Web Sites for Journalists

Here are links to useful information of importance to journalists.

The sites below are arranged under the following topic names. Some sites are listed under more than one topic name.

News Media
Search Tools
Student Newspapers


Almanac of American Politics
Welcome to the 1996 Almanac of American Politics, the definitive guide to the American political scene. Written by renowned political writers Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa and published by National Journal, the Almanac provides colorful profiles and insightful analysis of all members of Congress and Governors -- and the people and politics of their districts and states. On PoliticsUSA, the Almanac is searchable and updated frequently. So dive into the online version of the book that George Will called "the Bible of American politics."
CNN/Time AllPolitics
CQ's American Voter '96
Congressional Quarterly online look at current politics....Where information IS power in government and politics.



2 Minute Activist
One of the biggest problems many of us face in our modern world is information overload. There is too much information and too little time to process it. That is why I created the 2-Minute Activist. Each week I go through over 200 pieces (from listservs or friends), looking for an action that can be done by fax, phone or e-mail, by any US citizen. When I find a good strong action, I mail it out. Each mailing also contains a valuable resource for the online activist.
Environmental Links
Here is an extensive list of environmental-related links arranged by topic.
Mendocino Environmental Center
Environmental information about one of the most active environmental communities in California. Information about environmental groups in county, links to environmental information, and articles from the Mendocino Environmental Center newsletter.



California State Home Page
The California Home Page is an initiative of the Governor's Council on Information Technology, set out in its 1995 report to Governor Wilson entitled, "Getting Results".
Government Databases
Congressional Record, United Nations, Patent Office, Federal Reserve Board, General Services Administration, etc.
Library of Congress
Choose a topic, see what's new, or search our Web pages and Gopher menus.
Wired Magazines irreverant look at current politics.
Vote Smart Web
Project Vote Smart is a voter's self-defense system that provides voters with factual information on candidates and elected officials.



Blue Ribbon Campaign for Online Free Speech
Online campaign for online freedom of speech, press, and association.
Earth Day '96
In 1970, Earth Day was founded to focus attention on environmental concerns and find grass-roots solutions. This year, CNN Interactive's Earth Day page offers facts on the environment, helpful hints, pointers to related sites on the Net, and continuous coverage of the events and issues surrounding Earth Day 1996.
Newspeak and Doublethink HomePage
The book Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is one which you should read. The totalitarian governments which are depicted, and the social straight-jackets which were manufactured, resemble today's world situation in many ways.
Welcome to the StudentCenter. This service provides career-related information for college and graduate students and recent graduates.



Academic Communication Sites Around the World
This list compiles Communications, Journalism and Media sites in universities around the world. The sites are sorted by region and country.

Global Journalism Links
Includes links: Newpapers on the Web, a searchable index of journalism periodicals, the WWW Virtual Library page, and more.
Investigative Journalism on the Internet
Lost? Frustrated? On deadline? Just CLICK HERE FOR AN EASY ROADMAP to hundreds of Internet resources -- designed to help all journalists dig for their stories.
Journalism Schools
Hot list of links to schools with Journalism Departments.
Newsgroups related to Journalism
A hot test list of links to newsgroups discussing issues of interest to journalists.
San Francisco State University Dept. of Journalism
Santa Rosa Junior College Journalism Dept.


News Media

CNN Interactive
EXTRA! - The magazine of FAIR
EXTRA! is the award-winning bimonthly magazine of Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR).
Pacifica Radio
Pacifica is the nation's first listener-supported, community-based radio network: KPFA Berkeley (94.1), KPFK Los Angeles (90.7), WBAI New York (99.5), KPFT Houston (90.1), WPFW Washington, D.C. (89.3) and 57 affiliates in 27 states.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
An independent, locally owned and edited newspaper "IT IS A NEWSPAPER'S DUTY TO PRINT THE NEWS AND RAISE HELL." Wilbur Storey, Statement of the aims of the Chicago Times, 1861
San Francisco Chronicle


Search Tools

Cosmic Mother Load
The Mother Load has three searches: The Insane Search (the most thorough metasearch), The Web Search (a simplified metasearch), and The Mother Load Search (a local directory search).
Deja News Research Service
The premiere usenet search utility. Search newsgroup postings by keyword or phrase.
How to find people's e-mail addresses
In a world population of several billion, finding someone's address can be a chore. we have brought together most of the best and most useful methods for finding an e-mail address. Note well, however, that the more information you have to start with, the more likely it is that your search will be successful.
This is the MetaCrawler Beta Server. We're testing out a new architecture and some other enhancements; please use and experiment with it as much as you're able.
MetaSearch - Starting Point
oint - MetaSearch enables you to search the Web's most extensive databases using one central search resource. Our goal is to provide your starting point to search the Web.


Student Newspapers

Lumberjack On-line
Humboldt State University student newspaper.
Oak Leaf Online
The Oak Leaf is Santa Rosa Junior College's award-winning, student newspaper, and is published Thursdays, twelve times per semester. Printed circulation is 6,000 copies. Over 1,500 articles online.

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Author: Eagle staff
Last Update: 3/13/98