchdiff=217

 

 

Leah – Judicial system

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice

www.bop.gov

 

VerdictSearch

www.verdictsearch.com

 

American Bar Association

www.abanet.org/crimjust/home.html

 

National Law Journal

www.nlj.com

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Uniform Crime Reports

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

 

Downloadable Data

 

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD

 

Story

 

“State Often Returns Foster Kids to Homes Where Alleged Sex Abuse Happened”

Michelle Krupa, Capital News Service

April 26, 2002

http://www.journalism.umd.edu/cns/wire/2002-editions/04-April-editions/020426-Friday/FosterShuffle_CNS-UMCP.html

 

 

 

Ryan – Professionals

 

Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation

www.clearhq.org

 

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

www.nasba.org

 

American Society of Notaries

www.notaries.org

 

National Federation of State Medical Boards

www.fsmb.org

 

Database links:

 

National Practitioner Data Bank - Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank

www.npdb-hipdb.com

 

Pacific Information Resources/Search Systems

http://www.searchsystems.net

 

Story:

 

“Special report: State board doing little to stop reckless doctors”

Reno Gazette-Journal.

February 16, 2004

http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2004/02/16/64059.php?sp1=rgj&sp2=Special+Reports&sp3=Doctor+Discipline&sp6=news&sp7=news&jsmultitag=news.rgj.com/ROS

 

 

Liz – Professionals

 

Search Systems

http://www.searchsystems.net

 

Office of Safety and Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov

 

Databases:

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Create Customized Tables

http://www.bls.gov/data/sa.htm

 

National Practitioner Databank

http://www.npdb-hipdb.com

 

 Stories:

“Researching doctors can be hard task; A recent botched surgery reveals how little patients learn about doctors' pasts”

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

July 27, 2003

http://starbulletin.com/2003/07/27/news/story2.html

 

“Waste Cleanup May Have Human Price:  Nuclear Plant's Medical and Management Practices Questioned”

The Washington Post

Feb. 26, 2004

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7073-2004Feb25.html

 

 

Sangeetha – Business

 

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

www.sec.gov

 

North American Securities Administrators Association

www.nasaa.org

 

National Labor Relations Board

www.nlrb.gov

 

Downloadable databases

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/eeo/eeo.html

 

Story

“The Investigators: Too Common Restaurant Practice is Costing New York City”

ABC7 Eyewitness News

April 28, 2003

Jim Hoffer

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/investigators/print_wabc_investigators_042803restaurants.html

 

 

 

Elizabeth – Business

 

Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

www.bna.com

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

www.cpsc.gov

 

Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov

 

National Assocation of Attorneys General

www.naag.org

 

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

www.sec.gov

 

Databases:

BNA Labor Databases (requires subscription but can preview)

http://www.bna.com/bnaplus/labor/labordata.html

 

FTC Registered Identification Number database:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/rn/index.html

 

Stories:

"Modern-day Slavery,"

The Palm Beach Post,

Dec. 7-9, 2003,

Christine Evans, John Lantigua, Christine Stapleton and Jane Daugherty

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/moderndayslavery/content/moderndayslavery/index.html

 

"Sneakin' toward the weekend, workers fill roadways,"

St. Petersburg Times

Aug. 1, 2003

Matthew Waite

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/08/01/Tampabay/Sneakin__toward_the_w.shtml

 

 

Linda – Nonprofits

 

BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards)

www.ncnb.org

 

Council on Foundations

  www.cof.org

 

American Institute of Philanthropy

www.charitywatch.org

 

Internal Revenue Service

www.irs.gov/charities/index.html

 

Databases

 

Internal Revenue Service:

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

 

U.S. Department of Education

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d02/tables/dt332.asp

 

Story

 

“Assets on Loan”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

February 5, 2004

http://philanthropy.com/free/articles/v16/i08/08000601.htm

 

 

Trish – Nonprofits

 

Guidestar

http://www.guidestar.org

 

The Foundation Center

http://www.fdncenter.org/searchzone/;jsessionid=5KRVMO50VIVQEP5QALRSGXD5AAAACI2F

 

National Association of State Charity Officials

http://www.nasconet.org

 

Maryland Secretary of State

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

 

Capital Research Center

http://www.capitalresearch.org/

 

Stories

 

“Area United Way's Ex-Chief Admits $500,000 Fraud”

The Washington Post

March 5, 2004

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31702-2004Mar4.html

 

“Scholarship spending questioned;

About half of cash raised goes to administration, fund raising

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La.

September 27, 2003

http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?_m=ede8d839be0ce9a5544e501009d3e0d9&_docnum=4&wchp=dGLbVzb-zSkVA&_md5=dbd36931c8fbe31e971a8eb2390c847a

 

 

 

Shauna – Health care

 

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

www.jcaho.org

 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

www.fda.gov

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

http://hhs.gov/

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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

 

Databases

 

FDA, Manufacturer and User Facility and Experience Database (MAUDE)

www.fda.gov/cdrh/maude.html

 

HHS, Office of Inspector General, Exclusions Database

http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/exclusions.html

 

JCAHO, Quality Check

www.jcaho.org/quality+check/index.htm

 

MedlinePlus Databases

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/databases.html

 

Stories

 

“Reporting Signs of Abuse”

Nurseweek.com

April 20, 1999

http://www.nurseweek.com/features/99-4/abuse.html

 

“Plan Could Cost ‘Doctors’ Their D.C. Credentials”

The Washington Post

September 29, 2003

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A15160-2003Sep28&notFound=true

 

 

 

Daina – Health care

 

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

www.jcaho.org

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

www.cms.hhs.gov

 

The American Hospital Association

www.aha.org

 

ECRI

www.ecri.org

 

National Association of Health Data Organizations

www.nahdo.org

 

Center for Disease Control

Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System

www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars

 

National Library of Medicine 

www.nlm.nih.gov

 

Data sources

 

National Center for Health Statistics

www.cdc.gov/nchs

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Statistics

www.cms.hhs.gov/researchers

 

FDA database reporting adverse events involving medical devices

www.fda.gov/cdrh/maude.html

 

Medicare nursing home database

www.medicare.gov/Download/DownloadDB.asp

 

Story

 

Series: “Unsafe Saviors”

The Detroit News, Detroit, MI

Jan. 27-28, 2003

www.detnews.com/specialreports/2003/ambulance

 

 

Mack – Insurance

 

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud

http://www.insurancefraud.org/

 

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

http://www.naic.org/

 

Maryland Insurance Administration

http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/25ind/html/47insur.html

 

DC Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking

http://disr.dc.gov/disr/site/default.asp

 

Data Sources

 

U.S. Census Bureau Health Insurance Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins.html

 

Insurance Company Complaint Finder

http://info.insure.com/complaints/

 

Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services Insurance Division

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/imd/database/inslic/agency_main.htm

 

Story

 

“State goes after 'mind-boggling' insurance fraud”

 The Salt Lake Tribune,  Salt Lake City, Utah

March 24, 2004

 http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Mar/03242004/utah/150710.asp

 

 

Subodh – Financial institutions

 

National Credit Union Administration

www.ncua.gov

 

Office of Thrift Supervision

www.ots.treas.gov

 

Securities and Exchange Commission

www.sec.gov

 

American Bankers Association

www.aba.com

 

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

http://www.federalreserve.gov/

 

Databases:

 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

www.fdic.gov

 

Federal Financial Institutions Exam Council

http://www.ffiec.gov/

 

Story:

 

“Locked Out of the American Dream”

The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn.

May 4, 2003

http://www.tennessean.com/special/colorofcredit/archives/03/05/32366460.shtml?Element_ID=32366460

 

 

 

Ray – Financial Institutions

 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

www.fdic.gov

 

Office of Thrift Supervision

www.ots.treas.gov

 

National Credit Union Administration

www.ncua.gov

 

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac)

www.freddiemac.com

 

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

www.fanniemae.com

 

Story

 

“A good name stolen;

Identity Theft is growing rapidly nationwide and locally;

and as WNY gets more wired, experts say the problem will increase”

Buffalo News

Oct. 12, 2003

http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?_m=3018a7093cf7002d6283fd9b67570c7c&_docnum=1&wchp=dGLbVtz-zSkVA&_md5=4a23557422df626dd490ee79629c7328

 

 

Chris – Utilities

 

Electric Utility Regulation By State

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/restructure.html

 

Maryland Public Service Commission

http://www.psc.state.md.us/psc/home.htm

 

Federal Communications Commission

http://www.fcc.gov

 

Data

 

EPA Toxic Release Inventory

http://www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/index.htm

 

Energy Information Administration/Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Filings

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/data.html

 

Story

 

“The Record vs. The Rhetoric: Southern Co.’s Feel Good Ads Ignore Dirty Clouds of Smoke”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 8, 2003

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/0603/08southern.html

 

 

 

Pat – Utilities

 

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov

 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

http://www.nrc.gov/

 

North American Electric Reliability Council

http://www.nerc.com/

 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

http://www.ferc.gov

 

Databases

 

ECHO: EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online

http://www.epa.gov/echo/

 

FERC: Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR)

http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eqr.asp

 

Story

 

 “Billions of gallons of sewage glut river”

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

Feb. 11, 2004

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1076500559253010.xml

 

 

Jud – Transportation

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

www.nhtsa.dot.gov

 

Federal Aviation Administration

www.faa.gov

 

Databases

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:  Safety Problems & Issues

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

 

National Transportation Safety Board

www.ntsb.gov

 

Story

 

“The Slow Lane in Vehicle Safety”

Los Angeles Times

Dec. 5-6, 1999.

 

 

Jonathan – Transportation

 

U.S. Department of Transportation

www.dot.gov

 

Federal Aviation Administration

www.faa.gov

 

National Transportation Safety Board

www.ntsb.gov

 

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

http://hazmat.dot.gov

 

U.S. Coast Guard

www.uscg.mil

 

General Accounting Office

www.gao.gov

 

Maritime Administration

www.marad.dot.gov

 

Federal Railroad Administration

www.fra.dot.gov

 

Databases

 

Airport Data and Contact Information

http://www.faa.gov/arp/safety/5010/index.cfm

 

Traffic Records System

http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/facts_data/facts_links.htm

 

General Accounting Office reports

www.gao.gov

 

Aviation Accident Database

http://www.ntsb.gov/info/info.htm

 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

www.bts.gov

 

Stories:

 

 “Special report: Experts call for modernized maintenance”

USA Today, March 2, 2003

http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?_m=489f803d46d2394fdceb04941c5e63d0&_docnum=3&wchp=dGLbVzz-zSkVA&_md5=d3a24537ed3ca500d262df1858514d25

 

“Fewer crashes caused by pilots”

USA Today, March 2, 2003

http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?_m=489f803d46d2394fdceb04941c5e63d0&_docnum=2&wchp=dGLbVzz-zSkVA&_md5=04fb0856f2f703286fab0f131f90635d

 

 

 

Jennifer – Environment

 

Society of Environmental Journalists

www.sej.org

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Drinking Water Data and Databases

www.epa.gov/safewater/databases.html

 

National Response Center

www.nrc.uscg.mil/

 

Story:

 

“Fewer Polluters Punished Under Bush Administration, Records Show”

Knight Ridder Newspapers, Dec. 8, 2003

www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/columnists/seth_borenstein/7445045.htm

 

 

Beth – The disadvantaged

 

The Urban Institute

http://www.urban.org

 

Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families

http://casey.umd.edu

 

National School Lunch Program

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch

 

Administration for Children and Families: Services for Families

http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/acf_services.html

 

U.S. Census Bureau-Poverty Thresholds

http://www.census.gov/hhes/poverty/threshld.html

 

Databases:

 

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

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

 

National Center for Children in Poverty

http://www.nccp.org

 

Stories:

 

"Soldiers of Misfortune:

At Bottom Rung of Poverty, More Homeless Veterans Seeking Help"

The Washington Post, March 30, 2004

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34442-2004Mar29.html

 

"Limited park programs leave teens at loose ends:

Poor, minority communities fail to get fair share"

Chicago Tribune, September 21, 2003

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0309210458sep21,1,1479400.story

 

 

 

Farinaz – International investigations

 

CIA Factbook

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

 

Government Documents Library

http://www.library.uiuc.edu/doc/sudoclist.htm

 

Global Yellow Pages

http://www.globalyp.com/world.htm

 

Trade Statistics

http://ese.export.gov/ITA2003_STATES/ITA_MapInfo_portal_page.htm

 

Databases

 

International Trade Administration

http://www.trade.gov/

 

Federation of American Scientists (arms trade)

www.fas.org

 

U.S. Census International Programs Center

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/

 

Story

 

“HIDDEN THREAT: Mexican candy

 - a seemingly harmless indulgence can contain a poison that is especially dangerous to children.”

The Orange County Register, April 25, 2004

(First part in a series called “Toxic Treats,”

reporting on the Register’s investigation on lead in candy being imported from Mexico)

http://www.ocregister.com/investigations/2004/lead/part1.shtml

 

 

Karen – Science and scientists

 

American Physical Society

www.aps.org

 

Scientific American

www.sciam.com

 

Science - hot topics and links to publications

www.scienceonline.org

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

www.aaas.org

 

Online cell biology dictionary

www.mblab.gla.ac.uk/~julian/dict.html

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory – search tool for chemistry-related facts

www.lanl.gov/search

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

www.nasa.gov

 

Spacetoday.net

www.spacetoday.net

 

NASA Watch

www.nasawatch.com

 

Databases:

 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

www.uspto.gov

 

National Science Foundation

www.nsf.gov

 

National Institutes of Health grants

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

www.cdc.gov/mmwr

 

U.S. Geological Survey

www.usgs.gov

 

Story:

 

“Nanotech Poses Big Unknown To Science; As World Shrinks, Concerns Multiply”

The Washington Post, February 1, 2004

 

 

Carlos – International

 

Janes

www.janes.com

 

United Nations

www.un.org

 

World Trade Organization

www.wto.org

 

Amnesty International

www.amnesty.org

 

IRE resources site for international reporters

www.reporters.org/beat.inter.html

 

Committee to Protect Journalists

www.cpj.org

 

Stories

 

“Debtor Nation”

The Nation, April 22, 2004

http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040510&s=greider

 

 

 

Charis – The disadvantaged

 

 

Administration for Children and Families

www.acf.dhhs.gov/

 

National Center on Poverty Law

www.povertylaw.org/

 

Welfare Information Network

www.financeprojectinfo.org/win/

 

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Homelessness

www.hud.gov/homeless

 

Databases

 

Food and Nutrition Services: Food Stamps Program

www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/

 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

www.bls.gov/lau

 

Story:

 

“Desperate bargain: Custody for care, Parents give up kids as last resort”

The Cincinnati Enquirer, March 21, 2004

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/03/21/mentalhealth/loc_mentalday1.html

 

 

 

Kia – Environment

 

Environmental Protection Agency

www.epa.gov

 

Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund

www.epa.gov/superfund/

 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

www.nrc.gov

 

Society of Environmental Journalists

www.sec.org

 

Databases

 

TOXNET

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/

 

EPA Water System Database

www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/databases.html

 

Story

 

“Toxic Air Raises Unhealthy Odds:

 Lung Cancer Rate in Industrial Hub Far Exceeds Marion County’s As a Whole”

The Indianapolis Star, February 22, 2004

http://www.indystar.com/articles/5/123055-9795-092.html