Friday, October 31, 2003

TIPS ON NOTE TAKING:

Directly from the News Coach List Serv:Three handouts on note-taking:

"Take Note of This" by Michelle Hiskey and Maria Saporta of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

A workshop handout from Steve Buttry, the writing coach at Omaha World-Herald, "Scribbling with Purpose"

Don Fry's "Taking Great Notes for Great Stories"

Thursday, October 30, 2003

More on Blogs:
Blogdex is a research project of the MIT Media Laboratory. It crawls all of the weblogs in its database everytime they are updated.

Ring Surf . This net ring helps you to find sites with related subjects.

Blogrunner is a portal for blog content. It has an index and entries are grouped together according to topics and news stories.

Google also has a searchable weblog directory

Technorati is another blog searcher that also allows you to trace who's linked to a particular blog. In addition, Techorati tracks the number of blogs linked to a blog.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

New Book in the Library: MAKING DOUGH: THE 12 SECRET INGREDIENTS OF KRISPY KREME'S SWEET SUCCESS by Amy Joyner and Kirk Kazanjian

Monday, October 27, 2003

ELECTION 2004: The Duke University Office of News & Communications has compiled a list of Duke experts on issues related to the 2004 election. They fall into five categories, including Presidential Race and Domestic Politics; Foreign Policy;National Security and Terrorism;Economic Issues; and Domestic and Social Issues.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

BOOKFAIR: Planning to buy books or magazines this weekend? Shopping for the holidays? You can benefit public libraries at the same time! In a unique partnership with the State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association, Barnes & Noble Booksellers will hold voucher bookfairs in their North Carolina stores Friday and Saturday, October 24th-25th to benefit all North Carolina Public Libraries. More than $7,000.00 was generated from the bookfairs in 2002. Funds raised by these bookfairs help public libraries purchase new books and continue to offer the full range of their educational and community outreach programs. Vouchers must be presented at the time of purchase on Friday or Saturday, October 24th and 25th for a percentage of the sale to benefit the libraries. Stop by the News Library to get a copy of the voucher to take with you, or email me (dlamb@news-record.com) and I will email the voucher to you.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Blog Lovers Unite! BLOGWISE is a directory of blogs from around the world. 532 Blogs from Canada, 702 from the UK, 261 from Spain, etc. There are 817 News Blogs, 1031 Political Blogs, 455 Humor Blogs. Click on a subject or search by keyword.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Google is clearly the best general-purpose search engine on the Web. But most people don't use it to its best advantage. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 3 billion pages in Google's index, it's still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number. Check out this tutorial: 20 Ways to get more from Google

Monday, October 13, 2003

New book in the library: Computer-Assisted Research, a Guide to Tapping Online Information by Nora M. Paul

Friday, October 10, 2003

For those who remember Cole Campbell, New York University has an excellent interview with him on its Web site.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

I haven't played with this yet (no time with DTI and all), but should you have a few minutes tell me what you think about newsgaming.com.

From their Web site:
"Simulation meets political cartoons.

We are a team of independent game developers who believe video games are not simply an amusement.

Games and simulations can also make us think about what is going on in this world.

Periodically, we will use games and simulations to analyze, debate, comment and editorialize major international news.

Come and join us.

Play with fire."
A disgruntled Philadelphia Phillies fan was arrested and charged with hacking into computers and sending thousands of spam e-mails to sports reporters. See CNET for details.

Monday, October 06, 2003

Virginian Pilot Ethics Policy: One of the few public newspaper policies with online-specific components.
Weblogs and Journalism: In-depth report: There is a link to the full report and other links to other related cyberjournalist.net headlines

Friday, October 03, 2003

STATEMENT BY DAVID KAY ON THE INTERIM PROGRESS REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE IRAQ SURVEY GROUP (ISG)
BEFORE THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSE, AND THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE: Read the Statement

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

FREE Online Network Utilities Click on the Email Dossier to validate and investigate email addresses. The Domain Dossier investigates domains and IP addresses
Report from the recent Emerging Technologies Conference: Re-imagining the Future
A world in which a global computer system provides helpful advice, medicines are tailored to individual patients, and people zip around in hydrogen-powered cars is possible with enough effort and investment, a group of speakers told the audience at Technology Review’s Emerging Technologies Conference. Leaders of technology industries spoke not just of individual inventions, but of a reimagining an entire field.
Read the article