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C-SPAN: Political resources online

By DEBORA RUBI The C-SPAN site (http://www.c-span.org/) has many resources important for news reporters covering the political processes of the United States. The site’s main function is to stream the sessions of the U.S. Congress, as the Senate and House … Continue reading

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Profiling causes of death across America

By DEBORA RUBI The World Life Expectancy site (www.worldlifeexpectancy) provides a plethora of information on leading causes of death in the United States. The site was created by LeDuc Media to help people live longer, safer lives. The site provides … Continue reading

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The Internet’s resources on one page (the Google version)

By DEBORA RUBI iTools, much like the reporter desktop profiled in another blog entry earlier this fall, provides access to many of the Internet tools on easily navigated page. The page beings with the most basic of functions through a … Continue reading

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Getting into Associated Press style online

By DEBORA RUBI The Economist (http://www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/)  site provides links to the Associated Press style guide according to the rules followed by the journalists working at the publication. The site is divided by specific sections of do’s and don’ts, titles, hyphens, … Continue reading

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The world on your computer screen

By DEBORA RUBI World Maps (http://www.justmaps.org) is a great site in researching sites around the world, be it to plan a vacation or find information for an article. As is self explanatory, in the simplest of functions the website provides … Continue reading

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CNN Election Center provides vast election resources

By DEBORA RUBI The CNN Election Center contains great insight into the midterm elections, from the most general information to the most specific details. Beyond the depth of information found in the pages to be analyzed later, CNN is also … Continue reading

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Finding help online for women in sports

By DEBORA RUBI Two organizations help promote the presence in the men dominated world of sports. One is more committed to aiding journalists, while the other is directed at helping women participate in sports. Both are useful for female sports … Continue reading

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Being a smart consumer on the Internet

By DEBORA RUBI There is a huge section of sites on the Internet dedicated to shopping. While the majority are specific sites hosting products (Amazon.com, Ebay, or the site of any major retail shop), there is also a large number … Continue reading

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Reporter’s Desktop: Writing tools brought together online

By DEBORA RUBI The Reporter’s Desktop (http://www.reporter.org/desktop/) brings together many of the useful functions of the Internet into one simple home page. The page is a quick, streamlined way of searching for information that may be needed for a story. … Continue reading

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Knowing European football

By DEBORA RUBI For most European football news, the best approach is to go through its governing body: UEFA.com (www.uefa.com). The website is most useful in finding information regarding any of the teams that are involved in any of its … Continue reading

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Using Website archives

By DEBORA RUBI The internet is full of not only current information but also information that has become irrelevant or lost since it first came out. While much of this information may seem obsolete, it can be very useful while … Continue reading

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Online journalism expertise in 10,000 Words (or less)

By DEBORA RUBI The site 10,000 Words (http://www.10000words.net) is a site full of information merging journalism and technology. While very basic, the site has multiple posts related to getting the most out of technology in a journalistic vein. The site … Continue reading

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Using online event calendars for stories

By DEBORA RUBI An important aspect of writing great articles is finding great topics about which to write. The Internet is a great quick way to find out what is going on in a neighborhood that would be worth covering … Continue reading

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Using betting sites to research sports articles

By DEBORA RUBI When researching a specific sports event, such as this week’s U.S. Open or an NCAA football game, quick access to scores and statistics can be a key aspect of the writing process. An interesting way to quickly … Continue reading

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