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


National Press Club:
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ):
U.S. Census Bureau:
Federal Aviation Administration:
Amy Webb’s Webmedia Group: