Internet Resources for News Librarians and Researchers
Usenet News Groups
These links go to the usenet groups' archives on Google Groups.
- Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication list
- This listserv is for the papers presented at the annual AEJMC conferences.
- Association of UK Media Librarians Listserv
- This listserv is used primarily by news librarians in the United Kingdom:
- This is a listserv for business librarians. This can be a source for finding out about good reference tools for researching businesses:
- CARR-L aims to facilitate communication between working journalists, journalism
educators, and news librarians and researchers, with the focus of discussion
being on the use of computers in journalism, and not on general journalism.
Topics include text processing, graphics, online database searching, computer
communication, and investigative reporting. To subscribe or for more information, visit http://www.louisville.edu/it/listserv/archives/carr-l.html, which has more information about the list and its archives.
- Copyeditors find a home here and discussion about issues and problems related
to the editing of newspapers and other material. For more information or to subscribe, visit http://listserv.indiana.edu/archives/copyediting-l.html, which has more information about the list and its archives.
- This is a listserv for government document librarians. It can be a good source for finding out about
- The IRE-L Mailing List serves as a general discussion forum on reporting
of current affairs. It also acts as a posting board for new developments at
IRE. To subscribe to IRE-L an e-mail should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following request: subscribe IRE-L your name. For more information about the list, visit http://www.ire.org/resources/ire-l/
- The official mailing list for the Journalism Education Association. To subscribe or to learn more about the list, visit http://listserv.kent.edu/archives/jeahelp.html. The listserv is restricted to members of the Journalism Education Association.
- Journet is a list for discussion of journalism education and general journalism
topics. It is open and unmoderated. To subscribe, send mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.CMICH.EDU, no Subject, and SUBSCRIBE JOURNET in the body. For more information about this listserv, visit http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=JOURNET&H=LISTSERV.CMICH.EDU.
- NewsLib is the only mailing list dedicated to news libraries and news research.
It is open and unmoderated. The University of North Carolina (via Barbara
Semonche in the Journalism Library) graciously maintains the list. To subscribe,
- The NICAR-L Mailing List serves as a forum for the discussion of subjects
related to computer-assisted reporting. It also acts as a posting board
for new developments at NICAR, including seminar announcements and database
information. To subscribe to the NICAR mailing list, please send an e-mail
message to email@example.com
The message subject line should be left blank, and the body text should
contain "subscribe listname your name". Visit http://www.nicar.org/nicarl.html for more information about the listserv.
- National Press Photographers Association list. Central electronic meeting
place for visual communicators, news photographers, photo editors, systems
and graphics editors, freelancers, page designers, journalism educators, and
students to discuss topics of professional interest. To subscribe, send mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the body of the message, type SUBSCRIBE NPPA-L followed by your real name. More information about the list is available at http://www.journalism.sfsu.edu/www/internet/mail/nppa.htm.
- ONLINE-NEWS is a list on the topic of online newspapers and magazines. It
serves as a forum to discuss the evolution of newspaper and magazine experiments
in electronic publishing. ONLINE-NEWS is NOT a general journalism discussion.
To subscribe, visit http://talk.poynter.org/cgi-bin/lyris.pl?enter=online-news&text_mode=&lang=english.
- SPJ-L is a mailing a list that serves as a resource for journalists or those
interested in journalism. It seeks to complement other popular journalism-related
lists. It is an open, unmoderated list that can be used to discuss any journalism
or SPJ topic. To subscribe to the list, send mail to LISTSERV@LISTS.PSU.EDU
with the words SUBSCRIBE SPJ-L in the body of the text. Visit http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=SPJ-L&H=LISTS.PSU.EDU for more information.
- The STUMEDIA list is intended to be a forum for the discussion of all issues
of interest to student journalists. Students involved in journalism in newspaper,
yearbook, television, radio, and other forms of media are encouraged to join.To
subscribe to the list, send mail to LISTSERV@uabdpo.dpo.uab.edu wth the words
Subscribe STUMEDIA Your Name in the body of the text. More information about this listserv is at http://www.journalism.sfsu.edu/www/internet/mail/stumedia.htm.
- This is a listserv for librarians working on web projects. The archives are at http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Web4Lib/archive.html and the main page for the list is
World Wide Web
- Barbara's News Researcher Page
- Comprehensive guide to many resources on the Internet maintained by Barbara
Gellis Shapiro of the Palm Beach Post.
- Economic History Services
- Historical economics resources, like inflation rates over time, the purchasing power of the dollar, exchange rates, the cost of labor, and more.
- Electronic Journals in Librarinship and Information Science
- Though some are only accessible on the library's site (at the University
of Wales Aberystwyth), many of these are available to all online.
- Gary Price's List of Lists
- Links to lists that supply information about companies, people and organizations.
- Gary Price's ResourceShelf (formerly Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk)
- Links to a variety of current information and events related and of interest to news librarians, including professional development topics as well as items in the news.
- GPO Access
- Full text retrieval of government material (including GAO reports), searchable
- Historical Weather
- The National Weather Service Forecast Office's database allows you to view the temperatures and other weather data for dates going back through 1997.
- Internet Public Library
- Includes resources for librarians and researchers.
- Jack Styczynski's Internet Hot Sheet
- Concise list of essential research tools on the Net.
- The Journalist's Toolbox
- Contains more than 12,000 Web sites and resources for people doing research on topics in the news.
- Library of Congress Catalogs
- Search the Library of Congress catalogs online.
- Includes content analysis of media sources.
- Dean Tudor's comprehensive list of web sites useful to journalists.
- Gateway to online newspapers and other news sources on the Net.
- Old Farmer's Almanac Weather History
- This site has weather data back to 1994 and shows the results based on data from the weather station closest to the area being researched.
- Online Journalism
Review's Guide to Journalistic Resources
- Pathfinders for various news beats.
- Power Reporting
- Thousands of various resources of interest to reporters and researchers, including government information, major media outlets, and professional development resources, like information about computer assisted reporting, journalism associations, and training.
- Poynter Institute
- The Poynter Institute's journalism news, events, tools, resource lists and more.
- Links to a variety of online reference sources.
- Reporter's Desktop
- Links to a variety of Web search tools, like people-finders and search engines, as well as online reference sources.
- Researching Companies Online
- A tutorial with many handy links for business searching.
- Telephone Directories on the Web
- A listing of telephone directories around the world that have online listings,
residential and business.
- Top Ten List of News Media Resources
- Another resource list.
- The Virtual Reference Desk
- Handy online reference tools.
- Weather Underground
- At the bottom of a forecast page on this site, there is a drop-down menu for selecting historical dates for weather back to 1994.
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