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Power Reporting up for grabs

Power Reporting, at one time a leading destination for journalists in need of computer-assisted-reporting resources, is up for grabs.

Founder Bill Dedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Boston Globe reporter who’s now at, is hoping that a university or non-profit will revive the site or take it in a new direction.

The site was one of the first online stops I’d show my students. As far as I know, there’s nothing else quite like it, although there are numerous sites that will take you part of the way. It was a great resource, and it would be nice to see someone pick up the baton.

A reporter’s best friend

Jeff Keating, writing for the Greater Boston Blog, makes a terrific find — Government Center, a collection of computer-assisted-reporting (CAR) resources at I especially like the Dunkin’ Donuts finder. But seriously — this is great stuff, and I’ll add it to the list of resources I give my students.

Here are a few of Media Nation’s favorite CAR sites:

Have any I should know about? Please pass them along.

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