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Journalism 772 and 472: Computer-Assisted Reporting

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

University of Maryland

Summer 2002

 

Class Web sites:

 

Stephanie:

 

Chapter 10:  Investigating The Judicial System

 

United States Sentencing Commission

http://www.ussc.gov/

 

 

http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/

 

 

http://www.jjic.org/

 

 

 

Chapter 13:  Investigating Charities and Other NonProfits

 

The Urban Institute – Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy

http://www.urban.org/centers/cnp.html

Example:  Maryland charities

http://nccs.urban.org/stcover/1999/99_MDcnty.pdf

 

 

http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/

 

 

http://www.guidestar.org/index.jsp

 

 

Guy:

 

Chapter 20:  Investigating Environmental Issues

 

Society for Environmental Journalists

www.sej.org

 

EPA’s Envirofacts

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

A “single point of access” to EPA databases

covering the topics of waste, water, toxics, air, land, other

(more facilities in area, grants, UV index)

 

Database:  EPA

http://www.epa.gov/docs/airs/airs.html

Offers “AIRS Executive for Windows

a personal computer software and database that contains air pollution data

extracted from the AIRS database.”

 

Database:  National Response Center

http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/index.htm

Source for oil and chemical spills

 

 

Chapter 9:  Investigating Law enforcement

 

ATF

http://atf.treas.gov/

 

Database:  Select Explosive Incident Report)

http://atf.treas.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/eir/cover.htm

 

Databases:  National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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

Example:   Gangs in Rural America, 1996-1998

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cgi/archive.prl

 

Records:  Campus Crimes

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

 

Data:  Beer Production (ATF)

http://atf.treas.gov/alcohol/stats/01stats/beer_aug01.pdf

 

 

Mary:

 

Chapter 8:  Investigating Education

 

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cgi-bin/archive2.prl?num=2823&path=IAED&email=mary_kershaw@hotmail.com

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu

 

New Jersey Department of Education – Special-Education Data

http://www.state.nj.us/njded/specialed/data/stsum2001.htm

 

U.S. Department of Education – Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/topics/topicsTier2.jsp?&top=Research+%26+Stats&subtop=Statistics&subtop2=Surveys+%26+program+areas&type=T

 

IDEA data – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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

 

 

 

Chapter 21:  Investigating the World of the Disadvantaged

 

 

http://www.hud.gov/homeless/index.cfm

 

 

http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/cnpmain.htm

 

 

http://www.welfareinfo.org/childsupport.htm