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January 31, 2003

Ask a silly question ...

... or a sensible one. Ask Now, a new collaborative online Australian reference service from the state and national libraries in Australia, is waiting to hear from you. Try it out at You can ask anything you like and a reference librarian will try to answer it. Worth a try for those quick look up questions, or for more complicated information needs.
Posted by journoz at 01:31 PM | Comments (0)

January 30, 2003

Learn to tell a story

A new site, The Elements of Digital Storymaking, at will be useful for anyone who wants to get news across in the online medium.
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January 29, 2003

Help for the drought-affected

The Centre for Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University has produced a paper, Developing equitable and affordable government responses to drought in Australia, which can be read at
Posted by journoz at 02:27 PM | Comments (0)

Poor American kids

The Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, has produced a report that looks at the fix that low-income American children and their parents are in and suggests some ideas to improve the living standards of poor children. Find it at
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War and moral courage

David Bowman's Fourth Estate column at APO Online looks at truth in war reporting. It's at
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European analyses and facts

Europe is getting bigger and bigger all the time. Find out about 28 European countries, including countries such as Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and others at Transition Online's Knowledge Network at
Posted by journoz at 08:49 AM | Comments (0)

January 01, 2003

Investigative journalism

Journalism: Investigation and Research, edited by Stephen Tanner, aims to provide both a practical and theoretical framework for investigative journalism. Details of the book are at
Chapters are as follows:
Part 1: Development and current attitudes
1. Historical development Clem Lloyd
2. The death of investigative journalism? Nance Haxton
3. The Editor's position Jack Waterford
At the Coalface A conflict of interest - shares and Politics Chris Johnson
Part 2: Understanding the tools
4. The computer and the Web Belinda Weaver
5. Using computers to analyse data Kerry Green
At the Coalface Exposing the secret police Gerard Ryle and Gary Hughes
6. Understanding public records Margaret Simons
At the Coalface 'The NetBet Affair' Paul Whittaker
7. Historical documents Rod Kirkpatrick
8. Freedom of Information Matthew Ricketson and Rick Snell
At the Coalface FOI reveals hospital shortcomings Ross Coulthart
9. Ministers and minders Nick Richardson
At the Coalface Tasmania's 'challenging children' Allison Andrews
At the Coalface 'Biggles' & the Franklin River spy flight Philip Castle
10. Company reports and balance sheets Patrick Hoiberg
11. The stock market Nick Renton
12. Opinion polls Murray Goot
Part 3: Honing the skills and avoiding the traps
13. Interview techniques Steve McIlwaine and Leo Bowman
Commentary The peculiarities of television Nigel McCarthy
14. 'Parachute journalism' - the foreign correspondent Tom O'Byrne
At the Coalface Working in an international team Bill Birnbauer
15. The ethical dimensions Suellen Tapsall and Gail Phillips
At the Coalface Justice on the police beat Desley Bartlett
16. Legal issues to consider Mark Pearson
At the Coalface 'Unravelling Crown Casino' Sally Neighbour
17. Writing up and publishing your work David Conley
18. All the problems in one case Estelle Blackburn
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