Friday, June 23, 2006

35 ways to use RSS feeds

Marketing blogger, Steve Rubel has compiled a list of ways to use RSS feeds.

Southern Newspaper Publishers Association

This week’s SNPA eBulletin contains links to information on the SNPA First Amendment Summit - Sept 15. Paul Newby, associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, will be the keynote speaker.

Also in this week’s eBulletin are:

How to save $200 per person at the SNPA Annual Convention
News about SNPA people
Links to stories you’ll want to read

Thursday, June 22, 2006

NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization that collects and manages detailed local information on plants, animals, and ecosystems and is an authoritative source for information on more than 65,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and they have more than 1,700 species images.

You can search the database for species or ecological communities & systems.

Education reporters

The National Center for Educational Statistics has recently released a report (with stats) showing the relationship between students' degree commitment and continued enrollment.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

North Carolina Electricity Profile

Just in time for the megawatt airconditioned season: The Energy Information Administration recently released electric energy statistics for 2004. There is a summary table and additional excel spreadsheets with comparative data from 1990 to 2004.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Your friend - the Census Bureau

Just about any stat you want is at the Census Bureau Web site, but finding it can sometimes be diffiucult.

The American Community Factfinder page is probably the best place to start. You can get quick population, housing, economic, and geographic data by just typing a zip, city, town or county.

Check out the Newsroom . Here are some of the links you'll find there: the latest news releases and links to the stats; a Facts and Features link that has Factoids for holidays, special observances and feature stories; a Media Services link for reporters and editors that has contact information for specialists by subject area.

The Minority Links page has links to the latest data on racial and ethnic U.S. populations.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Google - Government Search

Click here to see Google's newest product that searches federal government Web sites. The search engine will search across government agencies. The home page includes content from government agencies and media outlets such as the Washington Post. You can personalize the page by adding content feeds or topics you are interested in.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Blogging Copy Editors

Style Wars in Cyberspace, an AJR article by Coral Davenport:
"After years of grousing among themselves over matters of grammar and punctuation, copy editors are waging their style wars before a wider audience – in the blogosphere."

Davenport reports on and offers links to some copy editors' blogs.