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Title: Internet 101


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Internet 101
  • Neil Reisner
  • Florida International University

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OR
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  • Once in awhile you can get shown the light in
    the strangest of places...

...if you look at it right. Robert Hunter
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First Things First
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Google is the
Devil
  • It makes us lazy. Is it the best source? What
    about
  • Telephone-Assisted Reporting
  • Almanac-Assisted Reporting
  • Encyclopedia-Assisted Reporting
  • Reference Librarian-Assisted Reporting

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Google is an
Angel
  • A grand, unified source of information if…
  • You know what youre seeking
  • You focus your search
  • You know it when you see it

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The Web is part of your beat!
  • Surf around
  • Treat it like your beat
  • Bookmark the ones that work for you
  • Dont search, ORGANIZE

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But Remember…
  • Most records start out on paper
  • The Document Frame of Mind
  • Theres a record out there and Im going to find
    it!
  • The intersection of government and citizens
  • How does information flow?

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Have a Strategy
  • Know the law
  • Know the records
  • Know where to get the records
  • A primer
  • http//www.nreisner.com/PublicRecords.htm

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Your new best friend…
  • Records Retention Schedules
  • Rules for records disposal
  • Inventory of all records an agency keeps
  • Make it your first record request

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Main Entrances
  • NICAR Net Tour
  • http//www.ire.org/training/nettour/index.html
  • Reporter.Org
  • http//www.reporter.org
  • Reporters Desktop
  • http//www.reporter.org/desktop
  • Power Reporting
  • http//www.powerreporting.org

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Utility Sites
  • WHOIS http//whois.domaintools.com/
  • Who owns that site?
  • Portico indorgs.virginia.edu/portico/
  • Asset locator, property records, more.
  • FedStats www.fedstats.gov
  • Portal to government statistics.
  • FirstGov www.firstgov.gov
  • Portal to federal and local governments.

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More Utility Sites
  • Census Bureau www.census.gov
  • Numbers and much more.
  • CIA World Factbook www.cia.gov
  • International info.
  • More International info
  • http//www.nationmaster.com

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People Finders
  • Argali www.argali.com
  • Phone numbers, addresses, reverse directory.
    Download required.
  • Backgrounding John Doe
  • http//www.reporter.org/desktop/tips/johndoe.htm
  • Where to find the paper.
  • Freeality www.freeality.com
  • Metasearch phone directories.

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Public Records Search Engines
  • Search systems
  • http//www.searchsystems.net
  • Public records search engine. Slower, more
    variety and choice.
  • Pretrieve
  • www.pretrieve.com
  • Better organized, faster, less variety and choice

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When you have to search
  • Google www.google.com
  • Broad search, ranks sites, but still not
    complete. Less organized.
  • Yahoo search.yahoo.com
  • Google-like interface.
  • Invisible Web www.invisibleweb.com
  • Deeper search, hits sites others dont.

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When you have to search (contd)
  • Mrsapo
  • http//www.mrsapo.com/
  • Search engine portal.
  • Topix
  • www.topix.net
  • News portal
  • Article Search
  • www.findarticles.com/
  • If you dont have Lexis/Nexis.

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More Google
  • Google advanced http//www.google.com/advanced_se
    arch?hlen
  • Academic/professional works
  • http//scholar.google.com
  • Pictures/documents
  • http//images.google.com
  • Nearby businesses
  • http//local.google.com

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Even More Google
  • Be notified about a story/source
  • http//www.google.com/alerts
  • What Googles working on http//labs.google.com/

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Lurking Dangers
  • What do Yogi Berra, Niels Bohr, Samuel Goldwyn,
    Dan Quayle and Mark Twain have in common?
  • According to Google results, they all are
    responsible for the saying, Prediction is
    difficult, especially about the future.

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More Lurking Dangers
  • http//www.martinlutherking.org/
  • http//www.whois.domaintools.com/martinlutherking.
    org

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Finding government audits
  • Government Accountability Office reports
  • http//www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html
  • Federal Audit Clearinghouse
  • Database of audits of all non-federal entities
    that receive federal money each year.
    http//harvester.census.gov/sac

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What the government publishes
  • Government Printing Office http//www.gpoaccess.go
    v/databases.html

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Everything else
  • Quick Reference
  • http//www.refdesk.com/index.html
  • What you used to keep on your desk almanacs,
    dictionaries, thesauri, etc. Run by Matt Drudges
    father Bob.

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  • www.nreisner.com
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