June 3, 2002








The Big Story writers and editors consult a diverse body of informational resources in the creation of each issue. Here's a sampling of resources we used to get this issue out:

September 11 themed Web sites or links:

www.web.archive.org/collections /sep11.html
A collection of a few of the many thousands of memorial sites, tribute pages and survivor registries created after the events of September 11.

International and U.S. news from Sept. 11 until the end of 2001. Sept. 11 archived news, photos, graphics, websites and newspapers.

www.interactivepublishing.net/ september/scroll.php
A website with a collection of screen shots from over 230 news sites around the world taken on Sept. 11 and 12. The site's goal is to improve the quality of the online news industry.

www.pbs.org/newshour/media/ response/index.html
Sept. 11 news coverage from website of Newshour with Jim Lehrer.

www.freespeech.org/fsitv/ramfiles/ chomsky012302.ram
A link to a Noam Chomsky video on how the "War on Terror" should be reported.

Major Media Outlets or Foundations:

The Poynter Institute exists to help journalists do their jobs better and to serve their communities. Updated daily, it provides journalists with reliable information, useful tools, and provocative suggestions. www.poynter.org

The Nation In its founding prospectus from 1865, The Nation proclaims itself "an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred." On the site are original articles from Nation writers on a number of topics not usually analyzed by the more mainstream media.

The Newseum was created by a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The site contains articles and links to many sites that addressed the aftermath of September 11.

The Center for Media and Public Affairs attempts to bridge the gap between academic research and the broader domains of media and public policy. The organization's goal is to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media fairness and impact through well-documented, timely and readable studies of media content. CMPA.com provides original content on a wide range of media issues ranging from violence on television to the state of African-American news anchors. www.cmpa.com

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. The IRE site has created a forum in which journalists throughout the world can help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources. IRE.org also contains a searchable database of more than 18,000 investigative journalism pieces on a wide range of topics.

The International Press Institute is global organization with members in over 110 countries. The group hails freedom of expression as the right that protects all other rights, and seeks to promote and defend that freedom throughout the world.

The Afghan Recovery Report is the website of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. This site provides news on post-Taliban Afghanistan as reported by local Afghani journalists. Published in English, Dari and Pashto. www.iwpr.net/index.pl?afghan_index.html

Media Insider Sites:

Focuses on diversified media news and resources. Provides quick access to timely media news and relevant industry data. Updated throughout the day.

Managed by Jim Romenesko, MediaNews is a one-stop shop featuring the latest inside news on the journalism business.

MediaPost Communications is an integrated publishing and content company whose mission is to provide an array of resources to serve media planners and buyers. The site also links to many Sept. 11 articles.

Alternative Press:

The Red Rock Eater News Service (RRE) is a mailing list organized by Phil Agre. Subscribers to the list receive about five messages a week on whatever topic Phil finds interesting, usually of a political nature.

Alternet is an online magazine and information resource where pressing issues are subject to examination and debate. The site seeks to engage readers in problem solving, community action and awareness of current events in the United States and abroad.

Anti-war news, viewpoints, and activities.

The Electronic Intifada Project is a publication produced by a small network of pro-Palestinian activists with a history of Internet and media activism, focused on one aspect of the struggle - the war in the media for a fair representation of the Palestinian point of view.

Guerrilla News Network is an organization that seeks to challenges the messages
coming from mainstream media and the government.

War on Terrorism has links to stories on the war on terrorism.

An examination of the cable reporting battle for viewers from the website of the Newshour with Jim Lehrer.

A NYTimes story the state of the magazine industry.


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