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III. Other 'net resources

	1. Related newsgroups & mailing lists
		A. About journalism and/or the media
		B. Not actually related (but look like they could be)
		C. Assorted interesting groups & lists
	2. World Wide Web, Gopher, FTP
		A. Sites with lists of other sites
		B. Assorted interesting sites
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III. Other 'net resources

	Though is a great resource for 
journalists, its main purpose is and will always be for anybody, 
non-journalists and journalists alike, to discuss how the 'net is 
portrayed by major media.
	P. Fehrmann has listed most if not all of the Journalism resources 
avaliable on the Internet at:

	Many other newsgroups, mailing lists, and 'net sites deal with 
related issues.  Here's just a sampling of the best....

III.1. Newsgroups and mailing lists

	Not all related newsgroups and mailing lists are listed here, but 
I hope to have all of 'em later on.  If you are a devotee of a group 
which is not listed here, but should be, please EMail <> 
with a short blurb so I can include it here.

III.1.A. About journalism and the media
	This group attracts cable television industry people who are
	primarily interested in keeping up-to-date on federal and state
	regulation and consumers who have views to air about the cable
	television industry.

	A newsgroup about gonzo journalism in general and Hunter S.
	Thompson in particular.  Our net motto should be: "When the net
	gets weird, the pros turn here".
			-- Kevin M. McGrath <>

	alt.journalism.objective is a Usenet newsgroup for grassroots news
	and feature reporting.  The single goal is to showcase high-
	quality, minimally-biased journalism written by anyone on the
	Internet.  Articles can be on any subject that a newspaper or
	magazine might carry.  Daily news is preferred. 
			-- Jeff Chan <>

	The alt.journalism.students newsgroup is meant to be a forum for
	the discussion of issues of special importance to journalism
	students.  These issues include, but are not limited to:
	journalism programs, student papers, broadcasts, writing,
	internships, professors, journalistic techniques and points of
	law.  The newsgroup invites participation from students around the
	world and of all ages -- high school, undergraduate and graduate
	students alike. 
			-- Kevin Thom <>
	Discusses the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio networks. 
	The newsgroup has only existed since roughly the beginning of
	December, and consequently discussion has been minimal so far. 
			-- Peter K. Taylor <>

	Of particular note is that the CBC is getting involved in the
	Internet in a big way. Many of their shows have e-mail addresses,
	and other things like WWW sites and sound files are coming on-line
	as well. 
			-- Colin R. Leech <>
	Gateway for the RADIO-L mailing list (see below.)
	Discussions regarding National Public Radio (U.S.) it's
	programming, politics, trends, and the underlying issues thereof. 
	Mostly literate discussions with relatively few diatribes.
			-- Skip Winitsky <>
	A moderated newsgroup dedicated to radio professionals,
	para-professionals and others interested in broadcast radio.  We
	cover almost every radio-related topic under the sun, from the
	technical to formatics to who is who. also
	has an email digest called AIRWAVES RADIO JOURNAL.  For more
	information, send email to and request our FAQ. 
			-- <>

	For more information, the newsgroup's official Web site is:

	The RADIO-L discussion list is a forum for addressing the issues
	involved in the transition to a Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
	standard in the United States and other countries. Discussion
	regarding the relative technological merits of various DAB
	proposals, as well as the social and economic implications of a
	transition to DAB, is welcome and encouraged on this list.
			-- Ron Stone <>

	For more information, the RADIO-L FAQ is archived at:
	FTP  /radio-l.601/FAQ

III.1.B. Not actually related (but look like they could be)

	The following newsgroups and mailing lists look (going just by the
name) as if they could well be related to the media.  However, they are
most emphatically not for that purpose. (Australia)
	This group has nothing to do with the media.  It's charter is for
	'AMATEUR RADIO' and related topics, which falls into more of a
	hobby/pasttime concept.  This group is often misused for media
	related topics, but that's not it's charter.
			-- Rob Mayfield <> (North Carolina, USA)
	The Triangle.Radio newsgroup is not a broadcast/media newsgroup.
	It is aimed at Amateur Radio operators in the Research Triangle
	area of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). 

	Journalists looking for Amateur Radio tie-ins to local stories
	might find help on Triangle.Radio.  Hams are frequently involved
	in emergency communication, public-service work, and we're an
	interesting hobby.

	BTW, I'm the North Carolina Public Information Coordinator for our
	national organization, the American Radio Relay League.
			-- Gary Pearce <>

III.1.C. Assorted interesting groups & lists

	Basically for discussions of anthropology (or sociology, or even
	psychology) of the community sprung up around the usenet groups. 
	Alas, it has started attracting so many idiotic crossposts from 
	other, unrelated groups, that it now takes a killfile to get much 
	worthwhile information from it.
			-- Jim Jewett <>

	The alt.culture.usenet FAQ can be found at the URL:

	For the net in general.  In theory, this would cover things like web 
	pages, and leave usenet to the usenet group, but in practice,
	there tends to be an awful lot of overlap, and "clued->a.c.u; 
	unclued->a.c.i" would be almost as accurate (but still not very)
	as a division based on the actual names.
			-- Jim Jewett <>

	For discussing usenet's native kooks.  Particularly mind-bending
	posts from other groups will often be reposted here.
			-- Jim Jewett <>

	Where all the "I'm conducting a survey" posts _ought_ to go ...
	also the right place to discuss how to do net surveys right,
	though this discussion is sporadic.
			-- Jim Jewett <>

III.2. FTP/Gopher/WWW sites

	What with the veritable explosion of information avaliable mostly
or only on the World Wide Web, most of this list is made up of WWW 
sites.  Often, the same information is avaliable via FTP or Gopher from 
that same site.  Here's how to tell:


			might also be



		directory /pub/amazingstuff

	A little experimentation is usually the best (if not the only) 
way to figure it out.

III.2.A. Sites with lists of other sites

Electronic Newsstand

	An amazing number of publications, from AGNI to Chrysler Power 
Magazine to Field & Stream to The Jewish Enquirer to Political Science 
Quarterly to Vibe to Yellow Silk.
	Also include information about subscribing to a number of
electronic versions of paper media, such as NEWSDAY DIRECT and the L.A. 
Times Online. 

I.B.M.'s News Rack

	Though probably not originally meant for the public at large, "big
blue" has provided a great service in this WWW page -- it includes links
to just about every WWW or Gopher site set up by various publications and
other forms of major media, as well as weather reports, public 
media-related sites, and much more.

Yahoo at Stanford

	A very complete collection, including most if not all of the 
sites below and probably a number of others as well.  Looks as if it 
probably has a very good graphical interface, but is still easily 
navigated by text-only browsers.

America OnLine's News Hotlist

	Much like IBM's News Rack, America OnLine has compiled a lengthy
listing of media-related sites, which is open to the general public as
well as its own users.  It is thought (but not confirmed) that eventually
this will also include information previously only avaliable to paid
subscribers of the system.

III.2.B. Assorted interesting sites

	These sites are ones which may be of interest to journalists 
looking for more information on the 'net.  Not all are guranteed to be 
useful, but they are certainly interesting.  (Note that many, but not 
all, are also referenced in the text above.)

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