How do I scoop the news?
February 20, 2010 12:18 PM Subscribe
How do I find pre-news information about topics for my website, either via research papers on the subject, or by press release?
posted by [insert clever name here] to media & arts (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I run a small website/blog about a very specific topic. I have a section where I repost the news I find, and in doing so I realized that a lot of the news I find is based off of research papers and press releases from institutions. But, what I notices is sometimes the articles are weeks or months after the press release or paper was released. Because the topic isn't very hot (its generally filler news on slow days) I wonder if the information is there and just not utilized until needed. I'm trying to figure out, is there a way I can monitor something and see the papers or press releases and instead of just taking what I find from other news organizations, take it directly from the sources before the news organizations get it. Since it can come from papers and institutions all over the world, there isn't a single point of contact on the subject (that I know.)