25th February 2009, 07:29 PM
I know this isn't atheist stuff but you people would be the people to ask!
I get frustrated with news storys that get dropped after 3 minutes.
Is there any web site that exists that follows up?
EG did the guys involved in the wheat bribe scandal get charged?
What happened about that convoy of cars in Iraq that got bombed and then found innocent?
Did any more gaurds in gitmo get charged? Is Obama looking at investigating Rumsfeld?
Is Kevin Andrews getting examined over the Hanneef saga or the fedral police?
25th February 2009, 08:34 PM
there's no specific website that does this, no. Most media rides on what is current, and competes against each other over what one has made a current issue.
Saying that, many stories are followed up, we are on the internet so it's a matter of searching, and I question anyone that uses one source for their information/news.
I collate at least 50 news sources from alternative like indymedia to mainstream via RSS feeds, and always make sure I read different takes on a particular issue I am interested in, from various sources, but alas, alternative sources can tend to follow the mainstream a lot of the time in the subject matter, trying to compete yet again.
All I can say is the answers are out there on the net, but it takes being able to search well, to be able to filter and sift information to get what you want.
Another handy tip is to use things like google alerts on keywords, and keep the previous mails in an archive. I do this (I have around 8.5gigabyte of email in storage, no kidding, going back to 2000 in my live email client, plus around the same going back to '94 to the days I was involved in a BBS)
storage is nothing nowadays, it's the sifting of information that's they key. All I can say is get used to searching, and ask questions when the information you are after is not available as a news report. That's how reporters find out the information ;) we can also do it as citizens as well :)
26th February 2009, 11:53 AM
Just be careful what you read on the internet though, it's not always as "reliable" as print.
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