Sources is changing....
You'll find some changes in this issue of Sources.
This book is slimmer, because two sections that used to be included
in the print edition of Sources are now to be found
and Fortune, our comprehensive
listing of journalism awards, prizes, fellowships, grants and exchange
programs, is now available exclusively on the Sources
Web site at www.sources.com/FandF/Index.htm.
Fame and Fortune has always been a popular feature,
but, precisely because it is so comprehensive, requiring 20 to 30
pages an issue, it adds noticeably to the book's printing and mailing
costs. Since the vast majority of journalists now have ready Internet
access, we decided that we could, in good conscience, make Fame
and Fortune available only in electronic form. For those
of you who still like having a printed version to leaf through,
we're making Fame & Fortune available online
not only in an HTML version, but also as a PDF that
you can download and print if you wish.
The other section of Sources that has migrated elsewhere
is Embassy Row, our listing of Embassies, High Commissions
and Consulates to Canada. From now on, Embassy Row
will appear in Sources' sister publication, Parliamentary
Names & Numbers. Our listing of Canadian Embassies Abroad
has always been part of Parliamentary Names & Numbers,
and it seems only logical that the Embassies to Canada section should
join it there.
If you have a need for government-related information, and you
to Parliamentary Names & Numbers yet, this is
the time to consider doing so. The Summer 2004 edition features
the complete results of the June 28th federal election and the resulting
governmental changes. It also lists all provincial legislators and
provincial government ministries, all federal ministries, agencies,
and crown corporations, all Senators and federally registered lobbyists,
and it's all comprehensively indexed. For $75 a year, you get both
the Winter and Summer print editions, as well as online access to
the continuously updated online version. And, of course, you get
Embassy Row, in print and online.
Because printing costs keep rising, and because most of our users
have easy access to Sources on the Internet, we have
also decided that it reasonable at this time to limit the free distribution
of the print version of Sources. We are continuing
to supply free copies to our major media partners with whom we have
bulk distribution arrangements, but we are now asking individual
recipients who want copies mailed to them individually to cover
the cost of printing and mailing. Providing individual copies accounts
for the bulk of our printing and mailing expenses: it costs us $19.74
to send you two copies a year, so we are asking individual
recipients who still prefer to use the print version
instead of, or in addition to, the free Internet version, to cover
Use of Sources on the Internet has been increasing
constantly. If you aren't using www.sources.com
regularly, we invite you to visit the site and discover for yourself
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