Search the full text of current and historic news, non-English language news, federal, state and international legal materials, biographies and other reference information. Includes articles from the Austin-American Statesman and other selected Texas newspapers.
A free, collaborative, online encyclopedia about state politics, including elections, congress, state executive officials, state legislatures, recall elections, ballot measures. Officially sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute (LBI), a nonprofit 501c3 organization.
The iCivics games place students in different civic roles and give them agency to address real-world problems and issues. They are rooted in clear learning objectives and integrated with lesson plans and support materials.
Provides free, factual information on candidates and elected officials including voting records, biographical & contact information, issue positions, interest group ratings, public statements, and campaign finances.
"A cross-platform, global network for news and entertainment that generates six billion views each month. BuzzFeed creates and distributes content for a global audience." Provides mobile apps and social media platforms.
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, this site monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Journalists and researchers from the St. Petersburg Times and CQ (Congressional Quarterly publishers) fact-check the accuracy of speeches, TV ads, interviews and other campaign communications, and post their findings to the PolitiFact website. The site offers a "Truthometer, "a scorecard separating fact from fiction," for analyzing political claims. The "Truthometer" can be browsed by candidate or attacker, by subject, by political party.
The three primary sections of the site are:
* The studies, which provide links to reliable, timely research in the categories of environment, economics, society, government, politics and international.
* Tip sheets offer information on core journalism skills, including interviewing, style, ethics and more.
* The syllabi section furnishes sample curricula on topics ranging from politics and health care to law and business. It includes a mix of scholarship and journalistic readings in these units, and educators are encouraged to review them and use them as they see fit.
Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Journalist’s Resource examines news topics through a research lens. The site curates scholarship relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Peer-reviewed research studies can, at the very least, help anchor journalists as they navigate difficult terrain and competing claims. In 2013 the American Library Association named this one of the best free reference Web sites.
This research tool, developed in collaboration with New York University Libraries, provides a wealth of material and makes a profound argument for undercover reporting as an inextricable part of US national history and as an essential mode in the public-service mission of news.
"Covering the pulse of San Antonio and shedding light on Bexar County."