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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Scout Report: Research and Education

Check out these highlights from The Internet Scout Project below.

The State of the News Media 2011

Every spring, the Pew Research Center's Project For Excellence in Journalism publishes their State of the News Media report. Their 2011 study includes a number of special reports on topics such as the use of mobile technology to get local news and the use of community news websites. Published on March 14, 2011, the report has some good news on the general state of the American news media, including the finding that cutbacks in newsrooms have eased considerably.

Windows to the Universe: Myths, Stories and Art

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The Windows to the Universe website was created by the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) and it is an exploration of all matters in "Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience. " The Culture section of their site is quite a find and allows visitors to browse their collection of myths, folk tales, and stories about the Earth and sky.

Atomic Testing Museum

Located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the Atomic Testing Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum brings together many aspects of atomic culture through interactive presentations, a short film, and a wide-ranging collection of ephemera from the Cold War period and before.

Source: Internet Scout Project