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:
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
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
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.