Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Monday, September 29, 2003


"Google has released an experiment on Google Labs called Google Search by Location, which is designed to enable users to find information by geographic location. Someone searching for a sushi restaurant in a specific neighborhood, for example, can search for the word [sushi] and by entering a zip code or the name of their desired location, will be shown results for local sushi restaurants. Results are accompanied by a map highlighting the locations of top results. Clicking on highlighted locations connects users to the local Web page."
Just Arrived in the Library:
The Business Journal: FAST 50 2003: The Triad's 50 fastest-growing private companies

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

FACTS FOR FEATURES: The US Census Bureau just released a fact sheet on the Telecommunications Industry and Telephones in the US -
"Dialing for Dollars"
A grass-roots group of leading computer scientists, backed by Intel and other heavyweight industrial sponsors, is working on replacing today’s Internet with a faster, more secure, and vastly smarter network: PlanetLab. Read the article.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

ACES - American Copy Editors Society's web site features a discussion board, references, resources, quizzes and much more.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2003
Hispanics--United States--Statistics
Source: U.S. Census
Fact Sheet About Hispanics in the U.S.

Campaign Disclosure--United States
Source: California Voter Foundation, the Center for Governmental Studies and
the UCLA School of Law
New Full-Text Report, Grading State Disclosure: North Carolina's Grade: C- and Overall Rank:17

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Sharing What You Know
Steve Buttry compiled this excellent handout on how to train fellow journalists:
Share what you know

Wednesday, September 10, 2003


For determining telephone carrier for a known phone numer or the carrier for an area code:

Phone Number Analysis at the top of the page is free.
Use the format 1 XXX XXXXXXX for US numbers.
It should give you the area and carrier.

Use the The Wayback Machine to browse through 30 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.

The 2003 Edition of the CIA World Factbook is Now Online

Projections of Education Statistics to 2012

Annual Report Gallery is an up-to-date listing of annual reports and related financial reports for publicly traded companies.

MSN Money U.S. investment portal site (microsoft - don't shoot) is very useful. Note the links for the following services in the left column

* Snapshot (Overview, licensed content from Hoover's)
* Key Developments (very useful!!!!!!!)
* Insider Trading (Material licensed from Thomson)
* Ownership Data (Licensed from ComputerShare)
* SEC Filings (Note Availability in PDF, and Word Formats

Multex Investor (now part of Reuters) offers company snapshots for free.
About 75-100 words. You'll need to register, free.