Jump to Analyst Firms
* Society of American Business Editors and Writers Inc.
134A Neff Annex
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211-1200
* AFL-CIO's Executive Paywatch
* American Demographics magazine
A useful guide for fast-changing demographic information.
* American Society of Business Publication Editors
For: Reporters and editors in the business, trade and specialty press
214 N. Hale St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 579-3288
Fax: (630) 369-2488
Regular membership: $75 a year (associate = $80, student = $40)
* Baruch College, City University of New York
* Better Business Bureau
* Business Wire
* Carolina Business News Initiative
* Center for Financial Research and Analysis
A global independent research and educational organization that roots out aggressive or unusual accounting practices from financial documents of more than 3,600 publicly traded companies it monitors. The group parlays that information into training for the institutional investment, insurance, corporate, legal and regulatory communities, but, needless to say, can also prove a resource to business journalists. (Subscription service)
* Center for Media and Public Affairs
* CIO Bookmark
*Committee of Concerned Journalists
The Committee of Concerned Journalists is a consortium of journalists, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession.
* The Corporate Library
An independent research firm that provides data and analysis on corporate governance.
* Credit Ratings
* Curka Personal Finance Forum
An online financial community where members can interact and share business/finance tips
* Editorial Matters
Online database jointly offered by Dow Jones and Reuters of stories from their newswires and The Wall Street Journal. It offers alerts as well, but requires a subscription.
* Federal Reserve Bank of New York
A site for monetary policy and current foreign exchange rates, and it links to the New York Fed's home page.
Online service that searches and retrieves Requests for Proposals that local, state and federal governments release to initiate public contracts with commercial companies.
Daily blog on reading SEC filings and footnotes to catch manipulation and avoid the second coming of the Enrons and WorldComs.
* Free Edgar files
* Glass, Lewis & Co.
An analytical research firm that evaluates the corporate and financial integrity of companies.
* Google Alert
Performs daily automated Google searches based on key words, company names or stock symbols you enter, and then sends you results by e-mail.
* Harvard Business Review
Monthly business magazine published by the Harvard Business School.
* Hoovers Online
Good site to check first to find out basic company information
A purveyor of various business and consumer lists and reports.
* Initiative for Policy Dialogue
* International Women's Media Foundation
* The Internet Society
The organization that sets standards for the Internet.
* Investigative Reporters and Editors
The group for investigative journalists. Their site has an online database that lets you search for previously published articles about any journalistic topic.
Site that contains a business dictionary and tutorials.
* Jonathan Oatis guide to business journalism sites
* Journalismnet.com Business Journalism Tools
* JournalismTraining.org: Searchable database of professional development opportunities (i.e. seminars, conferences, workshops, among others) for journalists.
* Knight Center for Specialized Journalism
* Lexis Nexis
Online database of newspaper articles, court records and patent applications. This is a subscription service.
* Media ethics online
A list maintained by journalist and Internet trainer Staci D. Kramer.
* Money Tree Survey
Quarterly study of U.S. venture capital investment activity.
* Motley Fool
The Fool's explanation of the difference between diluted and basic financial earnings.
* Museum of American Financial History
26 Broadway, Room 947
New York , NY 10004
Toll Free: 877.98.FINANCE
* National Consumers League
* National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting
* National Press Club
Site contains links, headlines, and resources for journalists.
* National Yellow Pages, White Pages, and 800-number directories
Switchboard.com/ (comprehensive online and phone listing)
* New York Financial Writers Association
Click on links of interest
* The New York Times
* New York University
* Oxford University
* PACER Service Center (Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)
Electronic public access service that allows you to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts. Note: This services charges 7 cents per viewed, downloaded or printed page, OR 60 cents per minute to access a dial-up PACER system.
* Personal finance and real estate news and information
* Power Reporting
* Poynter Institute
Site The Poynter Institute is a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders.
* Profnet Database of experts
* PR Newswire for Journalists
Site for accessing breaking news from companies, government agencies and other institutions, including an archive.
* Reuters Foundation
85 Fleet Street
London EC4P 4AJ
Phone: +44 (0)20 7542 7015
Fax: +44 (0)20 7542 8599
* Reverse Phone Directory
* Search Engines
* Stanford UniversitySecurities Class Action Clearinghouse
* Statistical Abstract of the United States
* Techweb Encyclopedia
* Telephone Directories Worldwide
A list of phone directories that you can find in nearly any country, plus comment and access to every directory from Argentina to Yemen.
* Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
This site has a complex name, but a simple objective: To gather data and collect records, using Freedom of Information requests, to track federal staffing, spending and law enforcement activities. TRAC is a research center at Syracuse University.
* University of Maryland
* University of Missouri
The Center for the Digital Globe Web site has links to business resources:
Site for searching archived versions of Web sites before they are updated, as far back as seven years ago. This is useful in finding years-old press releases and annual reports, or bios of former executives.
* World Bank Institute
ANALYST FIRMS ^ top
Aberdeen Group: value chain and technology
Allied Business Intelligence: wireless, telecom, automotive, fuel cells/energy, semiconductors, security
AMR Research: enterprise software industry
Arlen Communications: interactive media, digital TV, convergence, e-commerce, telecommunications
ARS: broadband, wireless, networking, audio & visual, PCs and peripherals
In-Stat/MDR: semiconductors and advanced communications equipment and services
comScore Networks: online consumer behavior
Current Analysis: telecom, IT, e-business, PC hardware, consumer technology
Datamonitor: automotive, transport, food/beverage/tobacco, energy, consumer products, health care/pharmaceuticals
IDC: information technology and telecom
Frost & Sullivan: technology
Input: technology, government and higher education
Jupiter Research: broadband, online behavior, site technology, digital TV, personal technology, wireless
Morningstar: investment activity, stocks, funds and variable annuities
New Paradigm Resources Group: telecommunications
Probe Group: telecommunications, wireless, Internet, IT/computing
Soundview Technology Group: technology, media, telecom, health care (Recently announced to be acquired by Charles Schwab)
Summit Strategies: investments
TeleChoice: technology, telecom
Value Line: stocks, mutual funds, special situations, options, convertibles, annual investment survey
W.R. Hambrecht & Co.: financial services, Internet-based auctions
Yankee Group: technology communications and networking
ZapThink: Web services, XML, service orientation
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