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

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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 
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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.
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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 --
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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)
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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