IRE/NICAR Tipsheet #165
Covering Campaigns OnLine
Campaign Coverage Workshop
January 20-21, 1996

By: Margot Williams
Metro News
The Washington Post

Work: (202) 334-7310

Campaign 96 OnLine
What is online?

Nexis, Dialog, Data Times
Congressional Quarterly. Legi-Slate
Federal Election Commission
Bulletin Boards
America OnLine, CompuServe, Prodigy, Digital Ink, Microsoft Network
Internet

Internet Access and applications

Dial-up access: text-based, ftp, telnet, gopher, e-mail, lynx
SLIP/PPP pr direct connection: on your computer
World Wide Web: Hypertext
Graphical browser: Netscape
Sound
Video
Helper Application

Internet as reporting tool

Newsgroups, listservs, live chat

Internet as research tool
Free vs fee
Authoritativeness
Search engines/Search strategies
Search Web pages
Yahoo index
Alta Vista
InfoSeek
McKinley
Search Newsgroup messages
Deja News