Thursday, September 13, 2007

Links For Working Writers and Journalists

Prof. Bosco's Links For Working Writers and Journalists

  • Refdesk A marvelous collection of links to news, information, research and other very useful subjects. I use this for my own home page.


  • The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made; By THE FILM CRITICS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES.


  • Merriam-Webster Online English Dictionary and Thesaurus Look up definitions and synonyms online with this American English dictionary. You will love this. This official dictionary web site has pictures and audio...great for pronunciation help, or just having fun with words.


  • The American Heritage?Book of English Usage A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English with a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style.


  • The American Heritage?Dictionary of the English Language Perhaps the best American English language dictionary online with over 90,000 entries featuring 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.


  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations. This is where I go in my dreams; this is the closest place to heaven this heathen will ever get--and actually I was there, with my son, years ago.


  • Baseball Almanac Everything you want to know about baseball is on this site—history, rosters, statistics, and even jokes and songs.


  • Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet The single greatest Internet source on the English Language's greatest writer. This is the source of sources for everything that is factually known about the life and works of Shakespeare.


  • Absolute Shakespeare The essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre. Most helpful as a student study guide and resource.


  • Shakespeare: Subject to Change Let Shakespeare show you the brain-charging learning power of broadband technology.


  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts A collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.


  • AlterNet.org A nonprofit Online Magazine dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism.


  • American Writers I & II, A Journey Through History with C-Span Information on America writers and their works, From 1601 to 1975.


  • American Museum of Natural History The greatest collection of natural history under one roof on Earth; as a boy I spent many hours there; as a grown man I spend many days every month and year at this wondrous site.


  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 5,000 years of art -- the greatest art museum in the world.


  • Artcyclopedia Where the world finds great art; the fine art search engine.


  • Artmuseum.net The premiere destination for online exhibitions of contemporary art.


  • Bartleby.com Great Books Online; the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.


  • Best of History Web Sites an award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts. Best of History Web Sites is ranked #1 by Google for "history web sites" and receives upwards of 65,000 visitors per month.


  • The History Net Where History Lives on the Web.


  • Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories provides the opportunity to listen to former slaves describe their lives. These interviews, conducted between 1932 and 1975, capture the recollections of twenty-three identifiable people born between 1823 and the early 1860s and known to have been former slaves. From the Library of Congress.


  • The Civil War Home Page Dedicated to the participants, both North and South, in the great American Civil War 1861 - 1865. Welcome to the Civil War Home Page, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Civil War related material available on the Internet.


  • The Charters of Freedom: The National Archives Experience. The Documents That Made America Free -- All of them are here, and the history behind them, courtesy of the National Archives.


  • The Perilous Fight: America's World War II In Color Witness World War II through rare color film, and read letters from a nation redefining itself.


  • The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.


  • Stone Pages: Stonehenge, stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and archaeology of megalithic Europe. If you are interested in history before there was history, this is the place to hang out.


  • ClassicReader.com A website where you can read, search, and annotate great works of literature.


  • Dictionary of Difficult Words Search the Hutchinson Dictionary of Difficult Words' A-Z index of over 13,900 difficult words to increase your vocabulary or just find out what those words really mean!


  • The Harvard Classics Charles W. Eliot Collection: The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.


  • HowStuffWorks.com Learn how everything works.


  • Infoplease.com An Online Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, Atlas & Almanac Reference.


  • The Internet Movie Database Welcome to the Internet Movie Database, the biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet.


  • Literary Resources on the Net A treasure trove of literature and literary sources and links; just what you would expect from Rutgers University.


  • The Mississippi Writers Page The Internet Guide to Mississippi Writers; the home state of William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, Richard Wright, John Grisham, Willie Morris, Richard Ford, Barry Hannah, Shelby Foote, Joseph Bosco...


  • Project Gutenberg The Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).


  • Search Engine Showdown The Users Guide to Search Engines.


  • The SMITHSONIAN Institution The place to learn most anything about everything; it has no peer in the world of knowledge sought.


  • Short Story Collection Some short fiction for your reading pleasure.


  • The University of Chicago, Joseph Regenstein Library Simply a great University Library.


  • Urban Legends Reference Pages The place to find out if a modern tall tale is true or not; be careful, one can easily become addicted to the odd truths and hilarious modern lies.


  • Virtual Library The VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the web itself.


  • The Virtual Autopsy Exactly what it sounds like: everything you ever wanted to know about the human body, in pictures.


  • Refdesk A marvelous collection of links to news, information, research and other very useful subjects. I use this for my own home page. From here you can link to every major newspaper, magazine, television network...etc, if it's media, you can link to it from here, plus the kitchen sink, and you name it.


  • Google News Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.


  • Journalism Job Links Where and how to find a job in journalism, courtesy of the Poynter Institute.


  • JournalismJobs.Com In Partnership With Columbia Journalism Review One of the very best sites to find a job in journalism, all over the world.


  • CJR Columbia Journalism Review Online: America's Premier Media Monitor. This is the online version of the must-read magazine for responsible journalists by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.


  • OJR Online Journalism Review A Web-based journal produced at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.


  • AJR American Journalism Review AJR is published by The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.


  • Poynter Online Everything you need to be a better Journalist: The Poynter Institute.


  • CyberJournalist.Net The home away from home for online journalists, with tools and resources and tips you need. Plus "The most comprehensive list of blogs produced by journalists." A project of The Media Center at The American Press Institute.


  • The Media Center At The American Press InstituteThe Media Center is a non-profit think tank committed to building a better-informed society in a connected world.


  • The Center for Public Integrity: Investigative Journalism in the Public Interest.


  • Society of Professional Journalists: Improving & Protecting Journalism.


  • FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in ReportingFAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.


  • Power Reporting: Resources for Journalists. Thousands of free research tools for journalists. Courtesy of CJR Columbia Journalism Review: America's Premier Media Monitor. This is a great place to start or end your reporting day -- it's all here.


  • Journalism.org Research, Resources and Ideas to Improve Journalism; The Online Home of th Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Committee of Concerned Journalists.


  • Assignment Editor: The Newsroom Homepage The Assignment Editor is the person whose job it is to know everything. The news operation revolves around this person. This site is the Internet version of that person. It is used worldwide to navigate millions of destinations on the Internet each month. Our main users are the news decision makers of the world who decide what hundreds of millions of people see and read each day.


  • CyberTimes Navigator: The New York Times Searching the Net? Here Are Places to Start -- and do they mean it; must-need and useful links for a working journalists are here by the hundreds, all categorized for one-click searching.


  • The State of the News Media 2004: An Annual Report on American Journalism The State of the News Media 2004 is an inaugural effort to provide a comprehensive look each year at the state of American journalism. Our goal is to put in one place as much original and aggregated data as possible about each of the major journalism sectors.


  • The New York Times Sunday Book Review The "arbiter" of what America is reading and what it should be reading.


  • Arts & Letters Daily A service of The Chronicle of Higher Education; An updated report of News and Reviews of philosophy, aesthetics, literature, language, ideas, criticism, culture, music, art trends, breakthroughs, disputes and gossip.


  • Artslynx International Writing Resources, a Writer's Gold Mine.


  • C.I.A. The World Factbook No spy stuff here; just a lot of concise, accurate information a journalist will need sooner or later on every country in the world.


  • Statistical Resources on the Web From the University of Michigan Documents Center, stats, and stats, and more stats on just about everything -- every journalist needs them, almost everyday.


  • Legacy.com Your nationwide source for obituaries; yes, a whole website devoted to informing journalists who died when, where and usually how--it's a major part of the job.

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