Covering Specific Issues

Reporter's Rights/Media Law

Ethics and Responsibility

Investigative Tools

Writing Tools

Help with Technology

Online News Sources

Professional Networking


Developing the Craft: Online News Sources

Here are some other sites to find story ideas or to find more information about certain topics.

SmallTownPapers, http://www.smalltownpapers.com/
Small town newspapers exactly as they were printed! Get all the news from small town, USA.

Topix.net, http://www.topix.net/
News on 300,000 topics from publications across the country.

Associated Press, http://www.ap.org/
“the essential global news network”

Stateline.org, http://www.stateline.org/live/
“politics & policy news, state by state”

Newswise, http://www.newswise.com
“a trusted resource for knowledge-based news . . . a comprehensive database of current news, searchable archives, subscription wire services, and advanced information-management tools”

Google News, http://news.google.com/
“Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.”

Yahoo! News, http://news.yahoo.com
Provides stories from Reuters and The Associated Press.

Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/
Latest news and financial information from around the world

Public Policy Matters, http://publicpolicymatters.com
Free "daily aggregation of press releases, reports and other news items that are harvested every day from the web pages of 2,300 federal agencies, Capitol Hill offices and interest groups"

CNET News.com, http://news.cnet.com
Technology news and business reports.

CNHI News Service, http://cnhinews.com/
News releases published by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., and organized by categories such as agriculture, education, energy and health.

Extra! Extra!, http://www.ire.org/extraextra/ -- Investigative Reporters and Editors offers articles on computer-assisted reporting; campaign finance; census & demographics; disasters; environment; first amendment & FOIA; health; homeland security; international; justice; military; politics; science; terrorism; and transportation.

The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues helps non-metropolitan media define the public agenda in their communities, through strong reporting and commentary on local issues and on broader issues that have local impact. Its initial focus area is Central Appalachia, but as an arm of the University of Kentucky it has a statewide mission, and it has national scope. It has academic collaborators at Appalachian State University, East Tennessee State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgia College and State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Marshall University, Middle Tennessee State University, Ohio University, Southeast Missouri State University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Washington and Lee University, West Virginia University and the Knight Community Journalism Fellows Program at the University of Alabama. It is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the University of Kentucky, with additional financial support from the Ford Foundation. To get notices of Rural Blog postings and other Institute news, click here.

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Phone 859-257-3744 - Fax 859-323-3168

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