Link of the Week: Nov. 3 - 9
Just the FACS
On a deadline? You may just need the FACS quickly.
FACS (originally an acronym for Foundation for American Communications) is an
organization that, like FIRE, helps news sources and news reporters provide
quality information to the public. Their website, FACSNET,
operates in conjunction with live educational programming sponsored by FACS.
The site prides itself on posting background information and resources that
are useful to journalists working on deadline. It is a great help for locating
expert sources, getting
background on hot-button issues and
finding various resource organizations
in a hurry. See the navigation bar at the top of the page for these resources,
particularly under 'Sources', and others (the site uses frames, so some pages
cannot be bookmarked accurately).
We have now posted the
handouts that were distributed by journalists
at our media forum. Journalist contact information
is now posted also, if you want to follow up with any of the people you met
at the forum (or if you live in the Asheville area and want to see what you
of the Week Archives
For your convenience, we've begun archiving past
weeks' featured links and articles.
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as Link of the Week.
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