Chapter 05

Chapter Goals

  • To examine the general process for using online sources for journalistic stories
  • To discuss the use of e-mail, newsgroups and listservs as potential tools for journalists
  • To provide an overview of Web page–based information, including general reference sources, specialized sources for journalists, search engines, directories, online journalism sites and databases
  • To explore the basic techniques of evaluating online sources using both technical and journalistic skills

QuickLinks

ProfNet: https://profnet.prnewswire.com/CommunicationProfessional.aspx
National Press Club: http://press.org/
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ): http://www.spj.org/
U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/
Federal Aviation Administration: http://www.faa.gov/
Amy Webb’s Webmedia Group: http://www.webbmediagroup.com/
InterNIC: http://www.internic.net/index.html