Here are a few sites to aid you in keeping up with the news and in researching stories:
Useful search engines:
For news wires and general resources, go to:
In the Tasini vs. New York Times case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the New York Times and other publishers committed copyright infringement when they resold freelancer-produced newspaper and magazine articles via electronic and archival databases such as LexisNexis, without obtaining permission or making additional payments to the authors. Therefore, it is imperative that our newspapers incorporate using contracts when working with freelancers, especially since many papers are creating a web presence. We recommend that you use these contracts with current freelancers, as well as with future who are not on your staffs. The NNPA strongly encourages you to use the following contracts:
To access the contracts, select the contract. Copy the contract into a word processing document and replace all references to NNPA with the name of your publication. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.