The Web Library: Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources

Chapter Two: All the News that Fits and a Free Gigs More
updated 8-8-06

American Journalism Review
Excellent resource for links to thousands of news outlets worldwide. Miscellaneous information including journalism awards and "reporters' tools."

Breaking News Google
Links to all the major news sites.

Google News (plus free alert services)
Aggregated searchable/browseable news from 4,500 worldwide sources, refreshed continually. Users may set up news alerts. Advanced features may be used to restrict alerts to specific news sites -- this is a way to get news alerts from the New York Times without subscribing to the NYT Newstracker ($$).

Google World News
Geographical directory of news media throughout the globe.

For worldwide coverage of English language news media: 3,600 newspapers, 4,800 magazines, hundreds of television stations. News is geographically browseable; magazines and listed by subject.

Calling itself the "Interactive Museum of News" Newseum goes beyond historical information and delivers the front pages of 400 newspapers (for historical front pages users should click on CyberNewseum); additionally a "Map View" is available allowing users to choose the front pages from 46 countries.

1000s of links to news media sites; several interesting breakdowns of media by "most linked to," "most frequently accessed," etc.

Billing itself as the U.K.'s #1 News Portal, NewsNow searches 20331 news sources every five minutes. Browsable and searchable (you can only search one word at a time in the "no charge" mode). Terrible pity: there are no free RSS feeds.

UK News
Top news stories from the United Kingdom.

UK News Sites
Use the Yahoo! UK News Directory to find in-depth news on the geographical area you choose within the UK.

US News
The daily news page from Yahoo!

US News Sites (Yahoo!)
Links to 1000s of U.S. news sites; geographically browseable.

U.S. News Archives of the Web
Maintained by the Special Libraries Association; a list of newspaper site archives by state, some are free some require payment.

World News Network
WRN's unique radio networks bring together programs and content from leading international public broadcasters and independent producers in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australasia, North America and Latin America. Click on "Listeners' Area" and choose a station to listen to news in a foreign language.

News search engines
Ithaki News Metasearch
Comprehensive tool that allows searches in English non-English languages as well, along with news searches of countries. Also offers a wireless metasearch.

World News
Invaluable resource for international news, business, weather, and sports. The sitemap is very useful.

Please investigate these other news resources (blog searches and newsfeeds)

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