Sources of under-reported breaking news
March 13, 2003 12:01 PM   Subscribe

UPI Hears, Overseas Security Council News , News Insider seem to do a good job providing tasty bits of breaking news absent from mainstream media. Where else do you feed the appetite for under-reported, breaking news scoops these days?
posted by Voyageman (8 comments total)
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 12:10 PM on March 13, 2003

TWG - Beat me to it.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:22 PM on March 13, 2003

posted by soyjoy at 12:27 PM on March 13, 2003

If you're desperate for breaking news in a foreign country, the stone-age technology of IRC can often scoop the journalists. It's low-bandwidth, and as a result people are there from a lot of different nations who might not be able to post news on other forums - for example, on DALnet we were aware of the recent Turkish vote result about twenty minutes before it want to CNN/BBC. The drawback is the signal-to-noise ratio of IRC, which is very low.
posted by Bletch at 1:03 PM on March 13, 2003

An excellent basic feed with loads of mainstream and unusual categories:
A terrific source for a variety of off the beaten path stories: NewsMakingNews
A good source for right-leaning slant: World Tribune
A good source for left-leaning slant: BuzzFlash

Great bookmarks for the very unusual, these can come real handy sometimes:
Center for Cooperative Reseach
Black Vault
posted by Tiger_Lily at 1:33 PM on March 13, 2003

Nausea Manifesto runs stories that never make it to corporate news outlets.
posted by StormBear at 5:29 PM on March 13, 2003 a different sort of news with a decidedly creative bent.
posted by specialk420 at 6:17 PM on March 13, 2003

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