Resources on the Internet for Business Journalists

Society of American Business Editors and Writers – Business Investigative Reporting Workshop

Atlanta, Oct. 5, 2004

Ira Chinoy

ichinoy@jmail.umd.edu

  Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland

 

This page:  http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/Special/SABEW2004.htm

Updated Nov.15, 2004

 

An abridged version of the workshop presentation appears in  SABEW’s newsletter,

The Business Journalist, for December 2004,

as the article “The Internet as a Reporting Tool”

 

A summary of my remarks can also be found here:

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/Special/Chinoy-SABEW-intro.htm

 

 

Sites with collections of useful links

Society of American Business Editors and Writers:  http://sabew.org/

Online resources:

http://sabew.org/sabewweb.nsf/LinksView/D57CC7170C52F8DE86256B27006894D8

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE):  http://www.ire.org/

IRE Resource Center:  http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter/

The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR):  http://www.nicar.org/

NICAR Net Tour:  http://www.ire.org/training/nettour/

NICAR database library:  http://www.ire.org/datalibrary/databases/index.html

A Journalist’s Guide to the Internet, by Chris Callahan: http://reporter.umd.edu

Business page:  http://reporter.umd.edu/business.htm

Federal government page: http://reporter.umd.edu/federal.htm

State and local government page:  http://reporter.umd.edu/state.htm

PowerReporting.com:  http://www.powerreporting.com/

Business beat: http://powerreporting.com/category/Beat_by_beat/Business

Poynter Institute’s resource center:  http://www.poynter.org/resource_center/

Links to links for hot news stories:  http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=49

            Writing and editing tips:  http://www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=2

American Press Institute – The Journalist’s Toolbox:  http://www.journaliststoolbox.com/

Portico:  http://indorgs.virginia.edu/portico/home.html

SuperPages.com:  Find businesses by category:  http://www.bigyellow.com/

Yahoo Finance:  http://finance.yahoo.com/

 

Reference:  definitions, math, etc.

New York Times glossary of financial terms: 

            http://www.nytimes.com/library/financial/glossary/bfglosa.htm

Yahoo glossary of financial terms:  http://biz.yahoo.com/f/g/

Bankruptcy.com – glossary: http://www.bankruptcydata.com/Glossary.htm

Dictionary.com:  http://dictionary.reference.com/

Bartleby.com – searchable reference works:  http://www.bartleby.com/

Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Math for Journalists:  http://stripe.colorado.edu/~yulsman/Math.html

 

Web tools

Pandia Search Central:  http://www.pandia.com/

Master list:  http://www.pandia.com/powersearch/index.html#search-engines

The Internet Scout Project:  http://scout.wisc.edu

FreePint.com – a network of information searchers:  http://www.freepint.com/

Gary Price’s “Direct Search” - http://www.freepint.com/gary/direct.htm

Gary Price’s “Fast Facts” - http://www.freepint.com/gary/handbook.htm

Introduction to Reference Work, Volumes I and II:

 http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/katz/index.html

Search Engine Watch:  www.searchenginewatch.com

AlltheWeb (search engine):  www.alltheweb.com

 

Free & fee-based databases available at or through public universities

University of Maryland Libraries:  http://www.lib.umd.edu/

New York University Libraries: http://library.nyu.edu/collections/find_articles.html

 

Internet lists, newsgroups, weblogs and chatrooms

L-Soft - catalog of LISTSERV lists:  http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html

Tile.net – list of lists:  http://www.tile.net/lists/

Journalism-related lists:  http://reporter.umd.edu/listserv.htm

Newsgroup search from Google:  http://groups.google.com/

Weblogs – Yahoo:

http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Internet/World_Wide_Web/Weblogs/Directories/

Chatrooms – Yahoo:  http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=chatrooms

 

Investigative reporting on business

SABEW’s Best in Business contest award winners:

http://sabew.org/sabewweb.nsf/e0087b5460c4a721862569c2005fa85a/99e939bd463df0d786256acd006c5f2c!OpenDocument&Start=1&Count=200&Expand=2

Investigative Reporters and Editors – archive of reporting projects on the Web

Business reporting projects:

http://www.ire.org/extraextra/archives/cat_business.html

Workplace reporting projects:

http://www.ire.org/extraextra/archives/cat_workplace.html

Government reporting projects:

http://www.ire.org/extraextra/archives/cat_government_federalstatelocal.html

Health reporting projects:

http://www.ire.org/extraextra/archives/cat_health.html

Computer-assisted reporting projects:

http://www.ire.org/extraextra/archives/cat_car.html

Online investigative reporting projects (need to be IRE member):

http://notes.ire.org/datalibrary/online.html                

Newsletters

     Annual Journalism Award Winners – Newsletters and Electronic Publishers:

http://www.newsletters.org/page.cfm?name=journalism%20awards

Classic Reporting:

     Works by Donald Barlett and James Steele:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author=Donald%20L.%20Barlett/104-0155728-9200722

     Ida Tarbell’s A History of the Standard Oil Company (1904)

Text in electronic format:

 http://www.history.rochester.edu/fuels/tarbell/MAIN.HTM

Preface:  http://www.history.rochester.edu/fuels/tarbell/PREFACE.HTM

 

Links to business news publications:

World-Newspapers.com: http://www.world-newspapers.com/

Business magazines:  http://www.world-newspapers.com/business.html

Business news:  http://www.world-newspapers.com/business-news.html

LookSmart’s FindArticles:  www.findarticles.com

Business & finance publications:  http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/tn_bus

 

Securities and Exchange Commission filings

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – EDGAR Database:

www.sec.gov/edaux/searches.htm

Guide to SEC Forms:  http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/forms.htm
               Examples for demo:
US SEARCH.COM INC:
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1083087/000089843000003412/0000898430-00-003412-0001.txt
               MARTHA STEWART CIK search
http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar?text=0001091801&first=2002&last=2003&mode=Simple
               10K (annual):
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1091801/000095012303003695/y84713e10vk.htm
               DEF 14A (proxy info):
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1091801/000095012302003236/0000950123-02-003236.txt

TenKWizard.com:  http://www.tenkwizard.com/

FreeEdgar:  http://www.freeedgar.com/

Edgar Online, Inc.:  http://www.edgar-online.com/

IPO Monitor:  http://www.ipomonitor.com/

 

Examples of tools for making connections

Namebase:  www.namebase.org

Example -- Enron:  http://www.namebase.org/enron/

Kart00:  http://kartoo.com/

TouchGraph GoogleBrowser:  http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html

 

The economy

Federal Reserve

Economic Research and Data:  http://federalreserve.gov/rnd.htm

U.S. Census Economic Programs:  http://www.census.gov/econ/www/index.html

Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce:  http://www.bea.gov/bea/regional/statelocal.htm

 

Industry, business, and occupation profiles and issues

Department of Labor:

Bureau of Labor Statistics:  www.bls.gov

Standard Occupational Classification System:  http://www.bls.gov/soc/

DOL Dictionary of Occupational Titles: http://www.oalj.dol.gov/libdot.htm

Hoover’s:  www.hoovers.com

Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/

D & B: http://www.dnb.com/us/

Standard & Poor’s:  http://www.spglobal.com

InfoUSA.com – business profiles:  http://www.infousa.com/partner/profile.htm?402

The Corporate Library:  http://www.thecorporatelibrary.com/

 

E-commerce

U.S. Census Bureau E-Commerce Statistics:

http://www.census.gov/eos/www/ebusiness614.htm

 

The U.S. Census, demographics, and general statistics

U.S. Census:  http://www.census.gov/

Site search:  http://www.census.gov/main/www/srchtool.html

Economic programs:  http://www.census.gov/econ/www/index.html

State data centers:  http://www.census.gov/sdc/www/

FedStats: http://www.fedstats.gov/

            MapStats:  http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/

Kid's Count Data Book:  http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/databook/

Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.:  www.bna.com

 

Government generally…

FirstGov:  http://www.firstgov.gov/index.shtml

Federal agencies:

http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml

State agencies:  http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml

Local agencies:  http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies/Local.shtml

Office of Management and Budget:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2004/

FedWorld:  http://www.fedworld.gov/

Federal Agencies with Statistical Programs:  http://www.fedstats.gov/agencies/

GPO Access:  The Government Printing Office:  http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html

Government Executive magazine:  http://www.govexec.com/

            Top 200 federal contractors:

http://www.govexec.com/top200/03top/top03s3s1.htm

            Procurement Preview – Special Annual Issue:

http://www.govexec.com/top200/03top/top03mag.htm

 

Business and government

Business.gov:  http://www.business.gov/

“The Business Gateway to Federal Resources”

FedBizOpps – Federal Business Opportunities: http://www.fedbizopps.gov/

U.S. Department of Commerce:  http://www.commerce.gov/

Commerce Business Daily (to 1/2/ 2002):  http://cbdnet.access.gpo.gov/

International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce:

http://tinet.ita.doc.gov

U.S. Small Business Administration:  www.sba.gov

U.S. Business Advisor:  http://www.business.gov/

 

The business of politics

Federal Election Commission:  www.fec.gov

The Center for Responsive Politics -- Opensecrets.org:  www.opensecrets.org

Campaign donors: http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/index.asp

Contributions by industry:  http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/index.asp

Lobbyists database:  http://www.opensecrets.org/lobbyists/index.asp

The Center for Public Integrity -- State Projects:  www.50statesonline.org

PoliticalMoneyLine / FECInfo / tray.com:  http://www.tray.com/

 

Federal assistance and other programs:  The good, the bad, …

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance:  http://www.cfda.gov/

Federal Assistance Award Data System:  http://www.census.gov/govs/www/faads.html

Grants.gov:  http://www.grants.gov/

“THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies”

Federal Audit Clearinghouse:  http://harvester.census.gov/sac/

IGnet – Federal inspectors general:  www.ignet.gov

U.S. Government Accountability Office -- GAO Reports:  http://www.gao.gov/

GAO – Investigators Guide to Sources of Information (1997):

 http://www.gao.gov/special.pubs/soi.htm

Congressional Research Service (Posted by the National Library for the Environment):

http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRS/index.cfm?&CFID=11060137&CFTOKEN=96890905

Yahoo -- Government Fraud and Waste:

http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Politics/Political_Issues/Government_Fraud_and_Waste/

Yahoo -- Corporate Welfare:

http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Budget/Corporate_Welfare/

POGO -- Project on Government Oversight:  http://www.pogo.org/

 

Law and regulation:  Federal

BusinessLaw.gov: http://www.businesslaw.gov/about.htm

State and Local Gateway: http://www.businesslaw.gov/state-and-local-gateway/index.htm

IRS:  www.irs.gov/

            Facts and figures:  http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98357,00.html

Criminal tax fraud info:  http://www.irs.gov/irs/content/0,,id=112480,00.html

            Annual report: criminal investigations:

http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=122537,00.html

Federal Trade Commission:  http://www.ftc.gov/

The Library of Congress – Thomas, Legislative Information on the Internet:

http://thomas.loc.gov

Federal Register online:  http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html

U.S. Courts:  http://www.uscourts.gov

Directory:  http://www.uscourts.gov/allinks.html

            PACER:  http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency:  www.epa.gov

Finding people to talk to in federal agencies - examples

Department of Commerce person finder:  http://dir.commerce.gov/

DOE This Month (Department of Energy):

http://www.energy.gov/engine/content.do?BT_CODE=EDG1021

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory:  Government lawyers:

http://www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/Lawyer_Locator/Search_Lawyer_Locator/govt_search.xml

 

Licensing and regulation:  State and local

Maryland Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing:

www.dllr.state.md.us/query

MyFlorida.com:  www.myflorida.com

National Association of Secretaries of State -- Corporate Registration:

http://www.nass.org/busreg/corpreg.html

National Center for State Courts:  http://www.ncsconline.org

Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation:  http://www.clearhq.org/

 

Public records

SearchSystems -- Searchable public records on the Web:  http://www.searchsystems.net

Government documents repository at McKeldin Library, University of Maryland:\

http://www.lib.umd.edu/GOV/

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:  http://www.rcfp.org/

            Tapping Officials’ Secrets:  http://www.rcfp.org/cgi-local/tapping/index.cgi

Electronic Access to Court Records (state by state):

http://www.rcfp.org/courtaccess/viewstates.php

Merlin Information Services:  http://www.merlindata.com/

                        See “Industry Links” for state-by-state public records on the Web

Landings.com - FAA Service Difficulty Reports:

 http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$pass*58675635!_h-www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search/search_sdr.html

 

Workplace and contract issues

Department of Labor Research Resources:

http://www.dol.gov/oasam/library/resources/dol_resources.htm

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:  www.eeoc.gov

Federal Labor Relations Authority:  www.flra.gov

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service  www.fmcs.gov

Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

OSHA Statistics and Data:  http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/

OSHA inspections:  http://155.103.6.10/cgi-bin/est/est1

OSHA Workplace Safety Data available from NICAR:

http://www.nicar.org/data/osha/

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Worker Fatalities Data:

http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm

 

Consumer and investor protection

Consumer Safety Product Commission:  www.cpsc.gov

National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators:  www.nacaanet.org

National Association of Attorneys General:  www.naag.org

Securities Investor Protection Corp.: http://www.sipc.org/

Securities Class Action Clearinghouse:  http://securities.stanford.edu/

 

Invention, innovation, technology and science

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:  http://patents.uspto.gov/

HowStuffWorks:  www.howstuffworks.com

Office of Technology Assessment archives (to 1995): http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota/

EurekAlert! http://www.eurekalert.org/

(press service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for embargoed access to new scientific research)

 

Health care

National Center for Health Statistics:  www.cdc.gov/nchs

National Association of Health Data Organizations:  www.nahdo.org

National Library of Medicine:  www.nlm.nih.gov

Medical Product Safety Information:  http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/new.htm

Food and Drug Administration:  www.fda.gov

Department of Health and Human Services:  www.hhs.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:  www.cms.gov

American Medical Association:  http://www.ama-assn.org

The American Hospital Association:  www.aha.org

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations:  www.jcaho.org

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America:  www.phrma.org

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs:  www.va.gov

Emergency Care Research Institute:  www.ecri.org

Administrators in Medicine (links to state boards): http://www.docboard.org/

 

Banking, finance and real estate

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation:  http://www.fdic.gov/index.html

            FDIC Summary of Deposits:  http://www2.fdic.gov/sod/

            Deposit Market Share:  http://www2.fdic.gov/sod/sodMarketBank.asp?barItem=2

FDIC Statistics on Depository Institutions:  http://www2.fdic.gov/sdi/

National Credit Union Administration:  www.ncua.gov

Office of Thrift Supervision:  www.ots.treas.gov

Federal Reserve Board:  www.federalreserve.gov

Federal Financial Institution Examination Council:  http://www2.fdic.gov/ubpr

            HMDA Data Products:  http://www.ffiec.gov/hmda/hmdaproducts.htm

Community Reinvestment Act Performance Ratings:  http://www2.fdic.gov/dcacra

House Financial Services Committee:  www.financialservices.house.gov

Senate Finance Committee:  www.finance.senate.gov

Conference of State Bank Supervisors:  http://www.csbs.org/

Appraisal Institute:  http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/

Local appraisal and tax assessments:

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

            Merlin Information Services (see “Industry Links”):  http://www.merlindata.com/

 

Business on business

PR Newswire:  www.prnmedia.com

Business Wire:  www.businesswire.com

Corporate Annual Reports:  http://www.annualreportservice.com/

 

Nonprofits

American Institute of Philanthropy:  www.charitywatch.org

The Foundation Center:  www.fdncenter.org

National Association of State Charity Officials:  www.nasconet.org

Guidestar – Nonprofits, 990s:  http://www.guidestar.com/

 

Insurance

National Association of Insurance Commissioners:  www.naic.org

NAIC consumer information: http://www.naic.org/servlet/cis.Main

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud:  http://www.insurancefraud.org/home.html

Insurance Services Office, Inc.:  http://www.iso.com/

ISO’s page of links:  http://www.iso.com/links/index.html

American Agent and Broker:  Magazine for insurance agents:  www.agentandbroker.com

Health Care Insurance Association of America:  http://www.hiaa.org/index_flash.cfm

 

Trade associations and interest groups

Yahoo listing of trade associations:

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Organizations/Trade_Associations/

National Association of Realtors:  http://nar.realtor.com/

The Epsom Salt Industry Council:  http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/

The Pet Food Institute:  http://www.petfoodinstitute.org/

National Association of Tower Erectors:  http://www.natehome.com/

AARP: http://www.aarp.org/

 

Business of media

Romanesko:  http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45

Federal Communications Commission:  www.fcc.gov

World-Newspapers.com: http://www.world-newspapers.com/

Business magazines:  http://www.world-newspapers.com/business.html

Business news:  http://www.world-newspapers.com/business-news.html

Newspaper Association of America:  www.naa.org

Magazine Publishers of America:  www.mpa.org

National Association of Broadcasters:  www.nab.org

National Cable Television Association:  www.ncta.com

Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association (NEPA):  http://www.newsletters.org/

Interactive Advertising Bureau:  www.iab.com

Motion Picture Association of America:  www.mpaa.org

Recording Industry Association of America:  www.riaa.org

 

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

 

Globalism

World Bank Poverty Monitoring Database:

http://wbln0018.worldbank.org/dg/povertys.nsf/DownloadSID?openform

Currency converter:

http://www.expedia.com/pub/agent.dll?qscr=curc&&&&dchg=&&zz=1055015522052&

 

The visual display of data:  Graphics, charts and maps

IRE archive of mapping projects on the Web:

http://www.ire.org/extraextra/archives/cat_mapping.html

Edward Tufte – graphics guru:  http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/

A classic:   Charles Joseph Minard’s1869 graphic of Napoleon’s Russia campaign of 1812-1813:   http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/minard

Florida Today: “NASA never studied debris risks”:

http://www.floridatoday.com/columbia/columbiastory2A52178A.htm

 

Experts

National Press Club database of experts:  http://npc.press.org/newssources/index.cfm

Kitty Bennett’s list of sources and experts:

http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/experts.html

 

Sites with databases to download or purchase

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting – database library:

http://www.ire.org/datalibrary/databases/

The Association of Public Data Users:  http://www.apdu.org/

Selected public data links:  http://www.apdu.org/links.html

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research:

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

2000 Census Data for Maryland:  http://www.census.gov/census2000/states/md.html

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

Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience Database - (MAUDE):

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/maude.html

Census:  Federal, State, and Local Government Data:  http://www.census.gov/govs/www/

Consolidated Federal Funds Report:  http://www.census.gov/govs/www/cffr.html

Federal Assistance Award Data System:  http://www.census.gov/govs/www/faads.html

Bureau of Labor Statistics:  http://stats.bls.gov/data/home.htm

U.S. Census Bureau E-Commerce Statistics:

http://www.census.gov/eos/www/ebusiness614.htm

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: National Compensation Survey Tables:

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/home.htm#tables

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Worker Fatalities Data:

http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm

The Urban Institute’s State Database:

http://www.urban.org/Content/Research/NewFederalism/Data/StateDatabase/StateDatabase.htm

American Public Human Services Association – Federal Data Index:

http://www.aphsa.org/links/federaldata.asp

Right-to-Know Network – Environmental Databases:  http://www.rtk.net/rtkdata.html

Toxicology Data Network TOXNET:  http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/

EPA Data:  http://www.epa.gov/epahome/Data.html

EPA Envirofacts:  http://www.epa.gov/enviro/

Historical Severe Weather Data – NOAA:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/archive/

 

Sites recommended by SABEW conference participants (updated 10/10/04):

Vivisimo – search engine that groups results in clusters by common elements:

http://vivisimo.com/

Baruch College/CUNY Master’s Program in Business Journalism:

Home page:  http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/graduate_programs/mabj/

            Tools for business journalism:

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/graduate_programs/mabj/tools/index.html

BusinessJournalism.org - The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

at the American Press Institute:  http://www.businessjournalism.org/

Jonathan Oatis – Web sites for business journalists:  http://www.oatis.com/bageht.htm

I Want Media – links to daily media news:  http://www.iwantmedia.com/index.html

FRED Database for economic research from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis:

Home page:  http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/

Data downloads: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/downloaddata/

Fraud.org – National Fraud Information Center / Internet Fraud Watch:  http://www.fraud.org/

Bankruptcy Research Database, Prof. Lynn M. LoPucki:

http://www-ilo-mirror.cornell.edu:8090/lopucki.htm

CallStreet:  Fee-based conference call transcripts:  http://www.callstreet.com/callstreet/index.asp

Postini – Preemptive Email Protection:  http://www.postini.com/

ClarkHoward.com – Consumer Action Center:  http://clarkhoward.com/

National Foundation for Credit Counseling: http://www.nfcc.org/

Consumer Credit Counseling Service:  http://www.cccsatl.org/

Business Software Alliance:  http://www.bsa.org/

Michigan Government Laws, Regulations, and Courts:

http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/michlaw.html

Wall Street Jounral Online (fee based): http://online.wsj.com/public/us

Economy.com – economic data:  http://www.economy.com/default.asp

InternalMemos.com – “corporate memos and internal communication”:

http://www.internalmemos.com/memos/

Value Line – investment research:  http://www.valueline.com/

Stone & McCarthy Research Associates:  http://www.smra.com/

Footnoted.org -   :  http://www.footnoted.org/

“The Dismal Scientist,” from Economy.com:  http://www.economy.com/dismal/default.asp

NewsEngin – knowledge management tools for news organizations:  http://newsengin.com/

            Percent change calculator:

http://www.newsengin.com/neFreeTools.nsf/PercentChange/formPercentChange

Society of Environmental Journalists:  http://www.sej.org/

U.S. Department of Justice:  http://www.justice.gov/

BankStocks.com:  http://www.bankstocks.com/default.asp

Choose to Save – education program of the Employee Benefit Research Institute:

            http://www.choosetosave.org/

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign:  http://www.wisdc.org/

CardWeb.com – information on the payment card industry:  http://www.cardweb.com/

Switchboard.com – Yellow Pages:  http://www.switchboard.com/

WTRG Economics – Energy economics site:  http://www.wtrg.com/

 

Grab bag of other sites (updated 10/10/04):

Maps in the News (John R. Borchert Map Library, Univ. of Minn.):

http://map.lib.umn.edu/news.phtml

City-Data.com – maps, satellite phoros and data by zip code: 

Home page:  http://www.city-data.com/

Example:  Zip code 20814 (in Bethesda, MD):

http://www.city-data.com/zips/20814.html

Links for reporting on energy-related issues:

            Energy-related links from the International Association for Energy Economics:

                        http://www.iaee.org/en/resources/

            U.S. Department of Energy:  http://www.energy.gov/engine/content.do

            Energy Information Administration – energy statistics from the federal government:

http://www.eia.doe.gov/

            U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission:  http://www.nrc.gov/

Public Utility Research Center, Univ. of Florida:  http://bear.cba.ufl.edu/centers/purc/

            National Association of Regulatory Utility Centers:  http://www.naruc.org/

National Renewable Energy Laboratory:  http://www.nrel.gov/

 

WorksOnWork – Index of work-related materials:  http://www.worksonwork.irc.umn.edu

(from theHerman Reference Room, Industrial Relations Center, University of Minnesota)

And last but not least, a plug or two …

Mining databases for news:  Computer-assisted reporting

JOUR 472 / 772, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Univ. of Maryland:

Syllabus: http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/syllabus.htm

Resources:  http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/Resources.htm

Links to data on the Web:

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/Data_sources_on_the_web.htm

Links to stories on the Web:

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/StoriesOnTheWeb.htm

 

Mining archives for news stories:   When really old stuff is news…

JOUR 459A / 779A, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Univ. of Maryland:

Syllabus:  http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/459A-779A/Syllabus.htm

Resources page:  http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/459A-779A/Resources.htm

“Investigative Reporters, the National Archives, and the Search for ‘Nazi Gold’ and other Treasures,” by Greg Bradsher of the National Archives

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/holocaust_era_assets/research_plunder/reporters_and_search_for_nazi_gold.html

“Turning History into Justice: Holocaust-Era Assets Records, Research, and Restitution March 1996-March 2001,” by Greg Bradsher, National Archives:

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/holocaust_era_assets/research_plunder/turning_history_into_justice.html