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Data & Statistics
Data and statistical information on your topic may be retained by government agencies with the topic (e.g., health and poverty) as part of their purview or by groups concerned with the issue. The following are just a few possible starting points.
From Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, the Journalist’s Resource examines news topics through a research lens with a goal to provide scholarly materials of interest to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Named one of the best free reference Web sites. Good place for in-depth perspective on a topic (e.g., refugees) that has both local and broader resonance.
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In-depth reporting on New Mexico topics. "In these polarized times, NMPolitics.net operates from a belief that the best way forward is together – that we must do the hard work of listening and understanding each other so we can find solutions that work for as many people as possible. We aim to do journalism that fosters conversation and builds community."
Comprehensive reports about currents issues and news in the U.S. Each report includes an overview followed by in-depth coverage of aspects of the topic. Chronologies, graphical data, pro/con views, and links to organizations and resources are all there. Coverage: 1991-present.