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  1. News Research Without Borders: Covering the War in Iraq at Special Libraries Association Annual Conference June 2004

  2. 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

  3. Websites: • Subscription Databases: • Jane’s • Jane's Online • Jane's Terrorism Intelligence Center 

  4. Websites: • Subscription Databases: • Jane’s • Jane's Online • Jane's Terrorism Intelligence Center  • E-Mail Alert: Jane's Security News Briefs

  5. News from Foreign Press: • Continuously updated Nexis search posted on remote intranet: BBC Summary of World Broadcasts • World Press Review--Daily E-Mail Alert 

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 --

  10. 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 --

  11. 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

  12. E-Mail Alert Services: • General Foreign News: • Global Beat (NYU): select articles of interest forward to our correspondents.

  13. 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.

  14. Iraq and Terrorism: • MEMRI—Middle East Media Research Instute • Iraqi Press Monitor -- daily survey of the main stories in Iraq's newspapers.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Research Challenges: Maps • GlobalSecurity.org – great source for satellite imagery and other maps

  19. 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)

  20. Research Challenges: Casualties cont. • Google News Search – hometown paper may run story before DOD releases name • Iraq Body Count – for Iraqi civilian deaths

  21. Research Challenges--Statistics • Brookings Institution/Saban Iraq Index (“Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq“)

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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/

  25. 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/

  26. 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

  27. 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/

  28. 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/

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. News Research Without Borders:Covering the War in Iraq--Links • Reconstruction Statistics • Brookings Institution / Saban Iraq Index http://www.brookings.edu/iraqindex