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Apr 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Melanie Coulson spent the past four months researching community newsrooms and citizen journalism while a journalist-in-residence as a Michener-Deacon Fellow at Carleton University.

Mar 13, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A Waterloo-based startup Media Spot Me says it can help journalists find reliable sources and experts faster. 

May 14, 2012 - Posted by Angelina Irinici

A new service, Geofeedia (previously Geofeedr) launched its new interface today. It aims to aid journalists when reporting breaking news by allowing them to monitor geographical areas or to identify an area of interest.

Feb 24, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
Talk_To_The_ExpertsThere are hazards to using oh-so-convenient databases of willing, even eager, talking heads, writes former London Free Press editor Larry Cornies. Warning lights should be flashing when journalists reach into directories of easy-to-access experts.
Jul 03, 2007 - Posted by Abby Goodrum
Created by Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. This site provides access to reporter contacts, links, and resources searchable by beat.
Jul 03, 2007 - Posted by Julie Ryland
Producer, author and webmaster of JournalismNet, Julian Sher, has created this guide on how to find people on the internet. By organizing the different tools into categories, the site presents search engines and websites that will help you find the person you are looking for. The categories direct you to online phonebooks, discussion groups, email and web address search tools, crime and personal databases, and other people tracking resources.
Feb 08, 2007 - Posted by Julie Ryland
Sources offers a Canadian site that provides a list of expert contacts and media relations people. It's a "service for reporters, writers, editors and researchers." There is a separate category for news sources, as well as an event calendar. For information and names in politics and government you can look in the Parliamentary Names & Numbers, and for the media there is a Media Names & Numbers section. The site also has a search engine for its directory, where you can choose to search in the name or the subject index, or you can browse the index of topics or the list of organizations.
Nov 16, 2006 - Posted by Abby Goodrum
This two-part article by Paul Grabowicz is published by the Online Journalism Review. Part one focuses on using freely available public records databases on the web to find information about individuals. Part two extends the search to gathering information about businesses and non-profit organizations, as well as political contributions made by individuals.
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