A key feature of online publishing is access to national and global
information. To benefit from this access,
needs to develop first an awareness of the extraordinarily increased
accessibility. One can only find new things while looking for new
things. But how does one look for new things? -
Looking around in a curious manner helps!
Let's restrict ourselves, however, to English language newspapers for
now. So, where to look? The
New York Times and
Washington Post make a good
start. Get the West Coast view from the
Los Angeles Times.
Take a look across the Pacific and browse
the Japan Times.
Think regional, national, and global and find the appropriate
newspapers by way of an online directory service, e.g.
Missouri Newspapers (find
such a website for the state you are living in!),
Online Newspaper Directory,
You might visit
newswise, a search tool
for reporters, or
EurekAlert!, the AAAS media
Also, it never hurts to browse an encyclopedia and
free Wikipedia encyclopedia is
worth a visit and
the Britannica is a daily must-browse
©2004 Dr. Rainer Glaser's group