Places to check before posting October 14, 2001 2:43 PM   Subscribe

Not sure if something's been covered by the media? Don't want to look silly by writing, "Why isn't anyone reporting this?" when it's in every newspaper but the ones you're reading? Are you finding that the AP wire doesn't have enough information to satisfy you anymore? Here's where to look.
posted by Mo Nickels to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM (13 comments total)

Search 5000 news sites and weblogs for current events
Check out the Daypop Top 40, the current most-linked URLs.

Good, straightforward news search with plenty of sources.

Reliable, fast, pretty comprehensive: not just the big sources, but oodles of small ones, as well.

A news search of the most prominent online media sources, in multiple languages.

Metasearch 2000 news sources in multiple languages from multiple regions and countries. A butt-ugly web site, though. Kind of lame the way it sorts results by country.

Find Articles
Search mostly magazines, but also some newspapers and other media content up to two years old. Not that useful for yesterday's or today's news, but not bad for two weeks old and before.

posted by Mo Nickels at 2:44 PM on October 14, 2001

Overflowing "Favoritos", thank you!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:09 PM on October 14, 2001

posted by dong_resin at 3:32 PM on October 14, 2001

And then, for every artilce you find, post it on metafilter's frontpage and say "any thoughts?"
posted by ktheory at 5:34 PM on October 14, 2001

Hah ha! That's funny!
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:31 PM on October 14, 2001

Mo Nickels: These links are wonderfully useful. Thank you!
posted by realjanetkagan at 7:35 PM on October 14, 2001

Maybe there should be a drop-down box on the front page of Mefi with these links as a hint for everyone as to what constitutes 'common knowledge'. Or would it give people ideas as to more topics to discuss...?
posted by dness2 at 9:41 PM on October 14, 2001

I agree, and we can add the Onion, Ananova and [via slashdot] to that list.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:02 PM on October 14, 2001

Thanks Mo.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:25 PM on October 14, 2001

This is definitely sidebar material. Or even "post a comment" material.
posted by holgate at 8:15 AM on October 15, 2001

Dammit. and Brill's Content have fallen. Seth Mnookin's article says it all.

posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:03 PM on October 15, 2001

Jane's Information Group is quite good for war and nation related news, and they always have excellent sources.
posted by j.edwards at 5:01 PM on October 15, 2001
posted by crunchland at 5:22 PM on October 15, 2001

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