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News research without borders covering the war in iraq at

News Research Without Borders: Covering the War in Iraq at

Special Libraries Association

Annual Conference

June 2004


Daily news updates from the research center

Daily News Updates from the Research Center:

  • Daily updates of Nexis alerts with email notification—to o’seas correspondents

  • Daily email ofCoalition Provisional Authority briefing transcripts from Federal News Service

  • Daily update and email of Lexis-Nexis Intranet Publisher—for stateside staff


Websites

Websites:

  • Subscription Databases:

    • Jane’s

      • Jane's Online

      • Jane's Terrorism Intelligence Center 


Websites1

Websites:

  • Subscription Databases:

    • Jane’s

      • Jane's Online

      • Jane's Terrorism Intelligence Center 

      • E-Mail Alert: Jane's Security News Briefs


News from foreign press

News from Foreign Press:

  • Continuously updated Nexis search posted on remote intranet: BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

  • World Press Review--Daily E-Mail Alert 


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News from Foreign Press:

  • Continuously updated Nexis search posted on remote intranet: BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

  • World Press Review--Daily E-Mail Alert 

  • EINnews- Iraq Today Daily Brief (subscription required)


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News from Foreign Press:

  • World News Connection (FBIS) -- subscription database posted on internal and remote intranets.  Used for specific requests, although alerts could be set up on Dialog.

  • U.S. State Dept. - Foreign Media Reaction -- reports on foreign media coverage of significant events.

  • Middle East News Sites in English -- list (w/links) from Brookings Inst. Saban Center: useful list of websites to check for coverage of key stories.


Web news aggregators

Web News Aggregators:

  • GlobalSecurity.org -- has latest news, hot docs, hot topics.Has unique information such as satellite image maps and photos; full text of reports, etc.


Web news aggregators1

Web News Aggregators:

  • GlobalSecurity.org-- has latest news, hot docs, hot topics.Has unique information such as satellite image maps and photos; full text of reports, etc.

  • Global Policy Forum --


Web news aggregators2

Web News Aggregators:

  • GlobalSecurity.org-- has latest news, hot docs, hot topics.Has unique information such as satellite image maps and photos; full text of reports, etc.

  • Global Policy Forum--

  • Future of Iraq Portal --


Additional web news aggregators

Additional Web News Aggregators:

  • OccupationWatch.org-- Weekly e-mail alert available: Occupation Watch Bulletin

  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty-- Post Saddam Iraq - Daily News Reports-updated throughout the day- on scene reporting from expert reporters; also has daily and weekly e-mail alerts


E mail alert services

E-Mail Alert Services:

  • General Foreign News:

    • Global Beat (NYU): select articles of interest forward to our correspondents.


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E-Mail Alert Services:

  • General Foreign News:

    • Global Beat (NYU) -- select articles of interest & forward to reporters on beats.

    • International Crisis Group (ICG) -- e-mail alert on new reports.

    • IISS Strategic Comments (subscription) -- sent via e-mail to Research Center and re-distributed to reporters.


Iraq and terrorism

Iraq and Terrorism:

  • MEMRI—Middle East Media Research Instute

  • Iraqi Press Monitor -- daily survey of the main stories in Iraq's newspapers.


Iraq blogs

Iraq Blogs:

  • Informed Comment by Juan Cole -- widely respected scholar on Iraq updates blog several times a day; monitor via RSS feed (Bloglines); weekly e-mail alert available.

  • War In Contextby Paul Woodward -- weekly e-mail alert available


Think tanks

Think Tanks:

  • Council on Foreign Relations -- updated reports on Iraq & Terrorism; e-mail alerts available

  • CSIS -- scan for new reports.

  • Washington Institute on Near East Policy-- Policy Watch papers on terrorism, Iraq

  • Brookings/Saban Center for Middle East Policy -- scan for new articles, reports; e-mail alerts available.


Research challenges maps

Research Challenges: Maps

  • Omni Resources: street maps of Baghdad

  • CIA Maps of Saddam’s Palaces

  • Military Press: 3 vol book: The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahadeen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War,including maps of Tora Bora Caves

  • U.S. Nat’l Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (formerly NIMA)—great source for inexpensive, scale maps for purchase and also the GEOnet Names Server gazetteer


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Research Challenges: Maps

  • GlobalSecurity.org – great source for satellite imagery and other maps


Research challenges

Research Challenges:

  • U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

    • DOD Military Casualty Statistics -- Deaths & Wounded--breaks down by gender

    • CENTCOM News releases on Troop Casualties in Iraq

    • DOD Press Releases on Casualties

    • Iraq Coalition Casualty Count (Lunaville.org)


Research challenges casualties cont

Research Challenges: Casualties cont.

  • Google News Search – hometown paper may run story before DOD releases name

  • Iraq Body Count – for Iraqi civilian deaths


Research challenges statistics

Research Challenges--Statistics

  • Brookings Institution/Saban Iraq Index (“Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq“)


Research center s terror network names database

Research Center’s Terror Network Names Database:

  • Tracks names of individuals connected with Terrorism investigations -- updated from news reports

    • by name

    • by alias

    • by nationality

    • by organization


News research without borders covering the war in iraq links

News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq—Links

  • News From Foreign Press:

    • World Press Review:http://www.worldpress.org/

    • EINnews:http://www.einnews.com/

    • State Dept. Foreign Media Reaction: http://usinfo.state.gov/products/medreac.htm

    • Middle East News Sites in English, Brookings/Saban Center:http://www.brookings.edu/fp/saban/news.htm


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • Web News Aggregators:

    • GlobalSecurity.org:http://globalsecurity.org/

    • Global Policy Forum (Iraq Crisis/What’s New):http://www.globalpolicy.org/visitctr/whatnew.htm

    • Future of Iraq Portal:http://www.justinalexander.net/iraq/


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • Additional News Aggregators

    • OccupationWatch.orghttp://www.occupationwatch.org/

    • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Post Saddam Iraq)http://www.rferl.org/specials/iraqcrisis/


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • E-Mail Alert Services—General Foreign News:

    • Global Beat:http://www.nyu.edu/globalbeat/

    • International Crisis Group:http://www.crisisweb.org/home/index.cfm

    • IISS Strategic Comments:http://www.iiss.org/stratcomments.php


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • Iraq and Terrorism:

    • MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute):http://www.memri.org/

    • Iraqi Press Monitor:http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?iraq_ipm_index.html

  • Blogs:

    • Informed Comment: http://www.juancole.com/

    • War In Context.org http://warincontext.org/


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • Think Tanks:

    • Council on Foreign Relations: http://www.cfr.org/

    • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS):http://www.csis.org/

    • Washington Institute on Near East Policy (Focus on Iraq): http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/

    • Brookings Inst./ Saban Center for Middle East Policy: http://www.brookings.edu/sabancenter/


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • Maps:

    • Omni Resources:http://www.omnimap.com/

    • (The) Military Press:http://www.militarypress.co.uk/

    • U.S. Nat’l Geospatial-Intel Agency: http://www.nima.mil/portal/site/nga01/

    • GEOnet Names Server:http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • Casualty Figures:

    • DOD Military Casualty Statistics:http://www.dior.whs.mil/mmid/casualty/castop.htm

    • CENTOCM:http://www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/casualties.asp

    • DOD press releases on casualties: http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/

    • Iraq Coalition Casualty Count (lunaville): http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx

    • Iraq Body Count: http://www.iraqbodycount.net/bodycount.htm


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News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links

  • Reconstruction Statistics

    • Brookings Institution / Saban Iraq Index http://www.brookings.edu/iraqindex


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