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Get the latest news from a new resource: Zapaday

If you are looking for a new place to find story ideas,  Zapaday may be the website for you.

Zapaday is a  free open news calendar that publishes details of upcoming news stories and events around the globe.

Stories can be searched for by category on the site’s calendar section, including national and international affairs, politics, product launches, events and festivals, justice and sports.

You don’t need to sign up to view the calendar, but if you do, you will receive notifications for the categories that matter most to you.

The way it works is simple.

The site uses bots and human editors to monitor thousands of news sites and calendars for upcoming events.

The goal of the site is to help event organizers, bloggers, political analysts, marketers, travelers and of course journalists like you plan ahead, get insights and save time.

Go ahead and check it out. You can never have enough resources to get story ideas.


Using Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Looking for news segments?

The Research Center has a subscription to the Vanderbilt Television Archive. It has over 950,000 video news segments, complete with searchable abstracts. The archive includes evening news broadcasts from ABC (August 5, 1968 – present), CBS (August 5, 1968 – present), and NBC (August 5, 1968 – present), as well as FoxNews Reports (January 15, 2004 – present) and CNN since its starting date in 1980. The archive also contains ABC’s Nightline and Special Report coverage. We also have access to 400,000 CNN & NBC segments as well — you can access the service via our Databases A-Z page.

The Vanderbilt Television News Archive also provides a video loan service to individuals interested in viewing the archived materials from ABC, CBS, NBC, and FoxNews. Items ordered through the Vanderbilt Television News Archive Web site are available in DVD format and are eligible for an educational discount.

You may legally stream online or play items from DVDs into the classroom setting as long as it is for educational purposes. If streaming we have set up permalinks for easy quick access to the individual records.

If you have any questions about this resource — please let us know!

Need to catch up on the latest tweets?

Whether you are tweeting or not, we’ve been… here’s the roundup of the latest tweets from 11/30-12/4/2009 for your convenience:

And, as always, if you haven’t done so already, please follow us on Twitter: @cunygsjresearch

New Twitter List to Follow

This past week, Twitter added a list feature, here at the Research Center, we decided to organize a list of news research organizations for all to follow on Twitter, here’s the link:

Twitter NewsResearch List

And, with that, here’s the latest tweets that  you may have missed for the week of 10/26/09-10/30/09:

If you haven’t done so, please follow us @cunygsjresearch.

Looking for News Transcripts?

Did you know that Lexis Nexis Academic indexes television transcripts from various news and media sources, such as CNN, MSNBC, NPR to the Congressional court hearings from CSPAN. You can find Lexis Nexis Academic through the CUNY-wide Databases located on the Research Center’s home page under Search Tools.

Once you access Lexis Nexis Academic, choose the News tab, and enter your keywords in the Search Terms field. Also, it is important that you make sure that you have chosen “Transcripts” as your source in the Sources field. When you do so, a drop down menu will appear, and you can select “All Transcripts,” or you may choose multiple or single news and media outlets that are available. Also, remember to specify a date range, if you are looking for recent information, as the default selection is for the previous three months.

After you have filled out your search terms, hit  the red “Search” button, you will be taken to your Search Results page, which will list all of your results, and on the left hand side menu, you can narrow your results by which news or media outlet, if needed.

Once you have selected your transcripts, you may email, print or save them, for future use.

Lastly, please keep in mind, that the transcripts are for the entire show, and if you are looking for a particular segment, the keywords that you entered will help guide you to that particular section.