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“Iraq 2003: Sources of News”

Two librarians at the Leddy Library, University of Windsor in Ontario, have created a site called “Iraq 2003: Sources of News“. The site includes alternative media sources as well as mainstream outlets. The site creators are encouraging feedback. One of the librarians, Lisa Sloniowski, has sent an e-mail to a library-related listserv, describing the page. With her permission, I’m posting it here as well:

“Hello. Myself and a colleague at the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library have
created a couple of pages of links for people interested in finding information on the situation in Iraq. We’ve tried to prioritize alternative news media and international outlets. These pages were done as part of preparation for a teach-in to be held at the Leddy library this week, which will investigate mainstream media coverage of the war, and strategies for finding alternative press (specifically anti-war) information.

This page is a work in progress. There are many other sites out there that could be added to the list, but we’ve tried to list those that jumped to mind most quickly. If anyone has a suggestion on a particularly good site that should be considered — please send it our way.

Further, if anyone would like to link to our page, or use information from it to build their own library portal for news on Iraq, please feel free. Do let us know how you use it — as we’re curious to see if the site is of value to the librarian community. Also, if there are other similar library projects out there, do let me know, as we’d also like to know if other libraries/librarians are engaging in the conversation on this issue.

Lisa Sloniowski
Information Literacy Librarian
Leddy Library, University of Windsor
(519) 253-3000, ex. 3857”

At this point, I can tolerate barely the mainstream media coverage of the Iraq crisis. In fact, I am watching and/or reading very little about the war. It’s too depressing. It’s good to have alternative sources of coverage.

One Response to ““Iraq 2003: Sources of News””

  1. jenB Says:

    three cheers for my alma matter!

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