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Q: Services that Link Reporters and Journalists to Experts ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Services that Link Reporters and Journalists to Experts
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: highvoltageblonde-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 10 Oct 2006 17:40 PDT
Expires: 09 Nov 2006 16:40 PST
Question ID: 772482
Would you please give me a list of 3-5 services (other than PR
Newswire's Profnet service) that provide queries, from the media, to

I am looking specifically for services that link experts and/or
information officers with journalists and reporters
seeking sources to interview, answer questions, express opinions,
offer tips, insight and information for their stories and articles.

In summary: Which are the best services available for providing
reporters and journalists expert sources and information for their
stories/articles.... I am only interested in services that experts and
information officers can join.  (** I am not interested in PR
Newswire's Profnet service.)
Subject: Re: Services that Link Reporters and Journalists to Experts
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 10 Oct 2006 21:08 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi April!

Nice to ?see? you again.

I located the following services.


?Journalists look to Newswise as a trusted resource for
knowledge-based news, embargoed research results, and expert contacts
from the world's leading research institutions: universities,
colleges, laboratories, professional organizations, governmental
agencies, and private research groups active in the fields of
medicine, science, business, and the humanities. Newswise maintains a
comprehensive database of current news, searchable archives,
subscription wire services, and advanced information-management tools
to enhance the value and efficiency of research-based news delivery
for both journalists and source institutions.?

NewsWise Services for Journalists




Mega Sources
This list of links to find experts was compiled by DEAN TUDOR,
Emeritus Professor, School of Journalism, Ryerson University, Toronto,

Two examples:

The Sources Directory

"More than 5,000 Expert Contacts and Media Spokespersons 
representing more than 1,000 Organizations ready to answer 
media questions on their areas of expertise. 
A free service for journalists, writers, editors and researchers."

Yearbook of Experts'

"This is the Yearbook of Experts' website, America's Favorite Newsroom
Resource in print, on the web and via LexisNexis® since 1984"


Media Resource Service

A free referral service for the European media 


AlphaGalileo Find an Expert 

"The world?s leading independent resource for European research news 
A fast and effective way to reach approved journalists around the world 
A resource for multilingual news, images and experts for the media 
A specialist multilingual team that reviews all content and user access"


Purdue University operates the Experts for Media

Search by topic, school or name

The Purdue News Service helps connect the expertise of faculty and
staff with news media working on stories and community groups looking
for speakers.


COS Expertise

COS Expertise is a richly featured knowledge management system for
individuals and institutions, containing more than 480,000
first-person profiles of researchers from over 1,600 institutions

Search all of COS Expertise
Search/Browse by Member Institution
Search Geographically
Search/Browse by Researcher Name
Search by COS Keyword Index


The American Press Institute provides a list of expert sources

Some examples
Similar to in finding "expert" sources for media stories.
Some journalists say this service is faster.

MediaResource Service
A science experts database tailored to journalists.

Council on Foreign Relations: Experts List
A great collection of think-tank types and experts on foreign issues.
Great for sourcing stories.

?Find an Expert on Virtually Any Aspect of Religion
Search by topic ? get contact and expertise information
As a journalist you can use this free service of the American Academy
of Religion for referrals to scholars with specific expertise in your
news topics. Our more than 1,000 expertise categories include religion
and politics, social issues, education, popular culture, ethics and
more. We include scholars regardless of whether they're AAR members.
Most, but not all, live or work in North America. The AAR neither
endorses nor rejects any religious belief or practice. The referral
service is supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. and The Pew Charitable
Trusts. Use is restricted to journalists and other authorized users.?

Expert Central
Similar to Profnet; search a free database of more than 4,000 expert sources.

Search terms:
journalists finding expert sources
similar to profnet

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
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