Internet Reference Library

News & Current Events

ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com
Website for ABC News.

Alternative Resources on the U.S. "War Against Terrorism"
http://www.pitt.edu/~ttwiss/irtf/Alternative.html
Llisting of alternative news sources, commentaries and analysis of the "war against terrorism". Affiliated wit the ALA, IRTF and SRRT.

Arab World News
http://www.arabworldnews.com/
From the World News Network, concentrating on news concerning the Arab World.

ArabNet
http://www.arab.net/
Website is part of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, and it's aim is to "provide the most comprehensive online resource on the Arab world, primarily dealing with countries in the Middle East and North Africa." (from website)

Associated Press News
http://www.ap.org/
Click on a state to find out the member newspapers and broadcasters of that geographic region; read about the history of the press, including a timeline, AP Pulitzer Prize winners, and journalists that have died on the job; facts and figures, press releases, and media industry news; and a FAQ. (LII)

AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/
An online magazine with a progressive political focus, "publishing grassroots success stories and inspirational narratives alongside hard-hitting critiques of policies, investigative reports and expert analysis," emphasizing "workable solutions to aggravating problems." The site features blogs, a public discussion arena, and podcasts, audio interviews, and video clips. Full-text articles archived starting in 2000. A project of the Independent Media Institute, which is "dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism." (LII)

BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk
Website for BBC News.

CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/home/main100.shtml
Website for CBS News from CBS Broadcasting Inc.

Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com
News and commentary in the online edition of the international newspaper. Published daily, Monday through Friday. The searchable archive goes back to 1980 (search, with abstract is free, there is a charge for full-text). (LII)

CNN
http://www.cnn.com
Website for CNN News from Time Warner.

CNN Headline News

http://www.cnn.com/HLN/
CNN Website dealing with Headline News.

The Crisis Papers
http://www.crisispapers.org
An Anthology of the Best Political Opinion and Commentary
From the Progressive Internet (from website)

Daily Source
http://www.dailysource.org/
Our mission is "to provide high quality news and information from leading sources across the Internet to help the public more effectively utilize their time, money and power to benefit themselves, our country and our world."

Faces of the Fallen
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen/
This site contains brief profiles of "U.S. service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom." Each profile includes a photo (where available), age, date and circumstances of death, military unit, and a map locating the soldier's hometown. Arranged in chronological order by most recent deaths; also searchable and browsable by age, year of death, home state, military branch, or by Iraq or Afghanistan groupings. From the Washington Post. (LII)

EuroNews
http://www.euronews.net
"EuroNews is Europe's [television] news channel covering world news from a European perspective in a choice of seven languages. EuroNews broadcasts simultaneously in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish." The site provides video clips of recent stories in the areas of general news, business, sports, entertainment, technology, and more. Also provides weather information. Not searchable. (LII)

FactCheck.org
http://www.factcheck.org/
FactCheck.org, a project sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The project is designed to monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by numerous politicos in their speeches, debates, news releases, and the always important, television advertisements. (ISP)

Google News Archive Search
http://news.google.com/archivesearch
"Search articles stretching back more than 200 years, from the archives of Time Magazine, The Guardian, CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, the Washington Post and aggregators like LexisNexis and Factiva." (Google)

MSNBC News
http://www.msnbc.com/
Website for MSNBC News from Microsoft.

Newslink: Newspapers

http://www.newslink.org/news.html
The resource for online newspapers around the world. The newspapers section lists around 5,400 papers and is searchable by title or location and is also indexed geographically. In addition the U.S. papers are indexed by state, frequency of publication, and publication category. There are links to magazines, broadcasters, and news services worldwide. There is a separate section for campus newspapers. Also has many sources for journalists, including a database of job listings. (LII)

Online Newspapers
http://www.ipl.org/reading/news/
This directory of online newspapers is browsable by geographic region. In addition to a link to the site, language, publisher, and frequency are given for each entry. If available, features of the paper are also listed. Searchable. Maintained by the Internet Public Library. (LII)

Pro Publica
http://www.propublica.org/
"ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest."

Public Agenda Online: The Inside Source for Public Opinion and Policy Analysis
http://www.publicagenda.org
"Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization." Its site presents "policy options and public opinion behind critical public concerns" such as abortion, crime, gay rights, illegal drugs, race, and the right to die. Extensive information on each issue includes an overview, facts and trends, different perspectives, links to news stories, and results of public opinion polls. (LII)

US Newspaper Archives on the Web
http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html
These pages provide links to United States news archives available on the Web. (from website)

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com
Website for USA Today

WikiNews
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Main_Page
WikiNews is " a group of volunteers whose mission is to present reliable, unbiased, relevant and entertaining News." (from website)

WorldNews
http://www.wn.com/
World news from the World News Network.




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